Study gives a clearer picture of how land-use changes affect the U.S. climate

  • November 11, 2009
  • Science Highlights

Researchers say regional surface temperatures can be affected by land use, suggesting that local and regional strategies, such as creating green spaces and buffer zones in and around urban areas, could be a tool in addressing climate change.

A study by researchers from Purdue Universtiy and the universities of Colorado and Maryland concluded that greener land cover contributes to cooler temperatures, and almost any other change leads to warmer termperatures.

Originally posted: November 11, 2009