Painting the Streets of Los Angeles in Bid to Fight Climate Change

Los Angeles city workers are painting their streets grey.  This is a bid to combat climate change and spur cooler summer weather in sunny LA LA Land. Like many other modern cities, Los Angeles, is encased in thousands of miles of asphalt.  80 and 95 percent of the sun’s rays are absorbed by dark-colored asphalt which heat up the entire area, not just the streets themselves.

The ‘cool pavement’ project

Canoga Park first tested the ‘cool pavement’ project back in May.  The lighter colour grey sealant prevents asphalt from retaining heat.  This lighter colour sealant is reflective and helps create cooler temperatures in urban neighbourhoods.

This special sealant has passed all state traction tests for wet surfaces and has shown to reduce street temperatures...

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