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Summer Weather / Smog and Heat #187938

ABC Evening News for Monday, Aug 23, 1999
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(Studio: Charles Gibson) Report introduced.

(No location given: Tom Foreman) Ways to deal with summer heat in urban areas featured; details given of options of using concrete instead of asphalt, light-colored roofs and trees in parking lots. [EPA Robert PERCIASEPE - explains the "urban heat island" phenomenon.] [NASA researcher Jeff LUVALL - says materials like asphalt retain the heat.] [Atlanta "Cool Communities" Lucie GRIGGS - cites cost effective measures.] Atlanta's program to lower the city temperatures and cut smog noted.

(Studio: Charles Gibson) Report introduced.

(Los Angeles: Lisa Salters) The success to date of the program to improve air pollution in Los Angeles examined; details given of sweeping changes to cut back on emission standards in many products. [Cleaner by Nature Deborah DAVIS - says we are not contributing to pollution.]

(Studio: Charles Gibson) Fire at a tire dump in Sycamore, Ohio, shown.

Foreman, Tom;
Gibson, Charles;
Salters, Lisa

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