Tales from Urban Forests- Urban Heat Island: Human Health

Since the 1970s, Atlanta, Georgia has grown from a city of about a million people – to a city of four million. The increase has also led to an increase of pollutants, mainly from automobiles. And even though Atlanta recently met the federal standards that specify how high pollutant levels can be at any one-hour period, the city — admittedly – has a long way to go. We take a look at life in Atlanta as it grows in popularity, but also in pollutants.


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The series, Tales from Urban Forests, is produced by the SOUNDPRINT Media Center, and supported in part by American Forests and the U.S. Forest Service.