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July 20, 2020 Monday 02:03:06 PM IST

Plant Native Species of Trees, Reduce Summer Day-time temperature

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Planting of native species of trees, shrubs and grasses can cool the summer day-time temperature of an area by over 4 degree centigrade in a decade. The finding was based on data received from a thermal camera positioned on the International Space Station (ISS) called ECOSTRESS. It was found that temperature decreased in Southern Ontario when native species were restored in the region.  Over a period of 12 years, the summer day time temperature fell 4.5 degree centigrade, according to Jonas Hamberg, PhD candidate at Waterloo's School of Environment and lead researcher on the study. The researchers said that the new data may encourage thoughtful reforestation and restoration practices in Ontario. Government can think of planting native species in vacant spaces while the same can be done by people in their backyards. The native species are adapted to local environment and can cool the surroundings better.

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