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Cooler Roads

Dark asphalt soaks up rays from the sun, exacerbating the problems of a warming climate. Los Angeles is trying to mitigate that heat with CoolSeal, a sealant applied on top of set asphalt that reflects solar rays instead of absorbing them.

How It Works

George Ban-Weiss, a professor of civil and environmental engineering at the University of Southern California, says the coating,

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