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How Denver developers are dealing with climate change — and helping their bottom line

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Heat islands, treeless neighborhoods, and how Denver developers are dealing with climate change – while helping their bottom line.

Denver is a bustling city filled with tall buildings and expansive roads, but it also has something else – a lot of heat. The reason is a lack of trees, especially in underserved neighborhoods. The growing days Colorado sees extreme heat are having a detrimental effect on those with little greenspace and little access to air conditioning.

This week on Real Talk with Denver7 and CPR News: Denver heat islands and what’s being done to cool them, plus what Denver developers are doing that both helps the climate – and boosts the bottom line.

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