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Philly’s Sweltering Heat to Get Real-World Measurement This Summer

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Dozens of Philadelphians will be fanning out across the city on one of the worst dog-days of summer this year to measure the true impact of heat on residents. The federal government has teamed up with the Academy of Natural Sciences to gather both temperature and air pollution data.

WHYY’s Susan Phillips reports it’s part of a nationwide program to map the urban heat island effect.

(Original air-date: 5/9/22)