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Google unveiled a tool today that could help cities keep their residents cool by mapping out where trees are needed most. Cities tend to be warmer than surrounding areas because buildings and asphalt trap heat. An easy way to cool metropolitan areas down is to plant more trees in neighborhoods where they’re sparse. The hope is that planting new trees in these areas could help cities adapt to a warming world Google’s new Tree Canopy Lab uses aerial imagery and Google’s AI to figure out where every tree is in

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