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Could high tech roads help with the heat?




Street crews lay down a new type of reflective seal on a stretch of road in Canoga Park.
Street crews lay down a new type of reflective seal on a stretch of road in Canoga Park.

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The dog days of summer are almost here, there's something going on in the San Fernando Valley that might help - just a little bit.

Officials are trying out a new tool designed to help alleviate soaring temperatures, a new type of reflective street surface that's designed to cut public road temperatures, cool the insides of nearby buildings, and possibly lessen air pollution.

We'll talk about it with Ronnen Levinson, staff scientist with the Heat Island Group at Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory.