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The incredibly simple solution to saving lives during a heatwave

A man jumps in a fountain of the Trocadero Square in front of the Eiffel Tower as hot summer temperatures continue in Paris July 22, 2013.   REUTERS/Benoit Tessier  (FRANCE - Tags: TRAVEL ENVIRONMENT SOCIETY) - PM1E97M1AI601

Those living in cities during heatwaves face unique challenges. Image: REUTERS/Benoit Tessier

Laurie Goering
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