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LA Paints Streets White to Combat Rising Temps

The paint could cool streets and parking lots 10 degrees

(Newser) - As the largest wildfire in Los Angeles history scorches the edge of a city experiencing record-breaking temperatures, LA street workers have started painting streets white as part of a larger effort to tackle warming average temps head-on. Technically, the paint is a very light gray called CoolSeal, and it could... More »

Name Change Coming for Controversial Fla. Streets

Names of Confederate generals in African-American neighborhood are being nixed

(Newser) - City commissioners in Florida have agreed to begin the process of changing the names of streets named for Confederate generals in the heart of an African-American neighborhood. During a contentious three-hour meeting Monday, the Hollywood City Commission voted 5-2 to begin renaming Lee Street, named after Confederate Gen. Robert E.... More »

World's Narrowest Street Has a Big Problem

It may disappear thanks to bulging wall in Germany

(Newser) - Spreuerhofstrasse Street in Germany is all of 12 inches wide and 12 feet long, but it is officially a street and thus owns the Guinness distinction of being the world's narrowest. For now. As Der Spiegel points out, the street in the city of Reutlingen has a problem: One... More »

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