New York Times: California Today: A Plan to Cool Down L.A.

„That’s why Los Angeles is pushing a novel plan to cool down the city: Turn the streets a different color. The idea of “cool pavements” has been kicking around City Hall for years, but only recently has it resulted in action on the ground. Matt Peterson, Los Angeles’s chief sustainability officer, said test applications of a light gray coating known as CoolSeal had shown a 10-degree reduction in heat gain.“