Sam Bloch

Sam Bloch is a staff writer at The New Food Economy. He has also written for publications including The New York Times, L.A. Weekly, and Places Journal.

Workers apply a reflective coating to a street in a Southern California neighborhood.

The Problem With ‘Cool Pavements’: They Make People Hot

A tool to help solve the problem of urban heat islands could have an unwelcome side effect, new research in L.A. finds.