News tagged with local communities

Support for 'fracking' continues to decline

(Phys.org) —A report by experts at The University of Nottingham shows that the public's perception of shale gas is continuing to wane, despite attempts by energy companies to offer 'benefits' to local communities ...

dateJan 30, 2014 in Environment
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Enforcement and anti-poaching measures set to fail

In a paper published in Conservation Letters, researchers from the University of Kent's Durrell Institute of Conservation and Ecology (DICE) argue that despite record levels of funding being invested in enforcement and an ...

dateJan 13, 2014 in Ecology
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Serengeti's animals under pressure

Tanzania has one of the fastest growing human populations in the world, and the number of conflicts between humans and other species is expected to rise as pressure on land areas grows.

dateDec 11, 2013 in Ecology
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Can technology promote neighbourliness?

Four European cities are currently testing whether digital technology can be used to encourage physical interaction and promote safety among local communities. Games technology is being used to get people ...

dateNov 06, 2013 in Social Sciences
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Real-time travel updates direct to your smartphone

A bluetooth application that gives tourists real-time city information on their smartphones has been developed through a pan-European initiative. An updated iPhone app was released in time for the summer, ...

dateAug 20, 2013 in Software
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