ESA image: Texcoco
This week's satellite image was acquired over the eastern part of Mexico City.
How unhappy cities attract new residents
Urban demographic patterns in the United States often defy logic, but a new research paper co-authored by Harvard Kennedy School Professor Edward Glaeser is shedding light on why many Americans continue to ...
America's cities are increasingly segregated by education, says economist
America's cities are dividing themselves into two distinct groups, with college-educated workers increasingly clustering in desirable places that less-educated people cannot afford, according to new Stanford ...
AT&T explores expansion of super-fast Internet
AT&T says it will expand super-fast Internet services to as many as 100 additional cities in 25 metropolitan areas.
No strength in numbers: Infighting undermines large cities in state legislatures
Urban legislators have long lamented that they do not get their fair share of bills passed in state governments, often blaming rural and suburban interests for blocking their efforts. Now a new study confirms ...
NASA images: Colby fire near Los Angeles, California
A wildfire started and spread quickly in the foothills northeast of Los Angeles on January 16, 2014. The plume of ash and smoke blanketed much of the metropolitan area and prompted air quality warnings.
TV-on-Internet service Aereo gets $34M in funding
Aereo, a Barry Diller-backed startup that provides broadcast television channels over the Internet for a monthly fee, says it has secured $34 million in additional funding from outside investors.
3 Questions: Alan Berger on cities and health
How do cities affect our health? A newly published research report from MIT's Center for Advanced Urbanism (CAU) highlights the complexity of the issue. Produced in collaboration with the American Institute ...
High-income Americans more segregated than ever
(Phys.org) —Since 1970, middle‐income neighborhoods have been disappearing. In 2009, only 42 percent of families lived in middle‐income neighborhoods, compared with 65 percent four decades earlier, reports a new Cornell-Stanford ...
Barnacle goose population continues to grow—autumn population tripled in the eastern Gulf of Finland
The barnacle goose population in Finland increased by eight per cent year-on-year. The highest growth was observed in the eastern Gulf of Finland, whereas population growth seems to have stopped in the Helsinki ...
Areas of high unemployment bear the brunt of bank closures
A new report finds that there was a net loss of nearly 7,500 bank and building society branches in the period 1989 to 2012 or more than 40% of all branches.
Study details the quirky geography of knowledge-sharing
Scholars have long been interested in tracking "knowledge spillovers," the way technical and intellectual advances spread among communities of researchers and innovators. And a significant body of work has ...
Study finds Clean Air Act increased Atlanta rainfall
A Georgia State University researcher is the first to show that the Clean Air Act of 1970 caused a rebound in rainfall for a U.S. city.
TV-over-Internet service Aereo expands to Boston
Aereo, the television-over-the-Internet service that is threatening the broadcast and cable TV industries, is expanding to Boston on May 15.