News tagged with socioeconomic factors

Research shows great promise for millet grains

Climate change, water scarcity, increasing world population, and rising food prices are only some of the socioeconomic factors that threaten agriculture and food security worldwide, especially for disadvantaged populations ...

dateApr 17, 2013 in Other
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Urban vegetation deters crime in Philadelphia

Contrary to convention, vegetation, when well-maintained, can lower the rates of certain types of crime, such as aggravated assault, robbery and burglary, in cities, according to a Temple University study, "Does vegetation ...

dateMar 25, 2013 in Social Sciences
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Digital divide widens, research finds

(PhysOrg.com) -- The "digital divide" -- the gap in Internet access and usage due to socioeconomic factors -- is increasing, according to research published in the Communications of the Association for Information Systems.

dateJan 20, 2012 in Social Sciences
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Delayed legacy of invasive species

(PhysOrg.com) -- A team of researchers in Europe has urged governments to introduce tougher controls of all international trade that could result in the introduction of non-native species. They say the full impact of alien ...

dateDec 22, 2010 in Ecology report
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More competitors, less competition

The larger the number of examinees, the lower the average grade. This is one of the findings of a series of new studies carried out by scientists at the University of Haifa and the University of Michigan. "It is a well-established ...

dateDec 03, 2009 in Social Sciences
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