Cities affect temperatures for thousands of miles
Even if you live more than 1,000 miles from the nearest large city, it could be affecting your weather. In a new study that shows the extent to which human activities are influencing the atmosphere, scientists ...
Megacity study shows energy and resource use for largest urban areas
Study shows urban coyotes with mange more likely to make use of anthropogenic resources
Study of vehicle emissons will aid urban sustainability efforts
Vehicles churn out about 28 percent of the carbon dioxide (CO2) generated from fossil fuels in the United States, and their contribution keeps climbing, particularly in urban areas. But planners and policymakers ...
Computational framework for optimizing traffic flow could be the beginning of a road revolution
Drivers trying to get to work or home in a hurry know traffic congestion wastes a lot of time, but it also wastes a lot of fuel. In 2011, congestion caused people in US urban areas to travel an extra 5.5 ...
Scientists map unprecedented urbanization in East-Southeast Asia
Researchers have, for the first time, mapped the rapid urban expansion that has occurred across the whole of East-Southeast Asia in the last decade.
Is urbanization pushing Earth's evolution to a tipping point?
That humans and the cities we build affect the ecosystem and even drive some evolutionary change in species' traits is already known. The signs are small but striking: Spiders in cities are getting bigger ...
Cities can spawn more thunderstorms, study says
Here's a potential jolt to urbanites: Some big cities, particularly those located in hot and humid environments, actually birth more thunderstorms than surrounding rural areas.
Study shows urban habitats provide haven for UK bees
Urban environments might not seem the best habitat for pollinators at first glance but a new study, led by the University of Bristol, suggests that bees and other pollinating bugs actually thrive as well ...
Heat waves becoming more prominent in urban areas, research reveals
The world's urban areas have experienced significant increases in heat waves over the past 40 years, according to new research published today.
Plant-e makes street lights come alive from living plants
Atmospheric turbulence keeps the countryside cooler than urban areas on summer days
When a team of researchers wanted new insights into why cities tend to be much warner than surrounding areas, they turned to a specialized and increasingly powerful piece of software that simulates urban ...
The female of the species is harder to please than the male
Female bats are fussier than males when it comes choosing where to eat in urban areas, according to new research from the University of Stirling.
City life key to harlequin ladybird invasion
A new paper published in the Journal of Biogeography today concludes that the harlequin ladybird, an invasive alien species first recorded in the UK in 2004, has a preference for urban areas and sunnier habita ...