News tagged with urban ecosystems

Could green facades cool down cities in the future

Predictions for temperature rise and the particular sensitivity of urban ecosystems to heat stress pose a pressure to find the best solution for mitigation and adaptation to climate change. Could green façades be a sustainable ...

dateNov 22, 2016 in Environment
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Large parks key to city success

Cities should feature compact development alongside large, contiguous green spaces to maximize benefits of urban ecosystems to humans, research led by the University of Exeter has concluded.

dateSep 01, 2015 in Environment
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New resource to record Britain's trees launched

Treezilla, the monster map of trees, was launched by The Open University and partners on 14 June 2013. The citizen science project aims to map every tree in Britain through Treezilla.org and the related apps.

dateJun 18, 2013 in Ecology
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Saving city wildlife—with democracy

Australian citizens can become more involved in planning their cities with wildlife in mind thanks to a new tool developed by researchers at the ARC Centre of Excellence for Environmental Decisions (CEED).

dateApr 29, 2013 in Environment
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