News tagged with urban environment

Mapping food deserts

(PhysOrg.com) -- Maps are great for showing where things are. They’re also good for showing where things aren’t.

Mar 03, 2011
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Scientists warn of water woes

Demand for water in agriculture and energy production could spike in the coming decades while catastrophic floods and droughts strike more often, a water conference in Canada is to hear this week.

Feb 28, 2011
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Drinking recycled water?

The Australian Government National Water Commission funded a study to establish an approach to assess the quality of water treated using managed aquifer recharge. Researchers at Australia's CSIRO Land and Water set out to ...

Jan 06, 2011
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Landscape tree disease from 12 wood decay fungi studied

Landscape trees, valued for their aesthetic nature and their environmental benefits, are becomingly increasingly valuable in urban environments. A single mature tree can add considerable value to commercial and residential ...

Dec 30, 2010
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Listening too loud in urban environments

(PhysOrg.com) -- A new study from Children's Hospital Boston and City University of New York (CUNY) finds that the majority of college students using MP3 players and iPods exceed the recommended sound exposure limits while ...

Aug 17, 2010
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Hedgehogs adapt to life in the city

(PhysOrg.com) -- More hedgehogs may now be living in towns and cities than in the countryside but how they trade off the risks and benefits of an urban environment has been little known -- until now. New ...

May 26, 2010
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