News tagged with urban environment

Big trees boost city life

(PhysOrg.com) -- New research from The Australian National University has revealed for the first time the role large trees play in sustaining biodiversity and bird life in urban environments.

dateFeb 03, 2012 in Ecology
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Greener disaster alerts

New software allows wireless sensor networks to run at much lower energy, according to researchers writing in the International Journal of Sensor Networks. The technology could improve efficiency for hurricane and other ...

dateJun 27, 2011 in Engineering
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Mapping food deserts

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

dateMar 03, 2011 in Earth Sciences
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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.

dateFeb 28, 2011 in Environment
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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 ...

dateJan 06, 2011 in Environment
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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 ...

dateDec 30, 2010 in Ecology
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