News tagged with urban environment

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 ...

dateAug 17, 2010 in Health
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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 ...

dateMay 26, 2010 in Plants & Animals
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Low-tech cool: Shade trees for subtropical streets

Shade trees are the superstars of urban landscapes. In addition to their intrinsic aesthetic qualities, these low-tech workhorses reduce air and noise pollution, provide habitat for wildlife, increase property values, and ...

dateApr 21, 2010 in Other
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City tours by mouse click

Cities have to come up with creative ideas to attract investors. Specially developed software provides support and sends interested companies on a virtual tour of an industrial park. Residents can use the ...

dateMar 03, 2010 in Software
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The geography of violence

At this year's meeting of the American Association for the Advancement of Science, Douglas J. Wiebe, PhD, assistant professor of Epidemiology at the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine will present portions of an ...

dateFeb 22, 2010 in Health
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Florida grapples slippery giant snake invasion

Florida homes and swamps more used to dealing with dangerous critters like alligators now face a more foreign invader -- giant pet snakes escaped into the wild whose numbers are growing at an alarming rate.

dateNov 06, 2009 in Ecology
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