News tagged with urban habitat

Biodiversity can flourish on an urban planet

Mention the word biodiversity to a city dweller and images of remote natural beauty will probably come to mind – not an empty car park around the corner. Wildlife, we think, should be found in wild places, ...

Jan 23, 2014 3 / 5 (3) 0

Clamorous city blackbirds

(Phys.org)—Animals have developed a variety of strategies for dealing with increasing noise pollution in their habitats. It is known, for example, that many urban birds sing at a high pitch to differentiate ...

Jan 11, 2013 4.3 / 5 (3) 0 | with audio podcast

3Qs: How cities prepare for the next Sandy

Sev­eral weeks after Hur­ri­cane Sandy made land­fall on the East Coast, the dev­as­ta­tion is still being felt—par­tic­u­larly in hard-​​hit sec­tions of New York and New Jersey. The storm ...

Nov 15, 2012 1 / 5 (1) 0

How green are green roofs?

Covered with a growing medium and plants, green roofs can benefit a building's insulation, control storm-water drainage and remove pollution from the air, as well as provide wildlife habitats.

Sep 21, 2011 4.2 / 5 (5) 1

Saving wildlife with forensic genetics

Wildlife face many threats with spreading urbanization, including habitat loss and inbreeding when populations become fragmented and isolated. It doesn't help that there is a billion-dollar international industry ...

Jun 08, 2011 not rated yet 0
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