News tagged with urban health

Urban heat—not a myth, and worst where it's wet

A new Yale-led study quantifies for the first time the primary causes of the "urban heat island" (UHI) effect, a common phenomenon that makes the world's urban areas significantly warmer than the surrounding ...

Jul 09, 2014
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Changing climate in your own backyard

When you think of climate, you probably think of it on a large scale. Global climate change may come to mind, or the climate of a large region, like Northern Europe or the desert Southwest.

Mar 10, 2014
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3 Questions: Alan Berger on cities and health

How do cities affect our health? A newly published research report from MIT's Center for Advanced Urbanism (CAU) highlights the complexity of the issue. Produced in collaboration with the American Institute ...

Nov 21, 2013
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Tracing nitrate in watersheds

Plants need nitrogen to grow, and nitrate is a common fertilizer ingredient, but high levels of nitrate contamination in drinking water sources can cause health problems. It is generally known that nitrogen flows through ...

Mar 15, 2013
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