News tagged with urban landscape

Bright is the new black: New York roofs go cool

On the hottest day of the New York City summer in 2011, a white roof covering was measured at 42 degrees Fahrenheit cooler than the traditional black roof it was being compared to, according to a study including NASA scientists ...

Mar 07, 2012 5 / 5 (8) 7

Urban bushland vital to Perth's birds

In a unique study of Perth and its surrounds, researchers have found the fragmentation of natural bushland is linked to an alarming decline in the numbers of native land birds.

Nov 20, 2013 5 / 5 (2) 0

Megacities move to track emissions

(Phys.org)—In an article published on Dec. 5 in Nature, Jeff Tollefson writes that according to United Nations data, megacities may be responsible for as much as 70 percent of greenhouse gas emissions around the world. ...

Dec 12, 2012 5 / 5 (1) 0

Big city holds empty promise for bats

In the treeless, flat Prairie, you'd think a city would provide a good home for bats who like to snuggle up and roost in trees and buildings. But researchers at the University of Calgary made the surprising ...

May 31, 2011 5 / 5 (2) 0