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
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Ask Not for Whom the Bridge Tolls

(PhysOrg.com) -- Louise Nelson Dyble was a small-town girl from the mountains of northeastern Washington state when she first saw the San Francisco Bay Area bridges. They blew her away.

Jul 13, 2010
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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
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Citizens 'can help save our wildlife'

Farmers and city people can play a key role in saving Australia's native animals and plants by small changes to the way they manage their paddocks and backyards.

Jul 31, 2013
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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
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