News tagged with urbanization

City life key to harlequin ladybird invasion

A new paper published in the Journal of Biogeography today concludes that the harlequin ladybird, an invasive alien species first recorded in the UK in 2004, has a preference for urban areas and sunnier habita ...

Oct 12, 2014
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Plan to protect weasel-like fisher cites pot risk

Citing the threat from rat poisons spread around illegal marijuana plantations, federal biologists are proposing Endangered Species Act protection for West Coast populations of the fisher, a larger cousin of the weasel.

Oct 06, 2014
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Researcher reports on urban "heat islands"

With longer and hotter heat waves in the offing, a Harvard professor has put the urban "heat island" under the microscope, finding smaller heat islands—mainly occupied by the poor—within city limits, ...

Sep 26, 2014
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Soft design for a sustainable world

"Around the world at unprecedented rates, people are moving from the country to the city," says Sheila Kennedy, professor of the practice at MIT's Department of Architecture. "But this rapid urbanization is not a one-way ...

Sep 24, 2014
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Human traffic threatens urban forests

A study investigating the affect of recreational trails in endangered urban forests has found that their expansiveness and unmethodical planning is increasing fragmentation and impacting biodiversity.

Aug 28, 2014
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