News tagged with urbanization

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 countryside and ...

dateJul 09, 2014 in Environment
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Is there hope for salmon in Northwest cities?

Swimming through cities is a fact of life for many salmon in the Northwest. With all their pavement and pollution, cities add to the challenges salmon face as they make their way to the ocean and back to their spawning grounds.

dateJul 02, 2014 in Ecology
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Demonstrating a driverless future

In the coming decades, we will likely commute to work and explore the countryside in autonomous, or driverless, cars capable of communicating with the roads they are traveling on. A convergence of technological innovations ...

dateJun 24, 2014 in Engineering
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