News tagged with urbanization

Researchers analyze the benefits of urban trees

What have your trees done for you lately? According to UC Riverside Professor of Botany and Plant Science Darrel Jenerette, trees cool our homes, neighborhoods, and improve our health. Now he is exploring the hypothesis ...

dateOct 27, 2015 in Environment
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Heat waves hit heat islands hardest

Extreme summers like that of 2012—which saw record temperatures in cities across the U.S.—may be atypical, but experts say they will return, especially as the planet warms under climate change. And as they do, cities ...

dateSep 28, 2015 in Environment
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Meeting the data challenges of urban computing

Many people living in the People's Republic of China and Hong Kong have a new habit: they check the air pollution index before venturing outside. Air quality has deteriorated rapidly in China, with nitrogen dioxide and particulate ...

dateSep 14, 2015 in Computer Sciences
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Nightly human-fox encounters in West Vienna

Vienna's inhabitants have reported about 300 foxes in the urban area to the internet platform during the last three months. These reports demonstrate that wild animals do not only live in remote woods, ...

dateSep 02, 2015 in Ecology
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Large parks key to city success

Cities should feature compact development alongside large, contiguous green spaces to maximize benefits of urban ecosystems to humans, research led by the University of Exeter has concluded.

dateSep 01, 2015 in Environment
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