News tagged with urbanization

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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Australian state lists koala as 'vulnerable'

Australia's Queensland state will list the koala as a "vulnerable species" throughout the northeastern region, saying urban expansion, car accidents and dog attacks were threatening the much-loved furry animal.

dateMay 31, 2015 in Ecology
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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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