News tagged with tree canopies

LA lawns lose lots of water: 70B gallons a year

In summer 2010, Los Angeles was losing about 100 gallons of water per person per day to the atmosphere through the evaporation and plant uptake of lawns and trees. Lawns accounted for 70 percent of the water loss, while trees ...

dateMay 24, 2017 in Environment
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Cities throw shade at rising heat

Rudy Lane is a two-lane road that curves through the leafy suburb of Windy Hills east of Louisville, Ky. Broadway is a main drag downtown where the federal and state courthouses bump up against the 1920s-era Brown Hotel.

dateMar 29, 2017 in Environment
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Reforestation in urban landscapes

Decades after abandonment as a residential and industrial dump, the Tifft Nature Preserve in Buffalo, New York, is not regenerating itself with canopy trees native to Western New York. Research reported in "Canopy trees in ...

dateFeb 17, 2017 in Environment
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GNSS technology for better biomass mapping

The EU-funded COREGAL project combines traditional positioning technology with reflected global navigation satellite system (GNSS) signals to let land management professionals see through thick tree canopies and better understand ...

dateJun 10, 2016 in Environment
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