Community 'voice' should guide expanding African cities

Two new environmental policy briefings, aimed at decision makers working on rapidly expanding urban areas in southern Africa, emphasize that local community voices must be included in the early planning stages to minimize ...

Women in cities less likely to have children

A new study in Behavioral Ecology finds that women are less likely to procreate in urban areas that have a higher percentage of females than males in the population.

Back to the future: A case of Japanese rural migration

Susanne Klien is an associate professor at Hokkaido University's Modern Japanese Studies Program (MJSP). Having explored intangible cultural heritage across Japan, Klien has been expanding her research in area studies and ...

Look up! A powerful owl could be sleeping in your backyard

Picture this: you're in your backyard gardening when you get that strange, ominous feeling of being watched. You find a gray oval-shaped ball about the size of a thumb, filled with bones and fur—a pellet, or "owl vomit."

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