COVID-19 could prompt healthier cityscapes

Speculation about the impact of COVID-19 on America's thriving cities came almost as soon as the disease itself—and the diagnosis was usually grim. Plunging rents in New York and San Francisco indicated residents were fleeing ...

Unusual bobcat tree den found in California fire burn zone

Biologists studying Southern California bobcats found a mother and three kittens this spring in an unusual den in a cavity up in a tree in an area intensely burned by a huge 2018 wildfire west of Los Angeles, the National ...

When playing favorites can hurt growth

In recent decades China has built over 1,400 large industrial parks, a massive investment accounting for over 40 percent of the country's manufacturing jobs. However, some of these projects are more successful than others. ...

Trees and lawns beat the heat

In cities, humans replace the natural ground cover with roofs, pavement and other artificial materials that are impervious to water. These surfaces significantly change how the land absorbs and releases energy and cause the ...

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