News tagged with urbanization

Cities as study proxies for climate change

Cities can serve as useful proxies to study and predict the effects of climate change, according to a North Carolina State University research review that tracks urbanization's effects on plant and insect species.

dateJul 18, 2018 in Environment
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Sweating for a cooler Singapore

Students from the Institute of Landscape Architecture are planning some natural ways to cool the heat-afflicted metropolis of Singapore. Their testing ground is a disused railway line reclaimed by nature and converted into ...

dateJul 11, 2018 in Energy & Green Tech
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Turning around urban decline

We've all seen the photos of Detroit when it was at its lowest point after the 2008 recession: street after street of vacant lots and abandoned homes—a city in visible decline. It might have been the poster child for urban ...

dateJun 19, 2018 in Environment
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Bringing the heat out of the city

Heat waves are increasing worldwide—and that includes Switzerland. Cities in particular suffer as a result: the temperature difference between city and countryside can amount to several degrees. A new water tunnel at Empa ...

dateJun 18, 2018 in Energy & Green Tech
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