News tagged with urbanization

Lack of water is key stressor for urban trees

A study out March 13 finds that urban trees can survive increased heat and insect pests fairly well - unless they are thirsty. Insufficient water not only harms trees, but allows other problems to have an outsized effect ...

dateMar 13, 2018 in Environment
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Why is it so hot at night in some cities?

During the nighttime, it is hotter in the city than in nearby suburbs or the countryside. But just how much hotter differs between cities. Researchers from the MSE2 (CNRS / MIT) international joint research laboratory and ...

dateMar 12, 2018 in General Physics
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How urban heat affects bee populations

North Carolina is home to 500 species of wild bees, yet only a subset of these are common in cities and suburbs. People encourage wild bees by planting flowers and creating pollinator gardens to provide the pollen and nectar ...

dateFeb 22, 2018 in Plants & Animals
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