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Chinese urbanization 2050: SD modeling and process simulation
What is the highest stable urbanization level that China can reach? (2017-06-16)
Urbanization and surface warming in eastern China
Urbanization is one of the most significant processes in land use/cover change. (2013-05-13)
Environmental policy, pollution and economic growth
A new study suggests that air pollution policy reduces the extent to which population growth in metropolitan areas results in increased pollution emissions without disrupting the economic growth from this urbanization. (2017-08-09)
Urbanization exposes French cities to greater seismic risk
French researchers have looked into data mining to develop a method for extracting information on the vulnerability of cities in regions of moderate risk, creating a proxy for assessing the probable resilience of buildings and infrastructure despite incomplete seismic inventories of buildings. (2014-03-07)
Urban sprawl reduces annual photosynthetic production
A study of the impact of urbanization and industrialization over the past seven years using satellites shows that annual photosynthetic productivity can be reduced by as much as 20 days in some areas where urbanization is intense, not unlike turning the lights off in a greenhouse during the growing season. (2000-02-20)
The great tit, Parus major, does better in the countryside
A study by researchers at Ludwig Maximilian University and the Max Planck Institute of Ornithology shows that birds in an urban environment have fewer and smaller offspring than in rural settings. (2016-09-02)
Yale researchers map 6,000 years of urban settlements
A new Yale-led study provides the first spatially explicit dataset of the location and size of urban settlements worldwide over the past 6,000 years, offering clarity on long-term historical urbanization trends and patterns. (2016-06-07)
Big city holds empty promise for bats
In the treeless, flat Prairie, you'd think a city would provide a good home for bats who like to snuggle up and roost in trees and buildings. (2011-05-31)
Orb-weaving spiders living in urban areas may be larger
A common orb-weaving spider may grow larger and have an increased ability to reproduce when living in urban areas. (2014-08-20)
The coupling relationship between urbanization and the eco-environment in urban agglomeration
In the period of the 13th national five-year plan, Beijing-Tianjin-Hebei urban agglomeration will be constructed as one of the largest urban agglomerations in the world. (2017-06-16)
Will urbanization in developing countries in 2030 be less pronounced than model projections?
UNO projections on population and urbanization are used widely as input for assessments of other global trends such as poverty, energy consumption and so on. (2005-08-02)
Aquatic life declines at early stages of urban development
The number of native fish and aquatic insects, especially those that are pollution sensitive, declines in urban and suburban streams at low levels of development -- levels often considered protective for stream communities, according to a new study by the US Geological Survey. (2010-06-03)
Ecologists use 70-year-old pressed plants to chart city's vanishing native flora
More than half of the world's population now lives in cities, yet we know little about how urbanization affects biodiversity. (2011-03-18)
Penn conference tackles complex relationship between urbanization and food
'Feeding Cities: Food Security in a Rapidly Urbanizing World,' the first international conference examining the critical link between urbanization and food security, will be held at the University of Pennsylvania from Wednesday, March 13, through Friday, March 15, 2013. (2013-03-12)
New book examines health challenges for the rapidly urbanizing planet
'Innovating for Healthy Urbanization' is edited by three experts with deep experience in global health issues. (2015-11-10)
Study links urbanization and future heat-related mortality
Phoenix stands at a parched crossroads. Global scale climate change is forecast to bring hotter summers and more extreme heat to the Valley, but regional urbanization also will impact temperatures experienced by residents. (2014-05-30)
Can the sphinx keep its feet dry?
The monuments of ancient Egypt may have stood for thousands of years in the desert sands, but now they face a new threat -- from rising groundwater. (2002-07-02)
Growing mosquito populations linked to urbanization and DDT's slow decay
Mosquito populations have increased as much as ten-fold over the past five decades in New York, New Jersey, and California, according to long-term datasets from mosquito monitoring programs. (2016-12-06)
Fearless birds and shrinking salmon: Is urbanization pushing Earth's evolution to a tipping point?
That humans and our cities build affect the ecosystem and even drive some evolutionary change is already known. (2015-02-18)
NASA-Goddard scientists to highlight new earth science insights at spring 2000 AGU meeting
New Earth science insights by scientists at NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center (Greenbelt, Md.) will be reported at the 2000 American Geophysical Union spring meeting in Washington, D.C. (2000-05-25)
The real urban jungle
How well do you understand life in your own backyard? (2010-08-04)
Rapid urbanization in China warming region's climate faster than other areas
Rapid urbanization in southeastern China in the past 25 years is responsible for an estimated warming rate much larger than previous estimates for other periods and locations, according to a new study funded by NASA. (2004-06-22)
Population change: Another influence on climate change
Changes in the human population, including aging and urbanization, could significantly affect global emissions of carbon dioxide over the next 40 years, according to research results published this week. (2010-10-12)
Urbanization favors sedentary males
Urbanization changes landscapes and local environments, which can alter the life histories and traits of the creatures living in and around these areas. (2007-05-01)
Population trends: Another influence on climate change
Changes in population growth and composition, including aging and urbanization, could significantly affect global emissions of carbon dioxide over the next 40 years, according to a new study in PNAS out next week. (2010-10-11)
Bumblebee populations higher in Detroit than in some less-urbanized areas; vacant lots could be a factor
A new study of native bumblebee populations in southeastern Michigan cities found, surprisingly, that Detroit has more of the large-bodied bees than some surrounding, less urbanized locations. (2017-05-17)
NASA finds vegetation essential for limiting city warming effects
According to a new NASA study that makes the first assessment of urbanization impacts for the entire continental United States, the presence of vegetation is an essential factor in limiting urban heating. (2015-08-25)
Urban environments boost pathogen pressure on honey bees
Entomology researchers have found that urban environments increase pathogen abundance in honey bees (Apis mellifera) and reduce honey bee survival. (2015-11-04)
Feeling hot, hot, hot
Research shows importance of population movement and growth in shaping climate change over the past century in the United States (2012-10-24)
Rainforest metropolis casts 1,000 km shadow on wildlife
Urban food demand in the Amazon could be hitting wildlife up to 1,000 km away from the city, according to new research. (2017-07-24)
This week from AGU: Thunderstorms and ozone, urban air pollution
A new study in Geophysical Research Letters offers for the first time unequivocal evidence that large storms move significant amounts of ozone from the stratosphere down to the troposphere, the lowest part of the atmosphere. (2015-01-13)
City slicker or country bumpkin
The origins of a young animal might have a significant impact on its behavior later on in life. (2013-06-18)
Cities support more native biodiversity than previously thought
The rapid conversion of natural lands to cement-dominated urban centers is causing great losses in biodiversity. (2014-02-12)
City birds are smarter than country birds
Birds living in urban environments are smarter than birds from rural environments. (2016-03-21)
Cities built on fertile lands
While cities provide vital habitat for human beings to thrive, it appears U.S. cities have been built on the most fertile soils, lessening contributions of these lands to Earth's food web and human agriculture, according to a study by NASA researchers and others. (2004-02-11)
The future of tropical forests
Deforestation and habitat loss are expected to lead to an extinction crisis among tropical forest species. (2006-04-06)
Presence of humans and urban landscapes increase illness in songbirds, researchers find
Humans living in densely populated urban areas have a profound impact not only on their physical environment, but also on the health and fitness of native wildlife. (2014-02-04)
Streams show signs of degradation at earliest stages of urban development
The loss of sensitive species in streams begins to occur at the initial stages of urban development, according to a new study by the USGS. (2012-11-15)
Clemson scientists' research on threats to habitat connectivity featured in journal
By the year 2100, sea levels might rise as much as 2.5 meters above their current levels, which would seriously threaten coastal cities and other low-lying areas. (2016-06-20)
Rapid coastal population growth may leave many exposed to sea-level rise
The number of people potentially exposed to future sea level rise and associated storm surge flooding may be highest in low-elevation coastal zones in Asia and Africa. (2015-03-11)
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