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August 10, 2020

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Where you live has a significant impact on the likelihood that you will reach centenarian age, suggests a new study. New research suggests that people who live in highly ...

Half the Earth Relatively Intact from Global Human Influence

If we act quickly and decisively, there is a slim window in which we can still conserve roughly half of Earth's land in a relatively intact state, a new study ...

Scientists Warn Against 'Greenwashing' of Global Coastal Developments

An international team of scientists has said the artificial structures and reclaimed land that are now commonplace in coastal urban areas all over the world are often poor surrogates for the natural ...

Expansion of World's Cities Creating 'New Ecological Niches' for Infectious Diseases

New research highlights how urban expansion is creating the conditions for infectious diseases to emerge and spread around the world by blurring the ...
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Will Automated Vehicles Cut Parking Revenue?

Researchers used Seattle as a case study to find the association between TNC trips and on-street parking occupancy. They found that up to a certain point, more Uber trips meant more parking ...

One-Size Does Not Fit All for Post-Disaster Recovery

A new study that followed 400 households after the 2015 Nepal earthquakes provides insight into better understanding the factors that contribute to resilience and change in short-term rural natural ...

Racial Disparities in COVID-19–related Deaths Exist Beyond Income Differences in Large U.S. Cities

New analyses examine the interplay between race/ethnicity and income on COVID-19 cases and related deaths in 10 major U.S. ...

Research Explores the Link Between Wages, School and Cognitive Ability in South Africa

Using data sets that only became available in recent years, researchers at Binghamton University, State University of New York analyzed the wage impact of cognitive skills in South ...

Telehealth Is an Important Tool for Rural Hospitals in Treating COVID-19, Research Shows

A study of 3,268 hospitals in the U.S. shows that rural hospitals are more likely than urban facilities to have access to telehealth, a once-underused service that now is playing a key role in ...

It's a Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood ... or Is It?

Contrary to what many would think, characteristics of your neighborhood have little to do with how satisfied you are with ...

Ethnolinguistic Diversity Slows Down Urban Growth

Where various ethnic groups live together, cities grow at a slower rate. That is the conclusion based on worldwide data that shows how the diversity of language groups in 1975 has influenced urban ...

Ancient Societies Hold Lessons for Modern Cities

Today's modern cities, from Denver to Dubai, could learn a thing or two from the ancient Pueblo communities that once stretched across the southwestern United States. For starters, the more ...

Crowded Homes, Poor Neighborhoods Linked to COVID-19

A study of nearly 400 pregnant women is among the first to show that socioeconomic status and household crowding increase the risk of getting ...

Urban Density Not Linked to Higher Coronavirus Infection Rates, Study Finds

A new study suggests that denser places, assumed by many to be more conducive to the spread of the coronavirus that causes COVID-19, are not linked to higher infection ...

COVID-19 Pandemic Could Decimate Outdoor Environmental, Science Education Programs

A survey of 1,000 outdoor education programs nationwide finds that nearly two-thirds are in danger of folding because of the COVID-19 pandemic. Such programs connect youth with the world around them ...

Green Cities Roadmap Touts COVID-19 Recovery Stimulus

COVID-19 has helped add urgency to a call for industry and government to support a plan to ensure Australian cities become more sustainable by adopting green roofs, walls and ...

Researchers Evaluate 2020 Census Data Privacy Changes

After the US Census Bureau announced that it was changing how it protects the identities of individuals for the 2020 Census, researchers began to evaluate how these changes may affect census data ...

'Major Gaps' in Understanding How Land-Use Changes Affect Spread of Diseases

The quest to discover how new diseases -- such as Covid-19 -- emerge and spread in response to global land-use change driven by human population expansion still contains 'major gaps', ...

'Watcher' Tracks Coronavirus in Cincinnati and Beyond

As cases of COVID-19 soar, two University of Cincinnati students develop an interactive dashboard that shows cases and deaths related to the novel coronavirus throughout the ...

Public Parks Guaranteeing Sustainable Well-Being

Researchers have ascertained how green spaces contribute to the well-being of city-dwellers. The research shows that parks play an essential role in the well-being of individuals, regardless of their ...

Countering COVID-19 Impacts on Children from Low-Income Households

The COVID-19 pandemic has magnified the social, educational and health care disparities already plaguing the nearly 40 million Americans the US Census Bureau estimates are living in poverty. Perhaps ...

Bike Commuting Accelerated When Bike-Share Systems Rolled Into Town

Prior to the COVID-19 pandemic, in cities where bike-share systems have been introduced, bike commuting increased by 20%, according to a new ...

Land Rights Essential to Protect Biodiversity and Indigenous Cultures

New research argues that legally protected large territories in Brazil are crucial to protect biodiversity and provide essential conditions for indigenous populations to maintain their traditional ...

When Natural Disasters Strike Locally, Urban Networks Spread the Damage Globally

Disasters that occur in one place can trigger costs in cities across the world due to the interconnectedness of the global urban trade network. In fact, these secondary impacts can be three times ...

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