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December 3, 2020

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Air Pollution Spikes Linked to Lower Test Scores for Salt Lake County Third Graders

More frequent exposure to air pollution spikes were associated with reduced test scores for third graders in Salt Lake County. Schools with a higher ...

New Understanding of Mobility Paves Way for Tomorrow's Transport Systems

Researchers have developed a ground-breaking model that provides a completely new understanding of our movement patterns. The model can come to play an important role when designing tomorrow's green ...

To Limit Global Warming, the Global Food System Must Be Reimagined

Fossil fuel burning accounts for the majority of global greenhouse gas emissions, and to the world's credit, several countries are working to reduce their use and the heat-trapping emissions that ...

Sea-Level Rise Will Have Complex Consequences

Rising sea levels will affect coasts and human societies in complex and unpredictable ways, according to a new study that examined 12,000 years in which a large island became a cluster of smaller ...
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Report Assesses Promises and Pitfalls of Private Investment in Conservation

Scientists, lawyers, investors and economists explore how privately financed conservation projects can generate both financial returns and positive conservation ...

Wuhan Mass Screening Identifies Hundreds of Asymptomatic Cases

A mass screening program of 10 million Wuhan residents identified 300 asymptomatic cases in May, but none were infectious, according to a new study. Researchers found no 'viable' virus in ...

Geographic Shift in U.S. Social Mobility

Social mobility differs considerably from country to country. The United States was once exceptional when it came to social mobility but is not anymore compared with other countries, like Canada, ...

Demolishing Abandoned Houses Does Not Reduce Nearby Crime, Study Finds

A study compared crime rates near abandoned houses that were demolished and similar properties that were not, finding no reduction in violent or property crime near those torn down. Findings suggest ...

New Education 'Hubs' for Deaf Children Needed to Replace Social Spaces Lost When Specialist Schools Close

New dedicated hubs for deaf children are needed around the country to provide new social spaces, education and support, an expert has ...

Cities Beat Suburbs at Inspiring Cutting-Edge Innovations

The disruptive inventions that make people go 'Wow!' tend to come from research in the heart of cities and not in the suburbs, a new study suggests. Researchers found that, within metro ...

Connecting the Dots on Food Access

A new study simultaneously examined the preferences of community members and compared those with the community-based programs and resources available to identify the most viable strategies for ...

The Potential of Green Infrastructure in Mitigating Flood Impacts: Focused on the Mobility of Low Income and Minority Comunities

This research advances national U.S. methods for assessing flood vulnerability and prioritizing transportation improvement investments, to ensure that no community is left stranded when the next ...

Following African Elephant Trails to Approach Conservation Differently

Elephant trails may lead the way to better conservation approaches. 'Think of elephants as engineers of the forests. Elephants shape the landscape in many ways that benefit humans. We're ...

Natural Disasters Must Be Unusual or Deadly to Prompt Local Climate Policy Change

Natural disasters alone are not enough to motivate local communities to engage in climate change mitigation or adaptation, a new study has found. Rather, policy change in response to extreme weather ...

High Human Population Density Negative for Pollinators

Population density, and not the proportion of green spaces, has the biggest impact on species richness of pollinators in residential areas. This is the result of a study from Lund University in ...

Global Forest Restoration and the Importance of Empowering Local Communities

Forest restoration is a crucial element in strategies to mitigate climate change and conserve global biodiversity in the coming decades, and much of the focus is on formerly tree-covered lands in the ...

Creating Meaningful Change in Cities Takes Decades, Not Years, and Starts from the Bottom

New mathematical models reveal the links between the structure of cities and the dynamical nature of growth and inequality in human ...

COVID-19 Pandemic Likely to Cause Sales Tax Loss for Ohio Municipalities

Small municipalities in Ohio that rely on retail sales taxes from apparel, vehicle sales, restaurants and tourism could see as much as a 50 percent decline in tax revenue because of the COVID-19 ...

Systemic Racism Has Consequences for All Life in Cities

A new review paper finds that social inequalities, specifically racism and classism, are impacting the biodiversity, evolutionary shifts and ecological health of plants and animals in our ...

Study Predicts Millions of Unsellable Homes Could Upend Market

Millions of American homes could become unsellable - or could be sold at significant losses to their senior-citizen owners - between now and 2040, according to new ...

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 ...

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