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February 9, 2016

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February 9, 2016

Urban Sprawl Stunts Upward Mobility, Study Finds

Jan. 26, 2016 — A recent study tested the relationship between urban sprawl and upward mobility for metropolitan areas in the United States. The study examined potential pathways through which sprawl may have an ... read more

Jan. 20, 2016 — Leveraging publicly available social media posts could help disaster response agencies quickly identify impacted areas in need of assistance, according to a team of researchers. By analyzing the ... read more

Chemical Study of Influence of Marine Environment on Historical Buildings

Jan. 18, 2016 — By means of various analytical tools, researchers have analyzed the influence that may be exerted by various marine and urban-industrial atmospheres on the state of conservation of three buildings ... read more

Education and Industrial Variety Power High-Growth Companies Nationwide

Jan. 14, 2016 — High-growth companies are not just found in California's tech-rich Silicon Valley. According to a team of economists, these fast-growing firms are found across the US and in a variety of ... read more

Jan. 13, 2016 — A new study finds that urban crops in Seattle could only feed between 1 and 4 percent of the city's population, even if all viable backyard and public green spaces were converted to growing ... read more

Ecologists Warn Against Potential Health Risks of Poorly Planned Green Infrastructures

Jan. 13, 2016 — The development of green infrastructures and spaces in urban settings has been rising rapidly in recent years as society recognizes their many benefits to quality of life and public ... read more

Diabetes Self-Management, Support Improve Health Outcomes in Underserved Communities

Jan. 11, 2016 — Evaluations of Bristol-Myers-Squibb-funded diabetes education and intervention efforts in five underserved communities showed improved clinical outcomes for ... read more

Researchers Identify Areas of Plague Risk in Western United States

Dec. 28, 2015 — Researchers have identified and mapped areas of high probability of plague bacteria in the western United States. This investigation predicted animal plague occurrence across western states based on ... read more

New SIR-Network Model Helps Predict Dengue Fever Epidemic in Urban Areas

Dec. 23, 2015 — A new mathematical model has been introduced by experts, which offers a simplified approach to studying the spread of the infectious virus, Dengue fever, in urban areas, specifically breaking down ... read more

Almost Three-Quarters of Weekend Emergency Care Caseload Linked to Alcohol Consumption

Dec. 21, 2015 — Almost three-quarters of the weekend emergency care caseload is linked to excess alcohol intake, finds an activity analysis of one large inner city hospital in ... read more

Cruise Passengers Spend Less Despite Offers on Land

Dec. 21, 2015 — Cruise tourists are not influenced by extended shopping opportunities. They spend very little money during the port of call even when they are offered an increased number of spending options, ... read more

Police Shootings of Black Males: A Public Health Problem

Dec. 18, 2015 — A public health researcher is proposing immediate, concrete steps to stem police shootings of black ... read more

Growing Crops on Organic Soils Increases Greenhouse Gas Emissions, Say Scientists

Dec. 17, 2015 — Drained organic soils are a considerable source of greenhouse gases, particularly carbon dioxide and nitrous oxide, say researchers. Reducing the emission from cultivated organic soils is an obvious ... read more

Harm Reduction Services Less Available in Areas Plagued by Rising IV Drug Use, HIV Infections

Dec. 10, 2015 — Access to harm reduction programs such as syringe exchange is lowest in rural and suburban areas, where rates of addiction to heroin and other opioids are on the rise, according to a ... read more

Dec. 9, 2015 — Every city has abandoned industrial sites. Encouraging life to return to these barren areas is a challenge. It requires a healthy topsoil for plants and animals to flourish. Cities, with their ... read more

Rising Risk of Obesity Among China's 'Left Behind Children'

Dec. 9, 2015 — Some 61 million rural children left behind by parents moving to China’s booming urban centers are at risk from increased fat and reduced protein in their diets, research ... read more

Researchers to Probe Links Between Human Activities, Water Quality

Dec. 8, 2015 — The goal of a new research project is to investigate human-natural feedbacks in freshwater systems by examining the linkages between land-use decision-making, water quality, and collective action ... read more

Dec. 7, 2015 — The earth is facing a catastrophic species extinction crisis. The dominant approach to conservation has been to focus on protecting pristine environments, but new research from Australia demonstrates ... read more

Dec. 3, 2015 — A novel way to begin understanding what happens to the globe when large cities -- think Beijing, Los Angeles, Sao Paulo -- reach far to get the water they need has been proposed by a group of ... read more

New Map of Paths of Hundreds of Urban Males Helps Determine How to Minimize Their Violence Risk

Dec. 3, 2015 — Gunshot violence is the leading cause of death among 10- to 24-year-old African American males and the second leading cause of death among 10- to 24-year-olds males overall in the United States. A ... read more

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