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September 28, 2016

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September 28, 2016

Rural Employers Failing to Meet Needs of Working Breastfeeding Mothers

Sep. 26, 2016 — The Affordable Care Act (ACA) requires employers of more than 50 employees to provide sufficient space and time for mothers to breastfeed during the first year of their babies’ lives. Researchers ... read more

An Algorithm for Taxi Sharing

Sep. 26, 2016 — Researchers in Uruguay have developed an evolutionary algorithm to allow a smart city to facilitate efficient taxi sharing to cut an individual's transport costs as well as reduce congestion and ... read more

Floods Severely Affect Children, Young People

Sep. 22, 2016 — Research with flood-affected children reveals serious impacts on well-being but also a desire to take on a role in flood risk management. Factors impacting on children's well-being include: loss ... read more

Study Measures Effects of Congestion on Access to Jobs by Car

Sep. 20, 2016 — The impact of traffic congestion on access to jobs for the 50 largest (by population) metropolitan areas in the United States has now been estimated by new ... read more

Sep. 14, 2016 — Researchers are using unique tools to map urban areas around the globe, potentially revolutionizing large-scale analysis of urbanization, land use and city ... read more

Child Stimulation Intervention Fosters Early Child Development in Rural Peru

Sep. 9, 2016 — Children in rural Peru who are stimulated with age-adjusted toys at an early age perform better in categories such as fine motor skills, understanding time and space, or cognitive abilities. The ... read more

Research Could Help Local Governments Plan Together

Sep. 8, 2016 — A new approach to modelling land use change could help cities and towns better coordinate their land-use planning efforts. The approach can enhance existing computer planning models, better enabling ... read more

Is 40 the New 50? Push for a New National Local Street Speed

Sep. 7, 2016 — Introducing a nationwide local street speed limit of 40km/h will save lives and create more livable communities, according to Australian ... read more

FIND Offers Simple Guidance for Lost Person Searches

Sep. 2, 2016 — The new FIND software uses Lost Person Locator statistics of decisions and patterns made by lost individuals in over 150,000 past cases, known as lost person ... read more

Accurate Tools Can Help Vulnerable Areas Prepare for Disasters, Recover Afterward

Sep. 1, 2016 — Assessments that tell policy makers how vulnerable and resilient their communities are to devastating floods and other destructive events aren’t always accurate, according to the first-ever ... read more

Inferring Urban Travel Patterns from Cellphone Data

Aug. 29, 2016 — A new computational system has been developed that uses cellphone location data to infer urban mobility patterns. Applying the system to six weeks of data from residents of the Boston area, the ... read more

Predictive Tool Vital to Sustainable Environmental Futures

Aug. 26, 2016 — A new predictive tool, which for the first time combines human perception of the environment with land-use planning and socioeconomic data, could help governments mitigate the impact of climate ... read more

In the Aftermath of Disaster, Social Media Helps Build a Sense of Community

Aug. 25, 2016 — Social media can disseminate critical information as well as unite disaster victims during their recovery efforts, suggests a new ... read more

Who Are You? Squatters Can Actually Help a Neighborhood

Aug. 21, 2016 — Squatters who illegally occupy vacant homes or buildings are not always contributing to apathy or social disorder, says a new ... read more

Aug. 18, 2016 — Texas legislators are investigating the benefits of RAPIDO, a pilot program that dramatically reduces the time it takes to rebuild homes destroyed by natural ... read more

Homeowners Value Property Value Boost Brought About by City Trees

Aug. 17, 2016 — If a city plants trees near a residential area, most homeowners value the likely subsequent increase in their property values, a new study shows. And they’re willing to pay an average of $7 more ... read more

Low-Income Kids Less Likely to Receive Strabismus Diagnoses

Aug. 17, 2016 — Back to school eye exams may not be the norm for all kids. A large study shows strabismus is diagnosed much less in poor communities which puts kids at risk for permanent vision ... read more

Tighter Air Pollution Standards May Save Thousands of Lives, Greatly Improve Public Health

Aug. 10, 2016 — Reducing outdoor concentrations of two air pollutants, ozone and fine particulate matter to levels below those set by the US Environmental Protection Agency would likely save thousands of lives each ... read more

Flint Lead Crisis Adds Up to $395 Million in Social Costs

Aug. 8, 2016 — The social costs related to lead poisoning in Flint, Michigan, amount to $395 million from April 2014, when the city switched its water source from Lake Huron to the Flint River, to the present day, ... read more

Adaptation to Climate Risks: Political Affiliation Matters

Aug. 4, 2016 — A new study reveals that those who affiliate with the Democratic Party have different views than those who vote Republican on the following issues: the likelihood of floods occurring, adopting ... read more

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