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February 24, 2017

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February 24, 2017

Study to Focus on Pollution Potential of Oil and Gas Wastewater Spread on Roadways

Feb. 22, 2017 — Understanding the environmental impact of using oil and gas wastewater as a road treatment may lead to safer water resources and stricter government regulations, according to ... read more

Variability in Local Costs of Substance Abuse Across California

Feb. 17, 2017 — The average news consumer might be surprised to learn that the economic costs of alcohol abuse far exceed those related to illegal drug use. In California, alcohol abuse cost $129 billion in 2010, ... read more

Surrounding Real Estate Shows Increase in Value If Near Transit Station

Feb. 10, 2017 — A U.S. national meta-analysis shows that single-family property increases only about 2.3 percent when located next to a transit station. According to previous studies, multi-family and commercial ... read more

Reforestation in Urban Landscapes

Feb. 8, 2017 — By conducting research at Tifft Nature Preserve, a post-industrial urban site in Buffalo, New York, researchers investigate the reforestation taking place in terms of seed immigration and seedling ... read more

Lack of Transportation Limits Healthy Food Access Among Washington State Residents

Feb. 8, 2017 — Having convenient or reasonable access to supermarkets is often associated with healthier diets and a lower risk for obesity among neighborhood residents. However, simply improving residents' ... read more

Feb. 2, 2017 — The University of Washington's AccessMap project has launched a new online travel planner offering customizable suggestions for people who need accessible or pedestrian-friendly routes when ... read more

Using Photography to Help the People of Ghana Make Healthier Diet Choices

Feb. 1, 2017 — Researchers are hoping photographs taken by women in Ghana of what people eat and drink in their communities will encourage them to make healthier diet choices. Ghana, like many other African ... read more

Smart City Transport Systems

Jan. 26, 2017 — A machine-learning program uses land-use and amenities data to predict public transport use in Singapore, report ... read more

Study Reveals Public Perception of Police and Body-Worn Cameras

Jan. 26, 2017 — There is a push to expand the use of body-worn cameras (BWCs) in policing. Yet, limited research and only anecdotal evidence suggests that the public supports using them in law enforcement. Results ... read more

Jan. 23, 2017 — Trees may be easy to spot on the plains of Africa but they are often overlooked as a source of income for farmers. A new study shows trees on farms may help reduce rural poverty and maintain ... read more

Conservation Practices May Leave African Indigenous Populations Behind

Jan. 12, 2017 — Conservation and logging groups in Central and West Africa are failing to fully incorporate local concerns into management, marginalizing the livelihoods of the local population, according to ... read more

Jan. 11, 2017 — The EU introduced the new 'greening' instrument into the Common Agricultural Policy in 2015, with the intention to slow the rapid loss of biodiversity in agricultural areas. A group of ... read more

High Rates of PTSD and Other Mental Health Problems After Great East Japan Earthquake

Jan. 9, 2017 — The devastating 2011 earthquake, tsunami, and resulting nuclear disaster in Japan had a high mental health impact -- with some effects persisting several years later, according to a comprehensive ... read more

Jan. 9, 2017 — The rollout of Sweden’s first wireless charging buses earlier this month was coupled with something the rest of the world could use – namely, a tool for cities to determine the environmental and ... read more

Out in the Cold: Why Are the Oldest People the Most Excluded?

Jan. 4, 2017 — People over the age of 85 are significantly more likely to suffer social exclusion than those in the 65 to 84-year-old bracket, according to new research. In a study of 10,000 people aged over 65, ... read more

Availability of Community-Based Fitness Classes Leads to Increased Activity Levels

Dec. 13, 2016 — Physical inactivity is a global health problem that leads to approximately 3.2 million deaths each year, according to the World Health Organization. Researchers have found that a government-sponsored ... read more

Dec. 13, 2016 — It is often faster to ride a bicycle through Chicago than to take an Uber or public transportation, find researchers. In a new study, researchers track the relative speed of bicycle travel, analyze ... read more

Turning Urban Wastelands Into Carbon Capture Gardens

Dec. 13, 2016 — Brownfield sites – those unloved areas of stony rubbish usually dismissed as wasteland – could be a vital new tool in the fight against climate change, ecologists have ... read more

Dec. 7, 2016 — Habitat destruction still far outstrips habitat protection across many parts of the planet, reports an international team of researchers. The new study reveals more than half the planet could now be ... read more

Dec. 6, 2016 — Essential Biodiversity Variables (EBVs) have the potential to help stop species loss. An international research team is using an analogy to explain what these variables are. Just as the price of a ... read more

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