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July 30, 2016

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July 30, 2016

Scientists Call for Increased Federal Investment in Sustainable Agriculture

July 28, 2016 — Based on a new analysis of federal funding from the US Department of Agriculture, researchers say there is an urgent need for increased investment in research and development aimed at making ... read more

Screening for Suicide Risk Among Urban Children Vitally Important

July 20, 2016 — Screening for suicide risk among publicly insured urban children who are experiencing psychological distress is vitally important, finds a new ... read more

Elderly Japanese Most Resilient in Wake of Triple Disaster, Study Finds

July 19, 2016 — Older people in Japan are more resistant to the impacts of disasters on their health than younger generations, a study ... read more

July 6, 2016 — There's a lot more we could be doing to combat urban sprawl -- and European countries are leading the way, say ... read more

New Study Compares Transportation Energy Efficiency of Local and Conventional Food

June 30, 2016 — A marketing specialist has compared the transportation efficiencies of the conventional and local fruit and vegetable transportation networks in the Knoxville-area surrounding the University's ... read more

Computer Models Show Park Microclimates Improve City Life

June 24, 2016 — Computer modelling based on microclimate data from a Malaysian public park has shown how adding trees and grass can improve living conditions in dense city ... read more

Mapping the Subway's Microbiome

June 21, 2016 — Researchers aims to map the microbiome of public transit systems in 54 cities worldwide, including New York, Hong Kong, Paris or ... read more

June 13, 2016 — Fatal bicycle and pedestrian crashes are on the rise in Wisconsin, where an urban planning professor has created a list of policy recommendations and urban design solutions to make the state's ... read more

Lack of Transportation Hampers Hungry Children from Getting Free Summer Meals, Study Finds

June 13, 2016 — Lack of transportation is a hurdle for many Texas families whose children could benefit from free meals, according to the Texas Hunger ... read more

June 13, 2016 — How must a landscape be utilized in order to fulfill both ecological and socio-economical requirements? This question has been answered by an international research team using abandoned pasturage in ... read more

June 4, 2016 — Urban planning and regional development in general are a wicked game, research shows. The normal storyline of urban planning involves a limited number of experts. A good way to get more views about ... read more

Survey Describes Values, Challenges of Largest Shareholder in US Forests: Families

June 2, 2016 — Family forest ownerships control 286 million acres of forestland, or 36 percent of the nation's forestland. New research reveals the motivations, management activities, future plans, and ... read more

Seagulls Head to Big City Not for Better Homes, but More Abundant Food

June 2, 2016 — Being bothered by gulls while eating our chips is a problem most city-dwellers have encountered. Now, scientists have reported that concentrating on making food supplies less accessible may prove ... read more

Looking to Beat the Heat and Save Money?

May 31, 2016 — A new study confirms that, contrary to the belief that cool roofs won’t work in colder climates, they actually provide net energy — and monetary — ... read more

Genomic Study Tracks African-American Dispersal in the Great Migration

May 27, 2016 — An assessment of genomic diversity in the United States of America clarifies the role of pre-Civil War admixture and early 20th century transit routes in shaping the migration history and genomic ... read more

May 26, 2016 — Through their research, scientists developed thresholds of impervious surface around planting sites. In other words, they defined points at which the amount of pavement around a tree reduces its ... read more

Rates of Obesity, Diabetes Lower in Neighborhoods That Are More Walkable

May 24, 2016 — Urban neighborhoods in Ontario, Canada, that were characterized by more walkable design were associated with decreased prevalence of overweight and obesity and decreased incidence of diabetes between ... read more

Cities Try Different Tactics to Regulate Noise

May 23, 2016 — If you live in Waco, a gas lawn mower at night likely wouldn't violate the decibel limit, even though it may in most towns. The large difference is just one example of the diversity of laws ... read more

First National Study of US Parks Finds Low Use by Adults, Seniors and Females

May 18, 2016 — Although it is critically important for adults and seniors to engage in physical activity, most neighborhood parks have few programmed activities targeted to those groups, according to a new study. ... read more

May 17, 2016 — The features that make cities unique are important to understanding how cities affect weather and disperse air pollutants, researchers highlight in a new ... read more

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