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August 25, 2016

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August 25, 2016

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

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

Researchers Work to Understand Causes of Search and Rescue in the Arctic

Aug. 3, 2016 — Search and rescue operations in Nunavut have more than doubled over the past decade. In the communities of the vast northern Canadian territory, it's commonly felt that climate change is one ... read more

Lack of Pharmacy Access Sends Some Patients Back to the Hospital

Aug. 2, 2016 — Hospital readmissions, a $17 billion annual problem, are higher in rural, remote or smaller communities that sometimes have significantly less access to pharmacies, according to a study published ... read more

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

Here's Why Run-Down Schools Trigger Low Test Scores

July 21, 2016 — More than 230 New York City public middle schools were involved in a study that found a chain reaction at work: leaking toilets, smelly cafeterias, broken furniture, and run-down classrooms made ... 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

June 28, 2016 — As oil palm production expands from Southeast Asia into Central Africa, a new study finds that converting Africa's forests into monoculture plantations could trigger significant carbon emissions ... read more

Scientists Find Two Ways to Limit the Number of Heat-Related Deaths from Climate Change

June 23, 2016 — By the 2080s, as many as 3,331 people could die every year from exposure to heat during the summer months in New York City. The high estimate is based on a new model -- the first to account for ... 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 20, 2016 — By the year 2100, sea levels might rise as much as 2.5 meters above their current levels, which would seriously threaten coastal cities and other low-lying areas. In turn, this would force animals to ... read more

June 20, 2016 — Birds of the species Parus Major (great tit) living in an urban environment are at greater risk of dying young than great tits living outside cities. Research results in Sweden show that urban great ... read more

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