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Archive: Urbanization

24 Mar 2014

UN Climate Report Is Cautious On Making Specific Predictions

by FRED PEARCE
The draft of the latest report from the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change warns that the world faces serious risks from warming and that the poor are especially vulnerable. But it avoids the kinds of specific forecasts that have sparked controversy in the past. READ MORE

10 Feb 2014

In Flood-Prone New Orleans, an Architect Makes Water His Ally

As these photographs and illustrations show, architect David Waggonner has decided that the best way to protect low-lying New Orleans is to think about water in an entirely different way. READ MORE

16 Jan 2014

Indian Microgrids Aim to Bring Millions Out of Darkness

by DAVID FERRIS
Powered by solar panels and biomass, microgrids are spreading slowly across India, where 300 million people live without electricity. But can these off-grid technologies be scaled-up to bring low-carbon power to tens of millions of people? READ MORE

06 Jan 2014

Urban Nature: How to Foster Biodiversity in World’s Cities

by RICHARD CONNIFF
As the world becomes more urbanized, researchers and city managers from Baltimore to Britain are recognizing the importance of providing urban habitat that can support biodiversity. It just may be the start of an urban wildlife movement. READ MORE

16 Dec 2013

Singapore Takes the Lead In Green Building in Asia

by MIKE IVES
By encouraging the adoption of innovative architectural design and energy-saving technologies, Singapore has emerged as a model of green building in Asia — an important development in a region that is urbanizing more rapidly than any other in the world. READ MORE

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10 Apr 2014: Mapping Program Helps Cities See Money Saved by Planting Trees

08 Apr 2014: 'Living Fences' Dramatically Cut Livestock and Lion Killings in Tanzania

01 Apr 2014: Delaware River Watershed Is Focus Of Large-Scale Restoration Project

24 Mar 2014: Ride-Sharing Could Cut Taxi Trips by 40 Percent in NYC, Analysis Shows

07 Mar 2014: U.S. Car-Sharing Programs Have Taken 500,000 Cars off Roads, Report Says

11 Feb 2014: Shrinking Household Size May Offset Progress in Curbing Population

10 Feb 2014: Photo Essay: In New Orleans, an Architect Makes Water His Ally

29 Jan 2014: Driven by State Incentives Electric Cars Top Vehicle Sales in Norway

07 Jan 2014: Suburbs Offset Low Carbon Footprints of Major U.S. Cities, Study Finds

19 Dec 2013: Los Angeles Becomes First Major U.S. City to Adopt Cool Roof Rule


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