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Archive: Urbanization

20 Nov 2014

In Romania, Highway Boom Poses Looming Threat to Bears

by ALASTAIR BLAND
Romania, one of Europe’s poorest nations, badly needs a modern highway system. But conservationists warn that unless the movements of wildlife are accommodated, a planned boom in road construction could threaten one of the continent’s last large brown bear populations. READ MORE

07 Jul 2014

In China’s Heartland, A Toxic Trail Leads from Factories to Fields to Food

by HE GUANGWEI
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22 May 2014

Putting San Francisco On the Road to Zero Waste

by CHERYL KATZ
For two decades, Jack Macy has spearheaded San Francisco’s efforts to become a global leader in recycling. In an interview with Yale Environment 360, he talks about how San Francisco has engaged the public in a recycling crusade that has resulted in the city reusing or composting 80 percent of its garbage. READ MORE

08 May 2014

In New Delhi, A Rough Road For Bus Rapid Transit Systems

by MIKE IVES
High-speed bus systems in crowded urban areas have taken off from Brazil to China, but introducing this form of mass transit to the teeming Indian capital of New Delhi has proven to be a vexing challenge. READ MORE

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

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25 Nov 2014: China’s Lake Ebinur Has Been Shrinking Dramatically, NASA Image Shows

06 Oct 2014: Number of Megacities Has Nearly Tripled Since 1990, UN Report Says

15 Sep 2014: Urban Air Pollution May Affect Brains of Young Children, Study Says

05 Sep 2014: Smog in India Damaged Enough Crops to Feed 94 Million, Study Says

26 Aug 2014: Meat Production, Especially Beef, Strains Land and Water, Study Says

04 Aug 2014: California Takes Steps to Curb Lawn Watering During Severe Drought

22 Jul 2014: Costs of Urban Light Pollution Highlighted in Citizen Science Effort

03 Jul 2014: Human Activity Has Boosted Plant Growth Globally, NASA Data Show

09 Jun 2014: Air Conditioning Can Raise Urban Nighttime Temperature by 2 Degrees

22 May 2014: Interview: Putting San Francisco On the Road to Zero Waste by 2020


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