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despite city tree benefits, california urban canopy cover per capita lowest in u




despite the benefits of city trees, california has the lowest urban canopy cover per capita in the united states, with room to accommodate an estimated 236 million more plantings. credit: us forest servicetrees in california communities are working overtime. from removing carbon dioxide and pollutan...



despite city tree benefits, california urban canopy cover per capita lowest in u




trees in california communities are working overtime. from removing carbon dioxide and pollutants from the air, intercepting rainfall and increasing property values, california's 173.2 million city trees provide ecosystem services valued at $8.3 billion a year. however, according to a recent study, ...



what's the annual value of trees? $500 million per megacity, study says




a recent study published in the online journal ecological modelling reported that in 10 megacities they studied, tree-based ecosystem benefits had a median annual value of $505 million. credit: esfin the megacities that are home to nearly 10 percent of the world's 7.5 billion people, trees provide e...



a win-win for spotted owls and forest management




pair of spotted owls. credit: john keane, usda forest service pacific southwest research stationremote sensing technology has detected what could be a win for both spotted owls and forestry management, according to a study led by the university of california, davis, the usda forest service pacific s...



boulder plans tree removal on pearl street mall




boulder's parks and recreation department's urban forestry division will be pruning and removing tress in downtown on aug. 9.the city announced in a news release that the procedure is part of sustainable city practices to facilitate the maintenance of a health and diverse forest canopy.the work will...



why our poorer suburbs could be up to 10 degrees hotter than their wealthier nei




poor and disadvantaged australian suburbs are at risk of being more than 10 degrees hotter than greener, wealthier areas, an rmit university study has found.the research found australian metropolitan areas have experienced a loss of vegetation equivalent to the size of brisbane in the past three ...



researchers develop new ecocity model for mitigating urban heat islands




the structure of the ecocity model. credit: dr. kuang wenhuiurban land-use/cover changes and their effects on the eco-environment have long been an active research topic in the urbanization field. prof. kuang wenhui's group at the chinese academy of sciences has developed the ecocity model for regul...



researchers develop new ecocity model for mitigating urban heat islands




image: this is the structure of the ecocity model. view more credit: image by dr. kuang wenhuiurban land-use/cover changes and their effects on the eco-environment have long been an active research topic in the urbanization field. prof. kuang wenhui's group at the key laboratory of land surface pa...



new look at satellite data questions scale of china's afforestation success




china has invested more resources than any other country in reversing deforestation and planting trees. however, given the large scale of these programmes it has been difficult to quantify their impact on forest cover. a new study shows that much of china's new tree cover consists of sparse, low pla...



woman denies consenting to sex with nsw treasurer's brother jean claude perrotte




by the time the young woman found herself entangled with the young man she had met earlier on the night of the ball, she had no memory of how she got there.she knew that she had been kissing him on the dance floor, but after six drinks on an empty stomach she could not remember the journey across th...



uta study points to inefficiencies in dallas mass transit




image: shima hamidi -- director of uta's institute of urban studies and assistant professor in the college of architecture, planning and public affairs -- has produced a study investigating dallas' transit system. view more credit: ut arlingtonlack of access to good-paying jobs is one of the prima...



sowing the seeds of hope for critically endangered magnolia tree




credit: fauna & flora internationalin the limestone hills of northern vietnam, villagers have been busy planting one of the world's rarest magnolias back into its natural habitat. more than 1,100 seedlings from the critically endangered magnolia grandis have been planted out by people from three vil...



researchers found the impervious regulating thresholds on mitigating urban heat




image: this is the structure of the ecocity model. view more credit: ©science china press (image by dr. kuang wenhui)urban land-use/cover changes and their effects on the eco-environment have long been an active research topic in the urbanization fields. prof. kuang wenhui's group at key laborato...



the benefits—and potential pitfalls—of urban green spaces




with the rapid expansion of the urban landscape, successfully managing ecosystems in built areas has never been more important. however, our understanding of urban ecology is far from complete, and the data at hand are often patchy, leaving stakeholders without the tools they need to successfully ma...



cool roofs have water saving benefits too




berkeley lab researchers pouya vahmani and andrew jones found that implementing cool-roofs over norcal (a) and socal (b) leads to average urban evaporative water demand reductions of 15% and 18%, respectively. credit: berkeley labthe energy and climate benefits of cool roofs have been well establish...



cool roofs have water saving benefits too




image: berkeley lab researchers pouya vahmani and andrew jones found that implementing cool-roofs over norcal (a) and socal (b) leads to average urban evaporative water demand reductions of 15% and 18%,... view more credit: berkeley labthe energy and climate benefits of cool roofs have been well e...



income inequality to rise further, job creation remains a dream: ambit capi




income inequality in the country is "likely to exacerbate" due to the "government's inability to create jobs", warns a report. the study, by brokerage ambit capital, also said that this combination of joblessness, that has been deteriorating since the last few years, and income inequality poses a hi...



world war 2 bomber canopy disappears from mandurah couple’s backyard




here's a tricky one – have you seen this wold war 2-era bristol beaufort bomber gunner's canopy?the interesting piece of memorabilia went missing from local couple robert and julie morfitt's backyard in late july, and they would like to know what happened to it. have you seen this canopy? robert ...



karnataka govt scraps controversial steel flyover project in bengaluru




bowing to pressure from citizens and green activists, the karnataka government on thursday abandoned the controversial steel flyover project in the city, saving about 800 trees from facing the axe. "the steel flyover will not be constructed as the project has been cancelled," bengaluru development m...



it was the kiss of death for possum who fell prey to python's pout




"just a bit of nature taking its course."that is how peter mcmaster described seeing a snake, with its fangs buried in a possum's head, struggle for 30 minutes before pulling its prey into the tree canopy. snake lifts a dead possum into the tree canopy in a tingalpa backyard on sunday. photo: mic...



urban butterflies under threat of extinction




the study analyzed how the butterfly moves around in a city. credit: alain herzog/epflaccording to an epfl study, butterflies living in urban areas face the threat of consanguinity and potential extinction. the research drew on the fields of genetics and urban development to quantify the trend acros...



researchers use tacc supercomputers to uncover the genetic roots of yellow canop




since 2011, a mysterious illness known as yellow canopy syndrome, or ycs, has afflicted australian sugarcane. the condition causes the mid-canopy leaves of otherwise healthy plants to rapidly turn yellow to a degree that the plant's sugar yield can decrease by up to 30 percent.



california proves that environmental regulations don't kill profits




to anyone who believes environmental regulation is poison for profits, california must be infuriating. the state’s pollution policies rarely wilt its perennially blooming economy. for the past nine years, a golden state-centric think tank next 10 has been releasing its california green innovation ...



presstv-urban farmers thrive in swedish city




a small urban farm in the swedish city of gothenburg has shown farmers are not only labored in the countryside. the hard workers might make a career in city-based agriculture.farmers say the new method is very efficient in many ways. people do not need diesel to transport things, and don't need big ...



the urban-school stigma




influenced by biases against urban education, parents are moving away from city schools and contributing to segregation in the process.