The urban-rural poltiical divide in the United States may go back to where we live, and how many other people we live near, new research shows.
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Trees in cities turn green earlier in the year due to the "heat island" effect. That matters for climate change, say researchers, as well as allergies.
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In 10 years, urban expansion into undeveloped land will destroy almost 112,000 square miles of natural habitat—an area larger than the United Kingdom.
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Certain types of urban planning, with plenty of public transportation and low speed blocks, are best for reducing road injuries.
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Despite the benefites in dealing with air pollution, cuts in NOx emissions can lead to a boom in hazardous ultrafine particles, researchers say.
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When different kinds of land-use mix—including grassland, forest, urban areas, and bodies of water—the landscape is more productive and stable.
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Jobs that focus on cognitive and people skills are more resistant to economic recession than jobs that rely on physical skills—and bounce back more quickly.
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City apartments have more varieties of fungi and more industrial chemicals than do rural and jungle homes, researchers find.
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