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February 20, 2019

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February 20, 2019

New Study Looks at Ways to Cut Roadkill Numbers for Small and Medium-Sized Mammals

Feb. 15, 2019 — A study of a stretch of highway in Quebec looks at the effect of road fencing and underground passages on the number of roadkill deaths of small and medium-sized mammals. The study found that ... read more

Dangerous School Commutes Lead to Student Absenteeism

Feb. 13, 2019 — The more crime that occurs along a student's way to school, the higher the likelihood that student will be absent, researchers have ... read more

Streetcars Don't Guarantee Heightened Development Activity

Feb. 12, 2019 — Development outcomes along streetcar corridors can't be entirely attributed to the presence of the streetcar, researchers found. Streetcar investment is commonly accompanied with a healthy ... read more

Scientists Use Smartphones to Improve Dismal Rating of Nation's Civil Infrastructure

Feb. 11, 2019 — Scientists at the have developed smartphone-based technologies that can monitor civil infrastructure systems such as crumbing roads and aging ... read more

New Study Linking Blight and Homicide May Help Predict Where Murder May Occur

Feb. 8, 2019 — A new study shows a statistical connection between homicide, blighted buildings and convenient ... read more

Walking With Pokémon

Feb. 5, 2019 — In a recent study, researchers reveal how the Pokémon GO augmented reality game positively impact the physical activity in players over 40. The authors hope the findings will inform urban planners ... read more

Mean Streets: Self-Driving Cars Will 'Cruise' to Avoid Paying to Park

Jan. 31, 2019 — If you think traffic in city centers is bad now, just wait until self-driving cars emerge on the scene, cruising around to avoid paying hefty downtown parking ... read more

Revised Brazilian Forest Code May Lead to Increased Legal Deforestation in Amazon

Jan. 4, 2019 — Researchers show that up to 15 million hectares of forest risk losing protection owing to a new clause in the law under which state governments can let private landowners protect only 50 percent of ... read more

How US Children and Teens Die: Study Reveals the Widespread and Persistent Role of Firearms

Dec. 19, 2018 — America lost 20,360 children and teens in 2016 -- 60 percent of them to preventable injuries, a new study shows. But while death rates from the top cause -- motor vehicle crashes -- have declined ... read more

Megacity Traffic Soot Contributes to Global Warming

Dec. 13, 2018 — Soot from road traffic in emerging countries can reach high altitudes, where it can be transported over long distances and thus contributes to global warming. The reduction of pollutants from road ... read more

Media Coverage of Disasters Can Have Lasting Effects on Children's Mental Health

Dec. 6, 2018 — Disaster communication experts say disaster media coverage can have lasting effects on children's mental health and suggest teachers and parents be prepared to respond to questions during and ... read more

Transforming Our Food System to Ensure a Sustainable Future

Dec. 6, 2018 — By 2050, the world will have almost 10 billion people. It will be impossible to feed everyone without exacerbating poverty, accelarting deforestation and increasing GHG emissions unless we start ... read more

Information from Citizens Could Improve Flood Modelling

Dec. 5, 2018 — Researchers are working to develop improved methods for flood prevention and warning. A new study points to the potential of an approach that integrates water level data reported by citizens into ... read more

Dec. 5, 2018 — The Flint, Michigan lead crisis should have buried the city in waste. A case study investigates why not and proposes solutions for future water ... read more

A Missed Opportunity: Telemedicine Use for Treating Substance Use Disorder Remains Low, Despite Unmet Need

Dec. 4, 2018 — A new study shows low use of telehealth services for substance use disorder. More than 20 million Americans have substance use disorders related to alcohol, opioids and other drugs. Less than one in ... read more

Mathematical Model Offers New Strategies for Urban Burglary Prevention

Dec. 4, 2018 — As with most crime, the highest rates of burglary occur in urban communities. However, existing mathematical models typically examine burglaries in residential, suburban environments. In a new ... read more

Dec. 4, 2018 — Fires that contribute to deforestation spiked six-fold in Colombia in the year after an historic 2016 peace agreement ended decades of conflict between FARC guerrilla and government forces, according ... read more

When a City Feels Good, People Take More Risks

Nov. 28, 2018 — What makes people take risks? Not stunt women or Formula 1 drivers. Just ordinary people like you and me. Research suggests that unexpected improvements in everyday life (sunshine after many days of ... read more

Natural Habitats Larger Than Greece Created to Offset Economic Developments

Nov. 26, 2018 — New data has found that natural habitats occupying an area larger than Greece have been created to offset economic developments. This data could eventually provide a basis to help improve our ... read more

Persistence of Pesticides Threatens European Soils

Nov. 26, 2018 — A new study finds pesticide residues in the soils of 11 European countries in six different cropping ... read more

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