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2014-12-16 08:23:38

Nationwide Land Surface Analysis a Boon for Sustainable Planning COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo., Dec.

scale insect infestation on a red maple
2014-07-25 02:00:50

New research from North Carolina State University shows that urban "heat islands" are slowly killing red maples in the southeastern United States. One factor is that researchers have found warmer temperatures increase the number of young produced by the gloomy scale insect.

2014-07-15 12:23:05

Attend StormCon August 3-7 PORTLAND, Ore., July 15, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Urbanization poses an array of challenges.

2013-10-10 23:27:02

The Philadelphia Water Department (PWD) is using one of its major employee parking lots as a testing ground for various types of permeable pavement materials designed to prevent stormwater runoff

2012-08-06 22:02:26

Tree cover in the nation’s Lower 48 states covers 659 million acres, more than one-third of the nation.

2009-12-16 11:46:36

NASA researchers studying urban landscapes have found that the intensity of the "heat island" created by a city depends on the ecosystem it replaced and on the regional climate.

2009-10-28 21:42:17

Paved parking lots and driveways make our lives easier, but they often create an easy pathway for pollutants to reach underground water sources and alter the natural flow of water back into the ground.

2008-07-09 12:00:00

By Sam Taylor, The Bellingham Herald, Wash. Jul. 9--a new tax on property owners between Birch Bay and Ferndale is closer to reality after a Whatcom County Council committee Monday called for a public hearing on the issue.

2008-07-01 21:00:10

By Jeremy Hsieh, The Beaufort Gazette, S.C. Jul. 1--Nitrogen gas makes up about three-fourths of the air we breathe, but when it's bound in certain soluble compounds and carried into our waterways, it can cause ecologically disruptive algae blooms and fish kills.


Word of the Day
ecotone
  • A transitional zone between two communities containing the characteristic species of each.
The word 'ecotone' comes 'eco-' plus a Greek root meaning 'tension'.