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Researchers Use Satellites To Track Smog From Space
2012-11-27 17:16:51

Israeli scientists have come up with a more ideal way to track and monitor smog in cities around the world.

2012-05-22 23:02:59

In 2010, the world reached a milestone: The number of people living in urban areas reached 50 percent.

2011-06-21 07:30:00

BEIJING, June 21, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Medical Care Technologies, Inc.

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2011-03-11 14:28:34

With 70 percent of the world’s population expected to live within the confines of large cities by the year 2050, urban planners have already begun to consider the strains on infrastructure and the environment.

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2010-10-12 09:45:00

The growing population of large metropolis areas such as New York and Tokyo--as well as the increased number of so-called "megacities" with populations exceeding 10 million people--will present a serious challenge to global health care workers by 2020.

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2009-08-18 11:05:00

A scientific trend to view the world's biggest cities as analogous to living, breathing organisms is fostering a deep new understanding of how poor air quality in megacities can harm residents,

2006-06-15 18:39:55

By Jeremy Lovell LONDON (Reuters) - The world's growing number of poor slum dwellers is a ticking time bomb that governments dare not ignore, the United Nations said on Friday.


Word of the Day
dapifer
  • One who brings meat to the table; hence, in some countries, the official title of the grand master or steward of the king's or a nobleman's household.
The word 'dapifer' comes from Latin roots meaning 'feast' and 'bearer'.