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#101300
2014-10-07

Can cities save our wild bees?

I love bees. Everyone I know loves bees. And everyone knows bees are on the decline. But could it be that cities will come to their rescue?

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#101264
2014-10-06

Pop-up parks fight to bring green space to Brussels

Brussels boasts being one of Europe's greener cities, even though many of its parks are far from inner-city residents. In response, some people have created their own pop-up parks out of vacant lots.

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#101174
2014-10-01

Cities launch global alliance to lower carbon emissions

[NEW YORK] More than 2,000 cities have banded together in what the UN calls the largest effort by cities so far to curb their greenhouse gas emissions.

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#101059
2014-09-24

Cities Will Solve Climate Change, Not Nations

As world leaders gathered at the U.N. to talk about global warming, mayors set about actually doing something about climate change

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#100929
2014-09-15

Indian city of Surat anticipates worst effects of climate change

Gujarat city on India’s west coast is preparing to cope with twin disasters brought on by rapid growth and global warming

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#99940
2014-07-03

On a whim: Equatorial Guinea building new capital city in the middle of the rainforest

More than 8,000 hectares of rainforest are under threat as the nation builds a new $600 million capital city from scratch. Called Oyala, and also known as Djibloho, the city is expected to be completed by 2020 and house up to 200,000 people -- about an eighth of the entire population of the enti ...

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#99748
2014-06-19

Curbing air pollution, one bamboo bike at a time

Manila is known more for its gridlocked traffic jams and air pollution than for green spaces or pedestrianized walkways. Bamboo bikes could change that by curbing emissions and helping pave the way to go green.

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#99610
2014-06-12

Great tits' 'black ties' smaller in the city

Urban great tits have smaller black breast stripes than their rural neighbours, a study has found.

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#99581
2014-06-10

Toronto’s urban forest worth $7-billion, report says

Toronto’s 10 million trees are worth an estimated $7-billion or about $700 per tree and the benefits of maintaining an urban forest outweigh the costs, says a new report.

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#99534
2014-06-06

Triple Summit in Singapore Puts Urban Planning on the Map

SINGAPORE, Jun 5 2014 (IPS) - With over 20,000 international participants, a triple summit wrapping up today in Singapore is generating an abundance of ideas on sustainable cities.

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#99536
2014-06-06

Environment-focused Events in Singapore Address Urban Sustainability

5 June 2014: Three events, the World Cities Summit (WCS), the Singapore International Water Week (SIWW) and the CleanEnviro Summit (CESS) 2014, have brought together over 20,000 participants in Singapore, including 30 Ministers and 130 mayors, to share experiences and technological innovations, ...

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#99235
2014-05-22

How green spaces could stop cities from overheating

A 10% increase in green space in our cities could help to keep temperatures at present levels into the 2050s, despite climate change

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#99165
2014-05-20

Study: UK cities becoming mosquito-friendly habitats

Changes to UK urban areas provide habitats for mosquitoes, including species known to spread malaria and West Nile virus, a study suggests.

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#99073
2014-05-14

Wildlife in the cities

HUMANS are becoming ever more urban in their habits, yet it’s only recently that scientists have attempted to quantify the impact of urbanisation on levels of biodiversity around the world.

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#98949
2014-05-06

UN partners with private sector to help local communities map disaster risk

5 May 2014 – The United Nations Office for Disaster Risk Reduction (UNISDR) has announced that it will partner with a California-based supplier of global geographic data to make available new technologies that can help communities and cities visualize disaster risk and take action.

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#98778
2014-04-28

Africa: Climate Adaptation Advice for Cities in Global South

Johannesburg — Cities in developing countries with quality health, housing and water drainage systems, can more easily adapt to a changing climate, says the new Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) report.

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#98782
2014-04-28

Megacities contend with sinking land

Subsiding land is a bigger immediate problem for the world's coastal cities than sea level rise, say scientists.

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#98528
2014-04-14

Should cities be for animals too?

Half the world's people live in cities – but urban environments have just a 10th of the species present in equivalent countryside habitats. Should we care and what can we do about it?

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#98536
2014-04-14

Life finds a way: the surprising biodiversity of cities

Public perception of wildlife tends to be tied to natural habitats such as forests, ocean and other wild settings.

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#98479
2014-04-11

At-risk cities hold solutions to climate change: UN report

Smart choices by cities such as Miami in planning and investment could hold key to cutting emissions, IPCC draft says

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#98465
2014-04-10

City lights threaten rainforests by deterring bats

Fruit-eating bats play an important role in forest regeneration, collecting and spreading seeds far and wide.

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#97992
2014-03-14

200 European cities and regions call for more ambitious EU climate and energy targets

At a crucial time for European climate policy, 200 European cities and regions are backing a call for action supporting more ambitious and binding climate and energy targets, ensuring that future generations are safeguarded against the worst effects of climate change.

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#97973
2014-03-13

Despite the Concrete, Cities Still Retain High Numbers of Native Birds and Plants

The concrete jungles that are the world's urban centers are, indeed, not the best environment for wildlife to thrive. But according to new research, cities do still retain high numbers of native species and are far from ecologically barren environments.

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#97858
2014-03-04

The Awesome Things These 7 Cities Are Doing for Wildlife

With little effort, argue conservationists, cities can provide habitat for birds, butterflies, pollinators, and other creatures great and small.

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#97853
2014-03-03

Melbourne’s Urban Forest Strategy

Like many high-density cities, Melbourne is currently facing three main challenges: climate change, population growth and urban heating.

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#97795
2014-02-26

Singapore: A 'living laboratory' for sustainability

More than 60 percent of the world's population will live in cities by 2030, according to the United Nation's "World Urbanization Prospects."

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#97673
2014-02-19

Cities support more native biodiversity than previously thought

Researchers at NCEAS compile the largest global dataset of urban birds and plants, which shows world’s cities retain a unique natural palette

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#97666
2014-02-18

Climate leadership from mayors of the world

Mexico's urban sustainability leader Martha Delgado Peralta shares her views on leadership and transforming polluted cities ahead of GLOBE 2014

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#97592
2014-02-13

Cities support more native biodiversity than previously thought

The rapid conversion of natural lands to cement-dominated urban centers is causing great losses in biodiversity. Yet, according to a new study involving 147 cities worldwide, surprisingly high numbers of plant and animal species persist and even flourish in urban environments -- to the tune of h ...

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#97548
2014-02-12

Study shows urbanisation's impact on biodiversity

A dataset, described as the largest of it kind to date, has assessed the impact of urbanisation on biodiversity levels around the globe.

News Headlines
#97536
2014-02-11

Study shows urbanisation's impact on biodiversity

A dataset, described as the largest of it kind to date, has assessed the impact of urbanisation on biodiversity levels around the globe.

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#97428
2014-02-05

Cities Almost Double Climate Actions Over 2 Years, C40 Says

The world’s 63 biggest cities have almost doubled the activities they undertake to reduce climate change since 2011, according to a report from the C40 Cities Climate Leadership Group.

News Headlines
#97280
2014-01-30

High Lines and park life: why more green isn't always greener for cities

Transforming old industrial areas into urban woodland may look nice but can be conterproductive in the long run

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#97165
2014-01-23

Biodiversity can flourish on an urban planet

Mention the word biodiversity to a city dweller and images of remote natural beauty will probably come to mind – not an empty car park around the corner.

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#96992
2014-01-14

Trees and the city: Trends of urban biodiversity

2014’S New Year’s resolution—quit smoking, more sport, healthy diet? But certainly not living in the jungle! Oddly, this is true for half the Philippines’s population.

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#96959
2014-01-09

Suburban Sprawl Cancels Carbon Footprint Savings of Dense Urban Cores

Jan. 6, 2014 — According to a new study by researchers at the University of California, Berkeley, population-dense cities contribute less greenhouse gas emissions per person than other areas of the country, but these cities' extensive suburbs essentially wipe out the climate benefits.

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#96834
2013-12-20

Urban Nature: How to Foster Biodiversity in World’s Cities

As the world becomes more urbanized, researchers and city managers from Baltimore to Britain are recognizing the importance of providing urban habitat that can support biodiversity. It just may be the start of an urban wildlife movement.

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#96792
2013-12-17

Sustainable Singapore: A model to be replicated?

With a population of over five million people, Singapore is one of the most densely populated cities in the world – but it's also one of the most high-tech when it comes to green city planning. Now, other Asian cities are looking to Singapore for inspiration

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#96738
2013-12-13

Scientists Map Food Security, Self-Provision of Major Cities

Dec. 12, 2013 — Wealthy capital cities vary greatly in their dependence on the global food market. The Australian capital Canberra produces the majority of its most common food in its regional hinterland, while Tokyo primarily ensures its food security through import.

News Headlines
#96714
2013-12-12

In Home Gardens, Income and Food for Urban Poor

AMMAN, Dec 12 2013 (IPS) - Flowers burst out of old tires and rows of pepper plants fill recycled plastic tubs as herbs pop out of old pipes.

News Headlines
#96533
2013-11-29

Sustainable cities become a fit place for everyone

The future of the biosphere – indeed, of humanity – will be determined in the cities and towns of the 21st century.

News Headlines
#96491
2013-11-26

The Reality Behind Europe's Response to Climate Change

Nov. 25, 2013 — British cities -- unlike their counterparts on the mainland -- are taking the lead in making plans to curb and handle the impact of climate change.

News Headlines
#96362
2013-11-14

Feral Cats Avoid Urban Coyotes, Are Surprisingly Healthy

Nov. 13, 2013 — Cats that live outdoors in the city do their darnedest to steer clear of urban coyotes, a new study says.

News Headlines
#96198
2013-11-04

Putrajaya, A Beautiful Jungle Within The City

PUTRAJAYA (Bernama) -- Visitors to Putrajaya will be quick to realise that the nerve centre of the administration was developed amidst verdant surroundings, living up to its name as a 'City Within a Garden', even though it was shorn of any greenery when it came up a decade ago.

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#95891
2013-10-10

Report says cities should manage key ecosystem services

Increasing urbanization over the next decades presents not only unprecedented challenges for humanity, but also opportunities to curb climate change, reduce water scarcity and improve food security, according to the world's first global assessment on the relationship between urbanization and bio ...

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#95896
2013-10-10

Can Cities Solve Climate Change

NEW YORK CITY—When Superstorm Sandy roared ashore with a surge of seawater in 2012, Sergej Mahnovski had been on the job directing the New York Mayor's Office of Long Term Planning and Sustainability for one week.

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#95848
2013-10-07

Africa: New Global Assessment - Maintaining Rich Biodiversity in and Around Cities Is Possible and Can Greatly Improve Global Sustainable Development

Montreal/New York — Preservation of larger outlying green areas, green corridors that connect larger green patches, green roofs and "brownfields", or land previously used for industrial purposes or certain commercial uses, can also be used as carbon sinks rather than emission sources.

News Headlines
#95857
2013-10-07

Mayors Leading an Urban Revolution

NANTES, France, Oct 5 2013 (IPS) - With presidents and prime ministers failing to take meaningful action to avert a planetary-scale climate crisis, the mayors of cities and towns are increasingly stepping up to enact changes at the local level.

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#95785
2013-10-02

8 Places Humans and Wild Animals Clash

Expanding cities can swallow biodiversity hotspots and other important protected natural areas. The resulting conflicts can prove fatal for both humans and wildlife.

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#95632
2013-09-24

Roof gardens flourish in London

High above London’s teeming streets, once unloved concrete spaces are being transformed into bountiful fruit, vegetable and wild flower gardens.

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