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The Power of Green Space for Reducing Surface Temperature in Tel Aviv, Israel

by Dan McCabe

One key objective of sustainable urban planning is to limit the urban heat island (UHI) effect, the increased local temperature in highly built areas due to differences from the natural environment in the absorption and reflection of solar energy at the surface. 501 more words

Urban Heat Island

Lost & Found Gallery

Check us out!  Lost & Found at the Onca Centre for Arts & Ecology, rated in the top 5 exhibitions in Brighton during August 2015 – alongside Wildlife Photographer of the Year.   44 more words

Bees

Postdoc Ecosystem Services

An open poisiton for a Postdoctoral Research Associate at the University of Liverpool, UK: You will be working on a European project concerning the development of assessments for management of biodiversity and ecosystem services in aquatic ecosystems. 113 more words

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Climate: Scientists warn of boreal forest 'tipping point'

Climate zones in boreal forests are shifting northward ten times faster than the trees’ ability to migrate

Staff Report

FRISCO — The world’s vast boreal forests, stretching around the globe at high latitudes, could reach a climate tipping during this century, according to a team of international researchers who said there needs to be more attention on climate mitigation and adaptation with respect to these forests. 419 more words

Environment

Urban wetlands are typically multifunctional, offering several ecosystem services, for example water purification and recreational activities. Wetlands with several services are typically used by local people and even tourists are attracted to them in several areas. 639 more words

Conservation

Putting a Price Tag on Nature

It is a Sunday morning. You are sitting on the front porch, sipping from a cup of coffee, and reading the day’s paper. You hear a rustle, look up, and see your dog chasing a squirrel away from his nut-burying chores; you chuckle. 850 more words

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