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Urban Residents Rebut Argument That Tree Removal Enhances Safety
...tyard in the complex, located inone of the poorest neighborhoods
in the nation. The photos showed the areaas it is, and, with computer simulations, how the area would look with varyingamounts of grass and trees. "The residents were asked how they felt about the spaces, and howsafe they would feel in them," said ...
Trees, Grass Foster Children's Play And Encourage Adults To Supervise
...0 residentsin the complex -- one of the 10 poorest neighborhoods
in the nation -- 97 percent are African American and 44 percent are children under age 14. Unemployment is 93 percent. "I think the public often has a sense that the conditions of theinner city are at least partially due to the behaviors of indivi...
Children and environmental toxics: special symposium at New Orleans scientific meeting
...ldren from low-income, racially diverse,inner-city neighborhoods
in Minneapolis, and documented exposure to airbornevolatile organic chemicals outdoors, and indoors at school and at home. Theother study examined whether diet is the primary exposure pathway fororganophosphate pesticides, and compared the exposure ...
It's not such 'a wonderful life' living next door to a liquor store
...percent of their individual consumption. "Wetter" neighborhoods
have higher levels of drinking, accidents and viol... alcohol-related outcomes." In other words, those neighborhoods
with greater access to alcohol tend to have higher rates of homicides, violent assaults, drunk drivi...
Mouse allergy contributes to inner-city asthma crisis
...e children were diagnosed with asthma and lived in neighborhoods
where 30 percent or more of the households had incomes below the 1990 poverty level....
Sea grant study indicates potentially harmful human viruses in coastal waters
...gh bacterial counts while streams through suburban neighborhoods
may contain dangerous human pathogens even though bacterial counts are normal. Distinguishing human and animal pathogens is crucial because it is human pathogens that generally pose the greatest health risk for people. At present, Jiang's virus-detec...
UIC's squirrel count is on
...m the "Project Squirrel" site are scattered. Some neighborhoods
are well surveyed, while many others remain untouched. With the mild weather of early spring upon us, yet complete tree foliage still a few weeks away, now is a good time to spot squirrels. "Anyone can do this, from backyard naturalists to the kids ...
Urban air pollution linked to birth defects for first time; UCLA research links two pollutants to increased risk of heart defects
...dren born with birth defects to air quality in the neighborhoods
of children born healthy. Pregnant women who were exposed to increased levels of ozone and carbon monoxide faced an elevated risk of having a child with conotruncal heart defects, pulmonary artery/valve defects and aortic artery/valve defects. This g...
Access to healthy foods limited in poor neighborhoods
have more than three times as many supermarkets as... times as many supermarkets in predominantly white neighborhoods
as in black neighborhoods. Black households are less likely to have a car or truck available, the st...
Hurricane floods pose risk to environment, health, new research on 1999 storm reveals
...te pits. Almost 60 percent of N.C. households in neighborhoods
with flooded livestock operations depended on well water according to 1990 census figures, the team found. The strength of the state tally was that every one of the waste pits they reported as breached or flooded was physically inspected, Wing said...
Invading species have harder time cracking diverse plant communities
..., counted the resident plants in the 10-centimeter neighborhoods
of the points and figured the average for each plo...t. They found that invader weeds tended to grow in neighborhoods
that were less crowded than the average for the plot. The results suggest a mechanism of invader re...
'Rock-paper-scissors' preserves biodiversity in bacterial neighborhoods
...ological sciences at Stanford. "Organisms exist in neighborhoods
in nature, and historically that's been overlooked...y many ecologists. And the fact that they exist in neighborhoods
has profound implications for the maintenance of biodiversity." Other authors of the Nature paper ar...
City birds prefer rich neighbors
...y economic factors -- more species live in wealthy neighborhoods
than in middle and lower income areas. In a study of 15 small community parks located in Phoenix neighborhoods
with distinct socioeconomic classifications ranging from lower to upper income, Arizona State Unive...
Would 'race' disappear if the United States officially stopped measuring it?
... activities, "redlining" of predominantly minority neighborhoods
in the home mortgage and insurance industries, differential medical treatment, and tracking in schools, all exemplify social practices that sociologists study and want to continue to study. The 15-page ASA statement on race gives examples of signifi...
Neighborhood socioeconomic status affects diversity of birds in parks, study finds
...said. "The end result is that people in different neighborhoods
have different access to nature in their neighborhoods
and parks." She and her fellow researchers are working with social scientists to find other indica...
Marine biologists probe 'black box' mysteries of the sea
...ood basis," he added. "The very existence of those neighborhoods
is a very different way of looking at the ocean th...naged at the state and local level. The fact these neighborhoods
exist means that it's possible for there to be local benefits, and that's one of the things that wil...
Scientists crack the black box of coastal ecosystems
...l ocean, many marine species seem to live in ocean neighborhoods
whose borders are surprisingly small," says Palumb...eters from home, but now we are finding that ocean neighborhoods
are defined by distances as small as 10's of kilometers." The concentration of local effects is good...
New research tools are opening the 'black box' of coastal ecosystems
...ulations, are revealing that near-shore underwater neighborhoods
"are a lot smaller and cozier than we ever imagined," Palumbi said. Thus, Warner added, "Action taken locally, in a particular area, can have a very strong effect" in protecting near-shore marine environments. Indeed, new research shows that many ma...
Pregnancy prevention efforts rely on neighborhood ties
...., of Emory University and colleagues. "Organizing neighborhoods
around teen pregnancy prevention is challenging, b...nning process to determine which of five different neighborhoods
were ready to work on teen pregnancy prevention through a program that promotes youth development. A...
Free shuttles can close the grocery gap
...lleagues conducted a market analysis of low-income neighborhoods
in five California cities -- Bakersfield, Fresno, ...ssady said. Residents of lower-income and minority neighborhoods
in many urban areas face a double bind that limits their access to fresh, healthy food, especially f...