News Stories relating to "city"
Thursday, March 14, 2013
Around 2,000 coyotes live in Chicago and New York and their suburbs--and probably in the big city nearest to YOU as well. They were once restricted to the Southwest, but they've spread across the country in the last 100 years. When your backyard got too crowded
Wednesday, June 22, 2011
Not the kinds with real ghosts
in them (NOTE: Subscribers
can still listen to this show) but places that used to be bustling communities that are now almost empty. In an increasing number of American...
Monday, June 13, 2011
It’s an unfamiliar neighborhood and you find yourself in the middle of a bunch of streets and buildings you’ve never seen before. Giving the environment a quick once-over, you make a snap decision about whether you’re safe or not. And chances are, that first "gut" call is the right one.
Thursday, February 17, 2011
In the US, why are the rich getting richer and the poor getting poorer? Part of the answer has to do with where you live. Economist Ronni Pavan says, "Our results show that overall up to one-third of the growth in the wage gap between the rich and the poor is driven by city size independent of workers' skills." In other words, if you...
Monday, November 15, 2010
All over the world, people are moving into cities from the countryside, because young people want jobs
and older people
want a more convenient lifestyle. These changes could significantly affect global emissions of carbon dioxide over the...
Thursday, September 16, 2010
Crazier than country folks? - Are city residents crazier than people who live in the suburbs or in the country? A new report says yes.
Wednesday, September 30, 2009
A city my be a world unto itself, but what happens if it is located in an area where it rains a lot? We assume that the rainy countryside surrounding some cities is that way because of where the areas are located. But there may be another factor: Sprawl.
Researchers think that a city's sprawl may have an influence on the amount of rain...
Wednesday, September 2, 2009
James Lovelock first coined the term Gaia, a word that means viewing the Earth as a single living, breathing organism. A new scientific trend views the world's biggest cities the same way. More than half the world's population today lives in cities, and the world's largest urban areas are growing rapidly. The number of megacities (metropolitan...
Sunday, March 16, 2008
Is it possible to create a perfect city? This has been tried before, with varying degrees of success, with the creation of cities such as Brasilia in Brazil, Canberra in Australia and Arcosanti right here in the US, but the most successful cities seem to be those that rose up naturally (although some may be sinking down again). Now the Middle...