One of the authors of a new report on efforts to create healthy cities in China describes challenges and opportunities for urban health and healthcare.
Visualizing One of the Most Hazardous Formations in Nature
A network of buoys provides a first glimpse of the seafloor beneath a volatile Italian caldera.
A City’s Challenge of Dealing with Sea Level Rise
A well-developed case study in Ho-Chi Min City, Vietnam, exemplifies how other mega-cities located on deltas could face the major challenge of adapting to rising sea-level.
Urban Agriculture Could Provide Billions in Ecosystem Services
Expanding agriculture efforts in cities could improve food security, ecosystem health, and more.
Urban Sewers Evolve Similarly to River Networks
Like river systems, engineered drainage networks become increasingly fractal as they grow.
Integrating Water Science and Culture for Urban Sustainability
Workshop on Water and Environmental Global Challenges: International Water Infrastructures and Security; Miami, Florida, 23–25 May 2017
Modeling Beijing’s Water Crisis
Beijing’s growing population is rapidly draining its water supplies. A new study examines how land use change affects groundwater storage beneath the megacity.
Is Living Near a Farm Bad for Your Health?
A recent commentary in GeoHealth highlighted the health risks for people living close to large-scale livestock farms.
Cities Partner to Prepare for Natural Hazards and Climate Change
NASA-Rio-UCCRN Workshop on Sea Level Rise, Urban Heat Islands, and Water Quality; New York, 14–16 November 2016
Mapping Dengue Fever Hazard with Machine Learning
Researchers develop a predictive software system to identify city-specific, dengue fever risk areas amid a global increase in cases.