By attaching an array of instruments to bike commuters in New York City, researchers aim to evaluate ambient pollution amounts and doses at the level of an individual cyclist.
Cities Smarten Up and Go Green
CIENS Urban Conference 2016: Smart and Green Cities – For Whom?; Oslo, Norway, 13 October 2016
Water Challenges of Megacities
After attending a groundwater conference this summer in Shenzhen, China, Water Resources Research editor Jean Bahr reports back and summarizes the water management challenges posed by large cities.
Switching to Drought-Tolerant Plants Could Alter Urban Climates
In Los Angeles, replacing lawns with native plants that need less water could lead to hotter days and cooler nights.
Urban Micrometeorites No Longer a Myth
After sifting through urban debris for 6 years, one scientist unearthed cosmic dust—confirming a long-held myth about urban micrometeorites.
Global Risks and Research Priorities for Coastal Subsidence
Some of the world's largest cities are sinking faster than the oceans are rising. Humans are part of the problem, but we can also be part of the solution through monitoring and modeling.
Chemical Boosts Ozone Production over Southern China
The presence of nitryl chloride in polluted urban air can enhance the production of ozone by up to 41%, according to a new modeling study constrained by ground-based measurements.
Tiny Accelerometers Create Europe's First Urban Seismic Network
The system, under development in Acireale, Italy, could be used to monitor earthquakes in real time and help rescue workers focus efforts where they’re needed most.
Experts Focus on Efforts by Cities to Deal with Climate Change
Urban areas must take political and practical considerations into account as they prepare for the effects of climate change, say experts at AGU Fall Meeting.
Urbanization Affects Air and Water in Italy's Po Plain
Satellite and ground-based measurements show a correlation between urban growth and increased levels of pollutants.