NASA satellite offers urban carbon dioxide insights

University of Utah A new NASA/university study of carbon dioxide emissions for 20 major cities around the world provides the first direct, satellite-based evidence that as a city’s population density increases, the carbon dioxide it emits per person declines, with some notable exceptions. The study also demonstrates how satellite measurements of this powerful greenhouse gas…

Greening the city — a measurement for a mindful environment

Uh, it’s science, yeah, that’s the ticket SCIENCE! ~ctm From Eurekalert Public Release: 3-Jul-2017 University of Bradford Scientists at the University of Bradford have developed the world’s first Tranquillity Rating Prediction Tool (TRAPT), a scientific process for measuring how relaxing urban environments and public spaces are. In a new paper published in the Urban Forestry…

The Chinese demonstrate that UHI has a real and essential effect on regional climate change

Study finds that urbanization has considerable influence on the regional climate change, they even blame proximity to air-conditioning as a factor. Press release from Science China Press (full paper follows) Urbanization and surface warming in eastern China A recent study indicated that the urbanization in eastern China has significant impact on the observed surface warming…