August 22, 2013
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Ecologists get first bumblebees’ eye view of the landscape

Ecologists have produced the most detailed picture yet of how bumblebees use the landscape thanks to DNA technology and remote sensing. The results – which come from the largest ever study of wild bumblebee nests – could help farmers and policy makers ensure the countryside is better suited to the needs of these vital but declining pollinators. Continue reading

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June 5, 2013
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NASA’s Spitzer sees Milky Way’s blooming countryside

New views from NASA’s Spitzer Space Telescope show blooming stars in our Milky Way galaxy’s more barren territories, far from its crowded core. Continue reading

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February 27, 2013
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Name your neighborhood, define your health?

Does your neighborhood really define health? Most of us make a choice between suburbs, countryside, or city and settle down. But others, particularly those living in poverty, don’t always get to make that choice —- the choice that could actually determine our quality and length of life. So how does this choice affect our health? Continue reading

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February 5, 2013
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Birds in Asia may need a hand to weather climate change

Birds in Asia may need a helping hand to adapt to climate change, according to scientists. A new study shows that many bird species are likely to suffer under future climate change, and will require enhanced protection of important sites, better manage… Continue reading

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December 9, 2011
by Kaid Benfield
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Can grassroots planning save what’s best of a rapidly suburbanizing community?

Kaid Benfield, Director, Sustainable Communities, Washington, DC
 
Not long ago, Newton, County, Georgia, was classic rural America:  a few small towns, some historic buildings, and a lot of farming.  But the county… Continue reading

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December 6, 2011
by Kaid Benfield
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Land conservation, smart growth and the environment

Kaid Benfield, Director, Sustainable Communities, Washington, DC
 
Years ago, I was motivated to participate in what became the cause of smart growth, and now for many of us has evolved into the cause of sustainable communities, b… Continue reading

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July 22, 2011
by Kaid Benfield
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Video week: the conservation imperative for smart growth

Kaid Benfield, Director, Sustainable Communities & Smart Growth, Washington, DC  
It’s certainly well-known among my colleagues that I am passionate about cities.  I’m proud to think of myself as an urbanist who believes we can no longer acc… Continue reading

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