Ecologists Explore Interactions of People, Buildings, Wildlife & Pollution

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Most cities brew up a blend of gases that covers the urban area like a dome. The top of most buildings can sit outside or inside this metropolitan atmosphere, depending on the weather. Ecologists are sampling sites around Boston in order to compare levels of carbon dioxide, carbon monoxide, methane, and water vapor.

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Projections of Urban Growth Highlight at Risk Areas

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Forecasts of different regions’ likelihood of urban expansion could be used to direct conservation efforts

Researchers are trying to make detailed predictions about how urban areas are likely to grow in order to forecast how the next few decades of urbanization will affect biodiversity.

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