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Understanding urban heat islands
The effects of urban heat islands, which can increase temperatures in cities by as much as 10 °C, are particularly noticeable in summer. For some twenty years Valéry Masson has been studying these...
Where Have all the Farmland Birds Gone?
The song of skylarks, linnets and meadow pipits traditionally resonate across French farmlands. But for how much longer? Studies from long-term observatories paint an alarming picture: the...
Why Some Cities Are Hotter than Others
City centers tend to be hotter than the suburbs, but some heat up more than others. An international research team now shows that the spatial configuration of buildings determines how high a city’s...
How Many Sexes Are There?
The Legacy of World War I
The Machine that Selected the Citizens of Athens
“Energy sobriety is not just a matter for individuals”
“Humans caused the overpopulation of wild boars”
Determining the role of climate change in extreme weather events