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Urban News

Exploring lead risks in urban farming

Philadelphia - Urban farmer Ryan Kuck alleges that his garden was slowly poisoning his children in Philadelphia. Lead poisoning has often been a problem in United States and we'll explore the reasons behind this.

Google Street View lets you time-travel into the past

As of today, Google has begun rolling out a new feature for Street View, the component of Google Earth and Google Maps that lets you view places as if you were actually there, that allows you to travel back in time and view the place in the past.

China's urban drive risks digging economic hole

Anshun - After a lifetime of farming and mining in the hills of southwest China, Zhang Zongfu was thrust into subsidised housing closer to town, and into a monumental urbanisation drive aimed at boosting growth.Zhang likes his newly built digs, which are effect...

Urban areas make song birds ill

Phoenix - People living in densely populated urban areas affect the health and fitness of native wildlife. A new study draws a link between the degree of urbanization and the prevalence of two parasites in wild house finches.

Photo Essay: Everyday items can hold a beauty of their own Special

Nashville - The sights and sounds of the urban city can differ greatly from those of a more rural environment. While one area may be more pastoral and peaceful, scenes found in any of environment can hold a certain beauty.

'The Thirteen' Summons Small-Town Canada Special

New York - Author Susie Moloney is a renowned author of horror fiction. Small-town Canadiana infuses every inch of her work, which has garnered praise from critics and the notice of major Hollywood players.

South African Army shows off urban warfare skills Special

Carletonville - The South African Army demonstrated its urban warfare skills to lawmakers and the media with house-clearing, parachute insertion and helicopter fast-roping tactics among other things.

Men who killed tame fox given suspended sentences

Pontypridd - Three men who viciously attacked a tame fox in Wales, causing it to die, were given suspended sentences when they appeared in court.

Deforestation in an urban neighborhood Special

There used to be a dirt bicycle trail in River Rouge Park. While there still is, it turns into a newly paved stone road.

Urban beekeeping set to become legal in New York City

The New York City Department of Health has taken the first step towards allowing residents to keep bees within the city.

Op-Ed: Guns, Jeans, and Pioneers: They may not be after your guns.

A recent article published on Digital Journal described 2009 as "The Year of the Gun". This article mentions an increase in the deaths of police officers by firearms in 2009. While it is horrible, we cannot assume that this is due to changes in gun laws.

Urban chicken 'experiment' being watched

The City of Charlottetown has no problem with backyard chickens, but are watching a flock of a dozen birds in Lewis Point Park.

Hellmann's Sponsors Urban Gardens

Hellmann's are best known for their mayonnaise but they are also sponsors of 94 garden plots almost all across Canada. The plots are for gardeners who wouldn't otherwise have an opportunity to plant vegetables.

Parks help Urban Kids Stay Healthy

Urban kids who live near parks and playgrounds have been found to be less overweight than other urban kids.

Urban road race to test limits of robotic cars

In what sounds like a science fair project on steroids, engineers at Stanford University plan to have an unmanned robot car ready to navigate urban traffic in less than a year.

Singer Keith Urban sues Keith Urban over Web site

Country singer Keith Urban has filed a lawsuit against a painter of the same name, claiming that the lesser known Keith Urban's Web site infringes trademark and cyber-squatting laws.

Line rider-urban run

I have no clue how this guy did this i can't even make a loop

A World first: sometime in 2008, most people will live in cities

For the first time in human history, the world's population is about to become mostly urban.

Cities Change The Songs Of Birds

Man's cities have a tremendous impact on the behavior of the birds as they are known to alter their singing styles according to the city that they live in. "The urban songs were shorter and sung faster than the forest songs"

Show dog missing for 9 months

Its been 9 months sing the whippet show dog escaped her cage at the Kennedy Airport.

30' geyser of water from a broken hydrant

No-audio, cell-phone video capture of a busted fire hydrant in sunnyvale California.

Urban Archaeologists Seek Past Under NYC Concrete

New York - Those who love New York know it as an ever-changing city, where a neighborhood can take on a new character in a matter of weeks and the sight of digging workers usually signals the coming of a new apartment building or office tower. But...
 

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Pictures of various urban sights in Nashville  TN
Pictures of various urban sights in Nashville, TN
Pictures of various urban sights in Nashville  TN
Pictures of various urban sights in Nashville, TN
Pictures of various urban sights in Nashville  TN
Pictures of various urban sights in Nashville, TN
Pictures of various urban sights in Nashville  TN
Pictures of various urban sights in Nashville, TN
Pictures of various urban sights in Nashville  TN
Pictures of various urban sights in Nashville, TN
A transgendered prostitute in downtown Toronto.
A transgendered prostitute in downtown Toronto.
 Sky Study  Paris  1856—1857   albumen silver print from glass negative. The Metropolitan Museum o...
"Sky Study, Paris, 1856—1857", albumen silver print from glass negative. The Metropolitan Museum of Art, The Horace W. Goldsmith Foundation Fund, through Joyce and Robert Menschel, 1987 (1987.1094) cat. no. 25.
Charles Marville / The Metropolitan Museum of Art
Pictures of various urban sights in Nashville  TN
Pictures of various urban sights in Nashville, TN
Deserted streets on a rainy day in Lyon France
Deserted streets on a rainy day in Lyon France
The Manhattan Bridge and the New York City Skyline.  A wonderful person shared a quote last year by ...
The Manhattan Bridge and the New York City Skyline. "A wonderful person shared a quote last year by Henri Matisse that really resonated with me," says Gucwa."'A large part of the beauty of a picture arises from the struggle which an artist wages with his limited medium.' I think that there is a tremendous amount of truth in the (idea) that when you are limited, you are forced to work extremely hard to get the results you desire."
Vivienne Gucwa
Cleveland  Ohio skyline
Cleveland, Ohio skyline
Big Slow
When it comes to Facebook’s recent purchase of Instagram  de Guzman isn’t worried. “Instagram ...
When it comes to Facebook’s recent purchase of Instagram, de Guzman isn’t worried. “Instagram's going to change - it's getting too big not to. I don't mind if Facebook is at the helm as it changes. I think it'll help users actually, because Instagram will have many more resources at its disposal to develop the product.”
John de Guzman
 Banks of the Bièvre River at the Bottom of the rue des Gobelins (Fifth Arrondissement)  ca. 1862 ...
"Banks of the Bièvre River at the Bottom of the rue des Gobelins (Fifth Arrondissement), ca. 1862", albumen silver print from glass negative. Musée Carnavalet, Paris. cat. no. 54
Charles Marville / Musée Carnavalet, Paris
Pictures of various urban sights in Nashville  TN
Pictures of various urban sights in Nashville, TN
Erik Johansson photo  where images are manipulated with Photoshop
Erik Johansson photo, where images are manipulated with Photoshop
Courtesy Erik Johansson
Pictures of various urban sights in Nashville  TN
Pictures of various urban sights in Nashville, TN
 Rue de Constantine (Fourth Arrondissement)  1866   albumen silver print from glass negative. The Me...
"Rue de Constantine (Fourth Arrondissement), 1866", albumen silver print from glass negative. The Metropolitan Museum of Art, The Horace W. Goldsmith Foundation Gift, through Joyce and Robert Menschel, 1986 (1986.1141) cat. no. 56.
Charles Marville / The Metropolitan Museum of Art
A market in Lagos  south west Nigeria.
A market in Lagos, south west Nigeria.
Zouzou Wizman
Pictures of various urban sights in Nashville  TN
Pictures of various urban sights in Nashville, TN
Pictures of various urban sights in Nashville  TN
Pictures of various urban sights in Nashville, TN