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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.
In the Media by Walter McDaniel

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.
In the Media by James Walker - 3 comments

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...
In the Media by Carol Huang (AFP)

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.
In the Media by Tim Sandle - 1 comment

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.
Digital Journal Report by Greta McClain - 2 comments

'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.
Digital Journal Report by Cate Kustanczy

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.
Digital Journal Report by Christopher Szabo

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.
In the Media by Lynn Curwin - 9 comments

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.
Digital Journal Report by Matt Harding - 6 comments

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.
In the Media by Bob Ewing - 6 comments

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.
In the Media by Richard Ivan Cronkhite - 1 comment

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.
In the Media by Bob Ewing - 7 comments

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.
In the Media by Bob Ewing - 12 comments

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.
In the Media by rob13 - 1 comment

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.
In the Media by Aaron Robson

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.
In the Media by Brandigal (Donna) - 4 comments

Line rider-urban run

I have no clue how this guy did this i can't even make a loop
In the Media by MATT - 1 comment

Urban Ninja

In the Media by Jemuzu - 2 comments

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.
In the Media by Carolyn E. Price - 1 comment

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"
In the Media by Patrix

Show dog missing for 9 months

Its been 9 months sing the whippet show dog escaped her cage at the Kennedy Airport.
In the Media by Brandigal (Donna)

30' geyser of water from a broken hydrant

No-audio, cell-phone video capture of a busted fire hydrant in sunnyvale California.
In the Media by Thespian - 3 comments

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...
In the Media by Digital Journal Staff
 

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A transgendered prostitute in downtown Toronto.
A transgendered prostitute in downtown Toronto.
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Pictures of various urban sights in Nashville  TN
Pictures of various urban sights in Nashville, TN
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Pictures of various urban sights in Nashville  TN
Pictures of various urban sights in Nashville, TN
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Pictures of various urban sights in Nashville  TN
Pictures of various urban sights in Nashville, TN
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Erik Johansson photo  where images are manipulated with Photoshop
Courtesy Erik Johansson
Erik Johansson photo, where images are manipulated with Photoshop
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When it comes to Facebook’s recent purchase of Instagram  de Guzman isn’t worried. “Instagram ...
John de Guzman
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.”
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Graffiti on fence surrounding development property in downtown Toronto.
Graffiti on fence surrounding development property in downtown Toronto.
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Deserted streets on a rainy day in Lyon France
Deserted streets on a rainy day in Lyon France
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Pictures of various urban sights in Nashville  TN
Pictures of various urban sights in Nashville, TN
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 Sky Study  Paris  1856—1857   albumen silver print from glass negative. The Metropolitan Museum o...
Charles Marville / The Metropolitan Museum of Art
"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.
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Pictures of various urban sights in Nashville  TN
Pictures of various urban sights in Nashville, TN
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Cleveland  Ohio skyline
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Cleveland, Ohio skyline
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Pictures of various urban sights in Nashville  TN
Pictures of various urban sights in Nashville, TN
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Pictures of various urban sights in Nashville  TN
Pictures of various urban sights in Nashville, TN
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Pictures of various urban sights in Nashville  TN
Pictures of various urban sights in Nashville, TN
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Pictures of various urban sights in Nashville  TN
Pictures of various urban sights in Nashville, TN
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 Banks of the Bièvre River at the Bottom of the rue des Gobelins (Fifth Arrondissement)  ca. 1862 ...
Charles Marville / Musée Carnavalet, Paris
"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
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 Rue de Constantine (Fourth Arrondissement)  1866   albumen silver print from glass negative. The Me...
Charles Marville / The Metropolitan Museum of Art
"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.
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Pictures of various urban sights in Nashville  TN
Pictures of various urban sights in Nashville, TN
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