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The UK Groundwater Forum
London’s infrastructure was built while levels were low, including parts of the London Underground and the deep foundations of tall buildings. In the 1960s, changes in water use meant that pumping rates were reduced drastically, and water started to rise back towards its natural levels, threatening the tube lines and building foundations. Recently managed pumping has ...
Click here for pictures. City-dwelling pigeons and starlings provide plenty of food. *DDT was ... in hollow trees as well. Birds that have been introduced into the wild have found suitable homes in cities like Chicago, Illinois and St. Louis, Missouri where tall buildings have substituted for cliffs.
Peregrine falcons nest on ledges in downtown Chicago
Chicago in these photos taken by Pete Redmon. This picture shows four nestling peregrine falcons and their mother (far left) at home on a building ledge in downtown Chicago, Illinois. Tall buildings can substitute for the cliffs peregrine falcons prefer, although they may nest in hollow trees. Naturalists believe the ...
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CPF Project Release
Guelph. While neither location falls within the core of the peregrine's historical Ontario range, both sites feature a mix of tall buildings and open areas that offer good habitat for peregrines, and are not unlike some of the urban sites selected by naturally nesting peregrines. There has been a previous release in Guelph, conducted at the East Residence of ...
Peregrine Falcon - WDNR
Reintroduction efforts have resulted in them utilizing nesting structures on tall buildings or smoke stacks in cities. High ledges near open water are preferred for nesting. Food Habits: Majority of diet consists of small to medium sized birds - such as flickers, robins, pigeons, sparrows, and ...
Bicycle Fixation: Ride Report: Stitching the River
Downtown is tall buildings shadowing the busy streets, newer glass towers alternating with ornate Art-Deco hotels and lofts ... neighborhoods, winding between the looming, shabby walls of the warehouse district. I saw plenty of stunning buildings: old brick sheds built in the days when even warehouses merited a few curlicues along the ...
The Canadian Peregrine Foundation -- USA & International home page
But the Coopers wings are large and rounded, providing lots of lift and ... atop Wisconsin Public Service Corp.s Pulliam Power Plant in Green Bay. Nesting boxes were placed atop tall buildings in downtown Appleton several years ago, but they failed to attract any peregrines. Terry Carroll, ...
Thoughts in the Presence of Fear: A post-Sept. 11 manifesto for environmentalists, by Wendell Berry [2001 October 11] The End Of Tall Buildings: "We are convinced that the age of skyscrapers is at an end. It must now be considered an experimental building typology that has failed. We predict that no new megatowers will be built, and existing ones are destined ...
Basic Information | Heat Island Effect | U.S. EPA
Tall buildings and narrow streets can heat air trapped between them and reduce air flow. Waste heat ... off faster at night than cities, which retain much of the heat stored in roads, buildings, and other structures. As a result, the largest urban-rural temperature difference, or maximum heat ...
GAIA Case Study: India - Sustainable urban development
Tamilnadu State. The city, which is divided into two by the Cooum river, sprawls over 68 square miles (expanding faster than ever !), is located on a 17 km stretch of the Coromandel coast with fewer tall buildings than any of the other four metros. The welcome sense of spaciousness is enhanced by Madras's waterfront on the Bay of ...
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