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tag: urban greening

Study Finds Greening Vacant Lots Reduces Crime

By Sara Novak, TreeHugger Green vacant lots make neighborhood residents feel safer while reducing overall crime, according to a new study from the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of P…

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Urban Vegetation Reduces Air Pollution by 40-60%

By Michael Graham Richard, TreeHugger One More Reason to Hug Trees It is well known that vegetation is good at filtering air indoors (check out the list of the best air-filtering house plants ac…

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Seed Bombs: Change for Change

As I have written about before, Guerrilla Gardeners drop seed bombs. Guerrilla gardening is a growing movement of green enthusiasts who transform abandoned patches of land in cities by planting in…

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