Qingxu “Bill” Jin, Ph.D., LEED GA, E.I.T.Georgia Institute of Technology With increasing worldwide urbanization, the urban population has increased from 700 million in 1950 to 4.2 billion in 2018. The urban population comprises 55% of the current world’s population and is anticipated to comprise 68% of it by 2050. To support the constantly growing worldwide…

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Fernanda Gisselle Duque Mendoza studies how hummingbirds have adapted to communicate in challenging environments and discovered that some species of hummingbirds produce unusually high-pitched songs. She continues to study these sounds to learn why only some hummingbirds make these sounds, whether they can hear them, and the function of these songs. ABOUT OUR SPEAKER Fernanda…

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by Alexandra Wickson, MPH What are ticks? Ticks are parasitic insects that feed on the blood of people and other animals. They have four life stages: egg, larva, nymph, and adult. All life requires food to live, and for tick larva, nymphs, and adults, this food is blood (researchers call this a ‘blood meal’). Ticks…

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