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Christine E. Thuring, Robert D. Berghage, and David J. Beattie

). Indeed, stormwater management is the main reason green roofs are so widely implemented in Germany ( Keeley, 2004 ). Green roofs also improve air quality by trapping dust and airborne particles, and can mitigate the urban heat island effect by moderating

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Seong-Hyun Park and Richard H. Mattson

., 2002 ), increased relative humidity up to human comfort level ( Lohr, 1992 ; Wolverton and Wolverton, 1993 ), and improved indoor air quality by reducing the quantity of mold spores and airborne microorganisms ( Wolverton and Wolverton, 1993

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Dewayne L. Ingram and Charles R. Hall

Trees have significant positive environmental impacts in the landscape. Urban foresters have published significant evidence for air quality improvement, carbon sequestration, microclimate modification, storm water mitigation, and reduced

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Thomas Graham, Ping Zhang, Youbin Zheng, and Michael A. Dixon

age on ozone resistance in Plantago major New Phytol. 138 83 89 Miles, S. Frewer, L.J. 2001 Investigating specific concerns about different food hazards Food Qual. Prefer. 12 47 61 Ontario Ministry of the Environment 2007 Air quality in Ontario: 2006

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Iro Kokkinou, Nikolaos Ntoulas, Panayiotis A. Nektarios, and Dimitra Varela

their plants died within 7–10 d of withholding irrigation treatments. Literature Cited Akbari, H. Pomerrantz, M. Taha, H. 2001 Cool surfaces and shade trees to reduce energy use and improve air quality in urban areas Sol. Energy 70 295 310 Benvenuti, S

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Nikolaos Ntoulas, Panayiotis A. Nektarios, Thomais-Evelina Kapsali, Maria-Pinelopi Kaltsidi, Liebao Han, and Shuxia Yin

were found to be the most appropriate ones that also possessed minimal NO 3 − -N leaching. Units Literature cited Akbari, H. Pomerrantz, M. Taha, H. 2001 Cool surfaces and shade trees to reduce energy use and improve air quality in urban areas Sol

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George Kotsiris, Panayiotis A. Nektarios, and Angeliki T. Paraskevopoulou

for contemporary buildings and cities in Mediterranean regions. Literature Cited Akbari, H. Pomerrantz, M. Taha, H. 2001 Cool surfaces and shade trees to reduce energy use and improve air quality in urban areas Sol. Energy 70 295 310 Arnon, D.I. 1949

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Anna K. Kirk and Rufus Isaacs

A wide variety of variables, both genetic and environmental in origin, are known to influence plant growth and development. In agricultural systems, light intensity, air quality, soil nutrients, moisture, and air and soil temperature are

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Haiying Liang, Bing-Qing Hao, Guo-Chen Chen, Hang Ye, and Jinlin Ma

. Instead, it can help decrease soil erosion in hilly regions, improve air quality, and generate income for local farmers. Fig. 3. Distribution of cultivation of oil camellias in China. Fig. 4. Oil camellias grown on hilly lands in China. Utilization of By

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Lamprini Tassoula, Maria Papafotiou, Georgios Liakopoulos, and Georgios Kargas

Eighty percent of European citizens live in urban areas and the quality of their life and their environment depends on how cities look and function. European urban areas face several environmental challenges including poor air quality, high level of