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Environment - Life Sciences - 05.04.2017
Scientists collaborate on aquatic ecology experiments across Europe
Scientists collaborate on aquatic ecology experiments across Europe
Imperial are founding partners in a new Europe-wide network of aquatic ecosystem experiments stretching from the Arctic to the Mediterranean. The network will perform the first systematic large-scale experiments to compare how both freshwater and marine ecosystems respond to environmental pressures, including climatic change and other effects of the growing human population.

Earth Sciences - Environment - 04.04.2017
Evidence of Britain’s separation from Europe
Researchers have found evidence of how ancient Britain separated from Europe, which happened in two stages, they report. Nearly 450,000 years ago, when Earth was in the grip of an ice age, ice stretched right across the North Sea, from Britain to Scandinavia. The low sea levels meant that the entire English Channel was dry land, a frozen tundra landscape, crisscrossed by small rivers.

Health - Environment - 04.04.2017
Droughts linked to health risks in older adults
Droughts linked to health risks in older adults
A new Yale-led study reveals a distinct connection between drought exposure and adverse human health among older adults. In a retrospective study of health claims for 618 U.S. counties over 14 years, researchers found that severe drought conditions increased the risk of mortality among adults 65 or over.

Social Sciences - Environment - 04.04.2017
Sociologists urge use of big data to study human interaction
A group of Stanford experts are encouraging more researchers who study social interaction to conduct studies that examine online environments and use big data. The internet dominates our world and each one of us is leaving a larger digital footprint as more time passes. Those footprints are ripe for studying, experts say.

Environment - Health - 03.04.2017
When human illness rises, the environment suffers, too
When human illness rises, the environment suffers, too
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Environment - Earth Sciences - 03.04.2017
Microbial colonisers of Arctic soils are sensitive to future climate change
Microbial colonisers of Arctic soils are sensitive to future climate change
A team of researchers from the University of Bristol have recently shown that ecosystems created by melting glaciers in the Arctic are sensitive to climate change and human activity. Melting ice is exposing vast landscapes that are colonised by simple forms of microbial life. These microbes in Arctic soils must cope with short cool summers and long freezing winters, as well as starvation from nutrients.

Environment - Life Sciences - 03.04.2017
Humans tested as planet warms and species move 'poleward'
Humans tested as planet warms and species move ‘poleward’
Climate-driven change in the distribution of animal and plant species poses emerging challenges for humans, an international study has shown. Co-author and University of Queensland marine biologist Professor John Pandolfi said species were changing their distributions globally in response to climate change.

Environment - Earth Sciences - 03.04.2017
University of Birmingham recognised for excellence in cyber security research
Iron particles generated by cities and industry are being dissolved by man-made air pollution and washed into the sea - potentially increasing the amount of greenhouse gases that the world's oceans can absorb, a new study suggests. Scientists have long believed that acids formed from human-generated pollution and natural emissions dissolve iron in airborne particles - increasing the amount of iron to the ocean - but have lacked direct evidence to prove this theory.

Environment - Life Sciences - 03.04.2017
Humanity tested as planet warms and species move poleward
Humanity tested as planet warms and species move poleward
Climate-driven change in the distribution of animal and plant species poses emerging challenges for humans, an international study has shown. University of Queensland marine biologist Professor John Pandolfi said species were changing their distributions globally in response to climate change. "New challenges for humans range from health risks to economic threats, and from conflict over fisheries resources to impacts on the supply of coffee and other crops," said Professor Pandolfi, of UQ's School of Biological Sciences.

Environment - Life Sciences - 03.04.2017
Book purchases of liberals and conservatives reveal partisan division
UChicago researchers develop model for predicting number of species that breaks the number down by region'a new tool for biodiversity inventory and analysis. Many scientists have developed models to predict the total number of species on Earth?including those not yet discovered'of an animal or plant group, but University of Chicago researchers have developed the first such model that breaks the number down by region, providing a valuable new tool for biodiversity inventory and analysis.

Environment - Life Sciences - 31.03.2017
Model predicts number of species yet to be discovered, regionally
UChicago researchers develop model for predicting number of species that breaks the number down by region'a new tool for biodiversity inventory and analysis. Many scientists have developed models to predict the total number of species on Earth?including those not yet discovered'of an animal or plant group, but University of Chicago researchers have developed the first such model that breaks the number down by region, providing a valuable new tool for biodiversity inventory and analysis.

Environment - History / Archeology - 31.03.2017
In Search of Connections Between Climatic and Cultural Change
In Search of Connections Between Climatic and Cultural Change
How did environmental and climatic changes early on in human history influence cultures - and what conclusions can be drawn relative to climate change today? These questions are the subject of a three-week expedition aboard the research vessel METEOR that will take an international team of geoscientists and archaeologists, led by researchers from Heidelberg University, into the eastern Mediterranean.

History / Archeology - Environment - 30.03.2017
Diets in Prehistoric and Early Nonagrarian Societies Were More Diverse than Previously Thought
German-Canadian-Japanese Team of Researchers Published Findings about Okhotsk Culture in PLOS ONE Science Journal ' 062/2017 from Mar 30, 2017 According to a study conducted by paleontologists and archaeologists, the diets of prehistorical and early historical hunter-gatherer societies were more diverse than previously thought.

Economics / Business - Environment - 30.03.2017
Curbing coffee cup usage
The use of disposable coffee cups could be reduced by 50 - 300 million annually according to research announced today by leading coffee roaster Bewley's. An estimated 2.5bn disposable coffee cups are used in the UK each year, creating approximately 25,000 tonnes of waste. The research, conducted from September to December 2016 by Cardiff University on behalf of Bewley's tested a range of measures that could encourage the use of re-usable coffee cups.

Life Sciences - Environment - 29.03.2017
Seasonal warming leads to smaller animal body sizes
Seasonal warming leads to smaller animal body sizes
Changes in the body size of animals measured under controlled laboratory conditions have been shown to closely match changes in body size with seasonal warming in nature, according to research from Queen Mary University of London (QMUL). Cold-blooded species rely on the temperature of their external environment to dictate their internal body temperature.

Environment - 27.03.2017
Sun's impact on climate change quantified for first time
Sun’s impact on climate change quantified for first time
For the first time, model calculations show a plausible way that fluctuations in solar activity could have a tangible impact on the climate. Studies funded by the Swiss National Science Foundation expect human-induced global warming to tail off slightly over the next few decades. A weaker sun could reduce temperatures by half a degree.

Earth Sciences - Environment - 24.03.2017
Steep rise of the Bernese Alps
Steep rise of the Bernese Alps
Media releases, information for representatives of the media Media Relations (E) The striking North Face of the Bernese Alps is the result of a steep rise of rocks from the depths following a collision of two tectonic plates.

Environment - Health - 23.03.2017
Seabed conditions key to survival of juvenile cod, haddock and whiting
Links between seabed type and quality are closely related to the abundance and size of young commercially fished species such as cod, haddock and whiting. A new study, led by the University of Glasgow and published today in Marine Ecology Progress Series, examines the abundance and size of these three types of commercial fish over the course of two years in the South Arran Nature Conservation Marine Protected Area in the Firth of Clyde.

Astronomy / Space Science - Environment - 23.03.2017
Satellite imaging breakthrough improves ability to measure plant growth
Satellite imaging breakthrough improves ability to measure plant growth
Researchers have developed an approach for measuring plant growth from space by refining a decades-old technique. The new technology gets around earlier obstacles to accurate observations and could help unlock new perspectives on global change. Satellite images of Earth's plant life have been valuable for managing crops or detecting deforestation, but current methods are often contaminated by light reflected by other things like clouds, soil and snow.

Environment - Life Sciences - 22.03.2017
Mass extinction event 35 million years ago
The dramatic shift to colder and drier climates likely resulted in rapidly changing Australian habitats, which hugely impacted the animals that inhabited them. ANU biologists have found the first evidence of mass extinction of Australian animals caused by a dramatic drop in global temperatures 35 million years ago.
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