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Agronomy / Food Science - Environment - 25.06.2019
Grassland Researchers Meet in Zurich
Switzerland is a grassland. The climate and soil provide ideal conditions for grass production, and thus for sustainable milk and meat production, whilst natural conditions are often unfavourable for arable farming. However, grass production too is facing new challenges. Despite extreme weather such as drought, the agricultural sector aims to produce top-quality forage, so that concentrate use can be reduced as much as possible.

Environment - Earth Sciences - 24.06.2019
Subsurface water storage makes big difference in plants’ response to drought
The sun rises over an oak savanna in the Dry Creek watershed, part of the Eel River Critical Zone Observatory in the Northern California Coast Ranges, where trees remained healthy through California's recent extreme drought.

Environment - Administration - 21.06.2019
Goodbye, Clean Power Plan: Understanding the new energy rule
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency replaced the Obama-era Clean Power Plan this week with one that focuses on efficiency improvements at generating stations.

Astronomy / Space Science - Environment - 20.06.2019
Looking for life: UW researchers, presentations abound at 2019 astrobiology conference in Bellevue
What are ocean worlds like? Is life possible inside a planet? What might a faraway technological civilization look like from here? Which planets warrant closer study, and why? And above all: Are we a

Environment - Health - 20.06.2019
Online Atlas of Aquatic Insects Aids Water-Quality Monitoring
A new online field guide to aquatic insects in the eastern United States, , promises to be an important tool for monitoring water quality, enabling even novices to correctly identify freshwater insects inhabiting rivers, lakes and streams.

Life Sciences - Environment - 19.06.2019
Berkeley Lab Celebrates the Integrative Genomics Building
Biosciences Area Associate Lab Director Mary Maxon caps off the Integrative Genomics Building dedication festivities by leading the ceremonial "snipping" of a double-helix-inspired ribbon.

Environment - 19.06.2019
US military bigger polluter than most countries
Surprised by the headline? No wonder when discussions about greenhouse gas emissions tend to focus on statistics for countries, not institutions.

Life Sciences - Environment - 18.06.2019
First book published on fishes of the Salish Sea
First book published on fishes of the Salish Sea
The first book documenting all of the known species of fishes that live in the Salish Sea is now available.

Environment - 17.06.2019

Environment - Earth Sciences - 17.06.2019
Climate Change in West Africa
Climate Change in West Africa
06/17/2019 A research centre in West Africa examines strategies to address the climate change. Its German partner is the University of Würzburg; the Federal Ministry of Education and Research is funding the initiative with 3.7 million euros.

Physics - Environment - 17.06.2019
Google funds EPFL research on nuclear phenomena
Google funds EPFL research on nuclear phenomena
EPFL's Laboratory for Ultrafast Microscopy and Electron Scattering has received a grant from Google to use shaped electron beams in the cutting-edge field of Nuclear Excitation by Electron Capture (NEEC). Dr Fabrizio Carbone's Laboratory for Ultrafast Microscopy and Electron Scattering (LUMES) today announced that Google has funded a 4-year research project in the lab.

Environment - Agronomy / Food Science - 14.06.2019
To help the bees, protect the prairie
Two beekeepers tend to their hives in the Prairie Pothole Region, which extends across five Midwestern states.

Astronomy / Space Science - Environment - 14.06.2019
Space agencies come together
Space agencies come together
On 14 June, President Hiroshi Yamakawa of JAXA was welcomed at the 282 nd meeting of the ESA Council - the Agency's governing body - held at ESA's Operations Centre in Darmstadt, Germany.

Environment - Business / Economics - 14.06.2019
Understanding and preparing for wildfire season
The new normal for Western wildfires is abnormal, with increasingly bigger and more destructive blazes.

Environment - 12.06.2019
Scale of the problem: How fish skins and algae could help solve the plastic pollution crisis
Scale of the problem: How fish skins and algae could help solve the plastic pollution crisis
A University of Sussex student has taken inspiration from the seas to find a solution to the man-made plastic pollution contaminating the world's oceans.

Environment - 12.06.2019
Mapping our global human footprint
Mapping our global human footprint
The number of people flocking to cities in search of employment and better prospects is growing at an unprecedented rate.

Environment - 12.06.2019
Unclear nuclear: How UK energy consumers unwittingly pay for military infrastructures
UK energy consumers are unknowingly subsidising the high cost of military nuclear infrastructures, testimony by University of Sussex academics to a Parliamentary inquiry has documented.

Chemistry - Environment - 10.06.2019
Scientific glassblower continues century-old campus tradition
To find Room B63 in the nondescript, industrial basement of UC Berkeley's Hildebrand Hall, it's best to follow your ears.

Environment - 07.06.2019

Environment - 06.06.2019

Environment - 06.06.2019
Four scientific institutions will monitor Switzerland from space
Four scientific institutions will monitor Switzerland from space
UNEP/GRID-Geneva, the universities of Geneva and Zurich and the Swiss Federal Institute for Forest, Snow and Landscape Research join forces for the continuous monitoring of Switzerland from space using the Swiss Data Cube.

Astronomy / Space Science - Environment - 06.06.2019
Putting Earth Science Skills to Use…..on Mars
Hannah Munguia, a UC San Diego environmental engineering student with an earth science minor, had a revelation when she worked on the MARS 2020 Rover as an intern at NASA: there's a place for environmental science and engineering in the aerospace world.

Environment - 04.06.2019
Early lives of Alaska sockeye salmon accelerating with climate change
Early lives of Alaska sockeye salmon accelerating with climate change
An ample buffet of freshwater food, brought on by climate change, is altering the life history of one of the world's most important salmon species.

Environment - Mathematics - 03.06.2019
To Pump or Not to Pump: New Tool Will Help Water Managers Make Smarter Decisions
To Pump or Not to Pump: New Tool Will Help Water Managers Make Smarter Decisions
The overpumping of groundwater in California has led to near environmental catastrophe in some areas - land is sinking, seawater is intruding, and groundwater storage capacity has shrunk.

Environment - Health - 30.05.2019
European Scientists Call for Climate Action
European Scientists Call for Climate Action
A new report highlights an alarming range of health risks in Europe due to climate change and the benefits of a rapid phase out of fossil fuels. The report entitled "The imperative of climate action to protect human health in Europe" was published yesterday by the European Academies' Science Advisory Council (EASAC).

Social Sciences - Environment - 30.05.2019

Innovation / Technology - Environment - 27.05.2019
ReMaP - Key to the energy systems of the future
Our energy system is changing: The permanent availability of energy in the right place at the right time is becoming more demanding. At the same time, digitalization offers us new tools for better controlling energy flows. A new joint energy research platform of ETH Zurich, the Paul Scherrer Institute (PSI) and Empa - ReMaP - aims at contributing to a better understanding of interconnected future energy systems.

Environment - 24.05.2019
Website provides real-time forecasts for Swiss lakes
Website provides real-time forecasts for Swiss lakes
A new website, , provides up-to-date information - such as water temperature, current speed, the chances of a storm and the presence of algae and whirlpools - on Switzerland's main lakes.

Environment - Earth Sciences - 24.05.2019
Earthquakes or tiger attacks?
Earthquakes or tiger attacks?
Dr Hanna Ruszczyk (Geography) believes that uderstanding what people fear most can help prevent disasters.

Earth Sciences - Environment - 24.05.2019

Environment - Agronomy / Food Science - 24.05.2019

Innovation / Technology - Environment - 24.05.2019
Stanford leaders present plan for implementing the university’s long-range vision
At the annual Academic Council meeting, the president, provost and other leaders outlined three overarching themes and 10 specific programmatic activities to guide Stanford in the next decade and beyond.

Environment - Earth Sciences - 23.05.2019
Solving geothermal energy’s earthquake problem
A geothermal energy project triggered a damaging earthquake in 2017 in South Korea. A new analysis suggests flaws in some of the most common ways of trying to minimize the risk of such quakes when harnessing the Earth's heat for energy.

Life Sciences - Environment - 23.05.2019
Neither Myth Nor Legend, Seadragon Mysteries Are Still to be Solved
With its new exhibition Seadragons & Seahorses, Birch Aquarium at Scripps aims to be the first to breed Leafy Seadragons, above, in captivity.

Environment - Life Sciences - 22.05.2019

Environment - 20.05.2019
Resilience of Yellowstone’s forests tested by unprecedented fire
The Maple Fire burns at Yellowstone National Park in 2016. The fire affected forests recovering from the park's historic 1988 fires.

Environment - Chemistry - 20.05.2019
Counterintuitive climate solution
A seemingly counterintuitive approach - converting one greenhouse gas into another - holds promise for returning the atmosphere to pre-industrial concentrations of methane, a powerful driver of global warming. A relatively simple process could help turn the tide of climate change while also turning a healthy profit.
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