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Environment - Business / Economics - 15.02.2019
What rising seas mean for local economies
High-tide flooding resulting from climate change is already disrupting the economy of Annapolis, Maryland. As sea levels rise, the impacts are expected to get worse for coastal communities. Impacts from climate change are not always easy to see. But for many local businesses in coastal communities across the United States, the evidence is right outside their doors - or in their parking lots.

Environment - Life Sciences - 14.02.2019
Impacts of downsizing the Delta twin tunnels project
Two experts from Stanford's Water in the West program explain the potential impacts on the future of water in California of the proposed plan to downsize the $17 billion Delta twin tunnels project.

Materials Science - Environment - 14.02.2019
New additive provides fire protection for wood
New additive provides fire protection for wood
Together with BRUAG Fire Protection AG, Empa specialists have developed a new flame retardant for wood and wood-based materials.

Materials Science - Environment - 14.02.2019
New additive provides fire protection for wood-based materials
New additive provides fire protection for wood-based materials
Together with BRUAG Fire Protection AG, Empa specialists have developed a new flame retardant for wood and wood-based materials.

Environment - 13.02.2019
MSc in Global Ecology and Conservation
A new master's degree from Cardiff University will train the next generation of scientists to tackle urgent global issues that are having significant impacts on wildlife and ecosystems around the world. The world is facing unprecedented challenges; from a growing human population and increased habitat loss, to plastic pollution and a changing climate.

Environment - 13.02.2019
Shrinking heart
This heart-shaped body of water may look cute for Valentine's Day but just as love sometimes fades, this emerald sea is withering away.

Environment - Life Sciences - 12.02.2019
Assessing riverside corridors - the 'escape routes' for animals under climate change - in the Northwest
Assessing riverside corridors - the ’escape routes’ for animals under climate change - in the Northwest
Under climate change, plants and animals will shift their habitats to track the conditions they are adapted for.

Environment - Innovation / Technology - 12.02.2019
Optimizing energy flows
Optimizing energy flows
Interdisciplinary, interconnected and oriented towards a sustainable future: These words describe Kristina Orehounig just as aptly as they describe the Empa laboratory "Urban Energy Systems", which she is heading since February 2018. She has chosen an unusual path to her current scientific discipline - but that is precisely what she sees as an advantage in her day-to-day research.

Environment - Astronomy / Space Science - 12.02.2019

Environment - Physics - 11.02.2019
"The Arctic atmosphere is key to understanding climate change"
This summer, 40 international scientists will participate in the GLACE expedition around Greenland in order to study the effects of climate change in that region.

Environment - Transport - 11.02.2019
Carnegie Mellon University’s Tepper Quad Earns LEED Gold Certification
The new home for the Tepper School of Business was recognized for limiting its environmental impact in construction and operations.

Earth Sciences - Environment - 11.02.2019
Island love
With Valentine's Day around the corner, we will soon be expressing our love to those nearest and dearest - and maybe that can include our beautiful home planet, after all it needs all the love and care it can get.

Environment - 11.02.2019
Totally cool turtles may help save species
A trial of ways to cool turtle nests is underway in Queensland's Far North as global warming threatens turtle populations throughout the tropics.

Environment - Business / Economics - 08.02.2019

Environment - Earth Sciences - 08.02.2019
’Underwater forecast’ predicts temperature, acidity and more in Puget Sound
Most of us rely on the weather forecast to choose our outfit or make outdoor plans for the weekend. But conditions underwater can also be useful to know in advance, especially if you're an oyster farmer, a fisher or even a recreational diver.

Environment - 08.02.2019
Targeting restoration measures to maximise ecological benefits
Today, very few Swiss rivers or streams still flow in a natural bed. Since the eighteenth century, around 15,000 kilometres of watercourses have been modified, engineered or channelised. The degradation of aquatic habitats has had a severe impact on biodiversity. To tackle this problem, the federal government has requested the cantons to restore around 4,000 kilometres of rivers and streams by 2090.

Environment - Electroengineering - 07.02.2019
Australia streaks ahead to be renewables world champion
Australia streaks ahead to be renewables world champion
Research from The Australian National University (ANU) has found that Australia is installing renewable power per person each year faster than any other country, helping it to meet its entire Paris Agreement emissions reduction targets five years early. Lead researcher Professor Andrew Blakers said Australia was installing renewable power per capita several times faster than the European Union, Japan, China and the United States, based on preliminary data available for installations globally last year.

Environment - 07.02.2019
Sunda clouded leopard under threat from habitat fragmentation
The Sunda clouded leopard in Sabah, Malaysia, is under threat from habitat fragmentation and a lack of forest connectivity, finds a study by Cardiff University and the Danau Girang Field Centre. In collaboration with Oxford University's WildCRU, the US Forest Service, and Sabah Wildlife Department, the team used a combination of field data and simulation modelling to map patterns of population connectivity for the clouded leopard species across Sabah.

Environment - Earth Sciences - 07.02.2019
New climate models suggest that future sea level rise could be much lower than previously feared
New climate models suggest that future sea level rise could be much lower than previously feared
Two papers published in Nature this week call into doubt recent predictions of imminent Antarctic ice sheet collapse. They are led by King's College London and Victoria University of Wellington, and involve colleagues from across the US, Canada, UK and Europe, including the University of Bristol. The first paper suggests that sustained collapse of Antarctic ice-cliffs into the ocean, caused by rising global temperatures and melting ice shelves, may not have a large impact on sea level rise.

Astronomy / Space Science - Environment - 07.02.2019
Science key to taking the pulse of our planet
For some, the concept of 'science' may seem difficult or even boring, particularly if it was taught poorly at school. However, with all of us facing the consequences a rapidly changing world, science is fundamental to implementing adaptation and mitigation strategies. Thanks to satellites delivering critical science, we are better placed than ever before to cope with the challenges ahead.

Environment - 07.02.2019

Environment - 06.02.2019

Environment - 06.02.2019
’Twilight Zone’ could help preserve shallow water reefs
Corals lurking in deeper, darker waters could one day help to replenish shallow water reefs under threat from ocean warming and bleaching events, according to researchers.

Environment - Architecture - 05.02.2019

Earth Sciences - Environment - 05.02.2019
New Scale to Characterize Strength and Impacts of Atmospheric River Storms
Similar to scales gauging hurricane, wind, or tornado intensity, could aid flood response and water management, especially in the West A team of researchers led by Scripps Institution of Oceanography

Environment - Astronomy / Space Science - 05.02.2019
Polar vortex: The science behind the cold
Atmospheric scientist Aditi Sheshadri discusses how the polar vortex works, what drives its behavior and why it seems to bring storms and bitter cold more frequently than in past decades.†† The polar

Environment - Innovation / Technology - 05.02.2019
Our 2.5-million-year obsession with stuff
Our 2.5-million-year obsession with stuff
Ian Hodder, Stanford professor of anthropology, argues that at the heart of humanity's history is a dependency on objects and things.

Health - Environment - 04.02.2019

Environment - Business / Economics - 04.02.2019

Environment - 04.02.2019
Early spring rain boosts methane from thawing permafrost by 30 percent
Early spring rain boosts methane from thawing permafrost by 30 percent
Arctic permafrost is thawing as the Earth warms due to climate change. In some cases, scientists predict that this thawing soil will release increasing amounts of methane , a potent greenhouse gas, that is known to trap more heat in our planet's atmosphere.

Astronomy / Space Science - Environment - 04.02.2019
Kite-blown Antarctic explorers make most southerly Galileo positioning fix
Kite-blown Antarctic explorers make most southerly Galileo positioning fix
A kite-blown science expedition to the interior of Antarctica has made the most southerly positioning fixes yet made with Europe's Galileo satellite navigation system. Their measurements not only confirm Galileo performance at extremely high latitudes, but also offer knowledge of space weather events overhead.

Pharmacology - Environment - 04.02.2019
£45m to train the next generation of global problem solvers
The University of Nottingham has won new funding for five centres that will train the brightest postgraduate researchers to tackle pressing global challenges, and keep the UK at the cutting edge of scientific research.

Environment - Business / Economics - 01.02.2019
Solar energy for a circular economy
A sustainable alternative to the fossil-based, energy-intensive production of fuels and basic products of the chemical industry, based solely on solar energy and universally available resources: This

Health - Environment - 31.01.2019
Zeyan Liew: Environmental epidemiologist, world traveler, Danophile
The Yale School of Public Health proudly welcomes a large number of new tenure track faculty joining us this academic year. These individuals have widely varied interests and excel in research, scholarship, innovation and teaching. They complement and expand the expertise already available at the School of Public Health and will be instrumental in addressing many of the health challenges of the 21 st †century.† Today we spotlight Zeyan Liew , assistant professor in the Department of Environmental Health Sciences.

Administration - Environment - 31.01.2019
Who should foot the bill for energy transition costs?
The British public supports a transition to a low-carbon energy system, and is willing to shoulder some of the costs, on the condition that energy companies and government accept their fair share of responsibility, according to a study carried out by Cardiff University researchers.

Environment - 31.01.2019
Aussie plants facing extinction
Aussie plants facing extinction
The top 100 Australian plant species at risk of extinction have been identified by Threatened Species Recovery Hub research.

Life Sciences - Environment - 30.01.2019
Urban biodiversity: Remarkable diversity of small animals in Basel gardens
Urban biodiversity: Remarkable diversity of small animals in Basel gardens
Gardens in urban areas can harbor a remarkable diversity of species. This has been found by researchers from the University of Basel in a field study carried out with the support of private garden owners from the Basel region. Furthermore, the research team shows that nature-friendly garden management and design can largely compensate for the negative effects of urbanization on biodiversity.

Environment - 30.01.2019
How to send a finch extinct
An endangered Queensland bird is at risk of extinction because environmental legislation is failing to protect its habitat, according to a University of Queensland-led study. Researchers reviewed Australian and Queensland laws that protect threatened and endangered species, in light of a more than 80 per cent reduction in the distribution of the southern black-throated finch's population.

Environment - Earth Sciences - 29.01.2019
Researchers share expertise to tackle global challenges
Researchers share expertise to tackle global challenges
Scientists from the University of Bristol will be sharing their expertise as part of two new £20 million UK Research and Innovation Global Research Hubs funded through the Global Challenges Research Fund (GCRF).

Environment - 29.01.2019
New Cannabis Research Center to explore environmental, social impacts of legalization
New Cannabis Research Center to explore environmental, social impacts of legalization
Cannabis is unlike any other agricultural crop. Because of its circuitous history - once illegal to grow, and now legal but heavily regulated - cannabis has cast a unique footprint on the environment and the communities of farmers who grow it.

Environment - Health - 28.01.2019
Battling the stress of Hurricane Maria
Punta Santiago, Puerto Rico shortly after Hurricane Maria. Photo courtesy Isabella Ferre. Punta Santiago, Puerto Rico shortly after Hurricane Maria.

Environment - 25.01.2019
PG&E didn't start Tubbs fire, investigators find. What's next?
PG&E didn’t start Tubbs fire, investigators find. What’s next?
The news Thursday that state investigators found Pacific Gas & Electric Co. is not responsible for the 2017 Tubbs Fire in Santa Rosa shows why the beleaguered utility shouldn't rush into bankruptcy protection, says Steven Weissman, a lecturer at UC Berkeley's Goldman School of Public Policy.

Environment - Business / Economics - 24.01.2019

Physics - Environment - 24.01.2019
MIT continues progress toward practical fusion energy
MIT continues progress toward practical fusion energy
In series of talks, researchers describe major effort to address climate change through carbon-free power.

Environment - 24.01.2019
Eawag at the 2019 World Economic Forum
Eawag at the 2019 World Economic Forum
A walk-through exhibition introduces people to innovative projects from various institutes.
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