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Environment - Innovation / Technology - 17.10.2019
Q&A: New sources of water with desalination research
A new and ambitious research project looks to develop affordable devices to recycle most of the water we now throw away, as well as to desalinate saltwater.

Environment - Innovation / Technology - 17.10.2019
Building renovation needs to be speeded up
Building renovation needs to be speeded up
Only one out of a hundred houses per year are renovated to make them more energy efficient - less than half the number needed to achieve the goals of the Energy Strategy 2050 for buildings. The National Research Programme "Energy" shows that the necessary technologies are available, but there is a lack of appropriate planning, building and energy laws, as well as of expertise.

Environment - Life Sciences - 17.10.2019
Old friends and new enemies: How evolutionary history can predict insect invader impacts
Red pines killed by the red pine scale invasive insect near Myles Standish State Forest, Massachusetts.

Life Sciences - Environment - 17.10.2019
ARC awards eight Future fellowships at UQ
Developing honeybee-friendly bio-insecticides from spider venom, responding to climate change using methane-utilising microorganisms, and measuring how animals with colour vision systems more complex

Environment - 16.10.2019
Stanford trustees hear annual report from president, discuss the university’s research ecosystem, sustainability solutions
At its meeting this week, the Board of Trustees also discussed investment responsibility, received briefings on the AAU Campus Climate Survey and the General Use Permit, and honored departing board member Ram Shriram.

Environment - Innovation / Technology - 15.10.2019
UChicago and UN to host global symposium on sustainable cities and neighborhoods
Event to discuss the UN Sustainable Development Goals, neighborhoods-led approach to climate change Editor's note: The following is part of  Urban October at UChicago -an initiative of the  University of Chicago Urban Network .

Environment - Transport - 15.10.2019
Households could make big emissions reductions with the right Government support
Households could make big emissions reductions with the right Government support
An independent report for the UK Committee on Climate Change by an Imperial expert recommends policies that will help people make greener choices. The Government is legally committed to reaching a ‘net zero' UK economy by 2050. Net zero is when a region (such as a city or country) balances the carbon they emit with the carbon they remove.

Life Sciences - Environment - 14.10.2019
Many cooks don't spoil the broth: Manifold symbionts prepare their host for any eventuality
Many cooks don’t spoil the broth: Manifold symbionts prepare their host for any eventuality
Deep-sea mussels harbor up to 16 different strains of bacteria in their gills, keeping them prepared for environmental changes Deep-sea mussels, which rely on cooperative symbiotic bacteria for their

Environment - Social Sciences - 14.10.2019
Colombian River Guardians rally support in Scotland
Guardians of a unique river in Colombia with its own legal rights have travelled to Scotland to work with academics at the University of Glasgow to help protect and rehabilitate their waterway.

Environment - Electroengineering - 11.10.2019
Our energy grid is vulnerable. Locally sourced power may be the answer
Solar-powered microgrids may be the key to energy resilience in the face of increasing wildfire risk and cybersecurity threats, says UC Berkeley energy expert Alexandra "Sascha” von Meier.

Environment - 10.10.2019
Can Cellphones Help Cities Be More Energy Efficient?
Can Cellphones Help Cities Be More Energy Efficient?
Buildings currently consume about 40% of all the electricity used in the United States, most of them located in urban areas that are growing rapidly. Because electricity generation is the largest source of greenhouse gas emissions in the country, making urban buildings more energy efficient could help mitigate global climate change.

Environment - 10.10.2019
One in four of London's green spaces breaches air quality safety limits
One in four of London’s green spaces breaches air quality safety limits
More than one quarter of London's parks, playground, and open spaces exceed international safety limits for air quality. The researchers warn this could potentially put thousands of children and vulnerable Londoners at risk. In an analysis of the annual air quality levels in green spaces across the capital's 33 boroughs, researchers from Imperial College London and the University of Leicester used nitrogen dioxide (NO2) estimates, comparing them against safety limits set by the European Union and World Health Organisation.

Environment - 10.10.2019
Online prototype could improve ocean migratory species governance
An online mapping and knowledge platform prototype could soon offer free and easily accessible information on the migratory patterns of endangered species in the ocean.

Environment - Life Sciences - 08.10.2019
How to pick the Raising the Bar talk that’s right for you
Grab your friends, grab a drink and bring your curiosity. On 16 October, Raising the Bar Sydney is back! We're taking education out of the lecture theatre and into bars across Sydney.

Environment - 07.10.2019
How bike sharing in Seattle rose from the ashes of Pronto's failure
How bike sharing in Seattle rose from the ashes of Pronto’s failure
In October 2014, Seattle launched Pronto, a docked bike-share program. But Pronto had problems shifting into a higher gear, and the city ended the program in 2017, making Seattle one of the few cities in the world to shut down a modern public bike sharing system.

Social Sciences - Environment - 07.10.2019

Environment - Life Sciences - 04.10.2019

Astronomy / Space Science - Environment - 04.10.2019
Taking sustainability into space
Things are changing in outer space: it is filling with debris, attracting private companies, and raising new technological challenges.

Environment - Life Sciences - 03.10.2019
Naturalist E.O. Wilson on the fight to save half the planet for wildlife
Renowned naturalist and author E.O. Wilson will speak on campus Monday as part of the third annual Half-Earth Day conference.

Environment - Health - 02.10.2019
Environmental cost of formula milk needs global attention, argue scientists
Environmental cost of formula milk needs global attention, argue scientists
Support for breastfeeding is an environmental imperative, argue experts from Imperial College London.

Environment - Life Sciences - 02.10.2019
Preventing Future Forest Diebacks
Preventing Future Forest Diebacks
Removing dead trees from the forests and reforesting on a large scale: this is the German Federal Government's strategy against "Forest Dieback 2.0".

Environment - Astronomy / Space Science - 30.09.2019
EUMETSAT promotes international cooperation and prepares for launching next generation satellites to bring monitoring of weather and climate to a new era
BOSTON - As forecasting of high impact weather needs to meet higher expectations in our changing climate, EUMETSAT promotes international cooperation under the aegis of the WMO and is preparing to deploy one next-generation satellite per year in the period 2021-2025.

Environment - Innovation / Technology - 29.09.2019

Environment - Life Sciences - 27.09.2019
Nine new professors appointed
Energy systems, cryptography and computer-aided simulation; interactions between people, animals and landscape, investigation of biosystems from the human brain to the nanometer scale: the incoming professors work in a wide range of cutting-edge research fields.

Life Sciences - Environment - 27.09.2019
Vanishing from the skies
William Searcy, the Maytag Chair in Ornithology, studies animal communication, focusing specifically on the bird songs of New World sparrows.

Environment - Law - 26.09.2019
Endangered Species Act changes
America's signature legislation for saving species faces a major overhaul. Conservation and legal experts examine likely impacts of the new rules and legal options for challenging them.

Business / Economics - Environment - 26.09.2019
World Tourism Day - UQ Experts available
World Tourism Day (September 27) has been nominated to raise awareness of the role of tourism and how it affects social, cultural and economic values worldwide.

Environment - 25.09.2019
Thousands of meltwater lakes mapped on East Antarctic Ice Sheet
Thousands of meltwater lakes mapped on East Antarctic Ice Sheet
Durham University's geographers have discovered more than 65,000 meltwater lakes on the edge of the East Antarctic Ice Sheet. The number of these lakes, identified using high-resolution satellite images, is more significant than previously thought. The satellite images covered five million square kilometres of the ice sheet - the world's largest ice mass.

Environment - Business / Economics - 25.09.2019
How to curb the world's plastics pollution problem
How to curb the world’s plastics pollution problem
Transforming the global plastic packaging market requires a suite of solutions, from public policy interventions and corporate commitments to sustainability and financial incentives, as well as changes in human behavior, according to an expert in the Center for Energy Studies at Rice's Baker Institute for Public Policy.

Earth Sciences - Environment - 25.09.2019
Puerto Rico’s temblor before the storm
Epicenter of the 6.0 magnitude earthquake that struck Puerto Rico Monday. Credit: U.S. Geological Survey Epicenter of the 6.0 magnitude earthquake that struck Puerto Rico Monday.

Environment - Pharmacology - 25.09.2019

Environment - Social Sciences - 24.09.2019
Urban October at University of Chicago to focus on urgent challenges facing global cities | University of Chicago News
Events include 10th anniversary of Crime Lab and UN-sponsored gathering of international leaders The University of Chicago is preparing to host Urban October at UChicago in collaboration with UN-Habitat.

Environment - Astronomy / Space Science - 24.09.2019
A year trapped in Arctic ice for climate science
A year trapped in Arctic ice for climate science
As millions of people around the world marched for urgent action on climate change ahead of this week's UN Climate Action Summit, an icebreaker set sail from Norway to spend a year drifting in the Arctic sea ice.

Environment - Business / Economics - 24.09.2019
EU funds support low carbon economy in Wales
EU funds support low carbon economy in Wales
Nearly £3m EU funds will back a new Cardiff University project to help scientific researchers, public sector, SMEs and industrial specialists develop fully scalable technology for low carbon energy systems.

Environment - Innovation / Technology - 24.09.2019
Rice to play critical role in $100M DOE desalination hub
Rice to play critical role in $100M DOE desalination hub
Pedro Alvarez tapped to lead research in one of six challenge areas Rice University engineers are set to play a key role in a $100 million federal effort to develop innovative desalination technologi

Environment - Astronomy / Space Science - 24.09.2019
A Smarter Habitat for Deep Space Exploration
In order to explore the Moon or Mars, astronauts need smart habitats that will support life and remain operational when they are vacant. To advance the design of autonomous systems for space habitats, NASA is funding a multi-university Space Technology Research Institute called Habitats Optimized for Missions of Exploration, or more fittingly, HOME.
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