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Environment - Event - 23.07.2019

History / Archeology - Environment - 22.07.2019
Mapping Chicago’s 1919 race riots
On the afternoon of July 27, 1919, Eugene Williams drifted across an imaginary color line in the water at 29th Street Beach.

Environment - Life Sciences - 22.07.2019
Studying the biodiversity of the Solomon Islands
Undergraduate students Anastasiya Plotnikova, Alia Giolitti, Alexis Cambridge, Peter Aronson, Kathryn Doolittle, and Daniela Hojda take notes about birds while in the Solomon Islands as part of a field research course in tropical ecology.

Environment - Career - 19.07.2019
Carbon calculations and greener investments: News from the College
Carbon calculations and greener investments: News from the College
Here's a batch of fresh news and announcements from across Imperial. From a new framework for carbon budget calculations, to a student startup aiming to help people make greener investments, here is some quick-read news from across the College.

Environment - Health - 19.07.2019
A miserably hot, humid, and potentially fatal weekend looms
The National Weather Service predicts the heat index, which combines temperature with humidity, will be well above 100 degrees in many places across the United States through Monday.

Environment - Life Sciences - 18.07.2019
Researchers solve the mystery of the disappearing jumbo squid
Stanford-led research identifies a perfect storm of warming waters and reduced food to blame in the collapse of the once lucrative jumbo squid fishery off Baja California. The culprit responsible for the decline of Mexico's once lucrative jumbo squid fishery has remained a mystery, until now. A new Stanford-led study published in the ICES Journal of Marine Science identifies shifting weather patterns and ocean conditions as among the reasons for the collapse, which spells trouble for the Gulf of California's marine ecosystems and fishery-dependent economies.

Environment - 17.07.2019
Wild rice project sows seeds for university, tribal collaboration
The Ojibwe people tell of a prophecy that spurred their journey from the Atlantic coast of North America to the Great Lakes region more than 1,000 years ago - revelations that told them to travel west to a land where food grew on the water.

Environment - 16.07.2019

Environment - Business / Economics - 16.07.2019
An old dog learning new tricks
John Roles is a University of Queensland PhD candidate using his life's experience in the power industry to tackle the future of energy.

Electroengineering - Environment - 12.07.2019
"We want to bring the energy transition to the consumer"
Mr Hamacher, what is a microgrid? In the future, passive electric power distribution grids that supply consumers will be restructured into active distribution grids - microgrids.

Environment - 11.07.2019
Fuel surplus could cause another destructive wildfire season
Fire crews work on a wildfire in California. The 2019 fire season could be as destructive as earlier fire seasons.

Environment - Business / Economics - 11.07.2019
United Nations to hear how Bristol is making progress on tackling global challenges
United Nations to hear how Bristol is making progress on tackling global challenges
A new report from the University of Bristol, demonstrating Bristol's leadership in tackling global challenges through local action, will be presented at the United Nations (UN) in New York next week.

Astronomy / Space Science - Environment - 10.07.2019
Cells synchronize to release toxins in unison
Observations of cellular life in a local marsh lead researchers to the discovery of a new type of intercellular communication. Crouching in the boot-sucking mud of the Baylands Nature Preserve in Palo Alto, Manu Prakash , associate professor of bioengineering at Stanford University, peered through his Foldscope - a $1.75 origami microscope of his own invention - scrutinizing the inhabitants of the marsh's brackish waters.

Environment - 10.07.2019
Shared e-cargo bikes: boom and barriers in Basel
Shared e-cargo bikes: boom and barriers in Basel
Sustainable means of mobility are becoming ever more popular. In Switzerland, around 15,000 people have registered with the online platform carvelo2go, which hires out electric cargo bikes.

Astronomy / Space Science - Environment - 08.07.2019

Environment - 08.07.2019

Environment - Materials Science - 08.07.2019
Ways into the future of energy
Ways into the future of energy
A new Empa study shows how much work still lies ahead of us if Switzerland is to do without fossil fuels in the future. There are two possible solutions: storing large amounts of energy in summer and limiting our demand in winter, or generating energy in the "sunny south" or "windy north" of the world and transporting it here.

Materials Science - Environment - 05.07.2019
How to make Switzerland CO2-free
Switzerland is about to undergo a comprehensive transformation of its energy system if it plans to drastically curb its CO2 emissions.

Administration - Environment - 05.07.2019
Millions in ARC funding for successful UQ projects
Virtual reality pilot training and better monitoring of water pollution are among University of Queensland research funded in the latest round of Australian Research Council Linkage Projects.

Materials Science - Environment - 04.07.2019
New record for flexible thin-film solar cells
New record for flexible thin-film solar cells
Never before has such an efficient flexible CIGS solar cell been built. Empa researchers achieve an efficiency of 20.8% - breaking their own record.

Astronomy / Space Science - Environment - 02.07.2019

Environment - Earth Sciences - 02.07.2019
Is wildfire management ’for the birds’?
Spotted owls, native to the old-growth forests of the West Coast, have already lost much of their former habitat to logging.

Event - Environment - 02.07.2019

Environment - 01.07.2019

Environment - 01.07.2019
Shows that management and evolution give hope to coral reefs facing the effects of climate change
Shows that management and evolution give hope to coral reefs facing the effects of climate change
A new study  released July 1 gives hope for coral reefs. Launched by the nonprofit Coral Reef Alliance , with lead and senior authors at the University of Washington, the study is one of the first to demonstrate that management that takes evolution and adaptation into account can help rescue coral reefs from the effects of climate change.

Environment - Innovation / Technology - 01.07.2019
Innovative materials with carbon fibres made from algae
Innovative materials with carbon fibres made from algae
The most recent global climate report (IPCC Special Report on Global Warming of 1.5 °C) considers manufacturing processes which use more carbon dioxide (CO2) than they release to be an important option to get climate change under control.

Environment - 01.07.2019
General Use Permit application moves ahead
Stanford's proposal for a long-term land use permit moves from the Santa Clara County Planning Commission to the Board of Supervisors.

Social Sciences - Environment - 28.06.2019
Newest class of Obama Foundation Scholars announced
The University of Chicago Harris School of Public Policy and the Obama Foundation recently announced the second cohort of Obama Foundation Scholars , rising leaders from around the world who will stud

Environment - Innovation / Technology - 27.06.2019

Astronomy / Space Science - Environment - 27.06.2019
A chaos found only on Mars
A chaos found only on Mars
The cracked, uneven, jumbled landscape seen in this image from ESA's Mars Express forms an intriguing type of terrain that cannot be found on Earth: chaotic terrain.

Environment - Astronomy / Space Science - 26.06.2019
Lunar mission deep in Zermatt's ice
On 17 June, students from EPFL and 12 other European universities headed to Zermatt as part of the IGLUNA project.

Social Sciences - Environment - 26.06.2019
Cardiff University develops research collaborations with Somaliland
Academics from Cardiff University are visiting Somaliland to develop research collaborations on some of the country's most pressing issues.

Environment - Business / Economics - 26.06.2019
Federal Council discusses sustainable finance and sets out next steps
During its meeting on 26 June 2019, the Federal Council held a discussion on a sustainable Swiss financial centre.

Environment - 26.06.2019
Fish hives replace lost Caribbean coral reefs
The coral reefs of our oceans are dying worldwide, but a Kickstarter campaign to create new artificial reefs from every day materials may be the answer to this unprecedented global challenge.
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