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Innovation / Technology - Environment - 19.08.2019
Innovative valve train saves 20% fuel
Innovative valve train saves 20% fuel
Internal combustion engines require valves to aspirate and discharge gases. Engine designers require a high degree of flexibility to improve efficiency, reduce pollutants and optimize the use of renewable fuels.

Environment - 15.08.2019
Pesticides Transformation products pollute groundwater
Pesticides Transformation products pollute groundwater
13 substances were detected for the first time in groundwater, 15 were found in concentrations above 100 ng/L. This is the threshold value for pesticides under the Water Protection Ordinance. The researchers are particularly targeting metabolites of chlorothalonil, a product used against fungal attack in cereal, vegetable, wine and ornamental plant cultivation.

Environment - Administration - 14.08.2019
Is relocating Indonesia's capital feasible?
Is relocating Indonesia’s capital feasible?
Jakarta has a population of 10 million and is rapidly sinking. The Indonesian Government announced plans to relocate the country's capital to the island of Borneo, but will it improve living and environmental conditions?

Environment - 13.08.2019
Former guerrillas becoming conservationists
Former guerrillas becoming conservationists
Researchers from the University of Sydney and the Earlham Institute are working with ex-combatants of the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (People's Army FARC-EP) to grow their capability to protect the country's valuable biodiversity.

Astronomy / Space Science - Environment - 12.08.2019
Eugene Parker on first year of namesake NASA mission: ’it’s pretty exciting stuff’
Prof. Eugene Parker had never seen a NASA launch in person until Aug. 12, 2018-when a spacecraft honoring the pioneering University of Chicago astrophysicist blazed through the predawn skies , beginning its ambitious mission to the sun. Six decades after Parker wrote a groundbreaking paper that shaped how we view the solar system, the launch of Parker Solar Probe was not only historic but also emotional for the 92-year-old scientist.

Life Sciences - Environment - 12.08.2019
Searching for the ’hidden drivers’ of Florida’s rarest plants
Post-doctoral researcher Daniel Revillini is growing rare and endangered plants from seeds collected from Central Florida's imperiled Lake Wales Ridge. Photo: Evan Garcia/University of Miami Post-doctoral researcher Daniel Revillini is growing rare and endangered plants from seeds collected from Central Florida's imperiled Lake Wales Ridge.

Astronomy / Space Science - Environment - 08.08.2019
Jupiter's annual portrait is a beaut
Jupiter’s annual portrait is a beaut
Just as families record the changing faces of their kids as they grow older, the Hubble Space Telescope each year captures the changing faces of the solar system's four colorful gas-giant planets.

Environment - Life Sciences - 08.08.2019
Rare Antelopes and Black Cats
Rare Antelopes and Black Cats
A Würzburg research group has documented numerous large mammals on Kilimanjaro with video traps. The protected areas of the mountain are enormously important for the biodiversity of this animal group.

Environment - Event - 08.08.2019

Environment - 07.08.2019
Unwrapping UQ
The University of Queensland has stopped more than 800,000 plastic items from going to landfill in the past eight months through an initiative that targets single-use plastic on campus.

Environment - Architecture - 06.08.2019
The power of trees
As they walk through the University of Miami's Coral Gables campus, many people are struck by the plethora of trees and greenery that surround them.

History / Archeology - Environment - 06.08.2019
OI marks 100 years of discovery in ancient Middle East
A century ago, a few lone scholars began arguing a controversial idea: Western civilization had its roots not in Greece and Rome, as academics had maintained for centuries, but further back-in the sun-drenched lands of the ancient Middle East.

Environment - Social Sciences - 06.08.2019
The front line of environmental violence
The front line of environmental violence
Environmental defenders on the front line of natural resource conflict are being killed at an alarming rate, according to a University of Queensland study. According to UQ School of Biological Sciences researcher Dr Nathalie Butt , the 1558 deaths recorded between 2002 and 2017 were largely due to external demand for the very resources they were trying to protect.

Life Sciences - Environment - 05.08.2019
Britain's foremost expert on bumble bees highlights the risks they face in new podcast
Britain’s foremost expert on bumble bees highlights the risks they face in new podcast
A biologist at the University of Sussex has revealed how his research into the impact of pesticides on bees came about as a result of suggestions made by members of the public.

Environment - Innovation / Technology - 05.08.2019

Health - Environment - 02.08.2019
Healthcare industry is a major source of harmful emissions
Climate change presents an unprecedented public health emergency and the global healthcare sector is contributing to the worldwide crisis, argues Jodi Sherman, M.D. , associate professor of anesthesiology at the Yale School of Medicine in a commentary published Aug.

Environment - Career - 01.08.2019
Two Berkeley Lab Researchers Receive DOE Early Career Research Awards
Two Berkeley Lab Researchers Receive DOE Early Career Research Awards
Two scientists at Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (Berkeley Lab) have been selected by the U.S. Department of Energy's Office of Science to receive significant funding for research through its Early Career Research Program.

Environment - Chemistry - 31.07.2019
Toxic chemicals hindering the recovery of Britain’s rivers
Toxic chemicals from past decades could be hindering the recovery of Britain's urban rivers, concludes a recent study by scientists from Cardiff University, the University of Exeter, and the Centre for Ecology and Hydrology. During the 1970s, over 70% of the rivers in the South Wales valleys were classified as grossly polluted, by a combination of poor sewage treatment, colliery waste and industrial discharge.

Environment - 31.07.2019

Environment - Life Sciences - 30.07.2019
Buzzing with life
The ETH Zurich Zentrum and Hönggerberg campuses are not just the study and office spaces of the 30,000 members of ETH: they are also home to a variety of animals and plants.

Environment - 24.07.2019
Building nature into cities for better mental health
Building nature into cities for better mental health
Spending time in nature can improve mental health, but people are increasingly removed from it. A new model proposes a way of bringing those benefits to more people by incorporating nature into urban design.

Environment - 24.07.2019
Partnering up for sustainable buildings
Partnering up for sustainable buildings
Empa and the Korean Institute of Civil Engineering and Building Technology (KICT) are committed to working together for a sustainable and networked society.

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.
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