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Health - Environment - 18.08.2022
Philanthropists Leo and Emma Zuckerman Support Revitalization of UC San Diego Emergency Department
Transformative donation to Emergency Department at Jacobs Medical Center will update care spaces, create a new staff wellness center and more W hen local residents Leo and Emma Zuckerman had need for

Environment - Earth Sciences - 18.08.2022

Politics - Environment - 17.08.2022
Confederation preparing to issue first green Confederation bond
The Federal Council intends to strengthen the Swiss financial centre's position as a leading location for sustainable financial services.

Environment - Agronomy / Food Science - 17.08.2022
Next generation scientists to tackle plant problems
Next generation scientists to tackle plant problems
The newly launched ARC Centre of Excellence for Plant Success in Nature and Agriculture is cultivating the next crop of plant science experts.

Environment - Campus - 16.08.2022
RebuiLT, or how to rebuild a house sustainably
RebuiLT, or how to rebuild a house sustainably
The Low-Tech Lab in Lausanne has been part of the Unipoly association of EPFL since 2021 and aims to popularize the low-tech approach already found in several other European universities.

Environment - 16.08.2022
Carbon market could offset Australia's huge fire recovery bill
Carbon market could offset Australia’s huge fire recovery bill
Scientists have put a dollar figure on the cost of recovery and restoration of native flora and fauna after the 2019-2020 summer bushfires. Research led by The University of Queensland and WWF-Australia found an investment of $16 billion a year is needed to restore habitat across 16 million hectares in southern Australia, to prevent species extinction.

Environment - 15.08.2022
Preventing heat islands is a priority for the future of our cities
Preventing heat islands is a priority for the future of our cities
Summer series - Master's project (7). Two EPFL Master's students carried out meticulous research on heat islands, or densely packed urban areas with features that can aggravate high temperatures during heat waves, posing a serious threat to vulnerable residents. The summer of 2022 was unprecedented: the series of heat waves between June and August provided a glimpse of how climate change will make cities increasingly arduous places to live in the summer months.

Environment - 15.08.2022
Project a model for community-based climate adaptation strategies
The days have been unusually hot, even by Texas standards. That is how Merline Leonce, who grew up in the Gulf Coast city of Baytown, just east of Houston, describes the sweltering heat that has enveloped Miami this summer. "And the humidity,” she said, "which we didn't get a lot of in Texas, makes it even worse.

Environment - Health - 15.08.2022
Today’s heat waves feel a lot hotter than heat index implies
The heat index is a measure of how hot it feels and rises with increasing humidity even as the temperature remains the same.

Environment - Innovation - 12.08.2022
With Inflation Reduction Act, U.S. sees landmark action on climate change
With Inflation Reduction Act, U.S. sees landmark action on climate change
Experts from the Ralph O'Connor Sustainable Energy Institute discuss the legislation's impact on renewable energy, carbon capture technology, and other approaches to environmental sustainability The

Environment - Politics - 12.08.2022
Landmark US climate bill: U-M experts available
EXPERTS ADVISORY The U.S. House of Representatives is expected to pass the Inflation Reduction Act today, which includes nearly $400 billion for clean energy initiatives.

Agronomy / Food Science - Environment - 11.08.2022
Scientists launch new interactive tool for agricultural water management and climate risk assessment
Scientists launch new interactive tool for agricultural water management and climate risk assessment
A powerful new crop management tool has been launched today, to enable farmers, businesses, and governments to make more informed decisions about water management, irrigation investments, and climate risks.

Environment - 11.08.2022
Hot and dry conditions in UK causing unprecedented extreme wildfire danger
Hot and dry conditions in UK causing unprecedented extreme wildfire danger
Record temperatures and dry weather in the UK this summer are causing exceptionally high levels of danger from extreme wildfires, according to experts.

Environment - 11.08.2022
Team deploys pollution-sniffing mobile lab
Team deploys pollution-sniffing mobile lab
Science, Health & Technology Lou Corpuz-Bosshart Watch out, Vancouver. The PLUME van is coming soon to a location near you. An "air pollution lab on wheels," PLUME will be used to measure concentrations of air pollutants across the city including carbon monoxide, carbon dioxide, ground-level ozone, black carbon, methane, volatile organic compounds, and various sizes of ultrafine particles that can affect air quality.

Environment - Career - 10.08.2022
U-M study: Local renewable energy employment can fully replace U.S. coal jobs nationwide
Study: The Costs of Replacing Coal Plant Jobs with Local instead of Distant Wind and Solar Jobs across the United States Across the United States, local wind and solar jobs can fully replace the coal

Environment - 09.08.2022
B.C. ocean's worth of almost $5 billion to GDP likely an underestimate
B.C. ocean’s worth of almost $5 billion to GDP likely an underestimate
British Columbia's ocean contributed almost $5 billion to provincial gross domestic product in 2015, a sum that is likely an underestimate, a new UBC study has found. The ' back of the envelope' estimate could be used by non-economists to work out a baseline of what oceans contribute to the economy, as part of achieving the United Nations' goal of sustainable oceans by 2030.

Environment - Innovation - 08.08.2022
Program primes students to tackle real-world urban sustainability issues
Program primes students to tackle real-world urban sustainability issues
Growing up in Cameroon, West Africa, Bineh Ndefru saw many of her relatives who rely on farming for their livelihood suffer the negative impacts of climate change, from drought and displacement to climate-induced violence.

Environment - Health - 08.08.2022
Citizen scientists in bloom
Citizen scientists in bloom
Recent PhD graduate Ikbal Choudhury's nonprofit Open Field Collective uses low-cost, low-resource tools to teach children about environmental science.

Environment - Economics / Business - 08.08.2022
Carbon emissions and grocery shopping: EVs and home delivery better, ’trip chaining’ and robots best
The COVID-19 pandemic changed the way grocery stores do business, with online sales rising more than 50% from 2019 to 2020 in the United States. As shoppers searched for safe and convenient ways to get essential items, grocers adapted to meet increased e-commerce demand. Small, automated warehouses called micro-fulfillment centers-often located within existing stores-enabled grocers to fill pickup orders more quickly, sometimes within an hour of order placement.

Environment - 05.08.2022
University expertise backs UK’s first ’hydrogen ecosystem’
Cardiff researchers are supporting a bid to develop the UK's first 'Hydrogen Ecosystem.' South West England and South Wales are teaming up to lead the development of low carbon energy to help reach climate change goals.

Life Sciences - Environment - 05.08.2022

Earth Sciences - Environment - 05.08.2022
New study calculates retreat of glacier edges in Alaska’s Kenai Fjords National Park
As glaciers worldwide retreat due to climate change, managers of national parks need to know what's on the horizon to prepare for the future.

Astronomy / Space Science - Environment - 04.08.2022
A new rating for space sustainability
The new Space Sustainability Rating hosted at eSpace, the EPFL Space Center, encourages space actors to design and implement sustainable and responsible space missions - trailblazing the path to ensure the long-term sustainability of the space environment.

Environment - Innovation - 04.08.2022
Q&A: Planning Climate-Smart Power Systems
An energy scientist and a climate scientist discuss how utilities can plan for a resilient electrical grid in the face of an uncertain climate future U nprecedented heat waves, storms, and wildfires are pushing electrical grids in the United States to their limits. To work towards a safe and reliable power system in the coming years, utilities will need to factor the potential effects of climate change and extreme climate change-driven events into their plans for power distribution, generation capacity and back-up energy storage, and infrastructure repair and replacement.

Environment - Innovation - 02.08.2022

Environment - 01.08.2022
Developing tech to eliminate ’forever chemicals’ from water 
Engineers at the University of Illinois Chicago have been awarded just over $1 million from the U.S. Department of Energy's National Alliance for Water Innovation to build a system that

Environment - 28.07.2022

Environment - Earth Sciences - 28.07.2022
Flying through Arctic cyclones to improve weather prediction and climate models
Flying through Arctic cyclones to improve weather prediction and climate models
In August 2022, two research aircraft equipped as airborne laboratories will fly over the Arctic Ocean on the lookout for polar cyclones.

Environment - Life Sciences - 28.07.2022
No 'Safe Space' for 12 key ocean species on North American West Coast
No ’Safe Space’ for 12 key ocean species on North American West Coast
For the generations who grew up watching Finding Nemo , it might not come as a surprise that the North American West Coast has its own version of the underwater ocean highway - the California Current marine ecosystem (CCME).

Health - Environment - 28.07.2022
University of Toronto expert Kerry Bowman on monkeypox and the danger posed by zoonotic diseases
The World Health Organization recently declared monkeypox - a disease that's been a concern in African countries for years - a global public health emergency.

Environment - 27.07.2022
Bird prediction tool takes flight in Eureka prizes
Bird prediction tool takes flight in Eureka prizes
The team behind a powerful tool that helps farmers identify management actions that could support threatened birds on their properties is in the running for Australia's top science prizes.

Paleontology - Environment - 26.07.2022
Plesiosaur fossils found in the Sahara suggest they weren't just marine animals
Plesiosaur fossils found in the Sahara suggest they weren’t just marine animals
This discovery of plesiosaur fossils in an ancient riverbed suggests some species, traditionally thought to be sea creatures, may have lived in freshwater.
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