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Environment - Social Sciences - 21.06.2021
Climate education project takes root in high school gardens
A project which aims to plant the seeds of climate awareness and action through gardening is branching out across Glasgow high schools.

Health - Environment - 21.06.2021
Opinion: ’Natural’ disasters are due to societal failures, here’s a six-point pandemic recovery plan
Covid-19 may be a 'natural' disaster, but disasters occur due to societal failures, and steps can be taken to mitigate the risk of future pandemics, says Professor Ilan Kelman (UCL Institute for Risk & Disaster Reduction).

Environment - Computer Science - 21.06.2021
Designing sustainable cities
Designing sustainable cities
By 2050, more than 70 percent of the world's population will live in cities. Stanford Natural Capital Project researchers have developed software that shows city planners where to invest in nature to improve people's lives and save billions of dollars.

Environment - 18.06.2021
Juggling with constant change
Juggling with constant change
A cultural landscape reflects the combined activity of nature and humans. Where has the equilibrium of this union been lost? And how can we restore the balance? Putting on the VR headset, Maya finds herself immersed in a landscape where a dozen wind turbines are busy generating electricity. Whenever she moves, this immediately triggers sounds linked to the virtual image.

Environment - Agronomy / Food Science - 18.06.2021
Organic farming could feed Europe by 2050
Organic farming could feed Europe by 2050
Food has become one of the major challenges of the 21st century. According to a study carried out by CNRS scientists 1 , an organic, sustainable, biodiversity-friendly agro-food system, could be implemented in Europe and would allow a balanced coexistence between agriculture and the environment.

Environment - Health - 17.06.2021
Is the UK government’s clean air approach good enough?
COVID-19 has changed how we live and work. It has also shown how it is possible for government to act swiftly and decisively, and for behaviour change to occur at scale.

Environment - 17.06.2021

Environment - Life Sciences - 17.06.2021
Protection and promotion of native crayfish
Protection and promotion of native crayfish
Formerly widespread, native crayfish in Switzerland are now highly endangered. With support from Eawag, experts are doing everything they can to preserve the secretive river dwellers.

Environment - 17.06.2021
Impact glasses from Belize represent tektites from the Pleistocene Pantasma impact crater in Nicaragua
Publication by LGL-TPE Earth & Environment on May 17, 2021.  Tektites are terrestrial impact-generated glasses that are ejected long distance (up to 11,000 km), share unique characteristics and have a poorly understood formation process.

Earth Sciences - Environment - 17.06.2021
Seismic study will help keep carbon underground
Seismic study will help keep carbon underground
Department of Energy grant backs development of Jonathan Ajo-Franklin's fiber-optic monitors Rice University geoscientists and their colleagues will develop sophisticated fiber-optic sensors and seis

Physics - Environment - 16.06.2021

Environment - 16.06.2021
Researchers contribute to UK Climate Risk report
Experts from the University of Birmingham have contributed to a major review of climate risk in the UK, produced by the Climate Change Committee, which shows action to improve the nation's resilience is failing to keep pace with the impacts of a warming planet. The Independent Assessment of UK Climate Risk (for the third Climate Change Risk Assessment - CCRA3) is a comprehensive review of the risks and opportunities facing the UK from climate change.

Agronomy / Food Science - Environment - 16.06.2021
Updating the self-sufficiency ratio
Updating the self-sufficiency ratio
The level of self-sufficiency indicates the extent to which agricultural performance ensures food security.

Environment - 16.06.2021
UK needs to step up efforts to mitigate climate change
Efforts to tackle climate change are not keeping up with the fast pace of global warming and increasing climate risks, according to a report by the Climate Change Committee involving UCL experts.

Environment - Pedagogy - 15.06.2021
'Learning to take responsibility for the future': How can education be made sustainable? - A guest commentary by Christian Fischer
’Learning to take responsibility for the future’: How can education be made sustainable? - A guest commentary by Christian Fischer
In view of current social developments and global challenges - for example, climate change and world health - education for sustainable development (ESD) is becoming increasingly important.

Environment - Earth Sciences - 15.06.2021
Finding the 'sweet spots' for managed aquifer recharge
Finding the ’sweet spots’ for managed aquifer recharge
Rapidly worsening drought and a mandate to bring aquifer withdrawals and deposits into balance by 2040 have ignited interest in replenishing California groundwater through managed aquifer recharge.

Environment - Economics / Business - 15.06.2021

Environment - 15.06.2021
Sacred natural sites protect biodiversity in Iran
Research team from the Universities of Kassel, Göttingen and Kurdistan investigate this form of local nature conservation   How much do traditional practices contribute to the protection of local biodiversity?

Environment - Economics / Business - 15.06.2021
Should Ships In India Switch to Shore Power?
Carnegie Mellon University A team of EPP researchers has answered an important question about the shipping industry for a rapidly modernizing India Countries throughout Europe and North America requi

Life Sciences - Environment - 15.06.2021
Snails carrying the world's smallest computer help solve mass extinction survivor mystery
Snails carrying the world’s smallest computer help solve mass extinction survivor mystery
Study yields new insights into the survival of a native snail important to Tahitian culture and ecology and to biologists studying evolution More than 50 species of tree snail in the South Pacific So

Chemistry - Environment - 14.06.2021
The Story Behind Our Infinitely Recyclable Plastic
The Story Behind Our Infinitely Recyclable Plastic
A Q&A with two scientists behind a project aiming to solve the practical and environmental problems of traditional plastics A multidisciplinary Berkeley Lab team has been working for several years to

Earth Sciences - Environment - 13.06.2021
New experimental chamber pathway to ground-breaking discoveries
New experimental chamber pathway to ground-breaking discoveries
It's not easy to predict how rock will fracture when exposed to a blast hundreds of metres below the earth's surface, but a piece of experimental equipment will take away the guess work for The University of Queensland's blasting and fragmentation technology team. The unique chamber will allow the team, led by UQ's Associate Professor Italo Onederra and Dr Christopher Leonardi, to validate advanced modelling tools that will help them to develop safer mining techniques that are also better for the environment.

Environment - Economics / Business - 11.06.2021
Skewed perceptions in climate policy
The benefits of strict climate policies are often underestimated in public debate, while the costs are generally overestimated, says Lucas Bretschger. Climate protection does not have a negative impact on economic development. Climate policies will permanently affect the structures of our economies.

Environment - Computer Science - 11.06.2021
$1.2 million for two new Stanford research projects on energy/climate AI and environmental justice
Three Stanford University entities will fund two new research projects on using artificial intelligence and machine learning to make energy systems more sustainable, affordable, resilient and fair to all socioeconomic groups.

Environment - 11.06.2021

Environment - Life Sciences - 11.06.2021
Pollutant concentration increases in the franciscana dolphin, one of the most threatened species worldwide
Pollutant concentration increases in the franciscana dolphin, one of the most threatened species worldwide
The concentration of potentially toxic metals is increasing in the population of the franciscana dolphin -a small cetacean, endemic from the Rio de la Plata and an endangered species- according to a study led by a team of the Faculty of Biology and the Biodiversity Research Institute (IRBio), published in the journal Science of The Total Environment .

Environment - Economics / Business - 11.06.2021
UK ranks third in new Elite Quality Index 2021
The Elite Quality Report, authored by economists including Professor Maik Schneider, places the UK number three overall against more than 150 countries.

Environment - Campus - 11.06.2021

Innovation - Environment - 10.06.2021
NEST to open its virtual doors
The research and innovation building NEST of Empa and Eawag can now be visited virtually at any time and from anywhere in the world.

Environment - Life Sciences - 10.06.2021
High-Performance Computing, Ecology Experts Team Up to Ease Study of Wildlife Movements
NSF funds efforts by San Diego Supercomputer Center, San Diego Zoo Wildlife Alliance and ASU to create new Spatial Ecology Gateway The title of an Old West anthem and a Disney film, "Home on the Range" loosely describes the work of spatial ecologists.

Environment - 10.06.2021
Texas must address groundwater future, says Baker Institute expert
Texas must address groundwater future, says Baker Institute expert
Long-term water security is essential for the future of Texas, and the state acutely needs a common law system that can balance world-scale agricultural activity, industrial development and urban gro

Astronomy / Space Science - Environment - 10.06.2021
Cause, scope determined for deadly winter debris flow in Uttarakhand, India
Cause, scope determined for deadly winter debris flow in Uttarakhand, India
The Uttarakhand region of India experienced a humanitarian tragedy on Feb. 7, 2021, when a wall of debris and water barreled down the Ronti Gad, Rishiganga and Dhauliganga river valleys. The event began when a wedge of rock carrying a glacier broke off of a steep ridge in the Himalayan mountain range.

Economics / Business - Environment - 09.06.2021
Helping flood-hit companies build for the future
Helping flood-hit companies build for the future
Companies affected by floods are working with a ground-breaking project aimed at protecting their future business interests.

Environment - Economics / Business - 09.06.2021

Environment - Social Sciences - 09.06.2021
There is hope in action
Brian Schmidt outlines why he and another 125 Nobel Laureates are calling on G7 leaders to act on climate change.