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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 - 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.

Environment - Innovation - 23.09.2019
New $100M Innovation Hub to Accelerate R&D for a Secure Water Future
New $100M Innovation Hub to Accelerate R&D for a Secure Water Future
A research consortium led by Berkeley Lab, along with three other national labs, will head a DOE desalination hub to provide secure and affordable water The National Alliance for Water Innovation, wh

Transport - Environment - 23.09.2019
Climate explained: why don't we have electric aircraft?
Climate explained: why don’t we have electric aircraft?
Electric cars, trains, trams and boats already exist. That logically leads to the question: why are we not seeing large electric aircraft? And will we see them any time soon? Aeronautical engineering academic, Dr Dries Verstraete explains. Why do we have electric cars and trains, but few electric planes? The main reason is that it's much simpler to radically modify a car or train, even if they look very similar to traditional fossil-fuel vehicles on the outside.

Environment - 23.09.2019
Adopt a Vortex program Comes of Age!
New Name Giving for 2020 to Start on September 25, 2019, 00:00 No 272/2019 from Sep 23, 2019 Meteorologists at the Berliner Wetterkarte e. V.

Environment - Business / Economics - 20.09.2019
Sustainable dairy project finds ways to lower emissions, boost profits
Dairy cows on a farm near Roxbury, Wisconsin. UW-Madison researchers found that a combination of ideal cow genetics, improved feeding strategies and better manure management could allow dairy farms to cut emissions by a third to almost half, while producing more milk with less feed. Photo: Bryce Richter A six-year-long, nationwide research project has concluded with solutions to help the dairy industry reduce greenhouse gas emissions while boosting profitability.

Environment - Physics - 20.09.2019
Two UW ice researchers to participate in year-long drift across Arctic Ocean
Two UW ice researchers to participate in year-long drift across Arctic Ocean
When the German icebreaker Polarstern leaves Norway's coast on Sept. 20, it will embark on a year-long drift across the Arctic Ocean.

Environment - 20.09.2019
Call for greater action towards tackling UN Sustainable Development Goals at SSRP symposium
Call for greater action towards tackling UN Sustainable Development Goals at SSRP symposium
The second annual symposium for the Sussex Sustainability Research Programme (SSRP) featured a passionate call to action by former Scottish First Minister, the Rt Hon Lord McConnell of Glenscorrodale.

Environment - Innovation - 20.09.2019
Urban water resilience to be the subject of major research project
The global challenge of how cities cope with water crisis will be investigated by a Cardiff University academic.

Environment - 19.09.2019

Environment - 19.09.2019
Greenland is melting but it’s the tip of the iceberg
Rapid melting of glaciers in Greenland is causing major concern but we know from many years of research that the problem is much more widespread. On the opposite side of the world, Antarctica stores enough frozen water to raise global sea levels by 58 metres. Our researchers have been working with an international team of scientists to build up the most complete picture to date of ice melting.

Environment - Media - 19.09.2019
In media coverage of climate change, where are the facts?
The New York Times building in New York City. The New York Times makes a concerted effort to drive home the point that climate change is real, but it does a poor job of presenting the basic facts about climate change that could convince skeptics, according to a review of the paper's coverage since 1980.

Environment - Social Sciences - 19.09.2019

Social Sciences - Environment - 18.09.2019

Palaeontology - Environment - 18.09.2019
Coral reefs and squat lobsters flourished 150 million years ago
This modern porcelain crab is really a member of the squat lobster family that became adapted to the same intertidal environment as true crabs.

Environment - 18.09.2019
Working together to combat climate change
Climate change has been described as the most serious challenge facing the world today. As a world-leading research University and a major contributor to the local and national economy, we're working together across our whole community to tackle it.

Environment - 18.09.2019
Two-thirds of people support limiting air travel to tackle climate change
Addressing climate change requires a ‘high' or ‘extremely high' level of urgency, say more than three in five people.

Environment - 17.09.2019
Ethanol fuels large-scale expansion of Brazil’s farming land
A University of Queensland-led study has revealed that future demand for ethanol biofuel could potentially expand sugarcane farming land in Brazil by five million hectares by 2030.

Environment - Health - 16.09.2019
UCL launches new campaign to celebrate its disruptive discoveries
UCL is today launching the public phase of its major new campaign #MadeAtUCL to celebrate over 100 disruptive discoveries pioneered by some of the university's leading researchers.

Environment - Business / Economics - 16.09.2019
Green growth that works
Green growth that works
Economic development plans often overlook a crucial detail - ecosystems that provide essential services to people. Stanford experts discuss a new sustainable development approach that balances the needs of people and nature. Economic development plans often overlook a crucial detail - ecosystems that provide essential services to people.

Environment - Event - 16.09.2019

Environment - Life Sciences - 13.09.2019
German Environmental Award for soil scientist
German Environmental Award for soil scientist
Ingrid Kögel-Knabner, a professor of soil science at the Technical University of Munich (TUM), has won the German Environmental Award - the most richly endowed award of its kind in Europe.

Environment - 13.09.2019

Astronomy / Space Science - Environment - 11.09.2019
A new journey into Earth for space exploration
A new journey into Earth for space exploration
Six astronauts, five space agencies and a fresh start into underground worlds to help prepare for living on other planets.

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