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Environment - Business / Economics - 28.03.2019
Strengths and weaknesses of the Green New Deal
The sweeping plan to overhaul transportation, energy and other sectors failed a recent U.S. Senate vote, but remains a political lighting rod.

Environment - 28.03.2019
Of Scythes, Scythe Hammers and Work Songs
Of Scythes, Scythe Hammers and Work Songs
The agricultural technics of wild hay making in Switzerland and shifting cultivation in the eastern Himalayas have one thing in common: They are both performed on steep slopes.

Environment - Computer Science / Telecom - 28.03.2019
CMU’s Smell PGH Air Pollution Reporting App Goes National
Seventh Generation helps roll out new Smell MyCity app Smell PGH, the smartphone app developed by the Carnegie Mellon University's CREATE Lab that helps Pittsburghers report foul odors to health auth

Environment - Innovation / Technology - 27.03.2019

Environment - 26.03.2019
Back to the water
Back to the water
In the absolute darkness of caves, rare creatures have returned to living in water to survive. Astronauts looking for life in the underworld during the CAVES training courses discovered a new species of crustaceans that have completed an evolutionary full circle - from water to land, and back to water again.

Environment - Innovation / Technology - 26.03.2019

Environment - 26.03.2019
Gaps in the law cause pollution
Gaps in the law cause pollution
Diesel vans are dirtier in winter than many know: Where there are still gaps in emissions legislation, soot particles and nitrogen oxides (NOx) continue to be produced.

Business / Economics - Environment - 26.03.2019

Astronomy / Space Science - Environment - 22.03.2019
Water in space
Water in space
Did you know that up to 80% of the water on the International Space Station is recycled? Astronauts living and working 400 km above our planet might prefer not to think about it, but the water they d

Environment - Social Sciences - 22.03.2019
World Water Day: What access to clean water really means
World Water Day: What access to clean water really means
"No one may be left behind," writes Unesco in its World Water Report. Today, three out of ten people have no access to safe drinking water and even less to sanitation facilities, often because they are discriminated against for various reasons.

Health - Environment - 22.03.2019
Female radiation oncologists submit fewer charges to Medicare, collect less revenue
Female radiation oncologists submit fewer charges to Medicare, collect less revenue
A new study by UCLA researchers has found that female radiation oncologists submit fewer charges to Medicare, are reimbursed less per charge submitted and receive lower Medicare payments overall in comparison to male radiation oncologists.

Environment - Astronomy / Space Science - 22.03.2019
Satellites key to addressing water scarcity
Satellites key to addressing water scarcity
Today is World Water Day, but with millions of people in Mozambique, Malawi and Zimbabwe struggling to cope in the aftermath of Cyclone Idai, the notion of water shortages may not be at the forefront of our minds right now.

Environment - 22.03.2019
Researcher training ’para-ecologists’ to protect the rainforest
Sussex researcher training 'para-ecologists' to protect the rainforest A scientist at the University of Sussex has been working to train up a new generation of data collectors to help monitor the overall health of the rainforest ecosystem.

Environment - Health - 22.03.2019
The effects of climate change on water shortages
The effects of climate change on water shortages
In Jordan, one of the most water-poor nations, predictions of future droughts depend on the scale of climate change. Without reducing greenhouse gases the future looks dry, but researchers offer some hope. If global temperatures continue to rise, rainfall will increasingly become a beast of extremes: long dry spells here, dangerous floods there - and in some places, intense water shortages.

Chemistry - Environment - 21.03.2019
Non-toxic salt water battery prototype can charge in seconds
A battery prototype has been designed using salt water and materials that are non-toxic and charge quickly, paving the way for new types of battery.

Environment - Administration - 21.03.2019
UK gets new £5 million climate change research centre
Cardiff University has been selected as the main hub for a £5 million research centre to explore how we can live differently to achieve the rapid and far-reaching emissions cuts required to address climate change. A collaboration between Cardiff, Manchester, York and East Anglia Universities, and charity Climate Outreach, the Centre for Climate Change and Social Transformations (CAST) will work closely with industry, local/national governments, and charities to tackle climate change.

Environment - 21.03.2019

Environment - 21.03.2019

Environment - 20.03.2019
Copernicus Sentinel-1 maps floods in wake of Idai
Copernicus Sentinel-1 maps floods in wake of Idai
As millions of people in Mozambique, Malawi and Zimbabwe struggle to cope with the aftermath of what could be the southern hemisphere's worst storm, Copernicus Sentinel-1 is one of the satellite missions being used to map flooded areas to help relief efforts.

Microtechnics - Environment - 20.03.2019
Johnson Moves Research to How Robots Climb Rocky Terrain
The desert is a tricky place for robots to navigate - just ask Aaron Johnson.

Astronomy / Space Science - Environment - 20.03.2019
ExoMars landing platform arrives in Europe with a name
ExoMars landing platform arrives in Europe with a name
The platform destined to land on the Red Planet as part of the next ExoMars mission has arrived in Europe for final assembly and testing - and been given a name.

Environment - Politics - 19.03.2019
Center to protect the Red Sea ecosystem
Center to protect the Red Sea ecosystem
Federal Councillor Ignazio Cassis, Head of the Federal Department of Foreign Affairs (FDFA), announced on Tuesday Switzerland's support for EPFL's project to create a "Transnational Red Sea Research Center".

Environment - Administration - 18.03.2019
Researchers join international project to help 11 million Thai people
Sussex researchers join international project to help 11 million Thai people Researchers from the University of Sussex are joining an international effort to help protect Thailand's vulnerable coastal communities from storms, floods and coastal erosion.

Environment - Earth Sciences - 18.03.2019
Researchers pinpoint cause of deadly Lake Michigan rip current
The storm on Lake Michigan lasted only 15 minutes, but the conditions it put into motion took seven lives.

Transport - Environment - 15.03.2019
Cable cars could reshape urban landscapes
Cable cars could reshape urban landscapes
For his thesis at EPFL, Fernando Simas studied how cable cars could be an appealing transportation option for city commuters, and how they could be incorporated into tomorrow's urban landscapes.

Environment - Health - 15.03.2019
The climate of health
The climate of health
The damage we do to the world is eventually visited upon us in the form of hunger, thirst, physical disease, mental illness and other health issues. Here, we explore those consequences and how we can lessen their severity through global emissions reductions. We teach our children to treat others as they want to be treated, but what about the world around them? As the dominant force driving ecological change, the damage we do to natural life-support systems is eventually visited upon us, perhaps most dramatically in our health.

Health - Environment - 15.03.2019
The effect of climate change on disease
The effect of climate change on disease
As the globe warms, mosquitoes will roam beyond their current habitats, shifting the burden of diseases like malaria, dengue fever, chikungunya and West Nile virus.

Environment - 14.03.2019
Costa Rican president speaks at Stanford
The president described a vision for his country to become an ethical example to the global community. He also spoke with Stanford researchers directing conservation and sustainable development initiatives in Costa Rica. A long-time global leader in conservation, Costa Rica now has bold plans to play the same role for renewable energy.

Business / Economics - Environment - 14.03.2019

Environment - Life Sciences - 14.03.2019
UCLA aflutter over the butterfly effect
UCLA aflutter over the butterfly effect
Ecologist Jeff Holmquist explains why there are so many painted lady butterflies dotting the skies Alison Hewitt You've seen the butterflies fluttering across Los Angeles and speeding through campus.

Environment - 14.03.2019
How do tornadoes and hurricanes compare?
In the aftermath of the powerful tornado that devastated a rural Alabama community, a UM storm expert sheds light on the destructive nature of tornadoes and details how they differ from hurricanes.

Environment - 12.03.2019
Nitrogen dioxide pollution mapped
Nitrogen dioxide pollution mapped
New maps that use information from the Copernicus Sentinel-5P satellite reveal nitrogen dioxide emission being released into the atmosphere in cities and towns across the globe.

Environment - 12.03.2019
Q&A: The dollars and sense of big batteries on the grid
Storing energy produced by wind or solar for later use has a challenge competing with existing natural gas-fired generation units.

Health - Environment - 12.03.2019
A better brick
A worker on the outskirts of Dhaka, Bangladesh, carries newly fired bricks to transport trucks that will take them to market.

Environment - Life Sciences - 11.03.2019
Dragging? Blame the 'time pollution' of springing forward
Dragging? Blame the ’time pollution’ of springing forward
How did it feel getting out of bed this morning? Ben Smarr has the idea that it likely was a sub-par experience.

Environment - 11.03.2019
Entrepreneur Vinod Khosla:
Entrepreneur Vinod Khosla: "Focus on the consequences of success"
In annual David Rose Lecture, Sun Microsystems co-founder urges bold plans to address global challenges.

Environment - Innovation / Technology - 11.03.2019
Tove Larsen explains the toilet revolution
Tove Larsen explains the toilet revolution
The latest urine-diverting toilet is being "officially" presented today at the ISH sanitation trade fair in Frankfurt.

Environment - Physics - 11.03.2019
Turning buildings into energy producers
Turning buildings into energy producers
EPFL has become the coordinator of Be-Smart, an EU research project that aims to step up the deployment of building-integrated photovoltaics (BIPV) and cut their costs by 75% between now and 2030.