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Environment - Earth Sciences - 08.05.2019
One-third of the world's longest rivers remain free-flowing, new analysis finds
One-third of the world’s longest rivers remain free-flowing, new analysis finds
Just over one-third of the world's 246 longest rivers remain free-flowing, according to a new study published May 8 in Nature. Dams and reservoirs are drastically reducing the diverse benefits that healthy rivers provide to people and nature across the globe. A team of 34 international researchers from McGill University, World Wildlife Fund, the University of Washington and other institutions assessed the connectivity status of 12 million kilometers of rivers worldwide, providing the first-ever global assessment of the location and extent of the planet's remaining free-flowing rivers.

Environment - Materials Science - 08.05.2019
Nottingham's Pint of Science tickets selling fast
Pint of Science is now a firm fixture in Nottingham's annual events calendar but get your tickets soon because some of this year's ‘Pint of Science Festival' events are already sold out! Academi

Environment - 08.05.2019
To bus or not to bus’ How culture affects public transport use
Stark cultural differences in attitudes to public transport have been revealed by an international study featuring a University of Queensland academic.

Environment - Business / Economics - 07.05.2019
Campus energy advances can be optimized and replicated
Campus energy advances can be optimized and replicated
With a few changes to its existing energy operations, Stanford could further reduce its carbon footprint and costs in a model that other large campuses, towns and even cities can benefit from, a new study finds.

Environment - 07.05.2019
New paper: State’s cap-and-trade program is falling short of goals
A California program designed to encourage forestland owners to store carbon in forests is falling short of its goals, according to a new paper from a UC Berkeley researcher. (AP Photo by Max Whittaker) California regulators are overestimating the impact the state's cap-and-trade system is having on reducing greenhouse gas emissions, according to a new policy brief from a researcher at UC Berkeley's Center for Environmental Public Policy, part of the Goldman School of Public Policy.

Environment - 07.05.2019
Kakadu needs a new approach to cleaning up an old mine
Kakadu needs a new approach to cleaning up an old mine
A new report has found Australia's largest national park is at long-term risk unless the clean up of the Ranger uranium mine in Kakadu is done comprehensively and effectively. Unfinished Business , co-authored by the Sydney Environment Institute (SEI) at the University of Sydney and the Australian Conservation Foundation (ACF) , identifies significant data deficiencies, a lack of clarity around regulatory and governance frameworks and uncertaint

Environment - Astronomy / Space Science - 06.05.2019
Recognising sustainable behaviour
Recognising sustainable behaviour
6 May 2019 Solving the growing problem of space debris will require everyone who flies rockets and satellites to adhere to sustainable practices, which doesn't always happen.

Environment - Social Sciences - 03.05.2019
How climate change affects economies around the world
Editor's note: This is the latest in a series of stories spotlighting how faculty, students and alumni at the Harris School of Public Policy are driving impact for the next generation.

Environment - 02.05.2019

Environment - Business / Economics - 02.05.2019
What happens when schools go solar?
Rooftop solar projects at schools could reduce harmful air pollution, help the environment and enhance student learning while cutting electricity costs, a new study finds.

Environment - 01.05.2019
Join the Greater Brighton Cycle Challenge to discover the Living Coast
A celebration of cycling this month gives you the opportunity to explore the Living Coast , a UNESCO World Biosphere Region that includes the University of Sussex campus.

Music - Environment - 01.05.2019
Explores quirky and legendary history of Scav Hunt
Scav Hunt is coming. Maybe you're someone for whom Scav is always coming, who eagerly anticipates the annual four-day event featuring hundreds of competitors and even more quirky items on the legendary Scav list.

Chemistry - Environment - 01.05.2019
Matthew Tirrell elected to National Academy of Sciences
Matthew Tirrell , the dean and Founding Pritzker Director of the Institute for Molecular Engineering at the University of Chicago, has been elected to the National Academy of Sciences.

Environment - Administration - 30.04.2019
UChicago scholars study how municipal IDs can reach marginalized communities
Over the last year, more than 30,000 Chicagoans have enrolled in CityKey, a new municipal ID card created to help marginalized communities.

Environment - 30.04.2019
Summer extremes of 2018 linked to stalled giant waves in jet stream
Record breaking heatwaves and droughts in North America and Western Europe, torrential rainfalls and floods in South-East Europe and Japan - the summer of 2018 brought a series of extreme weather events that occurred almost simultaneously around the Northern Hemisphere in June and July.

Environment - 30.04.2019

Environment - Innovation / Technology - 29.04.2019
World's first 'BioSolar Leaf' to tackle air pollution in White City
World’s first ’BioSolar Leaf’ to tackle air pollution in White City
Imperial College London is to collaborate with startup Arborea to develop pioneering 'BioSolar Leaf' technology to improve air quality in White City.

Environment - 29.04.2019
Calculating cost-effective conservation
Calculating cost-effective conservation
Maintaining existing conservation areas might be a more cost-effective investment than expansion, according to new research led by The University of Queensland.

Environment - Physics - 26.04.2019
Researchers venture to the Chernobyl Red Forest
Researchers venture to the Chernobyl Red Forest
A multidisciplinary group of researchers from the University of Bristol, as part of the National Centre for Nuclear Robotics, recently travelled to Chernobyl exclusion zone, 33 years after the nuclear accident at the power plant in Ukraine.

Astronomy / Space Science - Environment - 26.04.2019

Environment - Social Sciences - 26.04.2019
Third round of cluster hires announced
Data responsibility, freshwater sustainability, polar change research. These are among the important topics UW-Madison's latest round of cluster hires addresses.

Environment - 25.04.2019
Public talks kick off study of ice loss, warming and coastal changes in northern Alaska
Public talks kick off study of ice loss, warming and coastal changes in northern Alaska
The northernmost town in the country had its warmest March on record. Utqiagvik, formerly known as Barrow, is among the coastal communities that are feeling the effects of a warming Arctic firsthand.

Environment - 25.04.2019

Environment - 24.04.2019
Schadenfreude: Your Pain Is My Gain
If someone in the workplace is mistreated, their colleagues may respond with empathy - or with schadenfreude.

Social Sciences - Environment - 23.04.2019
Two UChicago scholars named Carnegie Fellows
Two members of the University of Chicago faculty have been selected for Andrew Carnegie Fellowships , which provide scholars and writers in the social sciences and humanities with up to $200,000 to support research that examines today's most pressing issues.

Environment - Business / Economics - 22.04.2019
Reassessing how to 'waste not'
Reassessing how to ’waste not’
Recycling is becoming harder and more expensive in the U.S. and policymakers are increasingly seeking solutions to mounting trash.

Environment - 22.04.2019
Through My Cardinal Green, individuals across campus boost sustainability at Stanford
The data-driven program uses an online dashboard to provide solutions, suggestions and rewards for conservation efforts across campus.

Environment - 19.04.2019
California and the West prepare to get by on less water from the Colorado River
The Colorado River will have less water for seven western states under a bill that has been passed by the Congress and is awaiting a Presidential signature.

Environment - 18.04.2019

Environment - Health - 18.04.2019
India could meet air quality standards by cutting household fuel use
India could make a major dent in air pollution by curbing emissions from dirty household fuels such as wood, dung, coal and kerosene, shows a new analysis led by researchers at the University of California, Berkeley and the India Institute of Technology.

Innovation / Technology - Environment - 18.04.2019

Environment - Innovation / Technology - 17.04.2019
Potential for congressional action on climate change
The political landscape has changed, potentially opening a window for meaningful policies to combat global warming.

Environment - 17.04.2019
Scientists angle for more attention to fishing for fun
Many Wisconsinites enjoy fishing, but a new study suggests recreational fisheries need to be managed better to help fish populations.

Environment - Innovation / Technology - 17.04.2019
Livestream the sounds of the rainforest and hear what changes logging makes
Livestream the sounds of the rainforest and hear what changes logging makes
Award-winning low-cost audio recorders have been installed in the rainforest of Borneo, enabling researchers and the public to listen in 24/7.

Materials Science - Environment - 15.04.2019
Win-win for home and grid
Solar systems on the roofs of residential buildings often produce energy precisely when the tenants can't actually use it. Stationary batteries enable this energy to be utilized in the evening, at night or on a rainy day. A research project at Empa is investigating whether the use of stationary batteries makes economic sense for the consumer while at the same time offering advantages for energy suppliers.

Health - Environment - 15.04.2019
Strengthen health systems to cope with climate change challenges
University of Sydney expert Professor Anthony Capon says climate change is already harming the health of Australians and there is an urgent need for stronger climate change action by all tiers of government.

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