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Life Sciences - Environment - 03.06.2020
On the trail of symbiont diversity
On the trail of symbiont diversity
Parasitic wasps act as biological weapons against aphids in pest control. With the help of symbionts, however, some aphids try to defend themselves against the attacks. The struggle between these insects is one of the specialities of Christoph Vorburger, head of the "Aquatic Ecology" department and evolutionary ecologist Nina Hafer-Hahmann, postdoc in the same department.

Environment - 03.06.2020
Living near oil and gas wells tied to low birth weights in infants
Pump jacks operating at the Kern River Oil Field in Bakersfield, Calif. A new UC Berkeley study adds to mounting evidence linking proximity to oil wells to adverse birth outcomes. (AP photo by Jae C. Hong) Living near active oil and gas wells may put pregnant people at higher risk of having low birth weight babies, especially in rural areas, finds a new study of birth outcomes in California.

Environment - Life Sciences - 03.06.2020

Environment - Computer Science - 02.06.2020
Smart Farms of the Future: Making Bioenergy Crops More Environmentally Friendly
Smart Farms of the Future: Making Bioenergy Crops More Environmentally Friendly
Farmers have enough worries - between bad weather, rising costs, and shifting market demands - without having to stress about the carbon footprint of their operations.

Environment - Event - 02.06.2020
Policymakers how UK can benefit from circular economy
Policymakers how UK can benefit from circular economy
How to transition to a circular economy, a topic rising up the economic and climate agendas, was the focus of The Forum's latest policy workshop.

Life Sciences - Environment - 02.06.2020
Finding food security underwater
Our growing need for food poses one of the biggest threats to the environment. Stanford ocean and food security experts explain how the ocean could produce dramatically more food while driving sustainable economic growth.

Environment - Earth Sciences - 01.06.2020
NOAA Selects UC San Diego for Cooperative Institute to Study Marine, Earth and Atmospheric Systems
The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration today announced it selected the University of California San Diego to host the new Cooperative Institute for Marine, Earth, and Atmospheric Systems (CIMEAS).

Astronomy / Space Science - Environment - 29.05.2020
Solar Orbiter to pass through the tails of Comet ATLAS
The European Space Agency's Solar Orbiter, which carries instruments proposed, designed and built at UCL, will cross through the tails of Comet ATLAS during the next few days in a chance encounter flagged to ESA by a team from the UCL Mullard Space Science Laboratory (UCL MSSL).

Environment - Materials Science - 29.05.2020
Fresh Breeze for Ecology and Economy
Fresh Breeze for Ecology and Economy
The Solar Impulse Foundation is looking for 1000 solutions that will boost the economy - and protect the environment at the same time.

Environment - Economics / Business - 29.05.2020

Life Sciences - Environment - 28.05.2020
New degree programs at TUM
New degree programs at TUM
The Technical University of Munich (TUM) is launching two new bachelor's and five new master's programs in the 2020/21 winter semester.

Environment - Administration - 27.05.2020
New policy priority tool to supercharge sustainable development
A pioneering policy priority tool for tracking progress towards the United Nations' Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), has been developed by UCL in collaboration with a UK-Mexico team.

Environment - 27.05.2020
Public parks guaranteeing sustainable well-being
Public parks guaranteeing sustainable well-being
An international team has demonstrated the fundamental importance of public parks based on nine «protected needs» that are essential for our well-being.

Computer Science - Environment - 27.05.2020
Drawing a picture of the Earth's surface
Drawing a picture of the Earth’s surface
Jan Dirk Wegner uses artificial intelligence to research different aspects of the Earth's surface. In doing so, he hopes to help raise people's quality of life and protect the environment.

Astronomy / Space Science - Environment - 26.05.2020

Environment - 26.05.2020
Bristol key partner in international project to tackle climate change resilience in the Horn of Africa
Bristol key partner in international project to tackle climate change resilience in the Horn of Africa
Led by scientists at Cardiff University with substantial contributions from 13 other partners in seven countries, including a team from the University of Bristol, the EU project, called DOWN2EARTH, will employ state-of-the-art seasonal forecasts and decadal projections of climate change.

Environment - Economics / Business - 26.05.2020
Lidl Switzerland supports Empa research
Lidl Switzerland supports Empa research
Lidl Switzerland intends to serve its branches without the use of fossil fuels, relying among other things on renewable synthetic gas as an energy carrier.

Environment - Health - 26.05.2020
Prescribed Burns May Introduce New Atmospheric Toxins
News › Stories › Archives › 2020 › May › Prescribed Burns May Introduce New Atmospheric Toxins May 26, 2020 CMU researcher studies forest fire management In many of the world's forested regions, wildfires are an u oidable fact of life. From the forests of Portugal, to the woods of California, to the recent devastation of the Australian bushfires, widespread fires are often a regular, annual concern.

Environment - Life Sciences - 25.05.2020
Marine species are outpacing terrestrial species in the race against global warming
Marine species are outpacing terrestrial species in the race against global warming
Global warming is causing species to search for more temperate environments in which to migrate to, but it is marine species - according to the latest results of a Franco-American study mainly involv

Environment - Health - 25.05.2020
The next pandemic is coming, it’s time to take the ecological crisis seriously
126 Swiss researchers, including 6 from Eawag, want to draw the attention their Swiss compatriots to the scientific evidence showing the between the emergence of pandemics and human disturbance of the natural environment.

Health - Environment - 21.05.2020
UW research team seeks campus input with survey on coronavirus mobility impacts
Three professors are teaming for a study of the mobility impacts of the coronavirus - and they are inviting UW faculty, staff and students to complete a short online survey to assist the research.

Environment - 21.05.2020
Experts issue recommendations for a green Covid-19 economic recovery
Green Covid-19 recovery packages could boost economic growth and help stop climate change, a Cardiff University academic says.

Environment - Social Sciences - 21.05.2020

Environment - 21.05.2020
Hunting threatens one of the world's most amazing wildlife migrations
Hunting threatens one of the world’s most amazing wildlife migrations
As the world looks to tighten up the illegal capture of wildlife, migratory birds are being threatened by widespread and unsustainable hunting across the Asia-Pacific region.

Environment - Health - 20.05.2020

Environment - Health - 20.05.2020
Midland dam failures, flooding and evacuations: U-M experts available
Midland dam failures, flooding and evacuations: U-M experts available
Thousands of central Michigan residents living along the Tittabawassee River are evacuating after rapidly rising waters overtook dams there.

Environment - Earth Sciences - 20.05.2020
"We need to study biodiversity in a more holistic way."
Catherine and Florian, the theme of the International Day for Biological Diversity (IDB) is "Our solutions are in nature".

Environment - Economics / Business - 20.05.2020

Environment - Social Sciences - 19.05.2020
Indigenous Peoples around the globe are disproportionately affected by pollution
Indigenous Peoples around the world are suffering disproportionately from the impacts of pollution.

Environment - Agronomy / Food Science - 19.05.2020
Staying off the murder hornet hit list
Staying off the murder hornet hit list
Experts from the Stanford-based Natural Capital Project explain the value of wild bees in our agricultural systems, especially in light of the increased risk murder hornets pose to domesticated honey bees.

Environment - Transport - 19.05.2020
Environment and energy after COVID-19
Environment and energy after COVID-19
Global carbon dioxide emissions are down dramatically in the wake of COVID-19. A new study pinpoints where energy demand has dropped the most, estimates the impact on annual emissions and points the way to a less polluted future.

Innovation - Environment - 18.05.2020
How fungi are becoming the future
How fungi are becoming the future
How will we be able to feed 10 billion people in the not too distant future without causing widespread environmental damage? How can we stop using petroleum and still be able to manufacture chemical industry products? These are just some of the questions which humankind is facing today.

Architecture - Environment - 18.05.2020
Experiments in the kitchen and architectural models in the sandpit
Experiments in the kitchen and architectural models in the sandpit
What happens when COVID-19 means architecture students have to get by without a workshop, electrical engineers without high-voltage laboratories and environmental scientists without field trips.

Environment - 15.05.2020
Durham academic selected as New Generation Thinker
Durham academic selected as New Generation Thinker
Dr Noreen Masud has taken up the prestigious role as one of this year's New Generation Thinkers (NGT) which will see her working with the Arts and Humanities Research Council (AHRC) and BBC Radio 3.

Environment - Social Sciences - 14.05.2020

Environment - Chemistry - 14.05.2020
"Lean lab" approach enables quick research ramp down
MIT lab offers a model for cost savings, productivity, and safety; principles may also facilitate efficient reopening in the future.

Environment - Life Sciences - 14.05.2020
Saving livestock by thinking like a predator
Cattle explore a predator-proof enclosure in Soysambu Conservancy, Kenya (Photo by Christine Wilkinson, funded by the National Geographic Society) For predators like wolves, cougars and snow leopards, a cow or sheep out to pasture may make for an easy and tasty meal.

Environment - Innovation - 14.05.2020
The future of recycling: 4 experts explain
The future of recycling: 4 experts explain
The NSW Government recently conducted a survey on recycling and plastic waste. Ahead of its findings, to be released later this year, four academics comment on research into recycling and the development of advanced waste conversion technologies. The New South Wales Government recently conducted a survey on recycling and plastic waste.

Environment - Event - 13.05.2020
Susan Solomon earns Killian Award, MIT's highest faculty honor
Susan Solomon earns Killian Award, MIT’s highest faculty honor
Atmospheric chemist is recognized for her "leadership in working toward real-world solutions to address the global climate crisis.

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