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Environment - Economics / Business - 06.09.2021

Environment - 06.09.2021

Environment - 06.09.2021
Airbnb market in Brussels
Airbnb claims that it enables people to let their room or house sporadically to tourists and expats and that this allows travelers to experience the more authentic, non-touristic neighborhoods of a city.

Electroengineering - Environment - 06.09.2021
Flexibility will be key to a large-scale rollout of solar power
Flexibility will be key to a large-scale rollout of solar power
The successful deployment of solar power will depend on many factors, including how well grid operators are able to balance supply and demand in order to incorporate renewable energy into their low-voltage grids.

Innovation - Environment - 03.09.2021

Environment - Social Sciences - 03.09.2021

Environment - 02.09.2021
Air pollution laws are falling short, reveals UN report
A third of the world's countries have no legally mandated outdoor (ambient) air quality standards, according to a UN report co-authored by a UCL academic. The report - the first-ever assessment of air quality laws and regulations by the UN Environment Programme (UNEP) - found that, where such laws do exist, standards vary widely and are often less ambitious than World Health Organisation (WHO) guidelines.

Environment - 02.09.2021
Grim warning for Aussie species in conservation checklist
Grim warning for Aussie species in conservation checklist
The first comprehensive list of the threats to Australia's most endangered plants and animals reveals blunt news about the future for some of the country's favourite species.

Environment - Life Sciences - 02.09.2021

Environment - Innovation - 01.09.2021
A carbon-neutral response to rising electricity demand
A carbon-neutral response to rising electricity demand
Many everyday activities rely on electricity. As we look to 2050, this dependence is set to increase, with demand for electricity in Switzerland likely to rise to 50 percent. The increased demand can only be met by transforming the energy system. Switzerland has set itself the goal of ending its greenhouse gas emissions by 2050.

Environment - Earth Sciences - 01.09.2021
New report details Switzerland's geo-energy potential
Switzerland has considerable capacity for carbon storage and a bright future in shallow geothermal energy. These are the two main findings presented in Innosuisse's final report on the 2013-2020 Energy Funding Programme, in the chapter on geo-energy. Lyesse Laloui, a full professor in civil engineering at EPFL, is the chapter's author and the head of a research group on this topic.

Environment - 31.08.2021
Living with giants: the beauty of Victoria's ash forests
Living with giants: the beauty of Victoria’s ash forests
Ancient rainforests that sustained our First Nations peoples, trees the height of 25-storey buildings and gliding marsupials larger than any other - these are just some of the wonders found in Victoria's mountain ash forests.

Environment - Politics - 31.08.2021
Curious, committed, inspiring - a thoroughbred researcher retires
Curious, committed, inspiring - a thoroughbred researcher retires
In official circles, he is known as Alfred Wüest. But his fellow researchers and colleagues, simply call him Johny.

Environment - 31.08.2021
An undiscovered beauty hiding at the edge of Melbourne
An undiscovered beauty hiding at the edge of Melbourne
Ancient rainforests that sustained our First Nations peoples, trees the height of 25-storey buildings and gliding marsupials larger than any other - these are just some of the wonders found in Victoria's mountain ash forests.

Environment - Computer Science - 30.08.2021
Cambridge-authored book explores how artificial intelligence could help address climate change
Cambridge-authored book explores how artificial intelligence could help address climate change
Humanity is facing two existential threats. The first: uncontrolled CO2 emissions irreversibly changing the climate. The second: a hostile artificial intelligence (AI) becoming the dominant form of intelligence on Earth. But while the situation may appear bleak, this two-pronged crisis also presents an opportunity.

Environment - Media - 27.08.2021
Uncertainty spurs scientific progress
SUMMER SERIES: HOW SCIENCE WORKS - Citizens and scientists have two very different ways of reasoning. While citizens find comfort in certainty, scientists need to continually challenge the facts. Is it possible for these two groups to find common ground? Research is by nature a dynamic process. Scientists start with an observation, make a hypothesis, test the hypothesis through experiments, analyze the results, and form a conclusion.

Environment - Earth Sciences - 27.08.2021
New maps forecast impacts of climate change
An estimated £1.2 billion of Scotland's buildings, transport infrastructure, cultural and natural heritage may be at risk of coastal erosion by 2050, according to new research.

Environment - Campus - 27.08.2021
Global sand and gravel extraction conflicts with half of UN Sustainable Development Goals
Growing global demand for overlooked natural resources has implications for health, the environment and society in lowand middle-income countries Sediment mining in the Goyain River in northern Bangladesh .

Environment - Life Sciences - 26.08.2021
'LéXPLORE brings together researchers from different disciplines - that's fantastic'
’LéXPLORE brings together researchers from different disciplines - that’s fantastic’
There has been a floating laboratory on Lake Geneva called LéXPLORE since 2019.

Environment - 26.08.2021
What happens If We Don’t Act Now on climate change?
Climate change researchers around the world are being encouraged to create videos addressing their environmental concerns and potential solutions ahead of the COP26 conference.

Environment - Economics / Business - 25.08.2021

Environment - Innovation - 25.08.2021
Scientists set out immediate actions and future research priorities to help UK to reach net zero target
Scientists set out immediate actions and future research priorities to help UK to reach net zero target
A new paper by leading UK scientists sets out key solutions and policy actions that should be implemented now, as well as priority research areas for the next decade, if the UK is to reach its net zero target by 2050.

Environment - Earth Sciences - 24.08.2021
Helping engineers better predict clay landslides
Helping engineers better predict clay landslides
Norway experiences dangerous landslides due to its clay-rich soil. For her Master's thesis in civil engineering at EPFL, Mathilde Metral outlined steps that the country's geotechnical engineers can take to improve the predictive computer model they're currently developing.  The heavy rains that sweep across Europe with growing frequency can be particularly damaging in Norway, where the clay-rich soil is susceptible to landslides.

Environment - Architecture - 24.08.2021
First sort, then refurbish
First sort, then refurbish
Switzerland's building stock is quite impressive. There are around 1.8 million buildings in the country, but only one percent of this building stock is renovated each year.

Environment - 24.08.2021
Monash to support uptake of microgrids across Victoria
Monash to support uptake of microgrids across Victoria
The Microgrid Electricity Market Operator (MEMO) 'toolbox' comprises a step-by-step journey on how to develop a microgrid - from planning to operations - to help guide precincts, businesses and communities through the process.

Agronomy / Food Science - Environment - 23.08.2021
Fresh herbs from factory halls and bunkers
Fresh herbs from factory halls and bunkers
From the factory hall and not the field: ETH spin-off YASAI should soon be harvesting 20 tonnes of herbs a year from an indoor facility.

Environment - Health - 20.08.2021
Urgent planning on heat and health needed to face climate crisis
Urgent planning on heat and health needed to face climate crisis
Leading experts caution climate change projections require urgent planning and more investment in research to reduce the risks of heat-related disease and death.

Environment - 20.08.2021
How wildfire can create healthier forests
Subscribe to  Berkeley Voices. See all  Berkeley Voices  episodes. Berkeley News writer Kara Manke discusses a new UC Berkeley report that shows how allowing lightning fires to burn in Yosemite's Illilouette Creek Basin recreated a lost - and more resilient - forest ecosystem.

Environment - Career - 19.08.2021

Environment - Career - 18.08.2021
Monash early career researchers recognised with over $6 million in federal grants
Fifteen Monash researchers working on a diverse range of studies across the University have been recognised with Discovery Early Career Researcher Awards (DECRA) from the Australian Research Council (ARC). Research into how sleep impacts decision-making in emergency shift workers, the intellectual legacy of Sufism on Islamic thought since the 13th Century, and the evolutionary patterns of whales, penguins and plesiosaurs are among those to receive funding.

Environment - Microtechnics - 18.08.2021
Package delivery robots’ environmental impacts: Automation matters less than vehicle type
Whether a robot or a person delivers your package, the carbon footprint would essentially be the same, according to a University of Michigan study that could help inform the future of automated delivery as the pandemic fuels a dramatic rise in online shopping.

Environment - Chemistry - 18.08.2021
Incorporating used water into hydrogen production to develop a more sustainable energy source
Monash researchers, together with national water utility companies, are looking at ways to produce hydrogen energy more sustainably through repurposing wastewater.

Life Sciences - Environment - 17.08.2021
Against overfishing: Protect large spawners and assess stocks correctly
Study: The replenishment potential of exploited fish stocks is systematically overestimated To avoid overfishing the status and reproductive capacity of fish stocks are regularly determined through stock assessments. The fecundity of female fish is here an important factor. Unfortunately, many calculations contain a systematic error as the reproductive capacity of large fish is underestimated.

Environment - Campus - 17.08.2021
Indigenous territories fight climate change
In a recent study in PLOS ONE , researchers from 6 different countries, including Camilo Alejo and Catherine Potvin of the Department of Biology at McGill University, examined the importance of Indigenous Territories in climate change mitigation across Panama and the Amazon Basin. They found that Indigenous Territories represent effective natural solutions to meet the Paris Agreement by protecting forests and storing carbon.

Environment - 16.08.2021
Logging increases risk of severe fire
Logging increases risk of severe fire
Logged forests near regional and rural towns and settlements are at increased risk of increased fire severity, new research from The Australian National University (ANU) shows.

Environment - Economics / Business - 16.08.2021

Environment - Physics - 12.08.2021
Living in the crystal ball
Living in the crystal ball
Alain Aerni is trying to look into the future: His "Crystalball" energy control system combines photovoltaics, heat pumps and charging stations and uses weather reports to predict energy requirements.