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Life Sciences - Environment - 03.12.2018
What can we learn from studying microbes under our feet
Microbes are single-cell organisms that are too small to be seen with the naked eye. Yet while relatively inconspicuous, they are the dominant life form on our planet. "Microbes shape how everything in this world survives," said Jack Gilbert, faculty director at the University of Chicago's Microbiome Center and group leader for microbial ecology at the U.S. Department of Energy's Argonne National Laboratory.

Environment - 03.12.2018
Opinion: COP24: here's what must be agreed to keep warming at 1.5°C
Opinion: COP24: here’s what must be agreed to keep warming at 1.5°C
As the COP24 climate summit begins in Poland, Hugh Hunt from Cambridge's Department of Engineering outlines just what it will take to limit global warming to 1.5°C, as outlined in the 2015 Pari

Environment - 03.12.2018
Stanford to go 100 percent solar by 2021
A second solar-generating plant, to be built in the next three years, will complete the university's transition to clean power and further shrink campus greenhouse gas emissions.

Environment - Sport Sciences - 29.11.2018
Rising waters could be a major obstacle for A's Howard Terminal stadium
Rising waters could be a major obstacle for A’s Howard Terminal stadium
Kristina Hill says she completely understands why the Oakland A's and the City of Oakland have settled on the Howard Terminal site as the future home of the Major League Baseball team in the East Bay.

Environment - Health - 29.11.2018
Forests, human health, Northwest outlook: UW researchers involved in Fourth National Climate Assessment
University of Washington researchers were among hundreds of authors on a new volume of the Fourth National Climate Assessment , an assessment of climate change across the nation produced every four years by the federal government.

Environment - Astronomy / Space Science - 29.11.2018

Environment - 29.11.2018
Ecologist finds optimism in Alaskan forests
While carrying out scientific research in forest ecology, Stanford's Lauren Oakes found stories of hope by immersing herself in local communities.

Environment - 29.11.2018
ANU experts comment on upcoming COP24
The 24 th Conference of the Parties (COP) to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change will be held in Katowice, Poland officially opening on 3 December 2018.

Environment - Earth Sciences - 28.11.2018
Fire + water: Restoring natural fire to California’s mountains
Katya Rahkmatulina, a UC Berkeley environmental engineering Ph.D. student, studies fire and water in Yosemite National Park's Illilouette Basin.

Innovation / Technology - Environment - 28.11.2018
Imperial entrepreneur named Latin America Inventor of the Year
Imperial entrepreneur named Latin America Inventor of the Year
Inty Grønneberg, founder of ocean-cleaning startup Ichthion, has been named Latin America Inventor of the Year by MIT Technology Review.

Environment - Business / Economics - 28.11.2018
A new federal report heats up discussion on climate change
A new federal study says the number of "clear-sky flooding days" are increasing due to impacts of climate change.

Health - Environment - 28.11.2018
Taking on the challenges of sustainable clinical care at YNNH
This article is the second in a mini-series about Yale faculty and staff who work at the forefront of healthcare and sustainability.

Earth Sciences - Environment - 28.11.2018
Three Los Alamos scientists named Fellows by AAAS
Three Los Alamos scientists named Fellows by AAAS
Manvendra Dubey, David Janecky and Greg Swift honored for their lasting impacts in climate, oceanic and thermoacoustic science Becoming an AAAS fellow is a tremendous honor.

Environment - Business / Economics - 28.11.2018

Environment - 28.11.2018
Scientist bringing Brazil’s biodiversity back from the brink up for impact award
Imperial scientist Dr Cristina Banks-Leite has been shortlisted for a NERC Impact Award for her work preserving Brazil's biodiversity.

Environment - Physics - 27.11.2018

Life Sciences - Environment - 27.11.2018
Four Berkeley Lab Scientists Named AAAS Fellows
Honorees recognized for achievements in atmospheric chemistry, structural biology, microbial genomics, and parallel computing Four scientists from the Department of Energy's Lawrence Berkeley Nationa

Environment - 27.11.2018

Environment - 27.11.2018
MIT continues progress toward greenhouse gas reductions
MIT continues progress toward greenhouse gas reductions
New generating plant, building retrofits, and progress in metering energy use represent ongoing gains.

Health - Environment - 26.11.2018
Two new nursing faculty members' work inspired by their heritage
Two new nursing faculty members’ work inspired by their heritage
Faculty + Staff Christine Samuel-Nakamura and Mary Rezk-Hanna both earned their doctorates at UCLA Nancy Steiner This year, the UCLA School of Nursing welcomed two new faculty members who have taken unique journeys while, at the same time, sharing certain commonalities. Christine Samuel-Nakamura and Mary Rezk-Hanna are new assistant professors.

Environment - 26.11.2018
UW, Tableau create interactive tool to explore more than a century of Pacific Northwest weather observations
UW, Tableau create interactive tool to explore more than a century of Pacific Northwest weather observations
The University of Washington's College of the Environment has teamed up with Seattle visual analytics company Tableau Software to create a new, interactive visualization for historical observations o

Business / Economics - Environment - 26.11.2018

Environment - Earth Sciences - 23.11.2018
Spending Christmas in Antarctica
               On 1 December, a team of glaciologists and climate researchers from ULB , UCLouvain and the University of Colorado will head for the Antarctic.

Environment - Electroengineering - 21.11.2018
Stanford develops an electronic glove that gives robots a sense of touch
Stanford researchers have developed an electronic glove that bestows robotic hands with some of the manual dexterity humans enjoy. Facebook Twitter Email Stanford engineers have developed an electronic glove containing sensors that could one day give robotic hands the sort of dexterity that humans take for granted.

Veterinary Science - Environment - 21.11.2018
AI matched, outperformed radiologists in screening X-rays for certain diseases
In a matter of seconds, a new algorithm read chest X-rays for 14 pathologies, performing as well as radiologists in most cases, a Stanford-led study says. A new artificial intelligence algorithm can reliably screen chest X-rays for more than a dozen types of disease, and it does so in less time than it takes to read this sentence, according to a new study led by Stanford University researchers.

Computer Science / Telecom - Environment - 20.11.2018
Berkeley Lab, Oak Ridge National Lab Share 2018 ACM Gordon Bell Prize
Berkeley Lab, Oak Ridge National Lab Share 2018 ACM Gordon Bell Prize
Computing science teams honored for advances in understanding climate change and combating opioid addiction A team of computational scientists and engineers from Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory

Health - Environment - 20.11.2018
Living with air pollution
Polluted air caused by drifting wildfire smoke is choking the Bay Area. It's the norm for many people around the world.

Business / Economics - Environment - 20.11.2018

Environment - Earth Sciences - 20.11.2018
Alfonso Mucci awarded Prix Acfas Michel-Jurdant
By Fergus Grieve, Communications Strategist, Faculty of Science Alfonso presented with the Prix Acfas Michel-Jurdant in recognition of his outstanding work on the health of the St. Lawrence Es

Environment - 20.11.2018
Fish can detox too - but not so well, when it comes to mercury
It takes six months to get really good at accurately gauging the age of yelloweye rockfish. Because they can live for up to 120 years, this species is of particular interest to Benjamin Barst and scientists like him who study the effects of toxic chemicals on living organisms. Over the course of their lifetime, the fish can accumulate high levels of mercury and other trace elements in their tissues.

Earth Sciences - Environment - 20.11.2018

Health - Environment - 19.11.2018
Detoxify? Drink ginger? What to do after 10 days of bad air
Detoxify? Drink ginger? What to do after 10 days of bad air
As firefighters begin to gain control of the Camp Fire in Butte County and rain promises to wash away much of the unhealthy air in the Bay Area, a question remains: Is there any need to "detoxify" your body with certain nutrients or diets, as many Facebook posts or email forwards suggest?

Health - Environment - 19.11.2018
Adequate sanitation goes well beyond just toilets
Stanford's Stephen Luby wants the focus of World Toilet Day to be less about toilets and more about the improvement of sanitation systems for people in developing countries.

Environment - 19.11.2018
As climate and land-use change accelerate, so must efforts to preserve state's plants
As climate and land-use change accelerate, so must efforts to preserve state’s plants
As the IPCC warns that we have only 12 years to reduce greenhouse gas emissions by nearly half or risk significantly greater impacts from climate change, UC Berkeley  scientists are charting the best course to save California's native plants from these human threats.

Environment - 19.11.2018
Repowering wind farms for ’cheaper, green, energy’
With lowest cost green energy considered the future, understanding how to ‘repower' existing onshore wind farms supports the Scottish government and industry desire to generate affordable wind power in the future.

Environment - 16.11.2018
And citizens
And citizens
ESA Observing the Earth Understanding Our Planet Securing Our Environment Benefiting Our Economy 16 November 2018 As ESA's -week draws to a close, it's worth remembering that the science and technology involved in observing our planet from space isn't entirely for the preserve of experts.