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Environment - 22.04.2020
Stanford reflects on Earth Day at 50: Chris Field
Chris Field, director of the Stanford Woods Institute for the Environment, describes the Paris Agreement of 2015 as a success story waiting to unfold.

Environment - Social Sciences - 22.04.2020

Environment - Economics / Business - 22.04.2020

Life Sciences - Environment - 21.04.2020
Deepwater charr, presumed extinct, reappears in Lake Constance
Deepwater charr, presumed extinct, reappears in Lake Constance
The deepwater charr Salvelinus profundus is a small, pale fish endemic to Lake Constance. With its large eyes and overbite, it is well adapted to life in the depths, where it feeds on bottom-dwelling worms and crustaceans. Up until the 1960s, it was a commercial species, but catches subsequently declined with the eutrophication of Lake Constance.

Environment - 21.04.2020
Climate change politics in the high school classroom
Climate change politics in the high school classroom
Before enrolling as a doctoral student at Stanford Graduate School of Education (GSE), Lynne Zummo, PhD '20, worked as a high school teacher - and before that, as a scientist conducting geology research on climate change.

Health - Environment - 21.04.2020
Will the summer heat save us from COVID-19?
But with the nation still in the grips of a deadly pandemic that has claimed tens of thousands of lives, ironically, many people are now asking: Will summer's blistering temperatures and high humidit

Environment - Earth Sciences - 21.04.2020
North pole will be ice-free in summer
Summer Arctic sea-ice is predicted to disappear before 2050, resulting in devastating consequences for the Arctic ecosystem.

Environment - 20.04.2020
University of Chicago raises goal for reducing greenhouse gas emissions
The University of Chicago is targeting deeper cuts in its greenhouse gas emissions, setting a goal of a 50% reduction across University operations by 2030.

Environment - Life Sciences - 20.04.2020
Ants restore Mediterranean dry grasslands
Ants restore Mediterranean dry grasslands
In nature, certain species are able to regulate the cycling of soil nutrients and vegetation diversity and dynamics.

Environment - Earth Sciences - 20.04.2020
Steve Graham looks back on the first Earth Day
Steve Graham looks back on the first Earth Day
Stanford Earth Dean Steve Graham joined one of the thousands of rallies held in celebration of the first Earth Day.

Health - Environment - 20.04.2020
Berkeley Conversations: Equity, health inequities and climate change
Associate Vice Chancellor for Communications and Public Affairs Diana Harvey sent the following message to the campus community Monday: Following is the schedule for upcoming   "Berkeley Conversation

Environment - Agronomy / Food Science - 17.04.2020
Greenhouse Gas Emissions From Pittsburgh’s Food System
A first-of-its-kind study by a team of 19 Carnegie Mellon University students has estimated the carbon footprint of the entire food system of Allegheny County.

Environment - Social Sciences - 17.04.2020
Conflict to conservation: how guerrilla fighters became environmentalists
Conflict to conservation: how guerrilla fighters became environmentalists
They were guerrilla fighters in a lengthy civil war. Now they're protecting Colombia's pristine, richly biodiverse jungles and ecosystems.

Life Sciences - Environment - 17.04.2020
Untapped potential for animals to help reduce bushfire risk
Untapped potential for animals to help reduce bushfire risk
A new study led by The Australian National University (ANU) has found that animals may be an "untapped" resource to help manage fuel loads for bushfires.

Environment - Life Sciences - 17.04.2020
Try science at home with the #StayHome BiodiversityChallenge
Stuck together in isolation, three University of Queensland scientists have started a new online challenge to get us more acquainted with our (very) local wildlife.

Life Sciences - Environment - 17.04.2020
Try science at home with the #StayHomeBiodiversityChallenge
Stuck together in isolation, three University of Queensland scientists have started a new online challenge to get us more acquainted with our (very) local wildlife.

Environment - Health - 16.04.2020
Earth Day @ 50: Insights from a pandemic
EXPERTS ADVISORY While COVID-19's staggering toll of human suffering continues to rise worldwide, the pandemic has enabled some scientists to study aspects of nature and the environment that weren't possible before. For others, the pandemic highlights the importance of essentials-access to clean air and water, regular contact with nature, the availability of food at grocery stories-that most of us usually take for granted.

Environment - Health - 15.04.2020
Indoor air quality merits closer attention
A study covering all of French-speaking Switzerland found that energy-efficient renovation work on residential buildings tends to overlook the question of indoor air quality. The study's authors, mainly from EPFL and the School of Engineering and Architecture of Fribourg (HEIA-FR), have called for greater attention to this issue.

Environment - Administration - 15.04.2020
Health and environmental protections at risk during COVID-19
Health and environmental standards are at risk of manipulation by governments during the global coronavirus crisis, new research from The Australian National University (ANU) warns.

Health - Environment - 09.04.2020
African Americans and COVID-19 in Michigan: U-M experts available
African Americans and COVID-19 in Michigan: U-M experts available
EXPERTS ADVISORY COVID-19 appears to be hitting minority communities especially hard across the country.

Economics / Business - Environment - 08.04.2020
Social media can accurately forecast economic impact of natural disasters including COVID-19 pandemic
Traditional economic recovery estimates, such as surveys and interviews, are usually costly, time-consuming and do not scale-up well.

Environment - Religions - 08.04.2020

Environment - 07.04.2020

Environment - Economics / Business - 07.04.2020
Synthetic gas instead of fossil energy
Synthetic gas instead of fossil energy
There is one major challenge in converting our energy system to purely renewable energy sources: winter - or rather the supply gap at this time. The conversion of surplus summer electricity into synthetic gas offers a way of ensuring that renewable energy could be available in sufficient quantities during the winter months.

Transport - Environment - 07.04.2020
Failed freeways are a road to nowhere
Freeways have failed to solve traffic congestion, but transport planners globally are hesitant to remove or rethink them, according to University of Queensland research.

Environment - 02.04.2020
Increasing risk of extreme wildfire weather
The study finds that autumn days with extreme fire weather have more than doubled in California since the early 1980s due to climate change. The results could contribute to more effective risk mitigation, land management and resource allocation. In California, a changing climate has made autumn feel more like summer, with hotter, drier weather that increases the risk of longer, more dangerous wildfire seasons, according to a new Stanford-led study.

Environment - 01.04.2020
Synthesizes what climate change means for Northwest wildfires
Synthesizes what climate change means for Northwest wildfires
Recent years have brought unusually large and damaging wildfires to the Pacific Northwest - from the Carlton Complex Fire in 2014 that was the largest in Washington's history, to the 2017 fire season

Health - Environment - 01.04.2020
Stanford seeking to expand space for COVID-19 research
Stanford seeking to expand space for COVID-19 research
Stanford is looking to expand the only facility on campus where researchers can work with the virus that causes COVID-19.

Environment - Physics - 01.04.2020
«2H of water from fluid inclusions in Proterozoic halite: Evidence for a deuterium-depleted hydrosphere»
'2H were measured in water present in tiny primary fluid inclusions trapped in Mesoproterozoic ('1.4 Ga) and Neoproterozoic ('0.8 Ga) halite crystals.

Environment - Physics - 31.03.2020
On Mars or Earth, biohybrid can turn CO2 into new products
A device to capture carbon dioxide from the air and convert it to useful organic products. On left is the chamber containing the nanowire/bacteria hybrid that reduces CO2 to form acetate.

Environment - 31.03.2020
What a hoot: the adventures of Australia's youngest scientist
What a hoot: the adventures of Australia’s youngest scientist
At just six, Grace Fulton is possibly Australia's youngest scientist, participating in field research to help protect precious owl species. Since the age of four, Grace has been joining her father, University of Queensland scientist Graham Fulton , capturing critical data about owl species, including powerful, southern boobook, sooty and masked owls.

Environment - Architecture - 30.03.2020
Berkeley’s Julia Morgan collection shows alumna designed spaces for women
This slideshow requires JavaScript. Sifting through the over 1,000 pieces of paper notes and hand-sketched drawings from the Julia Morgan collection at the Environmental Design Archives at UC Berkeley's College of Environmental Design (CED), curator Chris Marino found an interesting trend.

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