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Environment - 24.05.2019
Website provides real-time forecasts for Swiss lakes
Website provides real-time forecasts for Swiss lakes
A new website, , provides up-to-date information - such as water temperature, current speed, the chances of a storm and the presence of algae and whirlpools - on Switzerland's main lakes.

Environment - Earth Sciences - 24.05.2019
Earthquakes or tiger attacks?
Earthquakes or tiger attacks?
Dr Hanna Ruszczyk (Geography) believes that uderstanding what people fear most can help prevent disasters.

Earth Sciences - Environment - 24.05.2019

Environment - Agronomy / Food Science - 24.05.2019

Innovation / Technology - Environment - 24.05.2019
Stanford leaders present plan for implementing the university’s long-range vision
At the annual Academic Council meeting, the president, provost and other leaders outlined three overarching themes and 10 specific programmatic activities to guide Stanford in the next decade and beyond.

Environment - Earth Sciences - 23.05.2019
Solving geothermal energy’s earthquake problem
A geothermal energy project triggered a damaging earthquake in 2017 in South Korea. A new analysis suggests flaws in some of the most common ways of trying to minimize the risk of such quakes when harnessing the Earth's heat for energy.

Life Sciences - Environment - 23.05.2019
Nominations of EPFL professors
The Board of the Swiss Federal Institutes of Technology has announced the appointment of 20 professors at EPFL.

Life Sciences - Environment - 23.05.2019
Neither Myth Nor Legend, Seadragon Mysteries Are Still to be Solved
With its new exhibition Seadragons & Seahorses, Birch Aquarium at Scripps aims to be the first to breed Leafy Seadragons, above, in captivity.

Event - Environment - 22.05.2019

Environment - 22.05.2019
Cities in the cloud - UK’s largest urban experiment reaches Birmingham
Birmingham is to join five other UK cities taking part in a vast monitoring experiment to help us better understand our complex urban environments and how they react to change and growth.

Environment - Life Sciences - 22.05.2019

Environment - 20.05.2019
Resilience of Yellowstone’s forests tested by unprecedented fire
The Maple Fire burns at Yellowstone National Park in 2016. The fire affected forests recovering from the park's historic 1988 fires.

Environment - Innovation / Technology - 20.05.2019

Environment - Chemistry - 20.05.2019
Counterintuitive climate solution
A seemingly counterintuitive approach - converting one greenhouse gas into another - holds promise for returning the atmosphere to pre-industrial concentrations of methane, a powerful driver of global warming. A relatively simple process could help turn the tide of climate change while also turning a healthy profit.

Innovation / Technology - Environment - 17.05.2019
Timor-Leste aims to become world's first plastics-neutral country
Timor-Leste aims to become world’s first plastics-neutral country
University spin-out company Licella will use catalytic technology developed by Professor Thomas Maschmeyer as part of global consortium to donate plastics recycling plant to the people of Timor-Leste.

Environment - 17.05.2019

Environment - 16.05.2019

Environment - 16.05.2019
UW-Madison and Extension collaborate on Wisconsin’s water quality
Lake Mendota during an autumn morning in 2017.

Innovation / Technology - Environment - 16.05.2019

Environment - Innovation / Technology - 16.05.2019
Escaped pet parrots are now naturalized in 23 U.S. states
When Assoc. Prof. Stephen Pruett-Jones, an ecologist at the University of Chicago, first came to Chicago in 1988, he stumbled on a unique piece of the city's history: the monk parakeets of Hyde Park.

Environment - Astronomy / Space Science - 13.05.2019
Spotlight on the pulse of our planet
Spotlight on the pulse of our planet
13 May 2019 Satellites deliver crucial information to help solve what is our biggest global problem: climate change.

Environment - 13.05.2019
Water polo champions
Scored the game winner to give No. 2 Stanford a 9-8 victory over No. 1 USC in the NCAA final, Sunday, at Avery Aquatics Center.

Environment - Innovation / Technology - 13.05.2019
Turning wastewater sludge into energy and mineral salts
Turning wastewater sludge into energy and mineral salts
A system developed by EPFL spin-off TreaTech can turn sludge from wastewater treatment plants into mineral salts - which could be used in fertilizer, for example - and biogas.

Astronomy / Space Science - Environment - 09.05.2019
Maritime microsatellite ESAIL to test the waters as launch contract is signed
Maritime microsatellite ESAIL to test the waters as launch contract is signed
9 May 2019 The first commercial microsatellite developed under ESA's SAT-AIS programme for tracking ships, called ESAIL, has passed another milestone.

Environment - 09.05.2019

Environment - Business / Economics - 09.05.2019

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.

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