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Environment - Earth Sciences - 09.07.2021
Exhibition explores the carbon cycle from space
Scientists from UCL are helping audiences to see how the earth 'breathes' and learn more about climate issues like the production and storage of CO2 in a virtual experience for this year's Royal Society Summer Science programme.

Environment - Earth Sciences - 08.07.2021
Team analyses the impact of climate change in dry and hot periods in the Pyrenees
Team analyses the impact of climate change in dry and hot periods in the Pyrenees
A team of the University of Barcelona has analysed for the first time what the dry and hot periods could be like in the area of the Pyrenees depending on different greenhouse emission scenarios.

Environment - Career - 08.07.2021
First International safety standard for fully automated driving systems has been published
One of the first applications of Level 4 autonomous vehicles is expected to be low speed automated driving (LSAD) systems, such as pods However, lack of safety standards has hampered their commercial

Environment - Computer Science - 08.07.2021
Open-source software to help cities plant in pursuit of clean air
Software to help towns and cities use street-planting to reduce citizens' exposure to air pollution has been developed by researchers at the University of Birmingham.

Environment - Economics / Business - 07.07.2021
Protecting spotted owls cost far fewer jobs than timber industry claimed
New research quantifies economic effects of conservation efforts in Pacific Northwest Last month, the Biden administration  indicated  it would reverse changes to the Endangered Species Act made by President Trump, who had  opened up  a large chunk of the threatened northern spotted owl's habitat in the Pacific Northwest to logging.

Health - Environment - 07.07.2021
Citizen scientists to the rescue
Citizen scientists to the rescue
Summer series: How science works From data collection to environmental and public-health advocacy, amateur scientists make a valuable contribution to scientific research. It's 6:30pm on Tuesday, 29 June. From the couch in my Geneva apartment, I'm working on a project for EPFL's Digital Epidemiology Lab - even though I know nothing about epidemiology and nobody at the lab even knows I'm taking part.

Environment - Campus - 07.07.2021
Arctic seabirds are less heat tolerant, more vulnerable to climate change
The Arctic is warming at approximately twice the global rate. A new study led by researchers from McGill University finds that cold-adapted Arctic species, like the thick-billed murre, are especially vulnerable to heat stress caused by climate change. "We discovered that murres have the lowest cooling efficiency ever reported in birds, which means they have an extremely poor ability to dissipate or lose heat," says lead author Emily Choy, a Postdoctoral Fellow in the Natural Resource Sciences Department at McGill University.

Environment - 06.07.2021
Schools in Barcelona create a map of the city's air pollution thanks to citizen science
Schools in Barcelona create a map of the city’s air pollution thanks to citizen science
A study led by UB researchers and carried out together with more than 1,650 students and their family members from 18 educational centres in Barcelona shows that citizen science is a valid approach a

Environment - Research Management - 06.07.2021
Into the third funding phase with a boost for growth
Into the third funding phase with a boost for growth
The German Centre for Integrative Biodiversity Research (iDiv) Halle-Jena-Leipzig to receive additional millions The German Centre for Integrative Biodiversity Research (iDiv) Halle-Jena-Leipzig has succeeded in its application for further funding from the German Research Foundation (DFG).

Innovation - Environment - 06.07.2021
A next step towards climate-friendly fuels
A next step towards climate-friendly fuels
Synhelion and Empa are conducting a joint research project, co-funded by the Swiss Innovation Agency Innosuisse, to further develop a high-temperature energy storage solution that is a key component in the production of climate-friendly solar fuels. The project will enable the cost-effective and scalable storage of high-temperature solar heat at over 1'000°C for the first time.

Environment - 06.07.2021
Some urban commuters have no choice but to take their car
An EPFL study shows that suburban commuters do not necessarily take environmental concerns into account when deciding whether to use their car. Many car commuters - especially those with hectic schedules - feel they have no other choice. That's especially true when it comes to working mothers. Transportation accounts for a third of greenhouse gas emissions in Switzerland, and 75% of those emissions come from car travel.

Environment - Electroengineering - 06.07.2021
Heinz Experts Eye Future of U.S. Energy Infrastructure
Carnegie Mellon University This year, a series of devastating events highlighted the growing gaps and weaknesses in the American energy infrastructure.

Life Sciences - Environment - 05.07.2021
A specific protein complex from plant stem cells regulates their division and response to stress
A specific protein complex from plant stem cells regulates their division and response to stress
A multidisciplinary research team led by the CSIC biologist at CRAG Ana I. Caño Delgado and the physicist from the University of Barcelona Marta Ibañes, found that two plant stem cell proteins

Environment - 05.07.2021
KAI Challenge: swimming 120 kilometres in Costa Brava for its environmental protection
KAI Challenge: swimming 120 kilometres in Costa Brava for its environmental protection
On August 21, a team of swimmers will swim the whole Costa Brava (120 kilometres) to raise funds for the sustainability project "Stop ghost fishing", through the KAI project.

Event - Environment - 03.07.2021

Environment - Campus - 02.07.2021
Testing on the Limmat to combat plastic in the oceans
Testing on the Limmat to combat plastic in the oceans
This summer, students from ETH Zurich will test various technologies on the Limmat for the automatic removal of waste. The Autonomous River Cleanup project is starting with rivers to tackle the global problem of marine pollution. Millions of tonnes of waste end up in the world's oceans every year. Plastics account for the largest share, decaying very slowly and threatening not only marine life and ecosystems, but also our health.

Environment - Campus - 02.07.2021
Art embraces Nature
Two new discovery tours on the VUB campus: Humanistic Sculpture Park & Living Campus Walk This summer, the main campus of the Vrije Universiteit Brussel boasts two more trails.

Environment - Music - 01.07.2021
Composing new energy systems
Composing new energy systems
Modern, decentralized energy systems are a highly complex matter. Planning them in an optimal and cost-efficient way is a major challenge for energy planners.

Environment - Social Sciences - 30.06.2021

Environment - Earth Sciences - 30.06.2021
Smaller summer harmful algal bloom predicted for western Lake Erie
Smaller summer harmful algal bloom predicted for western Lake Erie
University of Michigan researchers and their partners are forecasting that western Lake Erie will experience a smaller-than-average harmful algal bloom this summer.

Earth Sciences - Environment - 29.06.2021
Green mining could pave the way to net zero and provide the metals we need for a sustainable future
Green mining could pave the way to net zero and provide the metals we need for a sustainable future
Oxford scientists show how green mining could pave the way to net zero and provide the metals we need for a sustainable future Scientists at the University of Oxford demonstrate how it is possible to

Environment - 29.06.2021
Opinion: The reason nuclear energy isn’t a safe bet in a warming world
Before we build any more nuclear power stations, the industry must consider how models of future weather extremes and climate change are likely to affect them, says Honorary Senior Research Associate

Social Sciences - Environment - 29.06.2021
Flood relocation programs more disruptive to those who don't live in white or affluent neighborhoods
Flood relocation programs more disruptive to those who don’t live in white or affluent neighborhoods
A government policy that removes homeowners from flood-prone areas disproportionately disrupts the lives of residents from less white and affluent neighborhoods, according to new research from sociologists at Rice University and Temple University.

Environment - 29.06.2021
Environmental actions are motivated by personal experiences
Environmental actions are motivated by personal experiences
People's personal experiences with nature may work better than dire warnings to motivate environmental action, a new University of Michigan study found.

Astronomy / Space Science - Environment - 25.06.2021
’A universal definition of space sustainability is hard to find’
Under a new rating system, it will soon be possible to assess the social, economic and environmental impact of space missions. The consortium behind the initiative, which includes the World Economic Forum (WEF), has tasked EPFL's Space Center (eSpace) with finalizing the assessment criteria and implementing the system in this fast-changing field.

Agronomy / Food Science - Environment - 25.06.2021

Environment - 24.06.2021
Transforming barren landscape into a nature haven
Transforming barren landscape into a nature haven
A new flagship restoration project showcasing an alternative future for the UK's uplands has been launched.

Environment - 24.06.2021
A wilder future for Yorkshire
A wilder future for Yorkshire
A new flagship restoration project showcasing an alternative future for the UK's uplands has been launched.

Physics - Environment - 24.06.2021

Environment - Materials Science - 23.06.2021
For a sustainable future, scientists rethink plastics and devices
UChicago scientists and engineers seek to transform plastics, electronics, transportation Modern society is now starting to feel the real-world effects of climate change, after more than a century of