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Environment - 21.03.2019

Environment - 20.03.2019
Copernicus Sentinel-1 maps floods in wake of Idai
Copernicus Sentinel-1 maps floods in wake of Idai
As millions of people in Mozambique, Malawi and Zimbabwe struggle to cope with the aftermath of what could be the southern hemisphere's worst storm, Copernicus Sentinel-1 is one of the satellite missions being used to map flooded areas to help relief efforts.

Microtechnics - Environment - 20.03.2019
Johnson Moves Research to How Robots Climb Rocky Terrain
The desert is a tricky place for robots to navigate - just ask Aaron Johnson.

Astronomy / Space Science - Environment - 20.03.2019
ExoMars landing platform arrives in Europe with a name
ExoMars landing platform arrives in Europe with a name
The platform destined to land on the Red Planet as part of the next ExoMars mission has arrived in Europe for final assembly and testing - and been given a name.

Environment - Politics - 19.03.2019
Center to protect the Red Sea ecosystem
Center to protect the Red Sea ecosystem
Federal Councillor Ignazio Cassis, Head of the Federal Department of Foreign Affairs (FDFA), announced on Tuesday Switzerland's support for EPFL's project to create a "Transnational Red Sea Research Center".

Environment - Administration - 18.03.2019
Researchers join international project to help 11 million Thai people
Sussex researchers join international project to help 11 million Thai people Researchers from the University of Sussex are joining an international effort to help protect Thailand's vulnerable coastal communities from storms, floods and coastal erosion.

Environment - Earth Sciences - 18.03.2019
Researchers pinpoint cause of deadly Lake Michigan rip current
The storm on Lake Michigan lasted only 15 minutes, but the conditions it put into motion took seven lives.

Environment - 15.03.2019
Cable cars could reshape urban landscapes
Cable cars could reshape urban landscapes
For his thesis at EPFL, Fernando Simas studied how cable cars could be an appealing transportation option for city commuters, and how they could be incorporated into tomorrow's urban landscapes.

Environment - Health - 15.03.2019
The climate of health
The climate of health
The damage we do to the world is eventually visited upon us in the form of hunger, thirst, physical disease, mental illness and other health issues. Here, we explore those consequences and how we can lessen their severity through global emissions reductions. We teach our children to treat others as they want to be treated, but what about the world around them? As the dominant force driving ecological change, the damage we do to natural life-support systems is eventually visited upon us, perhaps most dramatically in our health.

Health - Environment - 15.03.2019
The effect of climate change on disease
The effect of climate change on disease
As the globe warms, mosquitoes will roam beyond their current habitats, shifting the burden of diseases like malaria, dengue fever, chikungunya and West Nile virus.

Environment - 14.03.2019
Costa Rican president speaks at Stanford
The president described a vision for his country to become an ethical example to the global community. He also spoke with Stanford researchers directing conservation and sustainable development initiatives in Costa Rica. A long-time global leader in conservation, Costa Rica now has bold plans to play the same role for renewable energy.

Business / Economics - Environment - 14.03.2019

Environment - Life Sciences - 14.03.2019
UCLA aflutter over the butterfly effect
UCLA aflutter over the butterfly effect
Ecologist Jeff Holmquist explains why there are so many painted lady butterflies dotting the skies Alison Hewitt You've seen the butterflies fluttering across Los Angeles and speeding through campus.

Environment - 14.03.2019
How do tornadoes and hurricanes compare?
In the aftermath of the powerful tornado that devastated a rural Alabama community, a UM storm expert sheds light on the destructive nature of tornadoes and details how they differ from hurricanes.

Environment - 12.03.2019
Nitrogen dioxide pollution mapped
Nitrogen dioxide pollution mapped
New maps that use information from the Copernicus Sentinel-5P satellite reveal nitrogen dioxide emission being released into the atmosphere in cities and towns across the globe.

Transport - Environment - 12.03.2019
The future of mobility is diverse
The future of mobility is diverse
Empa is presenting sustainable fuels of the future at the Petroleum Association's stand in Hall 6 of the Geneva Motor Show.

Environment - 12.03.2019
Q&A: The dollars and sense of big batteries on the grid
Storing energy produced by wind or solar for later use has a challenge competing with existing natural gas-fired generation units.

Health - Environment - 12.03.2019
A better brick
A worker on the outskirts of Dhaka, Bangladesh, carries newly fired bricks to transport trucks that will take them to market.

Environment - Life Sciences - 11.03.2019
Dragging? Blame the 'time pollution' of springing forward
Dragging? Blame the ’time pollution’ of springing forward
How did it feel getting out of bed this morning? Ben Smarr has the idea that it likely was a sub-par experience.

Environment - 11.03.2019
Entrepreneur Vinod Khosla:
Entrepreneur Vinod Khosla: "Focus on the consequences of success"
In annual David Rose Lecture, Sun Microsystems co-founder urges bold plans to address global challenges.

Environment - Innovation / Technology - 11.03.2019
Tove Larsen explains the toilet revolution
Tove Larsen explains the toilet revolution
The latest urine-diverting toilet is being "officially" presented today at the ISH sanitation trade fair in Frankfurt.

Environment - Innovation / Technology - 08.03.2019
New observations for the new economy
New observations for the new economy
We all listen to weather forecasts and know they rely on satellite data. What may not be so obvious is that many other aspects of our lives depend on robust satellite data, from growing crops to tackling the major issue of climate change.

Environment - 08.03.2019
ANU climate tool identifies end of winter by 2050
Academics from the School of Art & Design have teamed up with colleagues from the ANU Climate Change Institute on a design project, which takes existing data and communicates the impacts of climate change in a way that people can engage with and better understand.

Electroengineering - Environment - 06.03.2019
Turning cocoa bean waste into electricity for off-grid West African villages
A new green technology to generate electricity from discarded cocoa pod husks is set to benefit African farming communities currently with little or no access to grid power. The project, led by the University of Nottingham, aims to spawn an entirely new bio-fuel industry that would also improve socio-economic stability for cocoa producers in rural Ghana.

Environment - Business / Economics - 06.03.2019
"With complex problems, decisions made from gut instinct can be quite wrong."
Judit Leinert, you're a specialist in good decision making. How can I decide on the perfect place to go on holiday this summer? In my research group, we approach decision making with the help of "Multi-Criteria Decision Analysis", or MCDA.

Life Sciences - Environment - 05.03.2019
Thirteen mammal extinctions prevented by havens
A stocktake of Australia's animal havens - conservation areas free of cats and foxes - has found that they have already prevented 13 mammal extinctions.

Environment - 04.03.2019
New My Experience survey seeks better understanding of campus climate
New My Experience survey seeks better understanding of campus climate
A wide-ranging survey on campus climate starts today, and students, staff and faculty are encouraged to weigh in about Berkeley's current efforts in pursuit of equity, inclusion and community building.

Computer Science / Telecom - Environment - 01.03.2019
Three immersive documentaries commissioned to research effects of Virtual Reality in nonfiction
Three immersive documentaries commissioned to research effects of Virtual Reality in nonfiction
The University of Bristol, University of Bath and the University of the West of England (UWE Bristol), in partnership with Watershed, are delighted to announce the commissioning of three new bold and distinctive VR documentary works.

Health - Environment - 01.03.2019

Environment - 28.02.2019
Natural climate solutions aren’t enough
Protecting carbon sinks, such as forests and wetlands, is key to slowing climate change, but only part of the puzzle, Stanford researchers say. Reducing emissions is still essential for meeting global climate goals. In the fight to slow climate change, nature is a powerful weapon.

Life Sciences - Environment - 28.02.2019
New Centre for Microbiology and Environmental Systems Science at the University of Vienna
New Centre for Microbiology and Environmental Systems Science at the University of Vienna
With the establishment of the new Centre on March 1, 2019, the University of Vienna will grow from 19 to 20 Faculties and Centres.

Environment - 28.02.2019
Frequent sediment flushing threatens macroinvertebrate diversity in Alpine streams
Frequent sediment flushing threatens macroinvertebrate diversity in Alpine streams
Alpine streams have been extensively modified by dams and water intakes to permit hydropower exploitation. This leads to changes in flow regimes and sediment dynamics, and thus also in the distribution of animal and plant species. To keep ecological impacts to a minimum, it is important to ensure adequate minimum flows and, in addition, to restore natural sediment dynamics.

Environment - 27.02.2019
Return of the wolves: How deer escape tactics help save their lives
Return of the wolves: How deer escape tactics help save their lives
As gray wolves continue to make a strong comeback in Washington state, their presence can't help but impact other animals - particularly the ones these large carnivores target as prey.

Environment - Innovation / Technology - 27.02.2019
Building digitally, living digitally
Building digitally, living digitally
DFAB HOUSE has officially opened today on the NEST building of Empa and Eawag in Dübendorf. It is the world's first inhabited "house" that was not only digitally planned, but also ' with the help of robots and 3D printers ' built largely digitally. The construction technologies were developed by ETH Zurich researchers in collaboration with industrial partners.

Administration - Environment - 26.02.2019

Environment - 26.02.2019
Shared and ecovillage living to feature at Noosa event
Shared and ecovillage living to feature at Noosa event
The benefits of ecovillages and retrofitted urban housing will be the focus of a University of Queensland researcher's presentation at the Tiny Houses and Ecovillages seminar in Noosa this week (March 1-2).

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