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Environment - Innovation - 30.10.2019
Digitalisation in wastewater management: - Dystopia or panacea?
Digitalisation in wastewater management: - Dystopia or panacea?
Cashless payments, online maps for navigation, photo sharing on social networks - digitalisation has become an integral part of our everyday lives. But it's much less well established in urban water management. Why is that? Frank Blumensaat : Urban water management has traditionally been regarded as a conservative sector.

Environment - 30.10.2019
Experts to gather at the University of Miami for climate summit
The three-day event-Miami Climate Symposium 2020: Predicting and Living with Extremes-will explore the growing link between climate change and extreme weather events.

Health - Environment - 30.10.2019
Switching to 'green' inhalers could reduce carbon emissions and cut costs
Switching to ’green’ inhalers could reduce carbon emissions and cut costs
Our study shows that switching to inhalers which are better for the environment could help individuals, and the NHS as a whole, reduce their impact on the climate significantly.

Politics - Environment - 29.10.2019
Opinion: Greta Thunberg highlights the problematic way both the right and left view child activists
Dr Diana Georgescu, Lecturer at UCL School of Slavonic and East European Studies, writes that Greta Thunberg divides opinion due to deep-seated beliefs that childhood is an age of innocence and being dependent on adults.

Environment - 29.10.2019
Obama Scholar helps his native Nepal adapt to climate change
Editor's note: The following is part of  Urban October at UChicago -an initiative of the  University of Chicago Urban Network .

Environment - Business / Economics - 29.10.2019
Charting a course for emission-free shipping
Charting a course for emission-free shipping
On behalf of a German ship operator, a team from ETH Zurich mapped out "routes" towards emission-free shipping. To this end, they investigated shipping activities in the North and Baltic Seas as well as the infrastructure, costs of new fuels and storage options. Shipping currently accounts for around three percent of global CO2 emissions, which makes it one of the largest polluters in the transport industry alongside road and air transport.

Environment - 28.10.2019
Extent of human encroachment into world's protected areas revealed
Extent of human encroachment into world’s protected areas revealed
Our study shows that agriculture is the driving force behind threats to protected areas, particularity in the tropics Jonas Geldmann Virtual investment experiment indicates informed consumers choose

Life Sciences - Environment - 28.10.2019
Scripps Scientists Awarded Nearly $5 Million to Study Triggers of Toxic Algal Blooms
Researchers from Scripps Institution of Oceanography at the University of California San Diego want to know what causes an oceanic algal bloom to turn deadly. To find out, researchers are gearing up to hunt for blooms along California's coast using a suite of technologies that can target and sample ocean microbes and sift through genetic code in real time.

Environment - Health - 25.10.2019
Improving Indoor Air Quality During Wildfires
Improving Indoor Air Quality During Wildfires
A Q&A with Berkeley Lab indoor air scientists on protecting homes, schools, and other buildings, from air pollution during wildfires.

Environment - 25.10.2019
Casts doubt on carbon capture
Current approaches to carbon capture can increase air pollution and are not efficient at reducing carbon in the atmosphere, according to research from Mark Z. Jacobson. One proposed method for reducing carbon dioxide (CO2) levels in the atmosphere - and reducing the risk of climate change - is to capture carbon from the air or prevent it from getting there in the first place.

Environment - Chemistry - 25.10.2019
Making paper recycling in China more sustainable
Making paper recycling in China more sustainable
Dongguan Jianhui Paper Co in Guangdong, a paper recycling and manufacturing company, has partnered with the University of Sydney's Waste Transformation Research Hub (WTRH).

Environment - 24.10.2019
Berkeley alum on fighting the 1991 Oakland Hills Fire
It was Sunday, Oct. 20, 1991, in Oakland, California. The heat was miserable. Anne Rockwell, a Berkeley alumna, was at work in her office at the East Bay Regional Park district.

Environment - Pharmacology - 24.10.2019
Science tales
Three M.F.A. students from the UCLA School of Theater, Film and Television have been awarded Alfred P. Sloan Foundation Awards, which recognize scripts that demonstrate examples of real or plausible science.

Environment - Earth Sciences - 23.10.2019
UW team sending autonomous surfboard to explore Antarctic waters
UW team sending autonomous surfboard to explore Antarctic waters
This week, a surfboard arrived in Antarctica. Not only was it missing a surfer, but the unique board was covered in parts that let it move independently and measure the surrounding seawater. The University of Washington project will first use the Wave Glider to investigate the summer conditions near Palmer Station on the Antarctic Peninsula, to better understand how the warming ocean interacts with ice shelves that protrude from the shore.

Environment - 23.10.2019
In fight against global poverty, researchers map fast-growing informal settlements in Africa
Editor's note: The following is part of  Urban October at UChicago -an initiative of the  University of Chicago Urban Network . Throughout the month, University scholars will convene key stakeholders and present new research and collaborations that confront urban challenges around the globe. Urban scientists at the University of Chicago's Mansueto Institute for Urban Innovation on Oct.

Environment - Innovation - 22.10.2019
Scientists in China and Europe partner to tackle climate change
Scientists in China, Germany, and the UK are joining forces to find global solutions for delivering recycling solutions and low-carbon clean energy and reducing the environmental impact of waste - in a major international partnership.

Environment - Earth Sciences - 18.10.2019
Seven Questions with Hamnah Shakeel
This week we meet second-year BA Geography student Hamnah, who has been heavily involved with sustainability initiatives at UCL.

Environment - 18.10.2019

Environment - 17.10.2019
"Science is always a discourse"
A number of researchers have published critical comments about an ETH Zurich study that generated a lot of interest with its quantitative assessment of the technical potential that reforestation holds for reducing CO2. In the following interview, Professor Detlef Günther, Vice President for Research and Corporate Relations, explains why he welcomes this discourse.

Environment - Innovation - 17.10.2019
Q&A: New sources of water with desalination research
A new and ambitious research project looks to develop affordable devices to recycle most of the water we now throw away, as well as to desalinate saltwater.

Environment - Innovation - 17.10.2019
Building renovation needs to be speeded up
Building renovation needs to be speeded up
Only one out of a hundred houses per year are renovated to make them more energy efficient - less than half the number needed to achieve the goals of the Energy Strategy 2050 for buildings. The National Research Programme "Energy" shows that the necessary technologies are available, but there is a lack of appropriate planning, building and energy laws, as well as of expertise.

Environment - Life Sciences - 17.10.2019
Old friends and new enemies: How evolutionary history can predict insect invader impacts
Red pines killed by the red pine scale invasive insect near Myles Standish State Forest, Massachusetts.

Life Sciences - Environment - 17.10.2019
ARC awards eight Future fellowships at UQ
Developing honeybee-friendly bio-insecticides from spider venom, responding to climate change using methane-utilising microorganisms, and measuring how animals with colour vision systems more complex

Environment - 16.10.2019
Stanford trustees hear annual report from president, discuss the university’s research ecosystem, sustainability solutions
At its meeting this week, the Board of Trustees also discussed investment responsibility, received briefings on the AAU Campus Climate Survey and the General Use Permit, and honored departing board member Ram Shriram.

Environment - Innovation - 15.10.2019
UChicago and UN to host global symposium on sustainable cities and neighborhoods
Event to discuss the UN Sustainable Development Goals, neighborhoods-led approach to climate change Editor's note: The following is part of  Urban October at UChicago -an initiative of the  University of Chicago Urban Network .

Environment - Transport - 15.10.2019
Households could make big emissions reductions with the right Government support
Households could make big emissions reductions with the right Government support
An independent report for the UK Committee on Climate Change by an Imperial expert recommends policies that will help people make greener choices. The Government is legally committed to reaching a ‘net zero' UK economy by 2050. Net zero is when a region (such as a city or country) balances the carbon they emit with the carbon they remove.

Life Sciences - Environment - 14.10.2019
Many cooks don't spoil the broth: Manifold symbionts prepare their host for any eventuality
Many cooks don’t spoil the broth: Manifold symbionts prepare their host for any eventuality
Deep-sea mussels harbor up to 16 different strains of bacteria in their gills, keeping them prepared for environmental changes Deep-sea mussels, which rely on cooperative symbiotic bacteria for their

Environment - Social Sciences - 14.10.2019
Colombian River Guardians rally support in Scotland
Guardians of a unique river in Colombia with its own legal rights have travelled to Scotland to work with academics at the University of Glasgow to help protect and rehabilitate their waterway.

Environment - Electroengineering - 11.10.2019
Our energy grid is vulnerable. Locally sourced power may be the answer
Solar-powered microgrids may be the key to energy resilience in the face of increasing wildfire risk and cybersecurity threats, says UC Berkeley energy expert Alexandra "Sascha” von Meier.

Environment - 10.10.2019
Can Cellphones Help Cities Be More Energy Efficient?
Can Cellphones Help Cities Be More Energy Efficient?
Buildings currently consume about 40% of all the electricity used in the United States, most of them located in urban areas that are growing rapidly. Because electricity generation is the largest source of greenhouse gas emissions in the country, making urban buildings more energy efficient could help mitigate global climate change.

Environment - 10.10.2019
One in four of London's green spaces breaches air quality safety limits
One in four of London’s green spaces breaches air quality safety limits
More than one quarter of London's parks, playground, and open spaces exceed international safety limits for air quality. The researchers warn this could potentially put thousands of children and vulnerable Londoners at risk. In an analysis of the annual air quality levels in green spaces across the capital's 33 boroughs, researchers from Imperial College London and the University of Leicester used nitrogen dioxide (NO2) estimates, comparing them against safety limits set by the European Union and World Health Organisation.

Environment - 10.10.2019
Online prototype could improve ocean migratory species governance
An online mapping and knowledge platform prototype could soon offer free and easily accessible information on the migratory patterns of endangered species in the ocean.

Environment - Life Sciences - 08.10.2019
How to pick the Raising the Bar talk that’s right for you
Grab your friends, grab a drink and bring your curiosity. On 16 October, Raising the Bar Sydney is back! We're taking education out of the lecture theatre and into bars across Sydney.

Environment - 07.10.2019
How bike sharing in Seattle rose from the ashes of Pronto's failure
How bike sharing in Seattle rose from the ashes of Pronto’s failure
In October 2014, Seattle launched Pronto, a docked bike-share program. But Pronto had problems shifting into a higher gear, and the city ended the program in 2017, making Seattle one of the few cities in the world to shut down a modern public bike sharing system.

Social Sciences - Environment - 07.10.2019

Environment - Life Sciences - 04.10.2019

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