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Environment - Business / Economics - 24.02.2019
Climate friendly investing, how is Ghent University doing that?
Climate friendly investing, how is Ghent University doing that?
Dare to opt for an ambitious climate policy According to ancient activist tradition, Ghent University students are not left undisturbed in the social debate.

Environment - 21.02.2019
Professor from Universität Hamburg to head World Climate Research Programme
Professor from Universität Hamburg to head World Climate Research Programme
The World Climate Research Programme (WCRP) is one of the world's leading climate research initiatives.

Astronomy / Space Science - Environment - 21.02.2019
Signs of ancient flowing water on Mars
Signs of ancient flowing water on Mars
These images from ESA's Mars Express satellite show a branching, desiccated system of trenches and valleys, signs of ancient water flow that hint at a warmer, wetter past for the Red Planet. We see Mars as a cold, dry world, but plenty of evidence suggests that this was not always the case. Research in past years instead increasingly indicates that the planet once had a thicker, denser atmosphere that was able to lock in far greater amounts of warmth, and therefore facilitate and support the flow of liquid water on the surface below.

Life Sciences - Environment - 21.02.2019

Transport - Environment - 20.02.2019

Environment - Transport - 20.02.2019

Innovation / Technology - Environment - 20.02.2019
Collaboration opportunity to harness top algae strains for bioenergy
Collaboration opportunity to harness top algae strains for bioenergy
DOE project aims to boost productivity, lower cost of algae biofuels and bioproducts Los Alamos National Laboratory and partners are inviting the algae industry and academia to contribute to research to find the best algae strains for biofuels and bioproducts. By collaborating with industry and academia, we aim to bring together the best of the best strains and cultivation strategies to rapidly boost productivity and reduce costs.

Innovation / Technology - Environment - 19.02.2019
New residential solar panels deliver record-breaking efficiency
New residential solar panels deliver record-breaking efficiency
The solar panels developed by startup Insolight boast an impressive 29% yield - a record for the retail market. These systems, which have now been standardized for mass production, contain lenses that focus sunlight on tiny high-yield photovoltaic cells, employing what is a pioneering approach for the solar-power industry.

Environment - Life Sciences - 19.02.2019
Fly larvae make biowaste disposal more climate friendly
Fly larvae make biowaste disposal more climate friendly
As the world's population continues to grow, the piles of biowaste also tower higher and higher.

Environment - 18.02.2019
Returning lost eagle species to Wales
Research taking place in Wales could see the return of lost eagle species to our countryside, bringing both conservation and economic benefits.

Environment - Business / Economics - 15.02.2019
What rising seas mean for local economies
High-tide flooding resulting from climate change is already disrupting the economy of Annapolis, Maryland. As sea levels rise, the impacts are expected to get worse for coastal communities. Impacts from climate change are not always easy to see. But for many local businesses in coastal communities across the United States, the evidence is right outside their doors - or in their parking lots.

Environment - Politics - 15.02.2019
Water Diplomacy at the Service of States in West Africa
Water Diplomacy at the Service of States in West Africa
The Gambia, Guinea Bissau, Mauritania and Senegal initiate a discussion for the joint management of a shared aquifer system essential to the economic and socialdevelopment of this region of 24 million people.

Environment - Life Sciences - 14.02.2019
Impacts of downsizing the Delta twin tunnels project
Two experts from Stanford's Water in the West program explain the potential impacts on the future of water in California of the proposed plan to downsize the $17 billion Delta twin tunnels project.

Materials Science - Environment - 14.02.2019
New additive provides fire protection for wood
New additive provides fire protection for wood
Together with BRUAG Fire Protection AG, Empa specialists have developed a new flame retardant for wood and wood-based materials.

Materials Science - Environment - 14.02.2019
New additive provides fire protection for wood-based materials
New additive provides fire protection for wood-based materials
Together with BRUAG Fire Protection AG, Empa specialists have developed a new flame retardant for wood and wood-based materials.

Environment - 13.02.2019
MSc in Global Ecology and Conservation
A new master's degree from Cardiff University will train the next generation of scientists to tackle urgent global issues that are having significant impacts on wildlife and ecosystems around the world. The world is facing unprecedented challenges; from a growing human population and increased habitat loss, to plastic pollution and a changing climate.

Environment - 13.02.2019
Shrinking heart
This heart-shaped body of water may look cute for Valentine's Day but just as love sometimes fades, this emerald sea is withering away.

Environment - Life Sciences - 12.02.2019
Assessing riverside corridors - the 'escape routes' for animals under climate change - in the Northwest
Assessing riverside corridors - the ’escape routes’ for animals under climate change - in the Northwest
Under climate change, plants and animals will shift their habitats to track the conditions they are adapted for.

Environment - Innovation / Technology - 12.02.2019
Optimizing energy flows
Optimizing energy flows
Interdisciplinary, interconnected and oriented towards a sustainable future: These words describe Kristina Orehounig just as aptly as they describe the Empa laboratory "Urban Energy Systems", which she is heading since February 2018. She has chosen an unusual path to her current scientific discipline - but that is precisely what she sees as an advantage in her day-to-day research.

Environment - Astronomy / Space Science - 12.02.2019

Environment - Life Sciences - 11.02.2019
"The Arctic atmosphere is key to understanding climate change"
This summer, 40 international scientists will participate in the GLACE expedition around Greenland in order to study the effects of climate change in that region.

Environment - Transport - 11.02.2019
Carnegie Mellon University’s Tepper Quad Earns LEED Gold Certification
The new home for the Tepper School of Business was recognized for limiting its environmental impact in construction and operations.

Earth Sciences - Environment - 11.02.2019
Island love
With Valentine's Day around the corner, we will soon be expressing our love to those nearest and dearest - and maybe that can include our beautiful home planet, after all it needs all the love and care it can get.

Environment - 11.02.2019
Totally cool turtles may help save species
A trial of ways to cool turtle nests is underway in Queensland's Far North as global warming threatens turtle populations throughout the tropics.

Environment - Business / Economics - 08.02.2019

Environment - Earth Sciences - 08.02.2019
’Underwater forecast’ predicts temperature, acidity and more in Puget Sound
Most of us rely on the weather forecast to choose our outfit or make outdoor plans for the weekend. But conditions underwater can also be useful to know in advance, especially if you're an oyster farmer, a fisher or even a recreational diver.

Environment - 08.02.2019
Targeting restoration measures to maximise ecological benefits
Today, very few Swiss rivers or streams still flow in a natural bed. Since the eighteenth century, around 15,000 kilometres of watercourses have been modified, engineered or channelised. The degradation of aquatic habitats has had a severe impact on biodiversity. To tackle this problem, the federal government has requested the cantons to restore around 4,000 kilometres of rivers and streams by 2090.

Environment - Electroengineering - 07.02.2019
Australia streaks ahead to be renewables world champion
Australia streaks ahead to be renewables world champion
Research from The Australian National University (ANU) has found that Australia is installing renewable power per person each year faster than any other country, helping it to meet its entire Paris Agreement emissions reduction targets five years early. Lead researcher Professor Andrew Blakers said Australia was installing renewable power per capita several times faster than the European Union, Japan, China and the United States, based on preliminary data available for installations globally last year.

Environment - 07.02.2019
Sunda clouded leopard under threat from habitat fragmentation
The Sunda clouded leopard in Sabah, Malaysia, is under threat from habitat fragmentation and a lack of forest connectivity, finds a study by Cardiff University and the Danau Girang Field Centre. In collaboration with Oxford University's WildCRU, the US Forest Service, and Sabah Wildlife Department, the team used a combination of field data and simulation modelling to map patterns of population connectivity for the clouded leopard species across Sabah.

Environment - Earth Sciences - 07.02.2019
New climate models suggest that future sea level rise could be much lower than previously feared
New climate models suggest that future sea level rise could be much lower than previously feared
Two papers published in Nature this week call into doubt recent predictions of imminent Antarctic ice sheet collapse. They are led by King's College London and Victoria University of Wellington, and involve colleagues from across the US, Canada, UK and Europe, including the University of Bristol. The first paper suggests that sustained collapse of Antarctic ice-cliffs into the ocean, caused by rising global temperatures and melting ice shelves, may not have a large impact on sea level rise.

Astronomy / Space Science - Environment - 07.02.2019
Science key to taking the pulse of our planet
For some, the concept of 'science' may seem difficult or even boring, particularly if it was taught poorly at school. However, with all of us facing the consequences a rapidly changing world, science is fundamental to implementing adaptation and mitigation strategies. Thanks to satellites delivering critical science, we are better placed than ever before to cope with the challenges ahead.

Environment - 07.02.2019

Environment - 06.02.2019
Top of Europe
Top of Europe
At the beginning of the 1930s, when European countries were sealing themselves off, Switzerland opened the internationally oriented Jungfraujoch research station.

Environment - 06.02.2019
’Twilight Zone’ could help preserve shallow water reefs
Corals lurking in deeper, darker waters could one day help to replenish shallow water reefs under threat from ocean warming and bleaching events, according to researchers.

Environment - Architecture - 05.02.2019

Earth Sciences - Environment - 05.02.2019
New Scale to Characterize Strength and Impacts of Atmospheric River Storms
Similar to scales gauging hurricane, wind, or tornado intensity, could aid flood response and water management, especially in the West A team of researchers led by Scripps Institution of Oceanography

Environment - Astronomy / Space Science - 05.02.2019
Polar vortex: The science behind the cold
Atmospheric scientist Aditi Sheshadri discusses how the polar vortex works, what drives its behavior and why it seems to bring storms and bitter cold more frequently than in past decades.   The polar

Life Sciences - Environment - 05.02.2019

Environment - Innovation / Technology - 05.02.2019
Our 2.5-million-year obsession with stuff
Our 2.5-million-year obsession with stuff
Ian Hodder, Stanford professor of anthropology, argues that at the heart of humanity's history is a dependency on objects and things.

Health - Environment - 04.02.2019

Environment - Business / Economics - 04.02.2019

Environment - 04.02.2019
Early spring rain boosts methane from thawing permafrost by 30 percent
Early spring rain boosts methane from thawing permafrost by 30 percent
Arctic permafrost is thawing as the Earth warms due to climate change. In some cases, scientists predict that this thawing soil will release increasing amounts of methane , a potent greenhouse gas, that is known to trap more heat in our planet's atmosphere.

Astronomy / Space Science - Environment - 04.02.2019
Kite-blown Antarctic explorers make most southerly Galileo positioning fix
Kite-blown Antarctic explorers make most southerly Galileo positioning fix
A kite-blown science expedition to the interior of Antarctica has made the most southerly positioning fixes yet made with Europe's Galileo satellite navigation system. Their measurements not only confirm Galileo performance at extremely high latitudes, but also offer knowledge of space weather events overhead.
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