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Economics / Business - Environment - 28.01.2020

Environment - Social Sciences - 28.01.2020
Committee seeks feedback on ways to bridge sustainability research, education and impact
A committee is exploring ways of bridging sustainability efforts on campus and creating new mechanisms for dispersed groups to work together on critical issues like climate change, biodiversity and sustainable development.

Environment - Social Sciences - 28.01.2020

Environment - 27.01.2020
Birmingham’s musical welcome for Chinese Year of the Rat
Wildfires in south eastern Brazil produce airborne pollution that worsens air quality in major cities such as Sao Paulo - cancelling out efforts to improve the urban environment and posing health risks to citizens, according to a new study. The planet is frequently affected by smoke from fires caused by humans and natural processes.

Environment - 27.01.2020

Environment - Economics / Business - 27.01.2020
Washed up: Turning Great Lakes beach plastic into fashion
Washed up: Turning Great Lakes beach plastic into fashion
MUSKEGON-For decades, photographer Marc Hoeksema has watched as more and more plastic and trash washes up on Great Lakes beaches.

Health - Environment - 24.01.2020
Coronavirus: U-M experts can discuss
Coronavirus: U-M experts can discuss
EXPERTS ADVISORY Mary Gallagher , professor of political science and director of the Lieberthal-Rogel Center for Chinese Studies, is an expert on Chinese politics, U.S.-China relations, labor and workers in China, and employment and labor law in China.

Physics - Environment - 23.01.2020
Doomsday Clock closer than ever before to apocalypse
The hands of the Doomsday Clock are now at 100 seconds to midnight-the closest it has ever been to apocalypse since its creation following World War II.

Environment - 23.01.2020
Acetone plus light creates a green jet fuel additive
Acetone plus light creates a green jet fuel additive
New product creates fuel from biomass, while improving engine performance This process allows us to transform a natural product into a fuel additive, improving the performance of petroleum-based jet fuel. Courtney Ford Ryan LOS ALAMOS, N.M., Jan.

Environment - Life Sciences - 23.01.2020
Can a tiny invasive snail help save Latin American coffee?
Can a tiny invasive snail help save Latin American coffee?
While conducting fieldwork in Puerto Rico's central mountainous region in 2016, University of Michigan ecologists noticed tiny trails of bright orange snail excrement on the undersurface of coffee leaves afflicted with coffee leaf rust, the crop's most economically important pest.

Life Sciences - Environment - 23.01.2020
The fight for Minnesota’s Moose
Moose have been essential to the landscape in and around Minnesota for centuries. But recent years have not been kind to the species, as its population in Minnesota has declined by more than 50 percent since 2006.

Environment - Economics / Business - 22.01.2020
Climate change 'a strategic dilemma' for Persian Gulf, Baker Institute expert says
Climate change ’a strategic dilemma’ for Persian Gulf, Baker Institute expert says
Climate change poses a strategic dilemma for oil-exporting states of the Persian Gulf, according to a new paper by an expert in the Center for Energy Studies at Rice University's Baker Institute for Public Policy.

Environment - Earth Sciences - 22.01.2020
New weather ’normals’ show how Madison’s climate has changed over 40 years
The National Weather Service's bulletins often mention when extreme weather deviates from normal. But normal is changing.

Environment - Life Sciences - 21.01.2020
May we present: our employees from around the world
May we present: our employees from around the world
The series with Salome Mwaiko , Claire Aksamit , Tim Alexander , Rohini Athavale und Bernhard Wehrli was created as part of a photojournalism course that Christian Dinkel is tanking at the MAZ in Lucerne.

Life Sciences - Environment - 21.01.2020
Evolution of walking sharks
Evolution of walking sharks
Four new species of tropical sharks that use their fins to walk are causing a stir in waters off northern Australia and New Guinea.

Life Sciences - Environment - 21.01.2020
Walking sharks discovered in the tropics
Four new species of tropical sharks that use their fins to walk are causing a stir in waters off northern Australia and New Guinea.

Social Sciences - Environment - 21.01.2020

Environment - Career - 20.01.2020
Setting fires to avoid fires
Setting fires to avoid fires
Despite having proven effective at reducing wildfire risks, prescribed burns have been stymied by perceived and real risks, regulations and resource shortages. A new analysis highlights ways of overcoming those barriers, offering solutions for wildfire-ravaged landscapes. Australians desperate for solutions to raging wildfires might find them 8,000 miles away, where a new Stanford-led study proposes ways of overcoming barriers to prescribed burns - fires purposefully set under controlled conditions to clear ground fuels.

Environment - Materials Science - 20.01.2020

Environment - Materials Science - 20.01.2020
The path to an energy-efficient building
Heating, hot water and private electricity consumption consume large amounts of energy and cause high CO2 emissions.

Environment - Life Sciences - 20.01.2020
Six million hectares of threatened species habitat up in smoke
More than one billion mammals, birds, and reptiles across eastern Australia are estimated to have been affected by the current fire catastrophe.

Philosophy - Environment - 17.01.2020
Ethics guidelines galore for AI - so now what?
Anna Jobin has investigated which ethics guidelines for artificial intelligence already exist, and finds that ethical AI is by no means merely a technical matter.

Life Sciences - Environment - 17.01.2020
Bushfires left millions of animals dead. We should use them, not bury them
Carcasses can play a positive role as landscapes recover from bushfires, providing rich nutrients for other native animal, microbial and plant species.

Environment - Life Sciences - 16.01.2020
Mobile protected areas needed to protect biodiversity in the high seas
Mobile protected areas needed to protect biodiversity in the high seas
World leaders are currently updating the laws for international waters that apply to most of the world's ocean environment.

Environment - Earth Sciences - 16.01.2020
Heading to Barbados to investigate two unknowns in the climate equation
Heading to Barbados to investigate two unknowns in the climate equation
A major airborne and oceanographic mission off the Caribbean island of Barbados is preparing to study two major climate unknowns: trade wind cumulus clouds and mesoscale eddies in the ocean.

Environment - 16.01.2020
Sussex Professor’s treaty proposal to keep fossil fuels in the ground taken to the UN
A treaty proposal to keep fossil fuels in the ground, developed by a University of Sussex Professor, has been presented to the United Nations Security Council by former Irish Prime Minister Mary Robinson.

Social Sciences - Environment - 16.01.2020
Mapping a Path to More Equitable Housing
EarthTime helps residents, decisionmakers see what's happening in their communities For the sixth consecutive year, Carnegie Mellon University's EarthTime platform will help leaders at the World Econ

Life Sciences - Environment - 15.01.2020
’The blob,’ food supply squeeze to blame for largest seabird die-off
A recently dead common murre found by a citizen scientist on a routine monthly survey in January 2016. An intact, fresh bird indicates scavengers have not yet arrived. This carcass has probably only been on the beach a few hours. COASST The common murre is a self-sufficient, resilient bird. Though the seabird must eat about half of its body weight in prey each day, common murres are experts at catching the small "forage fish” they need to survive.

Environment - Astronomy / Space Science - 15.01.2020
Second-warmest year, warmest decade: U-M experts available
Last year was the planet's second-warmest year since modern record keeping began in 1880, federal scientists announced today.

Life Sciences - Environment - 15.01.2020

Life Sciences - Environment - 13.01.2020
Fisheries management is actually working, global analysis shows
A commercial fishing vessel near Morro Bay, California, returning to harbor. Michael L. Baird/Flickr Nearly half of the fish caught worldwide are from stocks that are scientifically monitored and, on average, are increasing in abundance.

Environment - Innovation - 10.01.2020
New centre to put London at heart of zero-carbon revolution
New centre to put London at heart of zero-carbon revolution
Imperial has outlined plans to transform the capital's global response to climate change through a new collaboration with the Mayor of London.

Innovation - Environment - 10.01.2020
Let’s talk about system change
Sustainability By: Christoph Küffer It's 2020 and Christoph Kueffer is now into his fifth year of (almost) not flying.

Environment - Career - 10.01.2020
A new way to irrigate crops year-round
A new way to irrigate crops year-round
Startup Khethworks is deploying solar-powered pumps to help poor farmers in India irrigate crops all year long.

Environment - Earth Sciences - 09.01.2020
Puerto Rico earthquake and aftermath: U-M experts can discuss
Puerto Rico earthquake and aftermath: U-M experts can discuss
EXPERTS ADVISORY University of Michigan experts-including two who are in Puerto Rico now and experienced Tuesday's earthquake and the aftershocks-are available to discuss the situation in Puerto Rico.
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