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Environment - 08.07.2019

Environment - Materials Science - 08.07.2019
Ways into the future of energy
Ways into the future of energy
A new Empa study shows how much work still lies ahead of us if Switzerland is to do without fossil fuels in the future. There are two possible solutions: storing large amounts of energy in summer and limiting our demand in winter, or generating energy in the "sunny south" or "windy north" of the world and transporting it here.

Materials Science - Environment - 05.07.2019
How to make Switzerland CO2-free
Switzerland is about to undergo a comprehensive transformation of its energy system if it plans to drastically curb its CO2 emissions.

Administration - Environment - 05.07.2019
Millions in ARC funding for successful UQ projects
Virtual reality pilot training and better monitoring of water pollution are among University of Queensland research funded in the latest round of Australian Research Council Linkage Projects.

Materials Science - Environment - 04.07.2019
New record for flexible thin-film solar cells
New record for flexible thin-film solar cells
Never before has such an efficient flexible CIGS solar cell been built. Empa researchers achieve an efficiency of 20.8% - breaking their own record.

Astronomy / Space Science - Environment - 02.07.2019

Environment - Earth Sciences - 02.07.2019
Is wildfire management ’for the birds’?
Spotted owls, native to the old-growth forests of the West Coast, have already lost much of their former habitat to logging.

Event - Environment - 02.07.2019

Environment - 01.07.2019

Environment - 01.07.2019
Shows that management and evolution give hope to coral reefs facing the effects of climate change
Shows that management and evolution give hope to coral reefs facing the effects of climate change
A new study  released July 1 gives hope for coral reefs. Launched by the nonprofit Coral Reef Alliance , with lead and senior authors at the University of Washington, the study is one of the first to demonstrate that management that takes evolution and adaptation into account can help rescue coral reefs from the effects of climate change.

Environment - Innovation / Technology - 01.07.2019
Innovative materials with carbon fibres made from algae
Innovative materials with carbon fibres made from algae
The most recent global climate report (IPCC Special Report on Global Warming of 1.5 °C) considers manufacturing processes which use more carbon dioxide (CO2) than they release to be an important option to get climate change under control.

Environment - 01.07.2019
General Use Permit application moves ahead
Stanford's proposal for a long-term land use permit moves from the Santa Clara County Planning Commission to the Board of Supervisors.

Social Sciences - Environment - 28.06.2019
Newest class of Obama Foundation Scholars announced
The University of Chicago Harris School of Public Policy and the Obama Foundation recently announced the second cohort of Obama Foundation Scholars , rising leaders from around the world who will stud

Environment - Innovation / Technology - 27.06.2019

Astronomy / Space Science - Environment - 27.06.2019
A chaos found only on Mars
A chaos found only on Mars
The cracked, uneven, jumbled landscape seen in this image from ESA's Mars Express forms an intriguing type of terrain that cannot be found on Earth: chaotic terrain.

Environment - Astronomy / Space Science - 26.06.2019
Lunar mission deep in Zermatt's ice
On 17 June, students from EPFL and 12 other European universities headed to Zermatt as part of the IGLUNA project.

Social Sciences - Environment - 26.06.2019
Cardiff University develops research collaborations with Somaliland
Academics from Cardiff University are visiting Somaliland to develop research collaborations on some of the country's most pressing issues.

Environment - Business / Economics - 26.06.2019
Federal Council discusses sustainable finance and sets out next steps
During its meeting on 26 June 2019, the Federal Council held a discussion on a sustainable Swiss financial centre.

Environment - 26.06.2019
Fish hives replace lost Caribbean coral reefs
The coral reefs of our oceans are dying worldwide, but a Kickstarter campaign to create new artificial reefs from every day materials may be the answer to this unprecedented global challenge.

Environment - 26.06.2019
Lack of knowledge and experience are slowing implementation of Energy Strategy 2050
The National Research Programmes "Energy Turnaround" (NRP 70) and "Managing Energy Consumption" (NRP 71) have investigated the key factors influencing society's willingness to accept technology and behavioural change and distilled them into specific recommendations.

Agronomy / Food Science - Environment - 25.06.2019
Grassland Researchers Meet in Zurich
Switzerland is a grassland. The climate and soil provide ideal conditions for grass production, and thus for sustainable milk and meat production, whilst natural conditions are often unfavourable for arable farming. However, grass production too is facing new challenges. Despite extreme weather such as drought, the agricultural sector aims to produce top-quality forage, so that concentrate use can be reduced as much as possible.

Environment - Earth Sciences - 24.06.2019
Subsurface water storage makes big difference in plants’ response to drought
The sun rises over an oak savanna in the Dry Creek watershed, part of the Eel River Critical Zone Observatory in the Northern California Coast Ranges, where trees remained healthy through California's recent extreme drought.

Environment - Administration - 21.06.2019
Goodbye, Clean Power Plan: Understanding the new energy rule
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency replaced the Obama-era Clean Power Plan this week with one that focuses on efficiency improvements at generating stations.

Astronomy / Space Science - Environment - 20.06.2019
Looking for life: UW researchers, presentations abound at 2019 astrobiology conference in Bellevue
What are ocean worlds like? Is life possible inside a planet? What might a faraway technological civilization look like from here? Which planets warrant closer study, and why? And above all: Are we a

Environment - Health - 20.06.2019
Online Atlas of Aquatic Insects Aids Water-Quality Monitoring
A new online field guide to aquatic insects in the eastern United States, macroinvertebrates.org , promises to be an important tool for monitoring water quality, enabling even novices to correctly identify freshwater insects inhabiting rivers, lakes and streams.

Environment - Health - 20.06.2019
Online Atlas of Aquatic Insects Aids Water-Quality Monitoring - News - Carnegie Mellon University
A new online field guide to aquatic insects in the eastern United States, macroinvertebrates.org , promises to be an important tool for monitoring water quality, and support learning how to correctly identify freshwater insects inhabiting rivers, lakes and streams.

Life Sciences - Environment - 19.06.2019
Berkeley Lab Celebrates the Integrative Genomics Building
Biosciences Area Associate Lab Director Mary Maxon caps off the Integrative Genomics Building dedication festivities by leading the ceremonial "snipping" of a double-helix-inspired ribbon.

Environment - 19.06.2019
US military bigger polluter than most countries
Surprised by the headline? No wonder when discussions about greenhouse gas emissions tend to focus on statistics for countries, not institutions.

Life Sciences - Environment - 18.06.2019
First book published on fishes of the Salish Sea
First book published on fishes of the Salish Sea
The first book documenting all of the known species of fishes that live in the Salish Sea is now available.

Environment - Administration - 18.06.2019

Environment - 17.06.2019

Environment - Earth Sciences - 17.06.2019
Climate Change in West Africa
Climate Change in West Africa
06/17/2019 A research centre in West Africa examines strategies to address the climate change. Its German partner is the University of Würzburg; the Federal Ministry of Education and Research is funding the initiative with 3.7 million euros.

Physics - Environment - 17.06.2019
Google funds EPFL research on nuclear phenomena
Google funds EPFL research on nuclear phenomena
EPFL's Laboratory for Ultrafast Microscopy and Electron Scattering has received a grant from Google to use shaped electron beams in the cutting-edge field of Nuclear Excitation by Electron Capture (NEEC). Dr Fabrizio Carbone's Laboratory for Ultrafast Microscopy and Electron Scattering (LUMES) today announced that Google has funded a 4-year research project in the lab.

Environment - Agronomy / Food Science - 14.06.2019
To help the bees, protect the prairie
Two beekeepers tend to their hives in the Prairie Pothole Region, which extends across five Midwestern states.

Astronomy / Space Science - Environment - 14.06.2019
Space agencies come together
Space agencies come together
On 14 June, President Hiroshi Yamakawa of JAXA was welcomed at the 282 nd meeting of the ESA Council - the Agency's governing body - held at ESA's Operations Centre in Darmstadt, Germany.

Environment - Business / Economics - 14.06.2019
Understanding and preparing for wildfire season
The new normal for Western wildfires is abnormal, with increasingly bigger and more destructive blazes.

Environment - 12.06.2019
Scale of the problem: How fish skins and algae could help solve the plastic pollution crisis
Scale of the problem: How fish skins and algae could help solve the plastic pollution crisis
A University of Sussex student has taken inspiration from the seas to find a solution to the man-made plastic pollution contaminating the world's oceans.

Environment - 12.06.2019
Mapping our global human footprint
Mapping our global human footprint
The number of people flocking to cities in search of employment and better prospects is growing at an unprecedented rate.

Environment - 12.06.2019
Unclear nuclear: How UK energy consumers unwittingly pay for military infrastructures
UK energy consumers are unknowingly subsidising the high cost of military nuclear infrastructures, testimony by University of Sussex academics to a Parliamentary inquiry has documented.

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