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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.

Environment - Event - 09.01.2020

Environment - Life Sciences - 08.01.2020

Life Sciences - Environment - 08.01.2020
More than one billion animals killed in Australian bushfires
More than one billion animals killed in Australian bushfires
Professor Chris Dickman has revised his estimate of the number of animals killed in bushfires in NSW to more than 800 million animals, with a national impact of more than one billion animals.

Environment - 07.01.2020

Innovation - Environment - 06.01.2020

Environment - Art and Design - 06.01.2020

Environment - Computer Science - 06.01.2020
Is streaming the new flying?
Streaming consumes enormous amounts of energy and is at least as damaging to the climate as all civil aviation - according to a French study.

Environment - 06.01.2020
A better estimate of water-level rise in the Ganges delta
A better estimate of water-level rise in the Ganges delta
For the first time, scientists have provided reliable regional estimates of land subsidence and water-level rise in the Ganges-Brahmaputra-Meghna delta.

Environment - Earth Sciences - 03.01.2020
Sustainable supply of minerals and metals key to a low-carbon energy future
Sustainable supply of minerals and metals key to a low-carbon energy future
The global low-carbon revolution could be at risk unless new international agreements and governance mechanisms are put in place to ensure a sustainable supply of rare minerals and metals, a new academic study has warned.

Life Sciences - Environment - 03.01.2020
A statement about the 480 million animals killed in NSW bushfires since September
Professor Chris Dickman estimates that 480 million animals have been affected since bushfires in NSW started in September 2019.

Environment - Materials Science - 02.01.2020
Women in STEM: Angela Harper
Angela Harper is a PhD candidate at the Cavendish Laboratory, a member of Churchill College, and a Gates Cambridge Scholar.

Life Sciences - Environment - 23.12.2019
U-M scientists teach biodiversity using preserved specimens dating back 100 years
Beginning biology students throughout the country could soon use preserved chipmunks, squirrels, mice and other specimens in natural history museums  to form and test hypotheses in an unusual, hands-on teaching module developed by scientists and educators at the University of Michigan. The teaching unit was developed to allow firstand second-year biology students access to specimens in U-M's vast Museum of Zoology where they could form questions, collect data and test their hypotheses.

Innovation - Environment - 20.12.2019

Life Sciences - Environment - 20.12.2019

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