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Agronomy / Food Science - Environment - 17.05.2012
Measuring and Managing Methane Emissions from Livestock
Efforts to reduce livestock methane emissions in Australia received a major boost with the launch of a new research cluster led by the University of Melbourne and drawing on expertise from five other Australian universities, researchers in Canada and the CSIRO's Sustainable Agriculture Flagship.

Electroengineering - Environment - 16.05.2012
Saving the planet, one microwave at a time
Saving the planet, one microwave at a time
The vast majority of the millions of microwave ovens thrown away every year could be easily fixed and reused, according to University of Manchester research. Making simple repairs could save the UK could save millions of pounds by replacing fuses or plugs rather than throwing away perfectly reusable microwaves with brand new ones.

Economics / Business - Environment - 16.05.2012
Smart Timber Monitor set to save industry millions
Researchers at the University of Melbourne are reporting the success of a remote monitoring device that can accurately measure decay and insect infestations in construction timber over vast distances - and could save Australia's building and electrical distribution industries, millions of dollars.

Environment - Administration - 15.05.2012
Renewable Energy Research to Focus on Africa
Renewable Energy Research to Focus on Africa
Reception and service at central level for international students after arrival at KTH.

Physics - Environment - 15.05.2012
André Kuipers: world ambassador
André Kuipers: world ambassador
André Kuipers: world ambassador Observing Earth from far above, ESA astronaut André Kuipers is acting as a world ambassador for the WWF, which issued its flagship publication the Living Planet Report today.

Environment - Earth Sciences - 15.05.2012
Manvendra Dubey selected as Fulbright-Nehru Fellow
Manvendra Dubey selected as Fulbright-Nehru Fellow
Manvendra Dubey has received a J. William Fulbright scholarship to conduct monsoon-related research in India. Los Alamos scientist heads to India for climate-monitoring research LOS ALAMOS, New Mexico, May 15, 2012—Manvendra Dubey, a Los Alamos National Laboratory climate scientist, has received a J. William Fulbright scholarship to conduct monsoon-related research in India.

Environment - Life Sciences - 14.05.2012
Nearly one-tenth of hemisphere's mammals unlikely to outrun climate change
Nearly one-tenth of hemisphere’s mammals unlikely to outrun climate change
A safe haven could be out of reach for 9 percent of the Western Hemisphere's mammals, and as much as 40 percent in certain regions, because the animals just won't move swiftly enough to outpace climate change.

Earth Sciences - Environment - 14.05.2012
Becoming an expert: Stephen Hicks in Chile
Becoming an expert: Stephen Hicks in Chile
Stephen Hicks is from Somerset, UK, and is studying a PhD in earthquake seismology and geodynamics at the University's School of Environmental Sciences.

Environment - Economics / Business - 14.05.2012
Cities must must adapt to our changing climate, say leaders
UK cities must take more urgent and integrated action to adapt to our changing climate, according to some of the region's leading businesses and public sector representatives.

Life Sciences - Environment - 10.05.2012
’Map of Life’ aims to show all living things on the planet
A Yale-led research team has opened to the public a demonstration version of its "Map of Life," an ambitious Web-based endeavor to depict how all living things on the planet, animals and plants alike, are distributed geographically. Built on a Google Maps platform, the debut version allows anyone with an Internet connection to map the known global distribution of almost all 30,000 species of terrestrial vertebrate animals, including mammals, birds, amphibians, reptiles, and North American fresh water fish.

Environment - 09.05.2012
Stanford psychologist: Achievement goals can be shaped by environment
A new study by Stanford psychologist Paul O'Keefe suggests that the culture of our learning and working environments can have long-term effects on our goals and motivation. Think about the ideal student. He or she focuses on learning, not grades; improvement, not appearances; competency, not competition.

Environment - 09.05.2012
Tackling international air pollution
A panel led by Professor Martin Williams of the Environmental Research Group at King's has reached an international agreement to update the ‘Gothenburg Protocol', setting more ambitious targets to reduce trans-boundary air pollution across the northern hemisphere.

Physics - Environment - 09.05.2012
ESA declares end of mission for Envisat
ESA declares end of mission for Envisat
ESA declares end of mission for Envisat PR 15 2012 - Just weeks after celebrating its tenth year in orbit, communication with the Envisat satellite was suddenly lost on 8 April.

Environment - Computer Science - 09.05.2012
Floating robots use GPS-enabled smartphones to track water flow
Floating robots use GPS-enabled smartphones to track water flow
Graduate student, Andrew Tinka, demonstrates the Floating Sensor Network water monitoring project in Walnut Grove, CA.   Video by Roxanne Makasdjian. A fleet of 100 floating robots took a trip down the Sacramento River today (Wednesday, May 9) in a field test organized by engineers at the University of California, Berkeley.

Architecture - Environment - 09.05.2012
University to lead million pound energy visualisation project to help people cut down their bills
Plymouth University has been awarded more than one million pounds to lead an innovative project which will help people to understand how they use energy in their homes and buildings.

Environment - 08.05.2012
Links between biodiversity and language diversity
Links between biodiversity and language diversity
Areas of the world with high levels of biodiversity also contain more linguistic and cultural diversity, researchers at Oxford University, Penn State University and Conservation International have found. The study in the journal PNAS showed that 70% (4,824) of the world's known languages occur in an area that is less than a quarter of the earth's land surface.

Environment - 08.05.2012
Support for climate change action drops, Stanford poll finds
Support for climate change action drops, Stanford poll finds
The drop was concentrated among Americans who distrust climate scientists. Americans' support for government action on global warming remains high but has dropped during the past two years, according to a new survey by Stanford researchers in collaboration with Ipsos Public Affairs.

Environment - 07.05.2012

Environment - 07.05.2012
Endangered species, languages linked at high biodiversity regions
Endangered species, languages linked at high biodiversity regions
UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. Biodiversity hot spots - the world's biologically richest and most threatened locations on Earth - and high biodiversity wilderness areas - biologically rich but less threatened - are some of the most linguistically diverse regions on our planet, according to a team of conservationists.

Environment - Agronomy / Food Science - 07.05.2012
Steelhead trout lose out when water is low in wine country
Steelhead trout lose out when water is low in wine country
The competition between farmers and fish for precious water in California is intensifying in wine country, suggests a new study by biologists at the University of California, Berkeley. The findings, published in the May issue of the journal Transactions of the American Fisheries Society , link higher death rates for threatened juvenile steelhead trout with low water levels in the summer and the amount of vineyard acreage upstream.

Environment - Physics - 04.05.2012
Cocoon clue to lightweight armour & cars
Cocoon clue to lightweight armour & cars
A new examination of silkworm cocoons suggests how they could inspire lightweight armour and environmentally-friendly car panels. Scientists from Oxford University's Department of Zoology studied 25 types of cocoons for clues to how the structures manage to be very tough but also light and able to ‘breathe'.

Environment - 04.05.2012
Postcard – Louise Soanes in the Caribbean
Louise Soanes, from the University's School of Environmental Sciences , is photographed here walking through a colony of Frigate birds on Dog Island, near Anguilla in the Caribbean, as part of her work on the protection of the region's seabirds.

Environment - Earth Sciences - 03.05.2012
Researchers Use Stalagmites to Study Past Climate Change
Researchers Use Stalagmites to Study Past Climate Change
There is an old trick for remembering the difference between stalactites and stalagmites in a cave: Stalac tites hold tight to the ceiling while stalag mites might one day grow to reach the ceiling. Now, it seems, stalagmites might also fill a hole in our understanding of Earth's climate system and how that system is likely to respond to the rapid increase in atmospheric carbon dioxide since preindustrial times.

Environment - Earth Sciences - 03.05.2012
Talking about the landscape – before the languages die out
Linguists are in a race against time and estimate that half of all the world’s languages will be extinct within a century.

Environment - Life Sciences - 03.05.2012
Scientists core into Clear Lake to explore past climate change
Scientists core into Clear Lake to explore past climate change
University of California, Berkeley, scientists are drilling into ancient sediments at the bottom of Northern California's Clear Lake for clues that could help them better predict how today's plants and animals will adapt to climate change and increasing population.

Environment - 03.05.2012
Fuel economy slipped as gas prices dipped throughout April
ANN ARBOR, Mich.-After recently topping 24 miles per gallon for the first time ever, fuel economy of all new vehicles sold in the United States slipped back below that mark last month, say researchers at the University of Michigan Transportation Research Institute.

Environment - 01.05.2012
Handful of heavyweight trees per acre are forest champs
Handful of heavyweight trees per acre are forest champs
Big trees three or more feet in diameter accounted for nearly half the biomass measured at a Yosemite National Park site, yet represented only 1 percent of the trees growing there.

Environment - Earth Sciences - 01.05.2012
Global warming: New research emphasizes the role of global economic growth
Global warming: New research emphasizes the role of global economic growth
ANN ARBOR, Mich.-It's a message no one wants to hear: To slow down global warming, we'll either have to put the brakes on economic growth or transform the way the world's economies work. That's the implication of an innovative University of Michigan study examining the evolution of atmospheric CO', the most likely cause of global warming.

Environment - Economics / Business - 01.05.2012
Global warming: New research blames economic growth
Global warming: New research blames economic growth
ANN ARBOR, Mich.-It's a message no one wants to hear: To slow down global warming, we'll either have to put the brakes on economic growth or transform the way the world's economies work. That's the implication of an innovative University of Michigan study examining the most likely causes of global warming.

Environment - Administration - 01.05.2012
Plans for dams on Mekong River could spell disaster for area fisheries
A massive expansion of hydropower planned for the Mekong River Basin in Southeast Asia could have a catastrophic impact on the river's fishery and millions of people who depend on it, according to a new study by researchers including scientists from Princeton University.

Environment - Agronomy / Food Science - 01.05.2012
US Studies Centre joins global soil crisis talks
Members of the United States Studies Centre's Soil Carbon Initiative put their case for increased attention to global soil security at the United Nations in New York last week.

Environment - 01.05.2012
Environmental myths no fairytale
Environmental myths no fairytale
Should we be worried about running out of oil? Is economic development causing the demise of the environment? Is it vital that we 'reduce, re-use and recycle' so that no waste goes to landfill? These

Mathematics - Environment - 30.04.2012
At Penn, the Happy Marriage of Science and Statistics
At Penn, the Happy Marriage of Science and Statistics
Why is a Wharton School professor publishing in neuroscience journals? The University of Pennsylvania business school is renowned for its many strengths, but one might assume a forte in brain science is not one of them. That assumption would be incorrect. Abraham Wyner , associate professor of statistics and chair of the undergraduate program in statistics, is one of several Wharton faculty members to have contributed expertise to studies in life sciences.

Environment - 30.04.2012
Penn Pilots More Sustainability Projects Through Another Round of Green Fund Grants
Penn Pilots More Sustainability Projects Through Another Round of Green Fund Grants
The Penn Green Campus Partnership has awarded five Green Fund grants ranging from a comprehensive recycling center within the School of Engineering and Applied Science to a behavior-change project focusing on water conservation.

Health - Environment - 27.04.2012
UCLA-Peking University symposium highlights scholars’ collaborative research, innovations
The two-day UCLA-Peking University Joint Research Institute symposium will highlight the results of collaborative research by UCLA and PKU scholars in the areas of science, engineering and medicine and showcase new developments by leading faculty at both universities.

Environment - Chemistry - 27.04.2012
New lab to focus on creating sustainable energy source
New lab to focus on creating sustainable energy source
Research will explore using sunlight to convert greenhouse gas carbon dioxide and water to syngas, the precursor to liquid fuel.

Environment - Earth Sciences - 26.04.2012
"Warming hole" delayed climate change over eastern United States
50-year model suggests regional pollution obscured a global trend : Caroline Perry , (617) 496-1351 Climate scientists at the Harvard School of Engineering and Applied Sciences (SEAS) have discovered that particulate pollution in the late 20th century created a "warming hole" over the eastern United States-that is, a cold patch where the effects of global warming were temporarily obscured.

Environment - Administration - 26.04.2012
Researchers: Where International Climate Policy Has Failed, Grassroots Efforts Can Succeed
Control of greenhouse agents other than CO2 needs to reach the local level, according to a new Foreign Affairs essay The world can significantly slow the pace of climate change with practical efforts

Astronomy / Space Science - Environment - 26.04.2012
Rapid ice shelf disintegration in Antarctic
Rapid ice shelf disintegration in Antarctic
For ten years ESA's Envisat satellite observed the rapid retreat of one of Antarctica's ice shelves due to climate warming. Helmut Rott, Professor at the Institute of Meteorology and Geophysics, follows this development since the start of the mission. One of the satellite's first observations following its launch on 1 March 2002 was the break-up of a main section of the Larsen B ice shelf in Antarctica - when 3200 sq km of ice disintegrated within a few days due to mechanical instabilities of the ice masses triggered by climate warming.

Computer Science - Environment - 26.04.2012
Research project develops collaborative tool for water quality data
Scientists with federal and state agencies, academic researchers, environmental consultants, and watershed group volunteers have collected water-quality data for years as part of efforts to monitor the health of Pennsylvania's waterways.

Environment - Economics / Business - 24.04.2012
Researchers help Hawaii's largest landholder plan an ecological future
Researchers help Hawaii’s largest landholder plan an ecological future
The future of a large chunk of the island of Oahu was at stake when Stanford environmental scientists were called in to lend a helping hand.

Economics / Business - Environment - 24.04.2012
Morris Arboretum Annual Plant Sale
Morris Arboretum Annual Plant Sale
On Friday and Saturday, May 11 and 12, the Morris Arboretum will host its annual Plant Sale at the the Arboretum's Horticulture Center at Bloomfield Farm, across the street from the Arboretum's public garden.

Environment - Physics - 24.04.2012
Latest CryoSat result revealed
After nearly a year and a half of operations, CryoSat has yielded its first seasonal variation map of Arctic sea-ice thickness. Results from ESA's ice mission were presented today at the Royal Society in London. In June 2011, the first map of Arctic sea-ice thickness was unveiled, using CryoSat data acquired between January and February of that year.

Environment - 23.04.2012
Watch online: CryoSat results
Watch online: CryoSat results Live from the Royal Society in London, watch the unveiling of the first map of the winter 2010-11 changes in Arctic sea-ice thickness measured by ESA's CryoSat satellite.

Environment - Economics / Business - 23.04.2012
Climate change may create corn market price volatility, say researchers from Stanford and Purdue
Climate change may create corn market price volatility, say researchers from Stanford and Purdue
America's No. 1 crop could see its prime growing region shift to the Canadian border or its price volatility increase sharply within 30 years. A new Stanford study points to climate change as the cause. By Rob Jordan The study, based on economic, climatic and agricultural data and computational models, finds that even if climate change stays within the internationally recognized target limit of 3.6 degrees Fahrenheit above pre-industrial levels, the temperature changes could still make damaging heat waves much more common over the U.S. corn belt.

Environment - Chemistry - 23.04.2012
Devising a 'silver bullet' for measuring water use by plants
Devising a 'silver bullet' for measuring water use by plants
  For her senior thesis project, Princeton civil and environmental engineering major Ida Posner is developing a filter that could allow scientists to quickly measure water use by plants like this basil grown in the Princeton EcoHydrology Lab. Measuring plants' water use is critical for understanding how ecosystems are affected by drought, development or climate change.

Health - Environment - 23.04.2012
Researchers solve 40-year-old Fourier Transform Mass Spectrometry phasing problem
Scientists at the University of Warwick have developed a computation which simultaneously doubles the resolution, sensitivity and mass accuracy of Fourier Transform Mass Spectrometry (FTMS) at no extra cost.

Environment - Physics - 20.04.2012
Save the City, Save the Planet
Save the City, Save the Planet
Reception and service at central level for international students after arrival at KTH. For Master's students For Exchange students At the KTH Symposium, the director of the U.S. Nat

Life Sciences - Environment - 20.04.2012
Experts suggest steps to stop spread of resistant corn rootworms
The discovery that more Western corn rootworms are resistant to the toxin contained in widely planted transgenic corn has sparked a warning that farmers must change tactics or lose a valuable management tool against a traditional corn pest. In a March 5 letter to the Environmental Protection Agency, 22 entomologists working on corn rootworm suggested changes to prolong the utility of transgenic Bt corn.

Environment - 20.04.2012
E.ON ERC Enhances International Collaboration
Signing a memorandum of understanding, the E.ON Energy Research Center (E.ON ERC) at RWTH Aachen University and the Chalmers University of Technology in Gothenburg, Sweden, have formali

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