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Health - Environment - 16.04.2012
UC San Diego Sulpizio Cardiovascular Center Recognized for Dedication to Sustainability
New Building is first LEED Gold certified acute care medical facility in San Diego Region The UC San Diego Sulpizio Cardiovascular Center is the first hospital-based project in the region to receive LEED Gold certification from the United States Green Building Council (USGBC).

Environment - Civil Engineering - 13.04.2012
Take care of water and make your garden grow
With the Environment Agency today (13 April) reporting that England and Wales received only 38% of the rainfall normally expected in March, scientists from the University of Leeds' leading interd

Environment - Architecture - 13.04.2012
Berkeley Lab to Lead a U.S.-India Clean Energy Research Center
Berkeley Lab to Lead a U.S.-India Clean Energy Research Center
Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (Berkeley Lab) has been selected to lead a new joint U.S.-India research center focusing on energy efficiency technologies for buildings.

Environment - Architecture - 13.04.2012
Three Cambridge academics announced as leading lights of UK sustainability
Three Cambridge academics announced as leading lights of UK sustainability
In its inaugural list of the top 50 most influential people for sustainability in the UK, Building Design magazine has listed three Cambridge academics.

Earth Sciences - Environment - 12.04.2012
Zhiming Kuang approved for promotion to tenured full professor
Zhiming Kuang approved for promotion to tenured full professor
Climate scientist aims to understand the convective forces driving El Niño and the South Asian monsoons Harvard President Drew Faust has approved Zhiming Kuang for promotion to the role of full professor with tenure.

Environment - Life Sciences - 11.04.2012
Scientists turn the spotlight on Bristol's insect life this spring
Scientists turn the spotlight on Bristol’s insect life this spring
More than 100 parks, gardens, allotments, cemeteries and other natural and man-made habitats across Bristol will be studied by scientists from the University of Bristol this spring as part of the nex

Environment - Linguistics / Literature - 10.04.2012
Farmers into fungi can reap forest rewards
Farmers into fungi can reap forest rewards
With its large clumps of cascading white tendrils, the Hericium erinaceus looks less like a mushroom and more like a lion's mane (its nickname).

Environment - Economics / Business - 10.04.2012
University of Texas at Austin Energy Poll Shows Strong Support for More Domestic Energy Production
AUSTIN, Texas — Consumers strongly support increased production of energy from domestic sources, particularly natural gas and renewables, according to the University of Texas at Austin Energy Poll that was released today.

Environment - 10.04.2012
Gas mileage, CAFE performance up 20 percent since late 2007
ANN ARBOR, Mich.-Fuel economy of all new vehicles sold in the United States has topped 24 miles per gallon for the first time ever, say researchers at the University of Michigan Transportation Research Institute.

Environment - Earth Sciences - 10.04.2012
What Triggers a Mass Extinction?
What Triggers a Mass Extinction?
The second-largest mass extinction in Earth's history coincided with a short but intense ice age during which enormous glaciers grew and sea levels dropped. Although it has long been agreed that the so-called Late Ordovician mass extinction—which occurred about 450 million years ago—was related to climate change, exactly how the climate change produced the extinction has not been known.

Environment - Agronomy / Food Science - 09.04.2012
Experts suggest grazing cows, sheep, ducks in forests
Experts suggest grazing cows, sheep, ducks in forests
Putting cows, sheep and other livestock into forests to graze could prove to be a valuable tool for New York woodland management, say Cornell Cooperative Extension (CCE) agriculture educators and colleagues in the Cornell Forestry Program.

Environment - Life Sciences - 05.04.2012
Which plants will survive droughts, climate change?
Which plants will survive droughts, climate change?
Droughts are worsening around the world, posing a great challenge to plants in all ecosystems, said Lawren Sack, a UCLA professor of ecology and evolutionary biology and senior author of the research. Scientists have debated for more than a century how to predict which species are most vulnerable. Sack and two members of his laboratory have made a fundamental discovery that resolves this debate and allows for the prediction of how diverse plant species and vegetation types worldwide will tolerate drought, which is critical given the threats posed by climate change, he said.

Physics - Environment - 05.04.2012
Satellite observes rapid ice shelf disintegration in Antarctic
Satellite observes rapid ice shelf disintegration in Antarctic
Satellite observes rapid ice shelf disintegration in Antarctic As ESA's Envisat satellite marks ten years in orbit, it continues to observe the rapid retreat of one of Antarctica's ice shelves due to climate warming. One of the satellite's first observations following its launch on 1 March 2002 was of 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.

Environment - Economics / Business - 05.04.2012
Nottingham is a key partner in UK’s new £13m carbon capture centre
The University of Nottingham is a key part of a new research centre that will help to tackle climate change.

Environment - 05.04.2012
Making a mess can improve your gardening
A University garden at this year's Chelsea Flower Show highlights how messy gardens can boost pollination, manage water and increase carbon capture. Research by scientists at the University of Leeds has shown that having a 'messy' area in your garden is the most effective way to give bugs a boost and improve pollination in gardens.

Environment - Civil Engineering - 05.04.2012
Bats in your belfry? Living with Melbourne’s native bats: a public forum
Melbournians are being asked to consider how they can live in harmony with bats at a forum held on April 11 at the University of Melbourne.

Environment - 05.04.2012
"Virtual water," a barometer of global water resources
When goods are produced, water is used in the process. Even though this water is “virtual,” tracking its import and export gives a crucial indication of the evolution of world water resources. An international team of hydrologists has studied the global trade of virtual water, and is publishing an article this week in the journal PNAS outlining a number of striking conclusions.

Environment - Physics - 04.04.2012
ESA and NASA join forces to measure Arctic sea ice
ESA and NASA join forces to measure Arctic sea ice
ESA and NASA join forces to measure Arctic sea ice Marking another remarkable collaborative effort, ESA and NASA met up over the Arctic Ocean this week to perform some carefully coordinated flights directly under CryoSat orbiting above.

Environment - 04.04.2012
Thaw of polar permafrost has major implications for climate change
Thaw of polar permafrost has major implications for climate change
The thawing of polar permafrost about 55 million years ago led to a massive CO2 release, exacerbating a series of major ancient global warming events, according to new research. A study led by the University of Massachusetts Amherst, with support from scientists at Yale and other universities, suggests that today's thawing polar permafrost could play a similar role in the future.

Environment - Physics - 04.04.2012
Environmental Declaration for Master's Programme
Environmental Declaration for Master’s Programme
Reception and service at central level for international students after arrival at KTH.

Environment - 04.04.2012
African Americans are more apt to blog than whites and Latinos
African Americans are more apt to blog than whites and Latinos
The blogging community is more racially diverse than one might think. Internet-connected African Americans are more likely to blog than their white and Hispanic counterparts, according to new research from the University of California, Berkeley. While African Americans as a whole are less likely to afford laptops and personal computers, Internet-savvy blacks, on average, blog one and a half times to nearly twice as much as whites, while Hispanics blog at the same rate as whites, according to a study published in the March online issue of the journal, Information, Communication & Society.

Environment - Economics / Business - 03.04.2012
New £13M UK Centre for CCS research to be established
The University of Leeds is to benefit from a multi-million pound investment in carbon capture and storage (CCS) technology.

Physics - Environment - 03.04.2012

Environment - 02.04.2012
Where the wild winds blow: Stanford engineers use weather models to site offshore wind farms
Where the wild winds blow: Stanford engineers use weather models to site offshore wind farms
Stanford engineers enlist weather models to find the best place on the map for a grid of four wind farms in the ocean off the U.S. East Coast.

Health - Environment - 02.04.2012
Climate model to predict malaria outbreaks in India
Climate model to predict malaria outbreaks in India
Scientists from the University of Liverpool are working with computer modelling specialists in India to predict areas of the country that are at most risk of malaria outbreaks, following changes in monsoon rainfall.

Chemistry - Environment - 02.04.2012
Fertilizer use responsible for increase in nitrous oxide in atmosphere
Fertilizer use responsible for increase in nitrous oxide in atmosphere
University of California, Berkeley, chemists have found a smoking gun proving that increased fertilizer use over the past 50 years is responsible for a dramatic rise in atmospheric nitrous oxide, which is a major greenhouse gas contributing to global climate change. Climate scientists have assumed that the cause of the increased nitrous oxide was nitrogen-based fertilizer, which stimulates microbes in the soil to convert nitrogen to nitrous oxide at a faster rate than normal.

Architecture - Environment - 30.03.2012
Earth Institute Develops Interactive Map of NYC’s Energy Use
To use the above map: Zoom in and out using the +/- buttons; click and drag to find a neighborhood; zoom in further to pinpoint a building lot. As you cursor touches the lot, a box will appear for that address showing estimated energy use (based on ZIP code-wide data), and a breakdown of how it's used.

Chemistry - Environment - 29.03.2012
Engineering researchers use electricity to generate alternative fuel
Engineering researchers use electricity to generate alternative fuel
Imagine being able to use electricity to power your car — even if it's not an electric vehicle. Researchers at the UCLA Henry Samueli School of Engineering and Applied Science have for the first time demonstrated a method for converting carbon dioxide into liquid fuel isobutanol using electricity.

Computer Science - Environment - 29.03.2012
Big grant for Big Data: NSF awards $10 million to harness vast quantities of data
Big grant for Big Data: NSF awards $10 million to harness vast quantities of data
The quest to capture the massive amounts of data being produced in our world - and in so doing unveil answers to some of society's most vexing problems - has gotten a $10 million boost from a National Science Foundation award to the University of California, Berkeley.

Chemistry - Environment - 29.03.2012
New material cuts energy costs of separating gas for plastics and fuels
New material cuts energy costs of separating gas for plastics and fuels
A new type of hybrid material developed at the University of California, Berkeley, could help oil and chemical companies save energy and money - and lower their environmental impacts - by eliminating an energy-intensive gas-separation process.

Environment - Physics - 29.03.2012
Conservation Prof shares thoughts on priorities for a planet under pressure
By Simon Levey Thursday 29 March 2012 A Professor at Imperial College London is amongst those taking part in a major event in central London this week looking at global sustainability.

Environment - 29.03.2012
Many young people would rather surf the web than drive a car
ANN ARBOR, Mich.-More young adults today would rather hit the information highway than the open highway, say University of Michigan researchers.

Environment - Earth Sciences - 29.03.2012
Coral links ice to ancient 'mega flood'
Coral links ice to ancient 'mega flood'
Coral off Tahiti has linked the collapse of massive ice sheets 14,600 years ago to a dramatic and rapid rise in global sea-levels of around 14 metres. Previous research could not accurately date the sea-level rise but now an Aix-Marseille University-led team, including Oxford University scientists Alex Thomas and Gideon Henderson, has confirmed that the event occurred 14,650-14,310 years ago at the same time as a period of rapid climate change known as the Bølling warming.

Environment - Health - 29.03.2012
Helping Laotians adapt to rapid change
Helping Laotians adapt to rapid change
Human geographers and international public health experts from the University of Sydney are collaborating on a project to help people in Laos adjust to large-scale environmental changes, with a research grant of $1.4 million from the Australian Centre for International Agricultural Research.

Environment - Life Sciences - 28.03.2012
Research Note: Yale researcher develops global model that helps predict biodiversity
Understanding what determines the distribution of biodiversity across the planet remains one of the critical challenges in biology and has gained particular urgency in the face of environmental change and accelerating species extinctions.

Environment - Life Sciences - 28.03.2012
Research Note: Global gradients in vertebrate diversity predicted by historical area-productivity dynamics and contemporary environment
Research Note: Global gradients in vertebrate diversity predicted by historical area-productivity dynamics and contemporary environment
Understanding what determines the distribution of biodiversity across the planet remains one of the critical challenges in biology and has gained particular urgency in the face of environmental change and accelerating species extinctions.

Environment - 28.03.2012
Small dams on Mekong River tributaries could harm fish and people, Stanford researcher finds
Small dams on Mekong River tributaries could harm fish and people, Stanford researcher finds
Planned dams in Southeast Asia would affect fish productivity and biodiversity in the world's largest inland fishery, says Stanford researcher Guy Ziv. New dams planned for tributaries of the Mekong River in Southeast Asia will be more environmentally destructive and will produce less energy than the dams in the main river, according to Stanford researcher Guy Ziv.

Environment - Agronomy / Food Science - 28.03.2012
International commission offers road map to sustainable agriculture
An independent commission of scientific leaders from 13 countries today (Wednesday, March 28) released a detailed set of recommendations to policymakers on how to achieve food security in the face of climate change.

Environment - Life Sciences - 28.03.2012
Natural river networks are essential for biodiversity
Natural river networks are essential for biodiversity
To alter natural waterways is to take a serious risk of endangering species living on the entire length of a river. In a joint project, scientists from EPFL, EAWAG and Princeton University have modeled the flow of organisms living along river networks. Their research will be published this week in the journal PNAS.

Environment - Administration - 27.03.2012
New study of Welsh rivers
New study of Welsh rivers
The importance of river organisms to the function and economic value of Wales' river ecosystems is to be investigated after a major government research award to a team led by Cardiff University.

Environment - 27.03.2012
News Digest: Effective charter schools, annual ’Trash-In’
Study: Similarities of effective charter school organizations In January, the UW's Center on Reinventing Public Education teamed with Mathematica Policy Research to release a study that found effecti

Environment - 27.03.2012
Berry growers cautioned about new insect pest
Berry growers cautioned about new insect pest
Late last summer, a single fruit fly dropped into a vinegar trap in the Hudson Valley, alerting extension specialists to spotted wing drosophila's (SWD) arrival to New York state.

Environment - Life Sciences - 27.03.2012
Bird ranges shift northward, but not as fast as climate
Bird ranges shift northward, but not as fast as climate
As warmer winter temperatures become more common, one way for some animals to adjust is to shift their ranges northward. But a new study of 59 North American bird species indicates that doing so is not easy or quick - it took about 35 years for many birds to move far enough north for winter temperatures to match where they historically lived.

Environment - 26.03.2012
Warmer summers could cause trout populations to dwindle
Warmer summers could cause trout populations to dwindle
The New York state fish could be jeopardy due to climate change, warn Cornell scientists. Warmer summers mean later fall spawning times and fewer nests for brook trout, which could eventually affect the fish's population numbers. Cliff Kraft, associate professor in the Department of Natural Resources, and four other researchers looked at 11 years of data from Rock Lake in the Adirondacks to find the link between summer temperatures and spawning times for brook trout.

Earth Sciences - Environment - 23.03.2012
New project to help predict the future of the UK's coastline
New project to help predict the future of the UK’s coastline
A new project is being launched that will help forecast what the UK's coastline will look like in up to 100 years' time. The four-year £2.9m iCoast project brings together UCL scientists with researchers from a number of other UK universities, research laboratories and leading consultants, to develop new methods that will characterise and forecast long-term changes to coastal sediment systems.

Environment - 23.03.2012
Mediterranean landscape 6,000 years ago
Mediterranean landscape 6,000 years ago
Journal of Biogeography acceptance - The mid-Holocene vegetation of the Mediterranean region and southern Europe, and comparison with the present day. Authors: Pamela M. Collins, Basil A. S. Davis and Jed O. Kaplan Collins , Davis , and Kaplan map differences in Mediterranean and southern European vegetation beween 6,000 years ago and the present.

Physics - Environment - 23.03.2012
Nanotechnology and your views
Nanotechnology and your views
What are the implications of nanotechnology for the general public? What use is it to them? What are the risks and benefits? These are the types of questions that an online Knowledge Debate hopes to provoke.

Environment - 22.03.2012
$3M will help 'green' up NYC's low-income, older housing
$3M will help ’green’ up NYC’s low-income, older housing
Energy experts will test new, energy-saving approaches in older multifamily housing developments in the New York City region with a $3 million, two-year grant.

Environment - Physics - 22.03.2012
Managing our water resources from space
Managing our water resources from space
Managing our water resources from space Today is World Water Day, and satellite observations are indispensible for monitoring our water resources.

Economics / Business - Environment - 22.03.2012
President Obama Visits Solar Power Plant Using Technology Developed by UC San Diego Engineers
When President Obama visited the Copper Mountain Solar 1 Facility in Nevada Wednesday, he got a first-hand look at the first large-scale solar facility equipped with solar forecasting devices called sky imagers. The devices are powered by sophisticated algorithms, which were developed by researchers at the University of California San Diego.

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