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Computer Science / Telecom - Environment - 22.02.2011
Citizen science is central at Lab of Ornithology
Citizen science is central at Lab of Ornithology
Members of the public have been contributing to scientific research for centuries, but the Internet and social media have dramatically boosted the power of citizen science - creating new opportunities in science and education across the disciplines, said Cornell's Janis Dickinson, Feb.

Life Sciences - Environment - 21.02.2011
Protecting the sustainability of UK wheat production
PA57/11 Scientists at The University of Nottingham are to play a key role in a new £7m research programme to help maintain the world's production of wheat - by increasing the diversity of traits available in wheat via a comprehensive pre-breeding programme.

Environment - 21.02.2011
Greenland's glaciers double in speed
Greenland’s glaciers double in speed
The contribution of Greenland to global sea level change and the mapping of previously unknown basins and mountains beneath the Antarctic Ice Sheet are highlighted in a new film released by Cambridge University this morning.

Environment - Mechanical Engineering - 21.02.2011
New center to focus on battery, energy storage technology
A new research center has been created at Penn State to confront the growing challenges in sustainable energy production and storage.

Environment - 21.02.2011
Great Barrier Reef sheds light on ice sheet collapse
Limestone terraces - the relics of the Great Barrier Reef of the past - could give hints on a "tipping point" that could trigger catastrophic climate change in the greenhouse in future, according to new research from the University of Sydney.

Business / Economics - Environment - 21.02.2011

Health - Environment - 18.02.2011
Asthma through the eyes of a medical anthropologist
Asthma diagnosis and management vary dramatically around the world, said David Van Sickle, an honorary associate fellow at the University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health, during a presentation today (Feb.

Environment - Agronomy / Food Science - 18.02.2011
New research funding will show how climate change affects corn-based cropping systems
MINNEAPOLIS / ST. PAUL (02/18/2011) —The University of Minnesota is one of 10 land-grant universities that will be involved in research on keeping Midwest corn-based cropping systems resilient in the face of future climate uncertainties.

Agronomy / Food Science - Environment - 18.02.2011

Business / Economics - Environment - 17.02.2011

Environment - Business / Economics - 16.02.2011
Emissions contributed to Autumn 2000 flood risk
Emissions contributed to Autumn 2000 flood risk
Science | Environment 16 Feb 11 Greenhouse gas emissions due to human activity substantially increased the odds of damaging floods occurring in England and Wales in Autumn 2000 according to new research published in the journal Nature this week.

Environment - Earth Sciences - 16.02.2011
Air quality research in South Africa
Air quality research in South Africa
Anne Thompson, professor of meteorology at Penn State, is a recent recipient of a Fulbright Scholarship to work in South Africa.

Environment - Agronomy / Food Science - 15.02.2011
Agribusiness, environmental groups and philanthropists join U of M in Global Landscapes Initiative
Agribusiness, environmental groups and philanthropists join U of M in Global Landscapes Initiative
Groundbreaking public-private partnership aims to optimize agriculture, nutrition and environmental protection on a global scale MINNEAPOLIS / ST. PAUL (02/15/2011) —It's a big job, but

Environment - 15.02.2011
Weeds and the Murray
A new study has revealed that human-induced changes in the flow of the Murray River has led to mass weed invasion and reduced biodiversity in wetlands along the riverbank, highlighting the need for a review into how we manage the river's flow.

Agronomy / Food Science - Environment - 14.02.2011
World phosphorous use crosses critical threshold
Recalculating the global use of phosphorous, a fertilizer linchpin of modern agriculture, a team of researchers warns that the world's stocks may soon be in short supply and that overuse in the industrialized world has become a leading cause of the pollution of lakes, rivers and streams.

Environment - Business / Economics - 14.02.2011
Climate policy: a new momentum
Climate policy: a new momentum
The findings of Ross Garnaut's update reports increase the pressure for Australia to adopt a carbon price, writes Frank Jotzo.

Environment - Chemistry - 11.02.2011
Bridging the science communication gap
Bridging the science communication gap
PA 48/11 A University of Nottingham scientist has won an international Fellowship to help improve the communication of important science research to the media and general public. Dr Wim Thielemans is a researcher whose work spans chemistry, chemical engineering and materials science and is among ten scientists worldwide to begin a year-long programme in how to publicise new discoveries in environmental health and sustainable chemistry.

Environment - Life Sciences - 11.02.2011
A year in Borneo
Science | Environment Pete Wilton | 11 Feb 11 We've been tracking the progress of the OuTrop Project looking to conserve the environment and wildlife of Borneo's forests.

Earth Sciences - Environment - 10.02.2011
JPL Airborne Sensor to Study 'Rivers in the Sky'
JPL Airborne Sensor to Study ’Rivers in the Sky’
They're called atmospheric rivers - narrow regions in Earth's atmosphere that transport enormous amounts of water vapor across the Pacific or other regions.

Environment - Life Sciences - 10.02.2011
Invasive plants can create positive ecological change, study finds
Invasive plants can create positive ecological change, study finds
UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. A team of Penn State scientists has discovered that human-introduced, invasive species of plants can have positive ecological effects. Tomás Carlo , an assistant professor of biology, and Jason Gleditsch, a graduate student, have studied how invasive fruiting plants affect ecosystems and how those effects, contrary to prevailing ideas, sometimes can be beneficial to an ecological community.

Life Sciences - Environment - 09.02.2011
Simple marine worms distantly related to humans
Simple marine worms distantly related to humans
Two groups of lowly marine worms are related to complex species including vertebrates (such as humans) and starfish, according to new research. Previously thought to be an evolutionary link between simple animals such as jellyfish and the rest of animal life - the worms? surprising promotion implies that they have not always been as simple as they now appear.

Environment - 09.02.2011
The Price Tag of Safety is Often Times Too Costly
In the coming weeks and months, people will continue to ask why more people did not evacuate when it was clear that Hurricane Harvey would cause record flooding in Texas.

Environment - 08.02.2011
Engineers and Blue Peter make hair-raising contraption to put fairytale to the test
Engineers and Blue Peter make hair-raising contraption to put fairytale to the test
Engineers and Blue Peter make hair-raising contraption to put fairytale to the test Imperial and Blue Peter join forces to test the strength of human hair ? News Tuesday 8 February 2011 by Colin Smith A team of engineers from Imperial College London have developed a contraption made of human hair, enabling presenters from the world's longest running children's television program to test the theory behind a fairytale.

Environment - 07.02.2011
Climate Phenomenon La Niña to Blame for Global Extreme Weather Events
Recent extreme weather events as far as Australia and Africa are being fueled by a climate phenomenon known as La Niña—or “the girl” in Spanish.

Life Sciences - Environment - 04.02.2011
Water flea helps pinpoint new genes
of a tiny water flea, in a discovery that helps open a new field of research. Unravelling the animal's genome has enabled scientists to pinpoint genes that help it cope with stresses in the natural environment, such as pollutants and global warming. The water flea will become a crucial organism for scientists working in a new field, known as environmental genomics.

Environment - Earth Sciences - 01.02.2011
Scientists launch major ecological study on Borneo's deforested landscapes
Scientists launch major ecological study on Borneo’s deforested landscapes
For immediate release A giant-scale experiment on deforestation, biodiversity and carbon cycling has got underway in the spectacular forests of Sabah, a Malaysian state on the tropical southeast Asian island of Borneo.

Environment - Earth Sciences - 01.02.2011
Common Ground for Ecosystems and Fishing in Northwest Mexico
News release Marine Biology Research Division Scripps Institution of Oceanography Scripps News Researchers create map of fishery sub-regions necessary for customized ecosystem-based management Januar

Environment - Earth Sciences - 31.01.2011
Scientists launch major ecological study on Borneo's deforested landscapes
Scientists launch major ecological study on Borneo’s deforested landscapes
Scientists launch major ecological study on Borneo's deforested landscapes Imperial scientists have begun a large-scale study on the ecological effects of oil-palm developments in South East Asia - News Release Tuesday 2 January 2011 For immediate release A giant-scale experiment on deforestation, biodiversity and carbon cycling has got underway in the spectacular forests of Sabah, a Malaysian state on the tropical southeast Asian island of Borneo.

Environment - Business / Economics - 31.01.2011
Researchers to chart the highs and lows of public debates about climate change
Researchers to chart the highs and lows of public debates about climate change
PA 31/11 Understanding how public attitudes to climate change have been shaped by discussions, debates and controversies is to be the focus of a new research project involving academics from the UK and the Netherlands. Public debates about global warming have been marked by slow periods of agreement and concern on the topic, punctuated by peaks of intense interest and, at times, scandal.

Mechanical Engineering - Environment - 31.01.2011
'Air laser' may sniff bombs, pollutants from a distance
'Air laser' may sniff bombs, pollutants from a distance
Princeton University engineers have developed a new laser-sensing technology that may allow soldiers to detect hidden bombs from a distance and scientists to better measure airborne environmental pollutants and greenhouse gases.

Environment - Earth Sciences - 28.01.2011
Looking for Clues to Global Warming in the Polar Ice
At the bottom of the world, scientists are camping near the Transantarctic Mountains, studying exposed rocks at the edge of a vast ice sheet and looking for clues to its past.

Environment - Business / Economics - 28.01.2011
Using Game Theory to Inform More Effective Climate Agreements to Reduce Greenhouse Gas Emissions
Economist Scott Barrett is no fan of the Kyoto Protocol, the international agreement to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and get climate change under control. Barrett proposes a different approach: tackle the gigantic problem, one piece at a time. “If we break up the problem into smaller pieces we're more likely to have a dramatic impact in the end,” he says.

Environment - Law - 28.01.2011
Law School’s Gerrard Sees Little Hope for Climate Bill This Year
A chart shows how lawsuits related to climate change have skyrocketed in recent years, with the majority filed by industry seeking to overturn EPA rules.

Environment - Earth Sciences - 28.01.2011
Scientists Drill For Insights Under the Salty Dead Sea
Sediment cores taken from the Dead Sea indicate the area has dried up at least twice without human intervention. The lake faces new stress now from humans pulling fresh water from the Jordan River, which flows into the sea. Scientists are drilling deep into the bed of the fast-shrinking Dead Sea, searching for clues to past climate changes and other events that may have affected human history even earlier than biblical times.

Environment - 28.01.2011
Lamont-Doherty Researcher: Southwest Headed for Permanent Drought
Aerial view of Lake Powell in Arizona. The prominent white rings surrounding the edges of the cliffs are due to steadily receding water levels.

Physics - Environment - 27.01.2011
Scientists see the solar future, and it's all about 'nanodomes' and 'plasmonics'
Scientists see the solar future, and it’s all about ’nanodomes’ and ’plasmonics’
BY ANDREW MYERS Researchers in solar energy speak of a day when millions of otherwise fallow square meters of sun-drenched roofs, windows, deserts and even clothing will be integrated with inexpensive solar cells that are many times thinner and lighter than the bulky rooftop panels familiar today.

Environment - Health - 27.01.2011
Faculty Q&A: Gavin Schmidt, Climate Scientist
Gavin Schmidt is a climate scientist and climate modeler at the Goddard Institute for Space Studies (GISS), part of the National Aeronautics and Space Administration and Columbia's Earth Institute.

Environment - 27.01.2011
`Hidden plumbing´ helps slow Greenland ice flow
`Hidden plumbing´ helps slow Greenland ice flow
`Hidden plumbing´ helps slow Greenland ice flow Warmer summers may not be as catastrophic for the Greenland ice sheet as previously feared and may actually slow down the flow of glaciers, according to new research involving the University of Sheffield. A letter published in Nature on 27 January 2011 explains how increased melting in warmer years causes the internal drainage system of the ice sheet to `adapt´ and accommodate more melt-water, without speeding up the flow of ice toward the oceans.

Environment - 26.01.2011
Hidden plumbing' helps slow Greenland ice flow
Hidden plumbing’ helps slow Greenland ice flow
A letter published in Nature on 27 January explains how increased melting in warmer years causes the internal drainage system of the ice sheet to 'adapt' and accommodate more melt-water, without speeding up the flow of ice toward the oceans.

Environment - Life Sciences - 26.01.2011
Strengthening Conservation ties with India
Strengthening Conservation ties with India
A leading Indian conservation expert has visited the University to work with a Cambridge counterpart and give a public lecture, thanks to the Cambridge Hamied Visiting Lectureship Scheme.

Life Sciences - Environment - 26.01.2011
Fluorescent Color of Coral Larvae Predicts Whether They'll Settle Or Swim
Fluorescent Color of Coral Larvae Predicts Whether They'll Settle Or Swim
Jan. 26, 2011 AUSTIN, Texas — Young staghorn coral that fluoresce redder are less likely to settle and develop into coral polyps than their greener peers, University of Texas at Austin biologists have discovered.

Mechanical Engineering - Environment - 26.01.2011
The world can be powered by alternative energy in 20-40 years, Stanford researcher says
The world can be powered by alternative energy in 20-40 years, Stanford researcher says
A new study – co-authored by Stanford researcher Mark Z. Jacobson and UC-Davis researcher Mark A. Delucchi – analyzing what is needed to convert the world's energy supplies

Health - Environment - 25.01.2011

Earth Sciences - Environment - 25.01.2011
CSI: Manchester – University team gets forensic on dinosaurs
A new TV series featuring dinosaur detectives from The University of Manchester looking at how dinosaurs once lived, looked and functioned begins in the UK this week.

Environment - Mechanical Engineering - 24.01.2011
Electrifying transportation: Devil is in the details
The technologies needed to begin seriously weaning the U.S. transportation system away from petroleum and toward alternatives such as hybrid and pure electric vehicles have made great p

Health - Environment - 24.01.2011
McGill Awarded $1-Million Grant to Address Debilitating Parasitic Diseases in the Developing World
McGill University and McGill University scientist Dr. Timothy Geary received a $1-million grant today for landmark research into addressing parasitic diseases through medicines derived from African biodiversity.

Environment - Life Sciences - 20.01.2011
Decline of northern flying squirrel symptom of ailing ecosystem
By David Pacchioli Research/Penn State Northern flying squirrels are rapidly disappearing from Pennsylvania forests.

Environment - Business / Economics - 20.01.2011
Climate experts call for moratorium on UK shake gas extraction
Climate experts call for moratorium on UK shake gas extraction
The Government should impose an immediate moratorium on the extraction of natural gas from the UK's shale formations until all the ecological implications are fully understood, University of Manchester scientists have warned.

Environment - Earth Sciences - 19.01.2011
Scientist to tackle China's 'sinking cities' problem
Scientist to tackle China’s ’sinking cities’ problem
PA 19/11 A University of Nottingham researcher has been awarded funding to help China prevent human disaster as some of its fastest-growing cities sink under the weight of towering skyscrapers.

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