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Environment - Administration - 07.12.2011
Transport Day: Building Bridges from Research to Government & Industry
Transport Day: Building Bridges from Research to Government & Industry
At the KTH Symposium, the director of the U.S. National Science Foundation explains how scientific co-operation with Sweden benefits American research.

Economics / Business - Environment - 07.12.2011
Cities fail to recognise full potential of smart technologies
PA 380/11 Cities are wasting the potential of smart technologies by failing to realise the value of their hidden infrastructure and digital assets.

Economics / Business - Environment - 06.12.2011
CAFE standards create profit incentive for larger vehicles
ANN ARBOR, Mich.-The current Corporate Average Fuel Economy standards create a financial incentive for auto companies to make bigger vehicles that are allowed to meet lower targets, according to a new University of Michigan study.

Environment - Computer Science - 06.12.2011
A Better Way to ID Extreme Weather Events in Climate Models
A Better Way to ID Extreme Weather Events in Climate Models
You'd think that spotting a category 5 hurricane would never be difficult. But when the hurricane is in a global climate model that spans several decades, it becomes a fleeting wisp among mountains of data.

Environment - Chemistry - 06.12.2011
Carbon capture? Go for the source
New analysis shows pulling CO2 from the air would not be cost-effective in the foreseeable future. Since most of the world's governments have not yet enacted regulations to curb emissions of greenhouse gases, some experts have advocated the development of technologies to remove carbon dioxide directly from the air.

Environment - 06.12.2011
Tropical sea temperatures influence melting in Antarctica
Tropical sea temperatures influence melting in Antarctica
Accelerated melting of two fast-moving outlet glaciers that drain Antarctic ice into the Amundsen Sea Embayment is likely the result, in part, of an increase in sea-surface temperatures in the tropical Pacific Ocean, according to new University of Washington research. He noted that sea-surface temperatures in the tropical Pacific last showed significant warming in the 1940s, and the impact in the Amundsen Sea area then was probably comparable to what has been observed recently.

Environment - Economics / Business - 06.12.2011
Scientists subject rocks to hellish conditions to combat global warming
Scientists subject rocks to hellish conditions to combat global warming
A team of Earth scientists at Stanford University is subjecting chunks of rock to hellish conditions in the laboratory – all in the name of curbing climate change.

Environment - Earth Sciences - 06.12.2011
Today's Severe Drought, Tomorrow's Normal
Today’s Severe Drought, Tomorrow’s Normal
While the worst drought since the Dust Bowl of the 1930s grips Oklahoma and Texas, scientists are warning that what we consider severe drought conditions in North America today may be normal for the continent by the mid-21 st century, due to a warming planet.

Earth Sciences - Environment - 05.12.2011
Climate change warning deep under the Dead Sea
Climate change warning deep under the Dead Sea
University of Minnesota professor is part of international team that predicts the volatile region's water may once again vanish MINNEAPOLIS / ST. PAUL (12/05/2011) —An international team

History / Archeology - Environment - 05.12.2011
Climate change stirs 'Perfect Moral Storm,' prof says
Climate change stirs ’Perfect Moral Storm,’ prof says
The world is sailing into some killer storms and its leaders have done almost nothing to protect its boat.

Agronomy / Food Science - Environment - 05.12.2011
Researchers: Mapping underground water sources for drip irrigation could transform African village life
Researchers: Mapping underground water sources for drip irrigation could transform African village life
Investments in small-scale irrigation and geophysical mapping will help relieve food insecurity in sub-Saharan Africa, Stanford researchers say.

Economics / Business - Environment - 05.12.2011
Making finance serve society, the economy and the environment
Ways to make the financial system better serve Europe's economic, social and environmental needs are to be explored by a ¤10m international research project.

Environment - Earth Sciences - 05.12.2011
Global winds could explain record rains, tornadoes
Two talks at a scientific conference this week will propose a common root for an enormous deluge in western Tennessee in May 2010, and a historic outbreak of tornadoes centered on Alabama in April 2011.

Environment - Chemistry - 02.12.2011
Researcher awarded ¤500,000 as part of European project to enable effective climate policy
Researcher awarded ¤500,000 as part of European project to enable effective climate policy
Dr Simon O'Doherty of the University of Bristol's School of Chemistry has been awarded ¤500,000 as part of InGOS, a European project to monitor emissions of methane, nitrous oxide and other non-CO2 greenhouse gases and improve the observational infrastructure.

Health - Environment - 02.12.2011
Penn’s Center for High Impact Philanthropy Lists 10 Opportunities for Effective Holiday Charitable Giving
PHILADELPHIA - Each holiday season, people are moved by the spirit of giving to make a difference in the lives of others.

Environment - Life Sciences - 02.12.2011
Powerful mathematical model greatly improves predictions for species facing climate change
Powerful mathematical model greatly improves predictions for species facing climate change
UCLA life scientists and colleagues have produced the most comprehensive mathematical model ever devised to track the health of populations exposed to environmental change.

Chemistry - Environment - 01.12.2011
Charlotta Turner and the Green Technology Group (GTG)
Charlotta Turner works at the Department of Chemistry at Lund University where she once took a Master’s in Chemistry and where she completed her PhD in Analytical Chemistry in 2001.

History / Archeology - Environment - 30.11.2011
Jim Brandenburg's 'Chased By The Light' returns to Bell Museum of Natural History
Jim Brandenburg's 'Chased By The Light' returns to Bell Museum of Natural History
MINNEAPOLIS / ST. PAUL (11/30/2011) —“Chased By the Light: Jim Brandenburg's 90-Day Photo Journey” comes back to the University of Minnesota's Bell Museum of Natural History for a new showing that opens Dec.

Environment - 30.11.2011
Central Minnesotans to get first look at scenarios for regional master plan coordinated by U of M
MINNEAPOLIS / ST. PAUL (11/30/2011) —Central Minnesotans will meet to vote on four distinct regional possibilities—four futuristic scenarios—for their region's long-term sustainable development at 4 p.m. Thursday, Dec.

Environment - 30.11.2011
Discovery building marks first anniversary with Gold LEED
When the Wisconsin Institutes for Discovery celebrates its first birthday this Friday, Dec. 2 at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, visitors can learn a new "first" about the building while taking a behind-the-scenes "green" tour or sharing locally sourced cake with Bucky.

Environment - Economics / Business - 30.11.2011
200 lorry loads of concrete in one day: a construction challenge
200 lorry loads of concrete in one day: a construction challenge
A major construction logistics operation was staged on the West Cambridge site recently to create a substantial concrete base for some of the world's most powerful microscopes.

Environment - History / Archeology - 30.11.2011
American named King Gustaf Visiting Professor of Environmental Science
Professor Nancy Langston has been named the King Carl XVI Gustaf Professor of Environmental Sciences for the 2012-13 academic year in Sweden.

Environment - Economics / Business - 30.11.2011
Six steps to a better material world
Six steps to a better material world
Every year we make 10 times our own bodyweight of steel, aluminium, cement, plastics and paper, for every person alive, using a fifth of all the world's energy supply to do so. Now researchers are releasing a manifesto to change that and help cut carbon emissions. And they've also released an album of songs to go with it.

Economics / Business - Environment - 29.11.2011
COP 17 and a low carbon future for cities
Investing 2% of a modern city's GDP in low carbon and energy efficient opportunities for ten years would reduce that city's carbon emission levels by 40% at no net cost.

Architecture - Environment - 29.11.2011
Architectural Integration and Design of Solar Systems, a new book
Architectural Integration and Design of Solar Systems, a new book
Solar thermal systems are today the most efficient renewable choice for hot water production.

Environment - Law - 28.11.2011
Durban climate deal needs IP decision
Durban climate deal needs IP decision
The United Nations conference on climate change in Durban should address outstanding issues about intellectual property or risk developing countries failing to meet mitigation targets, according to an IP expert from The Australian National University.

Administration - Environment - 28.11.2011
KTH Joins Australian Low-Carbon Research Centre
KTH Joins Australian Low-Carbon Research Centre
At the KTH Symposium, the director of the U.S. National Science Foundation explains how scientific co-operation with Sweden benefits American research.

Environment - Life Sciences - 28.11.2011
Humans And Climate Both Contributed To Large Ice-Age Mammal Extinction
Humans And Climate Both Contributed To Large Ice-Age Mammal Extinction
Football head coach search committee formed University launches hotline for reporting abuse Student government leaders to host forum for students, administrators Penn State faculty offer teachable mo

Environment - Economics / Business - 25.11.2011
Doing good - or just talking about it?
UK companies making bold claims about social and environmental achievements are using incorrect and irrelevant data, say researchers at the University of Leeds and Euromed Management School (France).

Environment - 25.11.2011
Biomass could provide a fifth of global energy without damaging food production
By Simon Levey Friday 25 November 2011 Energy generated from plant biomass could deliver up to one fifth of global demand without causing a decline in food production, although there are challenges involved, according to a new report launched this week by the UK Energy Research Centre (UKERC). Modern energy services, such as heat, power and transport fuels, can be provided from biomass; sources of which include waste timber, agricultural residues, and dedicated energy crops.

Environment - Life Sciences - 25.11.2011
Ancient environment found to drive marine biodiversity
Much of our knowledge about past life has come from the fossil record — but how accurately does that reflect the true history and drivers of biodiversity on Earth? "It's a question that goes back a long way to the time of Darwin, who looked at the fossil record and tried to understand what it tells us about the history of life," says Shanan Peters , an assistant professor of geoscience at the University of Wisconsin-Madison.

Environment - 25.11.2011
Living with the Inugguit
Living with the Inugguit
In 2010, researcher Stephen Leonard began a 12-month research project, documenting the disappearing oral traditions of the northernmost settled people on Earth.

Civil Engineering - Environment - 25.11.2011
Australian researchers to address urban opportunities and challenges
While Australian cities are highly regarded for their livability, they face significant challenges with urban planning and infrastructure in the future.

Environment - Economics / Business - 24.11.2011
A How-To Guide to Slashing California's Greenhouse Gas Emissions by 2050
A How-To Guide to Slashing California’s Greenhouse Gas Emissions by 2050
What will a day in the life of a Californian be like in 40 years? If the state cuts its greenhouse gas emissions 80 percent below 1990 levels by 2050 - a target mandated by a state executive order - a

Environment - Physics - 24.11.2011
Mast from classic racing yacht holds one of the keys to sustainable biofuels
The mast from a classic racing yacht and samples from a Forestry Commission breeding trial have played a key role in the search for sustainable biofuels. Cellulose is the most abundant organic polymer on earth — and therefore a potentially major source of glucose for the production of biofuels.

History / Archeology - Environment - 23.11.2011
Film weaves scientific and religious views of ’The Journey of the Universe’
"Journey of the Universe," a documentary exploring the human connection to Earth and the cosmos, which was produced by Yale historian of religions Mary Evelyn Tucker , will premiere on PBS stations nationwide beginning Dec.

Life Sciences - Environment - 23.11.2011
They call it 'guppy love': UCLA biologists solve an evolution mystery
They call it ’guppy love’: UCLA biologists solve an evolution mystery
Guppies in the wild have evolved over at least half-a-million years — long enough for the males' coloration to have changed dramatically.

Environment - 23.11.2011

History / Archeology - Environment - 23.11.2011
'Journey of the Universe' premieres on PBS in December
"Journey of the Universe," a documentary exploring the human connection to Earth and the cosmos, which was produced by Yale historian of religions Mary Evelyn Tucker , will premiere on PBS stations nationwide beginning Dec.

Chemistry - Environment - 22.11.2011
Professor Imagines the Limitless Potential of Sewage
Most people would rather not think twice about their waste, but Kartik Chandran spends hours a day considering the limitless potential of sewage.

Environment - 22.11.2011
Enough water to double food production
There is enough water in the major basins of the world to double their food production in the next decades, scientists have found.

Environment - 22.11.2011
Is sustainability science really a science?
Is sustainability science really a science?
The team's work shows that although sustainability science has been growing explosively since the late 1980s, only in the last decade has the field matured into a cohesive area of science. Los Alamos and Indiana University researchers say "yes" LOS ALAMOS, New Mexico, November 22, 2011—The idea that one can create a field of science out of thin air, just because of societal and policy need, is a bold concept.

Environment - Agronomy / Food Science - 21.11.2011
New projection shows global food demand doubling by 2050
Increasing yield in poor countries could lower environmental impact Media Note: Embargoed until 2 p.m. Nov. 21 MINNEAPOLIS / ST. PAUL (11/21/2011) —Global food demand could double by 2050, according to a new projection by David Tilman, Regents Professor of Ecology in the University of Minnesota's College of Biological Sciences, and colleagues, including Jason Hill, assistant professor in the College of Food, Agricultural and Natural Resource Sciences.

Health - Environment - 21.11.2011
Taking bushmeat off the menu could increase child anemia
Taking bushmeat off the menu could increase child anemia
A new study by researchers at the University of California, Berkeley, finds that consuming bushmeat had a positive effect on children's nutrition, raising complex questions about the trade-offs between human health and environmental conservation.

Earth Sciences - Environment - 21.11.2011
Peruvian villagers how to protect adobe buildings from earthquake collapse
Peruvian villagers how to protect adobe buildings from earthquake collapse
Children playing with wooden blocks that were used to represent adobe blocks during the training on earthquake basics and earthquake preparedness for children.

Environment - Earth Sciences - 20.11.2011
Carbon cycling in the terrestrial biosphere was much smaller during last ice age than in today's climate
Carbon cycling in the terrestrial biosphere was much smaller during last ice age than in today’s climate
A reconstruction of plants' productivity and the amount of carbon stored in the ocean and terrestrial biosphere at the last ice age is published today. The research by an international team of scientists greatly increases our understanding of natural carbon cycle dynamics. A reconstruction of plants' productivity and the amount of carbon stored in the ocean and terrestrial biosphere at the last ice age is published today.  The research by an international team of scientists greatly increases our understanding of natural carbon cycle dynamics.

Environment - 18.11.2011
Rice workshop attracts international participants
Rice workshop attracts international participants
The First International Workshop on the System of Rice Intensification (SRI) in Latin America and the Caribbean was held at Earth University in Costa Rica Oct.

Earth Sciences - Environment - 18.11.2011
EPFL's long history of engineering geology
EPFL's long history of engineering geology
It was an era of massive construction projects - dams, roads, and bridges - and many felt there was a need to better understand and control the behavior of the soil and rock underpinnings of all these infrastructures.

Chemistry - Environment - 18.11.2011
A Corny Turn for Biofuels from Switchgrass:
A Corny Turn for Biofuels from Switchgrass:
Many experts believe that advanced biofuels made from cellulosic biomass are the most promising alternative to petroleum-based liquid fuels for a renewable, clean, green, domestic source of transportation energy. however, does not make it easy. Unlike the starch sugars in grains, the complex polysaccharides in the cellulose of plant cell walls are locked within a tough woody material called lignin.

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