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Health - Environment - 19.01.2011
National Children’s Study Begins Recruitment in San Diego
Study is largest long-term examination of children's health and development ever conducted in the United States January 12, 2011 By Jackie Carr The National Children's Study (NCS) has begun inviting

Environment - Earth Sciences - 19.01.2011
Scripps to Take Scientific Lead in $25 Million Global Network to Monitor Greenhouse Gases
Scripps to Take Scientific Lead in $25 Million Global Network to Monitor Greenhouse Gases
Top Stories People Press Clips @Work What's Happening Faculty Authors Scripps to Take Scientific Lead in $25 Million Global Network to Monitor Greenhouse Gases Ioana Patringenaru | Jan. 18, 2011 Watch a video about Scripps' collaboration with Earth Networks to build a $25 million global network to measure greenhouse gases in the atmosphere.

Social Sciences - Environment - 18.01.2011
UKIP poised for success as radical right party
Ahead of the upcoming local elections, experts are warning that the UK Independence Party (UKIP) looks set to become a successful radical right party and a 'significant vehicle' for Islamophobia, similar to those seen in countries like Austria, France and Italy.

Environment - Earth Sciences - 18.01.2011
Shrinking snow and ice cover intensify global warming
Snowfall in the eastern Sierras. Credit: Mark Flanner Click image for higher resolution. ANN ARBOR, Mich.—The decreases in Earth's snow and ice cover over the past 30 years have exacerbated global warming more than models predict they should have, on average, new research from the University of Michigan shows.

Environment - Earth Sciences - 18.01.2011
Historic records help climate forecasts
Details of weather records taken from monks' diaries are helping scientists verify Europe's climate over 500 years. Researchers hope the study will help improve climate forecasts. Scientists compared data from historic sources, such as weather station archives and harvest records. They found the records match closely to computer simulations of climate patterns over the past 500 years, which were created using contemporary data.

Business / Economics - Environment - 17.01.2011
Wine and vine experts receive $1.3 million for research to boost eastern wine industry
Wine and vine experts receive $1.3 million for research to boost eastern wine industry
Unpredictable rainfall, overly fertile soils, new varieties and a young industry - these are but some of the challenges in producing quality wine in the eastern United States.

Social Sciences - Environment - 17.01.2011
"UKIP poised for success as radical right party.."
PA 17/11 In the recent Oldham by-election, the United Kingdom Independence Party (UKIP) confirmed its status as the fourth largest party in British politics, ahead of the British National Party (BNP). Now, with the local elections looming, experts are warning that UKIP looks set to become a successful radical right party, similar to those seen in countries like Austria, France and Italy, and a ‘significant vehicle' for Islamophobia.

Environment - History / Archeology - 14.01.2011
New evidence for climate impacts on ancient societies
New evidence for climate impacts on ancient societies
Annual-resolved European summer climate has, for the first time ever, been reconstructed over the past 2,500 years. Tree rings reveal possible links between past climate variability and changes in human history. Climate change coincided with periods of socioeconomic, cultural and political turmoil associated with the Barbarian Migrations, the Black Death and Thirty Years' War.

Environment - Life Sciences - 14.01.2011
Warming climate means red deer rutting season arrives early
Warming climate means red deer rutting season arrives early
Wild red deer on the Isle of Rum, which were featured in the BBC TV series Autumnwatch, are rutting earlier in the year, a study shows. Scientists believe the annual rutting season on the Isle of Rum could be changing because of warming spring and summer temperatures. The study shows that the rutting and calving seasons are now up to two weeks earlier on average compared with 30 years ago.

Health - Environment - 12.01.2011
Would a variable state pension age be fairer?
Would a variable state pension age be fairer?
Policy 12 Jan 11 A study suggests the government should introduce a variable state pension age to acknowledge the wide variations in life expectancy across the UK.

Environment - Life Sciences - 11.01.2011
Wildlife biologists put dogs' scat-sniffing talents to good use
BERKELEY — It will come as no surprise to dog owners that their four-legged friends have a flair for sniffing out the excrement of other animals. Now, biologists at the University of California, Berkeley, have trained dogs to detect the scat of other critters for the greater good to conduct more accurate surveys of wildlife.

Environment - Agronomy / Food Science - 10.01.2011
Study estimates land available for biofuel crops
Study estimates land available for biofuel crops
CHAMPAIGN, Ill. Using detailed land analysis, Illinois researchers have found that biofuel crops cultivated on available land could produce up to half of the world's current fuel consumption - without affecting food crops or pastureland.

Environment - Earth Sciences - 06.01.2011
British scientists head off on polar expedition
British scientists head off on polar expedition
The team will be heading to part of the coldest, windiest, highest and driest continent on Earth to hunt for clues that will tell us more about how the glaciers and ice sheets of the north-eastern Antarctic Peninsula behaved in past climates and what we can expect in the future.

Environment - Agronomy / Food Science - 06.01.2011
Water, water everywhere focus of new sustainability project
An interdisciplinary team of scientists and engineers at the University of Wisconsin-Madison is turning a comprehensive lens on Madison's water in all its forms — in the lakes, streets, faucets, ground and atmosphere — thanks to the National Science Foundation.

Environment - Earth Sciences - 05.01.2011
Earth is twice as dusty as in 19th century, research shows
Earth is twice as dusty as in 19th century, research shows
If the house seems dustier than it used to be, it may not be a reflection on your housekeeping skills. The amount of dust in the Earth's atmosphere has doubled over the last century, according to a new study; and the dramatic increase is influencing climate and ecology around the world. The study, led by Natalie Mahowald, associate professor of earth and atmospheric sciences, used available data and computer modeling to estimate the amount of desert dust, or soil particles in the atmosphere, throughout the 20th century.

Business / Economics - Environment - 04.01.2011
Wake up and smell the willow
Wake up and smell the willow
Many UK power stations are now burning plant matter, or biomass, as well as coal in a bid to cut their carbon footprint.

Environment - Linguistics / Literature - 27.12.2010
Christmas with the northernmost settled community on Earth
Christmas with the northernmost settled community on Earth
While most people are spending Christmas with their family, Dr. Stephen Pax Leonard, a Research Fellow at Trinity Hall, is spending the festive season with the northernmost settled community in the world - the Inughuit, who live in north-western Greenland.

Environment - Mathematics - 22.12.2010
Researchers train software to help monitor climate change
Researchers train software to help monitor climate change
University Park, Pa. A computer program that automatically analyzes mounds of satellite images and other data could help climate scientists keep track of complex, constantly changing environmental conditions, according to an international team of researchers.

Physics - Environment - 20.12.2010
Recycling waste heat into energy: Researchers take a step toward more efficient conversion
ANN ARBOR, Mich.—The right material wrapped around your car's exhaust system could one day scavenge heat that would otherwise be wasted, turning it into energy to warm the cabin or recharge the battery. Engineers and physicists at the University of Michigan have taken a step toward improving the efficiency of a promising candidate for this burgeoning power source.

Environment - 20.12.2010
Great Cormorants enjoy warmer Arctic seas
Populations of Great Cormorants in Arctic waters have grown as sea ice has retreated and the sea surface has become warmer, University of Birmingham scientists have found. A study of sea surface temperatures and cormorant populations over half a century showed that on average the birds' numbers increased in warmer winters and decreased in relatively colder years.

Life Sciences - Environment - 19.12.2010
Scientists decipher 3 billion-year-old genomic fossils
CAMBRIDGE, Mass. MIT scientists have created a sort of genomic fossil that shows that the collective genome of all life underwent an enormous expansion about 3 billion years ago, which they're calling the Archean Expansion.

Health - Environment - 17.12.2010
Is lower biodiversity linked to increased disease transmission?
A recent paper in Nature provides some compelling arguments that loss of habitat and biodiversity might increase the risk of emergence and spread of infectious disease from wildlife to domestic animals and humans.

Environment - Administration - 16.12.2010
Lab completes record year for environmental cleanup
Lab completes record year for environmental cleanup
Personnel conducted more field investigations and cleanup campaigns than ever and completed a record number of Lab shipments to WIPP.

Environment - Physics - 16.12.2010
First Professor in Sustainable Energy
First Professor in Sustainable Energy
PA 361/10 Gavin Walker, an expert in hydrogen storage, has been appointed as The University of Nottingham's first Professor in Sustainable Energy Technologies.

Environment - Earth Sciences - 15.12.2010
Satellites give an eagle eye on thunderstorms
It's one of the more frustrating parts of summer. You check the weather forecast, see nothing dramatic, and go hiking or biking. Then, four hours later, a thunderstorm appears out of nowhere and ruins your afternoon. Thunderstorms can bring intense rain, hail, lightning and even tornadoes, but "predicting them a few hours out is one of the great problems of meteorology," says Chian-Yi Liu , a postdoctoral researcher at the University of Wisconsin-Madison.

Chemistry - Environment - 15.12.2010
New method for making tiny catalysts holds promise for air quality
New method for making tiny catalysts holds promise for air quality
CHAMPAIGN, Ill. Fortified with iron: It's not just for breakfast cereal anymore. University of Illinois researchers have demonstrated a simpler method of adding iron to tiny carbon spheres to create catalytic materials that have the potential to remove contaminants from gas or liquid.

Physics - Environment - 15.12.2010

Earth Sciences - Environment - 14.12.2010
Earthshaking possibilities may limit underground storage of carbon dioxide, says Stanford geophysicist
Earthshaking possibilities may limit underground storage of carbon dioxide, says Stanford geophysicist
Combating global warming by pumping carbon dioxide into the ground for long-term storage – known as carbon sequestration – could trigger small earthquakes that might breach the storage system, allowing the gas back into the atmosphere, according to Stanford geophysicist Mark Zoback.

Environment - Earth Sciences - 14.12.2010
Lessons From Deepwater
Top Stories People Press Clips @Work What's Happening Faculty Authors Lessons From Deepwater America's biggest oil leak exposed a glaring need to proactively protect and monitor coastlines, researchers say Mario C. Aguilera and Robert Monroe | Dec.

Chemistry - Environment - 13.12.2010
A greener way to your little black dress
A greener way to your little black dress
The colours run, leaving both your black top and your white shirt looking different shades of grey. But now scientists at the University of Leeds have invented a revolutionary way of permanently colouring the molecules of fabric fibres, meaning that the colours never run and clothes never fade.

Environment - Mechanical Engineering - 09.12.2010
University of Minnesota first in the nation to begin using high-tech indoor solar simulator
University of Minnesota first in the nation to begin using high-tech indoor solar simulator
Engineering researchers will study ways to turn concentrated sunlight into fuels Media Note: Interviews with researchers and a tour of the university's solar energy lab are available upon request by contacting Preston Smith at smith [a] umn (p) edu.

Environment - Physics - 08.12.2010
The 12 Plankton of Christmas
A top scientist who studies microscopic creatures that live in the sea has discovered the "12 plankton of Christmas".

Environment - Physics - 08.12.2010
The 12 Plankton of Christmas
A top scientist who studies microscopic creatures that live in the sea has discovered the "12 plankton of Christmas".

Environment - Life Sciences - 08.12.2010
Ice-age reptile extinctions provide a glimpse of likely responses to human-caused climate change
ANN ARBOR, Mich.—A wave of reptile extinctions on the Greek islands over the past 15,000 years may offer a preview of the way plants and animals will respond as the world rapidly warms due to human-caused climate change, according to a University of Michigan ecologist and his colleagues.

Health - Environment - 08.12.2010
New traffic pollution study launched
New traffic pollution study launched
Researchers at King's College London are developing ways of working out a person's individual exposure to traffic pollution when travelling to, from, and around London.

Business / Economics - Environment - 07.12.2010
Carbon Capture and Storage technologies could provide a new green industry for the UK
Carbon Capture and Storage technologies could provide a new green industry for the UK
Carbon Capture and Storage technologies could provide a new green industry for the UK Scientists also say more investment is needed if the industry is to take off in the UK The UK has the capacity to

Chemistry - Environment - 07.12.2010
Plants 'remember' winter to bloom in spring, research says
Dec. 7, 2010 AUSTIN, Texas — The role a key molecule plays in a plant's ability to remember winter, and therefore bloom in the spring, has been identified by University of Texas at Austin scientists.

Environment - Life Sciences - 07.12.2010
35,000 new species 'sitting in cupboards'
35,000 new species 'sitting in cupboards'
Science 07 Dec 10 Of the estimated 70,000 species of flowering plants yet to be described by scientists, more than half may already have been collected but are lying unknown and unrecognised in collections around the world, a new study suggests.

Environment - Life Sciences - 06.12.2010
Life in the wild boosts immune function
Life in the wild boosts immune function
Life in a demanding environment with limited resources might be better for the immune system than living in comfort, according to new research from the University of Bristol. Professor Mark Viney and colleagues compared the immune function of wild mice who have to find their own food with that of mice bred in captivity who have all food and lodging provided for them.

Environment - 03.12.2010
Sussex Energy Group briefs UN on low carbon technology
Sussex Energy Group briefs UN on low carbon technology Climate talks should deliver more support for low carbon innovation in the developing world, say researchers .

Environment - Computer Science / Telecom - 03.12.2010
Energy use in the media cloud
Energy use in the media cloud
Press release issued 3 December 2010 The increased availability and access of broadband around the world has meant a rise in global demand for online media services and this could have implications for a society that is living within environmental limits.

Health - Environment - 02.12.2010
Loss of species is bad for your health
Loss of species is bad for your health
As the numbers of species declines due to habitat loss, pollution and climate change, the risk of catching infectious diseases may rise for humans, animals and plants.

Life Sciences - Environment - 02.12.2010
Trigger that prepares animals for the season…whatever the weather
Trigger that prepares animals for the season…whatever the weather
University of Manchester scientists have helped identify the key trigger mechanism in the 'internal clocks' of animals which means they are prepared for the season whether snow comes in November or the sun shines in March. The research team, led by Dr Hugues Dardente and Professor David Hazlerigg at the University of Aberdeen and including Professor Andrew Loudon at Manchester's Faculty of Life Sciences, has pinpointed the 'switch' controlling seasonal hormone production, based on the changing daily cycle of light and darkness.

Environment - Earth Sciences - 01.12.2010
Rainforest conservation needs new direction to address climate change
Rainforest conservation needs new direction to address climate change
Conservation and international aid groups may be on the wrong course to address the havoc wreaked on tropical rainforests by climate change, according to a commentary appearing on Dec.

Environment - Computer Science / Telecom - 01.12.2010
Invasive pest danger closer than you think
University Park, Pa. In Australia, when crossing from one state to another, travelers may encounter a quarantine stop and may be required to forfeit recently purchased fruits and vegetables as a hedge against invasive pests. But in the U.S., crossing state lines is freewheeling, according to researchers from the U.S., Australia and New Zealand, who evaluated the threat of invasive pests to states from within the country.

Environment - Business / Economics - 30.11.2010
Spain Supplies Weather Station for Next Mars Rover
Spain Supplies Weather Station for Next Mars Rover
The first instrument from Spain for a mission to Mars will provide daily weather reports from the Red Planet.

Business / Economics - Environment - 30.11.2010

Chemistry - Environment - 30.11.2010
Celebrating a better battery
Science | Technology Cath Harris | 30 Nov 10 It's 30 years since research by Oxford University scientists led to the development of one of the world's most popular rechargeable batteries.

Environment - Life Sciences - 29.11.2010
Rainforest collapse drove reptile evolution
Rainforest collapse drove reptile evolution
Global warming devastated tropical rainforests, 300 million years ago. Now scientists report the unexpected discovery that this event triggered an evolutionary burst amongst reptiles - and inadvertently paved the way for the rise of dinosaurs, a hundred million years later.

Environment - Physics - 29.11.2010
The challenges of a world warmed by 2 or 4 degrees Celsius
The challenges of a world warmed by 2 or 4 degrees Celsius
Oxford scientists have contributed to a series of research papers about the impacts of global warming to coincide with the opening of the Climate Change Conference in Cancun, Mexico. One study, led by Niel Bowerman of the Oxford University's Department of Physics, warns that the conference will fail to meet its objectives unless it addresses not just how much the planet warms, but also how fast it warms.

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