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Environment - History / Archeology - 21.10.2010
Probing Question: What are the origins of Halloween?
By Sara LaJeunesse Research/Penn State "Trick or treat, smell my feet, give me something good to eat!" Each year on Oct.

Environment - 19.10.2010
Why the leopard got its spots
Why the leopard got its spots
Why do leopards have rosette shaped markings but tigers have stripes? Rudyard Kipling suggested that it was because the leopard moved to an environment ‘full of trees and bushes and stripy, speckly, patchy-blatchy shadows' but is there any truth in this just-so story? Researchers at the University of Bristol investigated the flank markings of 35 species of wild cats to understand what drives the evolution of such beautiful and intriguing variation.

Environment - History / Archeology - 19.10.2010
Who knew water would be a historical 'hot issue '
Who knew water would be a historical ’hot issue ’
David Freyberg, who studies dams – particularly Searsville Dam – recently took members of the Historical Society on a slide-show tour of Stanford's elaborate water system.

Computer Science / Telecom - Environment - 18.10.2010
San Diego Supercomputer Center Celebrates its 25th Year
San Diego Supercomputer Center (SDSC) UC San Diego National Science Foundation Data Center Powers Research and Innovation for UC San Diego and Beyond October 15, 2010 By Jan Zverina The San Diego Sup

Environment - 18.10.2010
Survey: Green Jobs Offer Great Salaries and Promotion Potential
Oct. 25, 2010 By Henry DeVries Forty-three percent of sustainability professionals make $75,000 or more per year, according to a survey conducted by the University of California San Diego Extension in collaboration with Sustainability: The Journal of Record .

Environment - Life Sciences - 18.10.2010
Plant family tree may help identify species vulnerable to invaders, climates change
Change has been the norm for Wisconsin's forests over the last 50 years, and the next 50 are unlikely to pass quietly.

Environment - Health - 18.10.2010
£3 million joint UK-US project to Study Nanoparticles in the Environment
Scientists at the University of Birmingham have secured £3 million to study the effects of nanoparticles on the environment.

Environment - History / Archeology - 17.10.2010
Tree rings tell climate story
Tree rings tell climate story
Endowment funding from ACTEW is helping one researcher extend his tree-ring study in Australia's alpine regions.

Business / Economics - Environment - 17.10.2010
Flight delays cost $32.9 billion; passengers foot half the bill
BERKELEY — The cost of domestic flight delays puts a $32.9 billion dent into the U.S. economy, and about half that cost is borne by airline passengers, according to a new study led by researchers at the University of California, Berkeley.

Environment - Earth Sciences - 15.10.2010
Probing Question: Whatever happened to the ozone hole?
Probing Question: Whatever happened to the ozone hole?
By Sara LaJeunesse Research/Penn State Remember aerosol hairspray? Along with blue eye shadow, it was a beauty regimen staple in the 1970s.

Environment - Business / Economics - 14.10.2010

Life Sciences - Environment - 14.10.2010
Faculty Q&A: Feniosky Peña-Mora
Q. We've heard you say that “engineering is the liberal arts of the 21st century.” What do you mean by that? Actually, that's a saying I borrowed from Mort Friedman , [senior vice dean of engineering], who's been saying it for several years.

Business / Economics - Environment - 13.10.2010
MIT collaborates with Shell to pursue new energy technology solutions
MIT collaborates with Shell to pursue new energy technology solutions
CAMBRIDGE, Mass. Shell and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) today signed an agreement to invest $25 million in the research and development of high value, sustainable technologies designed to drive innovation in energy delivery.

Business / Economics - Environment - 13.10.2010
Reducing road transport emissions
Reducing road transport emissions
Reducing road transport emissions Grantham Institute for Climate Change briefing paper sums up essential steps as Imperial launches electric and hybrid vehicle research network Imperial College London Media Invitation and News Release Under strict embargo 00.01 BST Tuesday 12 October 2010 Radical changes in vehicle technologies and fuel and energy sources will be essential if the UK is to meet its commitment of 80% reduction in greenhouse

Life Sciences - Environment - 12.10.2010
International crop science experts join University of Nottingham
International crop science experts join University of Nottingham
PA 275/10 The University of Nottingham has announced the arrival of two of the world's leading experts in crop cytogenetics, further strengthening the University's research priority group for global food security.

Agronomy / Food Science - Environment - 12.10.2010
$1.4 million grant to fund research on alternative pollinators
University Park, Pa. Fruits and nuts are high-value crops in the Mid-Atlantic states and are being heavily impacted by honeybee shortages for pollination.

History / Archeology - Environment - 12.10.2010
WWI ships chart past climate
WWI ships chart past climate
Science 12 Oct 10 The public are being asked to revisit the voyages of World War One Royal Navy warships to help scientists understand the climate of the past and unearth new historical information.

Law - Environment - 10.10.2010
Low wetland conservation targets breach law
Low wetland conservation targets breach law
New research shows that the Australian Government risks breaching international law if it does not fully protect wetlands listed under an international treaty in its forthcoming Murray-Darling Basin Plan.

Environment - Business / Economics - 07.10.2010
Crop failures set to increase under climate change
Crop failures set to increase under climate change
However, the worst effects of these events on agriculture could be mitigated by improved farming and the development of new crops, according to the research by the University of Leeds, the Met Office Hadley Centre and University of Exeter.

Environment - Business / Economics - 06.10.2010
Pioneering UK centre to lead fight against global warming
Pioneering UK centre to lead fight against global warming
PA260/10 Britain's efforts to lead the fight against climate change are to be boosted by the launch of a pioneering independent centre for research into tackling global warming.

Environment - Life Sciences - 06.10.2010
Long-extinct passenger pigeon finds a place in the family tree
Long-extinct passenger pigeon finds a place in the family tree
CHAMPAIGN, lll. With bits of DNA extracted from century-old museum specimens, researchers have found a place for the extinct passenger pigeon in the family tree of pigeons and doves, identifying for the first time this unique bird's closest living avian relatives.

Environment - Business / Economics - 06.10.2010
NASA Loosens GRIP on Atlantic Hurricane Season
NASA Loosens GRIP on Atlantic Hurricane Season
October 06, 2010 NASA wrapped up one of its largest hurricane research efforts ever last week after nearly two months of flights that broke new ground in the study of tropical cyclones and delivered data that scientists will be able to analyze for years to come. While the 2010 hurricane season has been a rather quiet one for coastal dwellers, the churning meteorology of the Atlantic Ocean and Caribbean Sea seemed to cooperate well with the science goals of the Genesis and Rapid Intensification Processes (GRIP) experiment.

Earth Sciences - Environment - 05.10.2010
Geoengineering solutions could prevent irreversible climate crisis, study finds
Geoengineering solutions could prevent irreversible climate crisis, study finds
Geoengineering could prevent the potentially catastrophic climate-change tipping points that loom just ahead, reports a new Cornell study.

Environment - Earth Sciences - 05.10.2010
Exploring Blue Holes
October 05, 2010 — In a National Geographic-sponsored presentation augmented with vivid images of his deepwater dives into the Bahamas?

Earth Sciences - Environment - 05.10.2010
Keeping a watch on the world
Keeping a watch on the world
PA 261/10 The latest computer gadgetry to monitor the ever-evolving landscape of our planet and the elemental forces that shape it are the subject of a new knowledge exchange network being led by The University of Nottingham. The Earth Observation Technology Cluster, led by Dr Paul Aplin in the University's School of Geography, is a two-year project funded with £100,000 by the Natural Environment Research Council (NERC).

Business / Economics - Environment - 05.10.2010
Aircraft software puts greener, quieter flights on the horizon
Aircraft software puts greener, quieter flights on the horizon
05 Oct 2010 Aeroplanes could be far better for the environment, create less noise and be safer for passengers thanks to new software developed by a University of Manchester academic.

Environment - Earth Sciences - 04.10.2010
Bioenergy choices could dramatically change Midwest bird diversity
Bioenergy choices could dramatically change Midwest bird diversity
Ambitious plans to expand acreage of bioenergy crops could have a major impact on birds in the Upper Midwest, according to a study published today (Oct. 4) in the online edition of the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences (PNAS). Combining data from bird surveys and land usage, two University of Wisconsin-Madison researchers calculated changes in the number of bird species after widespread planting of bioenergy crops.

Environment - Computer Science / Telecom - 04.10.2010
San Diego Supercomputer Center Participates in First ’’Census of Marine Life’’
SDSC Seamountsonline CenSeam Census of Marine Life UC San Diego CenSeam biologists process samples on a seamount expedition of the Macquarie Ridge, near southern New Zealand.

Chemistry - Environment - 04.10.2010
Scripps Researchers, UCSD Chemists to Create Center Devoted to Chemistry’s Influence on Climate
News release URL National Science Foundation Prather Research Group Scripps Homepage ScrippsNews Home Center for aerosol impacts on climate and the environment to build ocean-atmosphere simulator on

Computer Science / Telecom - Environment - 04.10.2010
A step towards lead-free electronics
A step towards lead-free electronics
The work, carried out at the UK's synchrotron facility, Diamond Light Source, reveals the potential of a new manmade material to replace lead-based ceramics in countless electronic devices, rangi

Environment - 04.10.2010
NASA Study Sees Earth's Water Cycle Pulse Quickening
NASA Study Sees Earth’s Water Cycle Pulse Quickening
October 04, 2010 Freshwater is flowing into Earth's ocean in greater amounts every year, thanks to more frequent and extreme storms related to global warming, according to a first-of-its-kind study by a team of NASA and university researchers.

Business / Economics - Environment - 30.09.2010
Planning the World’s Largest Water Tunnel Research Facility
— Coral Gables — The University of Miami College of Engineering has received funding from the Corporación Andina de Fomento to undertake a feasibility study for a new experimental facility located in Panama.

Environment - Agronomy / Food Science - 30.09.2010

Business / Economics - Environment - 30.09.2010

Environment - Business / Economics - 30.09.2010
Can Broadmeadows be fully sustainable by 2032?
Residences that generate power and purify grey water and farming fish and growing vegetables in a refurbished factory are two of the options being proposed in a new Victorian Eco-Innovation Labs (VEIL) plan to make Broadmeadows and other Melbourne suburbs 'greener' and healthier.

Environment - Earth Sciences - 29.09.2010
Atmosphere Checked, One Mars Year Before a Landing
Atmosphere Checked, One Mars Year Before a Landing
PASADENA, Calif. What will the Martian atmosphere be like when the next Mars rover descends through it for landing in August of 2012?

Environment - Health - 29.09.2010
Report casts world's rivers in 'crisis state'
Report casts world’s rivers in ‘crisis state’
The world's rivers, the single largest renewable water resource for humans and a crucible of aquatic biodiversity, are in a crisis of ominous proportions, according to a new global analysis. The report, published today , is the first to simultaneously account for the effects of such things as pollution, dam building, agricultural runoff, the conversion of wetlands and the introduction of exotic species on the health of the world's rivers.

Life Sciences - Environment - 27.09.2010
Grant to help New Yorkers reduce risky teen behaviors
Grant to help New Yorkers reduce risky teen behaviors
Cornell Cooperative Extension (CCE) is preparing communities across New York for an innovative system to more effectively deliver research-based programs to prevent substance abuse and risky behavior in young teens.

Mechanical Engineering - Environment - 27.09.2010
Trucks with heavy emissions identified as air pollution culprit in Beijing
Trucks with heavy emissions identified as air pollution culprit in Beijing
The 62-mile, nine-day traffic jam in Beijing's August heat made international headlines - and an epic amount of air pollution. It's the latest demonstration of how Cornell air quality researcher Max Zhang's work could make a critical difference for people who breathe bad air every day. New research by Zhang, assistant professor of mechanical and aerospace engineering, targets diesel-fueled large trucks as the biggest culprits for polluting the air in and around Beijing.

Computer Science / Telecom - Environment - 27.09.2010
Simulating the Universe
Simulating the Universe
Science Pete Wilton | 27 Sep 10 How do you accurately simulate the Universe on a computer? A new programme at the Oxford Martin School , led by Pedro Ferreira of Oxford University's Department of

Environment - Health - 24.09.2010
Gas pipeline update: Campus officials meet with PG&E
Campus officials met with representatives of PG&E Wednesday afternoon and later with the board of the Stanford Campus Residential Leaseholders to address questions and concerns in the wake of bei

Environment - Computer Science / Telecom - 23.09.2010
Environmental scientist studies Western consumerism
Many people are not aware of the environmental and social impacts of our consumption, according to Professor Manfred Lenzen, Director of the Integrated Sustainability Analysis Research Group (ISA) at the School of Physics.

Environment - Agronomy / Food Science - 23.09.2010
Special World Leaders Forum Showcases Challenges and Solutions to Poverty in East African Drylands
As part of a special World Leaders Forum event, East African officials representing Djibouti, Somalia and Uganda joined Columbia University faculty to discuss a little-known, but complex challenge: areas marked by parched soil and extremely limited rainfall known as drylands.

Environment - Business / Economics - 23.09.2010
UK's shipping emissions six times higher than expected says new report
UK’s shipping emissions six times higher than expected says new report
Carbon dioxide emissions produced by UK shipping could be up to six times higher than currently calculated, according to new research from The University of Manchester.

Business / Economics - Environment - 21.09.2010
Stanford officials in discussions with PG&E to address concerns about gas transmission pipelines near campus
Stanford utilities personnel continue to communicate with PG&E on issues related to gas lines near Stanford and also are attempting to determine when inspections of these lines will be finished.

Environment - Chemistry - 21.09.2010
Grant supports research of coastal ecosystems in Arctic
AUSTIN, Texas — University of Texas at Austin marine scientists aim to transform our understanding of coastal ecosystems in the Arctic by studying them throughout the year, including the winter and spring, times when very little research has been performed in the area.

Environment - Business / Economics - 21.09.2010
How heating our homes could help reduce climate change
How heating our homes could help reduce climate change
A radical new heating system where homes would be heated by district centres rather than in individual households could dramatically cut the UK's greenhouse gas emissions.

Physics - Environment - 17.09.2010
Semiconductor research gets £10 million boost
Semiconductor research gets £10 million boost
Semiconductor research gets £10 million boost A cutting-edge University of Sheffield research facility, which studies advances in semiconductors used in the internet, solar cells, DVD players and gas

Environment - Business / Economics - 17.09.2010
From research to reality: bringing sustainable energy technologies to market
From research to reality: bringing sustainable energy technologies to market
PA247/10 A new project led by The University of Nottingham aims to accelerate the development of a low-carbon economy in the region.

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