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Environment - 17.10.2011
Glaciers Make Way for New Stream Habitat in Alaska
Researchers from the University of Birmingham and other UK universities describe the evolution and assembly of a stream ecosystem in South East Alaska in new de-glaciated terrain, from early insect and crustacean invaders to the arrival of migrating salmon from the ocean, in a paper published in the journal ‘Ecology' this month (October).

Environment - Administration - 17.10.2011
CryoSat rocking and rolling
CryoSat rocking and rolling
CryoSat rocking and rolling ESA's ice satellite is rolling left and right in orbit to help it continue its precise measurements of the vast ice sheets that blanket Greenland and Antarctica.

Environment - Earth Sciences - 17.10.2011
Replenishing Key Fish Species
Replenishing Key Fish Species
October 17, 2011 — Coral Gables — The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration's National Centers for Coastal Ocean Science has awarded nearly $1 million to the University of Miami

Environment - 17.10.2011
Sea Life Sharks Help Scientists Probe Mysteries of Ancient Seas
Sea Life Centre sharks are set to help University of Birmingham scientists unravel the mysteries of ancient seas. That will be the goal of a major research project announced as the centres prepare to host special Shark Weeks in October, to promote shark conservation. Clues to marine biological diversity over millions of years may be locked up in sharks' teeth, researchers believe.

Environment - 17.10.2011
Changing Arctic in the spotlight Oct. 27
Symposium presented by the Consulate General of Canada, the Will Steger Foundation and the University of Minnesota will explore international cooperation and development in the Arctic Recent Arctic research shows summer sea ice reached one of the lowest levels on record this year.

Environment - 17.10.2011
NASA, Japan Release Improved Topographic Map of Earth
NASA, Japan Release Improved Topographic Map of Earth
October 17, 2011 PASADENA, Calif. NASA and Japan released a significantly improved version of the most complete digital topographic map of Earth on Monday, produced with detailed measurements from NASA's Terra spacecraft.

Environment - Earth Sciences - 17.10.2011
Slide show: Northwoods partners
The complex interplay between the earth's climate on global and local levels drives University of Wisconsin-Madison atmospheric and oceanic sciences professor Ankur Desai's research.

Economics / Business - Environment - 14.10.2011
Space for innovation
You are needed! But you must move out of your comfort zone, be prepared to work with people who are not like you, and realise that there is no map.

Environment - 14.10.2011
Moynihan examines Hurricane Katrina, red tape
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Earth Sciences - Environment - 14.10.2011
IBM R&D lab will reduce impact of major disasters
14 Oct 2011 The University of Melbourne has welcomed the new IBM Research and Development - Australia, which will help the community better prepare for and better cope with major natural disasters and lead to a more sustainable future.

Physics - Environment - 13.10.2011
Jodrell Bank given Royal seal of approval
Jodrell Bank given Royal seal of approval
13 Oct 2011 Prince Andrew, Duke of York, praised the achievements of astronomers and scientists at Jodrell Bank on a visit to the Observatory last week.

Computer Science - Environment - 13.10.2011
$3.45M for new technologies to study birds, other species
$3.45M for new technologies to study birds, other species
A gift and a grant totaling $3.45 million will help the Cornell Lab of Ornithology develop new computer technologies to better understand the movements and behaviors of birds and other species.

Environment - 13.10.2011
Berkeley Lab Project in India To Measure Impact of Pollution on Cool Roofs
Berkeley Lab Project in India To Measure Impact of Pollution on Cool Roofs
With the aid of rooftop instruments, satellite images, an airplane and a balloon, the U.S. Department of Energy's Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory scientists are conducting the first-ever study to determine how pollution impacts the efficacy of white roofs in cooling the planet.

Chemistry - Environment - 13.10.2011
$10 Million Gift Creates Partnership to Fuel Fundamental Research
Dow establishes long-term vision for innovation as founding member of Caltech's Corporate Partners Program In a strategic move to strengthen fundamental science and technology and foster transformati

Agronomy / Food Science - Environment - 12.10.2011
International team crafts plan to feed world and protect planet
U of M-led researchers create a recipe for globally sustainable agriculture MINNEAPOLIS / ST. PAUL (10/12/2011) —Can we feed the more than 9 billion people anticipated to live on this planet in 2050 without destroying Earth's life support systems?

Environment - 12.10.2011
UK must prepare for extreme weather and ageing population
UK must prepare for extreme weather and ageing population
UK must prepare for extreme weather and ageing population Researchers have mapped areas of England most likely to face more extreme weather events and increasingly elderly populations, and have called on service providers to adjust their planning to meet these challenges.

Agronomy / Food Science - Environment - 12.10.2011
Feeding the world while protecting the planet
International team of researchers designs global plan for sustainable agriculture The problem is stark: One billion people on earth don't have enough food right now.

Environment - Life Sciences - 12.10.2011
Oil Exploration Would Endanger the Most Biodiverse Region in the Western Hemisphere, Say Scientists
Oil Exploration Would Endanger the Most Biodiverse Region in the Western Hemisphere, Say Scientists
AUSTIN, Texas — An international team of scientists that includes two University of Texas at Austin researchers has found that Ecuador's Yasuní National Park , which sits on top of massive reserves of oil, is in the single most biodiverse region in the Western Hemisphere.

Environment - Physics - 11.10.2011
Improving the physics of grocery store display cases to save energy
Improving the physics of grocery store display cases to save energy
Shoppers don't usually give a second thought as they reach into a cooler to grab milk, cheese or prepackaged lunches. Open-front refrigerated display cases, which make up roughly 60 percent of the refrigerated cases in grocery stores and supermarkets, provide quick access to chilled products such as dairy, meat, fish and produce.

Economics / Business - Environment - 10.10.2011
Nottingham to offer ’ideas incubator’ for the film industry
PA 302/11 An innovative initiative could see filmmakers and studios in Hollywood and around the globe turning to Nottingham experts for solutions to the biggest challenges facing the screen industries.

Environment - 10.10.2011
Are you an EcoDriver?
The University of Leeds is leading a £13m (¤14.5m) European project which aims to turn even the most committed of petrol heads into a green driver.

Environment - 07.10.2011
Lamont-Doherty Oceanographer Helps NASA Create a Salt Map of the Seas
After less than a month in operation, a new NASA satellite has produced the first map showing how saltiness varies across the surface of the world's oceans. Salt influences how seawater and heat move around the globe and also tells oceanographers how much rain and evaporation is happening at the surface.

Environment - 07.10.2011
Call for Media: 20 years of ERS missions
Call for Media: 20 years of ERS missions - ERS-2 was retired from service in September. To mark 20 years of the ERS Earth observation mission, media are invited to ESA headquarters in Paris on 12 October. The event will highlight the key scientific and technological achievements of the mission. The ERS-1 satellite was launched in 1991, followed by ERS-2 four years later.

Environment - Life Sciences - 06.10.2011
Managing nutrient runoff is key to reducing certain toxic aquatic blooms, researchers say
Managing nutrient runoff is key to reducing certain toxic aquatic blooms, researchers say
Many scientists believe that an unfortunate perfect storm of climate change and nutrient runoff will synergistically increase toxic cyanobacterial blooms globally in coming years. A synthesis article co-authored by a Cornell researcher in the Perspectives section of the Oct. 6 issue of the journal Science argues that local efforts to control such nutrient runoff as phosphorus and nitrogen from farms, lawns and parking lots into streams, lakes and rivers - and ultimately the oceans - could stave off cyanobacterial blooms around the world, despite a warming climate.

Environment - 06.10.2011
University of Glasgow launches major bio-desalination project
The team will spend the next three years investigating how the biology of marine organisms might be used to deliver effective desalination.

Environment - Chemistry - 06.10.2011
Turning slash piles into soil benefit
Turning slash piles into soil benefit
Your next bite of an organically grown apple may hold within it a tiny bit of a tribal forest from the Yakama Reservation in Eastern Washington.

Environment - Computer Science - 06.10.2011
Unleashing the power of green data
Unleashing the power of green data
Footprinted.org is working to give sustainability decision-makers access to open environmental impact data. Sustainability practitioners know that quantitative environmental research is the cornerstone of sound decision-making. But these results are too often found in closed, costly databases based on proprietary software.

Environment - Computer Science - 06.10.2011
University of Minnesota receives $8M grant for first-of-its-kind use of global population and environment data
Terra Populus: A Global Population / Environment Data Network will integrate the world's largest population database with global data on land use, land cover and climate change.

Environment - Art and Design - 06.10.2011
Bottled water sales banned at Southbank campus from today
6 Oct 2011 The University of Melbourne's Southbank campus will stop selling bottled water from today making it the first Victorian university campus to reduce its environmental footprint in this way.

Administration - Environment - 05.10.2011
Carrier bag confusion
Carrier bag confusion
A new report shows that Welsh shoppers are not clear on the reasons behind the minimum 5p charge for a single use carrier bag.

Environment - Earth Sciences - 05.10.2011
Wild plants are good for pollinators
Wild plants are good for pollinators
A new study has shown that encouraging strips of wild plants at the edges of fields is important for supporting bees and other important pollinators. The research by academics at the University of Bristol has shown that enhancing the size of wild features in landscapes could be important for making sure that insect pollinators can exist within an agricultural landscape that faces increasing pressure for yield.  The paper is published online in PLoS One .

Environment - Physics - 05.10.2011
Colored solar cells could make display screens more efficient
Oct. 6, 2011 Colored solar cells could make display screens more efficient ANN ARBOR, Mich.—A new kind of screen pixel doubles as a solar cell and could boost the energy efficiency of cell phones and e-readers.

Health - Environment - 05.10.2011
Healthy Foods Summit at U of M to address human health improvement through changes in food system
Everyone should have the right to healthy food, just as they should have the right to a good education for their children and access to adequate healthcare, says Oran Hesterman, author of “Fair

Health - Environment - 05.10.2011
Professor Jeffrey Sachs Takes on U.S. Economic Troubles in New Book
In his new book, The Price of Civilization (Random House, 2011), Jeffrey Sachs argues that the United States has underestimated the long-term effects of globalization, which have created deep and largely unmet challenges with regard to jobs, incomes, poverty and the environment.

Environment - 04.10.2011
IPhone 5 launch will see consumers rush to pay more than treble the price in internet auction
Research from the University of Warwick suggests the rush to be among the first to own the new iPhone 5 could see consumers paying more than three times over the retail price on internet auction sites.

Law - Environment - 04.10.2011
Public trust doctrine applies to state conservation of wolves and other wildlife, U of M and other researchers say
Experts call out states' responsibility to conserve wildlife removed from Endangered Species Act protection MINNEAPOLIS / ST. PAUL (10/04/2011) —When a species such as the gray wolf is r

Environment - Life Sciences - 04.10.2011
Program gives NYC low-income high schoolers a leg up in prepping for college
A solar cell, an artificial ice floe and a battery that harnesses the heat of a laptop were among the original research projects presented by nine College Achievement Through Science Exploration (CAUSE) students Sept.

Environment - Electroengineering - 03.10.2011
New ‘microgrid’ test beds will foster state industry opportunities
Partner universities in the new Center for Renewable Energy Systems (CRES) are developing complementary facilities in Milwaukee and Madison to help corporate partners explore applications in the fast-growing microgrid industry, CRES leaders announced today (Oct.

Environment - Economics / Business - 03.10.2011
Forum links young scientists on sustainability challenges
Forum links young scientists on sustainability challenges
Researchers in the natural sciences come up with new technologies all the time that have the potential to solve sustainability problems, from energy use to economic development.

Mechanical Engineering - Environment - 03.10.2011
Blimp to fly at proposed wind turbines site
A blimp is to be flown at the site of a proposed wind turbine development in Nottingham to help interested parties gauge the scale of the project.

Economics / Business - Environment - 03.10.2011
Berkeley Lab to Share in Three New ARPA-E Energy Projects
Berkeley Lab to Share in Three New ARPA-E Energy Projects
Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (Berkeley Lab) researchers will play major roles in three new cutting-edge energy research projects being funded by the U.S. Department of Energy (

Environment - Earth Sciences - 02.10.2011
Rising carbon dioxide levels at end of last ice age not tied to Pacific Ocean, as had been suspected
Oct. 3, 2011 Rising carbon dioxide levels at end of last ice age not tied to Pacific Ocean, as had been suspected ANN ARBOR, Mich.—After the last ice age peaked about 18,000 years ago, levels of atmospheric carbon dioxide rose about 30 percent. Scientists believe that the additional carbon dioxide—a heat-trapping greenhouse gas—played a key role in warming the planet and melting the continental ice sheets.

Environment - 02.10.2011
NASA Leads Study of Unprecedented Arctic Ozone Loss
NASA Leads Study of Unprecedented Arctic Ozone Loss
October 02, 2011 PASADENA, Calif. A NASA-led study has documented an unprecedented depletion of Earth's protective ozone layer above the Arctic last winter and spring caused by an unusually prolonged period of extremely low temperatures in the stratosphere.

Environment - 02.10.2011
Scientists from Umeå demand GMO for the environment
Over 40 of Sweden's most well-known scientist within the field of genetically modified plants say the EU's genetic engineering laws must be changed.

Environment - Life Sciences - 30.09.2011
EPFL appoints new professors
Grégoire Courtine has been appointed as Associate Professor of Life Sciences at the School of Life Sciences (SV) .

Environment - Health - 29.09.2011
Unravelling the uncertainties of predicting future heatwaves
As the country swelters in the grip of a late September heat-wave researchers at The University of Nottingham have warned that while Indian summers could become more common, heat-waves in the future could become even hotter. Moreover, they could have important implications for human health. However, their research suggests that we are going to have to take a lot more notice of the things we don't understand about the climate.

Environment - Economics / Business - 28.09.2011
NW biofuels coming of age with $80 million in separate projects led by UW, WSU
NW biofuels coming of age with $80 million in separate projects led by UW, WSU
Michael Young, UW president: "This represents groundbreaking work in developing renewable energy and is exactly what universities like ours should be doing to help the nation become more energy independent.

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