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Environment - Earth Sciences - 20.08.2010
Renewed partnership keeps $60 million satellite center in Madison
It was a deep history in satellite meteorology that first got the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration interested in Madison in the 1970s.

Environment - 18.08.2010
New York citizen-scientists wanted in search for crane flies
Cornell entomologists are seeking volunteers from around New York state to help survey crane flies in the state for two weeks in September.

Environment - History / Archeology - 18.08.2010

Environment - Life Sciences - 18.08.2010
Melbourne to lead $67 million in Super Science projects
The University of Melbourne will lead two major research infrastructure projects worth $67 million that will help lead to more sustainable urban growth and will better connect the country's researchers through improved Information and Communication Technology (ICT) infrastructure.

Environment - Life Sciences - 18.08.2010

Health - Environment - 17.08.2010
NASA Seeks Innovative Ideas About Human Health Challenges
WASHINGTON - NASA will host LAUNCH: Health, a global forum focusing on health issues, at the agency's Kennedy Space Center in Florida from Oct. 30-31. NASA, the U.S. Agency for International Development, the U.S. Department of State, and NIKE are partnering on LAUNCH to identify, showcase and support innovative approaches to sustainability challenges through a series of forums.

Environment - Earth Sciences - 17.08.2010
Enhancing the understanding of climate change
Expert scientists from across Australia have joined forces to enhance public understanding of climate change science through an innovative question-answer style report, launched yesterday.

Environment - 16.08.2010
ANU Climate Change Institute welcomes Academy report
ANU Climate Change Institute welcomes Academy report
The Director of the ANU Climate Change Institute Professor Will Steffen has welcomed The Australian Academy of Science publishing a clear statement about climate change. The publication - The Science of Climate Change: Questions and Answers - was prepared by Academy Fellows and other Australian scientists with internationally recognised expertise in climate science.

Computer Science / Telecom - Environment - 13.08.2010
Citizen Science: public call to help scientists monitor swans and kangaroos
Zoologists at the University of Melbourne have called on the public to help track black swan and eastern grey kangaroo populations after the release of a new study that demonstrates the value of public input.

Environment - Linguistics / Literature - 13.08.2010
An endangered culture, on top of the world
An endangered culture, on top of the world
A project to document the unique language and culture of a remote Inuit community which is threatened by the effects of climate change is being launched by a University of Cambridge researcher.

Environment - Earth Sciences - 12.08.2010
Study to investigate giant Saharan dust storms
Study to investigate giant Saharan dust storms
Extreme sandstorms like the fast-moving 'walls of dust' seen in Hollywood film The Mummy may look spectacular, but their effects on weather systems and climate change are even more dramatic.

Environment - Mechanical Engineering - 11.08.2010
Energy storage system deals with sudden draws on the grid
Energy storage system deals with sudden draws on the grid
Researchers at the University of Leeds and the Chinese Academy of Sciences have now found a way to manage these short-lived draws on the electricity grid far that could halve the fuel needed.

Environment - Business / Economics - 11.08.2010
Plants to combat climate change
Internationally-renowned conservation biologist Professor Stephen Hopper will present novel ideas on how we can use plants to mitigate climate change, in a public lecture at the University of Melbourne this week.

Environment - Business / Economics - 11.08.2010
Beyond the climate spin
Beyond the climate spin
At the third forum in the Beyond the Spin: federal election discussion series , experts called on both sides of politics to stop the rhetoric and take urgent action on climate change.

Environment - Health - 10.08.2010
Probing Question: Why are bed bugs on the rise?
By Jesse Hicks Research/Penn State "Bed Bugs Invade New York City." "Bed Bugs Biting All Over US." "Bed Bugs Are Coming To Get You." From the headlines, you might think America was under attack by an army of millimeter-sized parasites. Media reports have bed bug "epidemics" plaguing cities from New York City to Bloomington, Ind., to Los Angeles.

Environment - Life Sciences - 10.08.2010
Secrets of the Simpson Desert unveiled
Secrets of the Simpson Desert unveiled
Results from a unique 20-year study of the ecology of the Simpson Desert will be revealed on Thursday 12 August, when Professor Chris Dickman from the School of Biological Sciences presents his Sydney Science Forum presentation, Some Like It Hot .

Environment - Physics - 09.08.2010
Send in the Clouds
Send in the Clouds
Gaze up at a cloud-filled sky, and you may spot the white, fluffy shape of a dragon, fish or elephant. Looking at the same sky, Graeme Stephens sees a different vision - a possible future for Earth's climate. Stephens, a professor at Colorado State University in Ft. Collins, is principal investigator of NASA's CloudSat mission, launched in 2006 to improve our understanding of the role clouds play in our complicated climate system.

Environment - 06.08.2010
Urban water poverty project online
Urban water poverty project online
A summary of a public panel discussion and an expert symposium on the topic of urban water poverty is available online, along with speakers? presentations.

Environment - Physics - 06.08.2010
CSI in the snow: the search for the world's coolest life forms
CSI in the snow: the search for the world’s coolest life forms
Professor Liane Benning (University of Leeds) and Dr Dominique Tobler (University of Glasgow) will travel to Ny-┼lesund on the island of Svalbard in the Arctic to investigate how the snow and ice there was first colonised by extremophiles - organisms that thrive in harsh conditions.

Health - Environment - 06.08.2010

Business / Economics - Environment - 04.08.2010
Profiting from the windy Pampas
Business | Environment Pete Wilton | 04 Aug 10 Last month young scientists and engineers from Oxford and Cambridge joined together in teams to learn how to pitch business ideas to a Dragon's Den-style panel of judges.

Environment - Business / Economics - 04.08.2010
Waves of deforestation across East Africa
Waves of deforestation across East Africa
Scientists from the University of Leeds and other organisations in Europe, Africa and the US showed that forest exploitation started with the removal of the most valuable products first, such as timb

Environment - Earth Sciences - 03.08.2010
Greenland ice core to help assess risks of abrupt climate change
An international team of scientists working on the North Greenland Eemian Ice Drilling project hit bedrock July 27 after three summers of work, drilling down more than 1.5 miles in an effort to better understand the nature of abrupt climate changes in the past.

Environment - Life Sciences - 02.08.2010
Herbaria: science and specimens
Science | Environment Guest: Penny Sarchet | 02 Aug 10 At 389 years old, the Curator of the Oxford University Herbaria is one of the oldest positions in Oxford. Its current holder, Dr Stephen Harris, curates a vast collection of plant specimens, archived and housed in the Department of Plant Sciences.

Physics - Environment - 02.08.2010
NASA and ESA's First Joint Mission to Mars Selects Instruments
NASA and ESA’s First Joint Mission to Mars Selects Instruments
PASADENA, Calif. NASA and the European Space Agency (ESA) have embarked on a joint program to explore Mars in the coming decades and selected the five science instruments for the first mission.

Physics - Environment - 02.08.2010
NASA And ESA’s First Joint Mission To Mars Selects Instruments
WASHINGTON - NASA and the European Space Agency (ESA) have embarked on a joint program to explore Mars in the coming decades and selected the five science instruments for the first mission. The ExoMars Trace Gas Orbiter, scheduled to launch in 2016, is the first of three joint robotic missions to the Red Planet.

Environment - Architecture - 30.07.2010
Vision of water wins sustainability competition
Vision of water wins sustainability competition
Links: Green UCL Blue UCL event information UCL Environment Institute UCL Estates and Facilities UCL Union and the environment HoldUP Architecture An installation exploring how much water it requires

Environment - Business / Economics - 30.07.2010
Faculty member gets key perspectives on trip to Argentina, Uruguay
Faculty member gets key perspectives on trip to Argentina, Uruguay
A College of Communications faculty member took his interest in international environmental communications to the Southern Hemisphere this past summer, spending two weeks conducting interviews and ga

Health - Environment - 28.07.2010
Univ. of Miami Oceans and Human Health Study Uncovers Potential Health Issues for Bathers
— Coral Gables — A yearlong beach study led by a team of University of Miami researchers suggests that swimmers at sub-tropical beaches face an increased risk of illness. The multi-disciplinary team examined the risk of illness that beachgoers face when exposed to recreational marine water at sub-tropical beaches with no known source of pollution or contamination.

Environment - Earth Sciences - 28.07.2010
Best hope for saving Arctic sea ice is cutting soot emissions, says Stanford researcher
Best hope for saving Arctic sea ice is cutting soot emissions, says Stanford researcher
Soot from the burning of fossil fuels and solid biofuels contributes far more to global warming than has been thought, according to a new Stanford study. But, unlike carbon dioxide, soot lingers only a few weeks in the atmosphere, so cutting emissions could have a significant and rapid impact on the climate.

Environment - Earth Sciences - 27.07.2010
Beijing Olympics Pollution Clampdown Study Reveals Importance of Climate- Neutral Air Quality Laws
News Release Ramanathan Research Group Nature Geoscience Scripps Homepage ScrippsNews Home Scripps researchers find marked differences between east and south Asian black carbon emissions, enhanced by 2008 games July 27, 2010 By Robert Monroe Scripps Institution of Oceanography, UC San Diego researchers say carefully balanced mitigation of air pollution is necessary to keep greenhouse effects in check after an analysis of east Asian air sampled during and after the 2008 Summer Olympics in Beijing.

Environment - 27.07.2010
Waste chip fat fuels hydrogen economy
Waste chip fat fuels hydrogen economy
Hydrogen has been tipped as a cleaner, greener alternative to fossil fuels. But scientists have struggled to find a way to make it that doesn't consume vast amounts of energy, use up scarce natural resources, or spew out high levels of greenhouse gas.

Health - Environment - 26.07.2010
Spread of malaria still a looming problem
ANN ARBOR, Mich.—There are hundreds of millions of new cases of malaria annually, but much of what scientists believe about preventing the spread of malaria in urban settings is mistaken, a new University of Michigan study suggests. Factors such as house construction and use of anti-mosquito coils aren't as important as where someone spends the night, says study co-author Mark Wilson, professor of epidemiology at the U-M School of Public Health.

Environment - Life Sciences - 26.07.2010
Restoring the UK's peat bogs as a carbon sink
Restoring the UK’s peat bogs as a carbon sink
Working with colleagues from the Centre for Ecology and Hydrology and the Open University the researchers will look at how blanket peatlands can be restored in a way that minimises greenhouse gas emissions. Northern-hemisphere peatlands, such as the blanket peatlands of north Wales and the north Pennines, contain three times as much carbon as the Amazon rainforest.

Environment - Earth Sciences - 26.07.2010
Predictions of coal, CO2 production flawed
AUSTIN, Texas — The CO2 emission estimates used for government policy decisions assume unlimited coal and fossil fuel production for the next 100 years, an unrealistic premise which skews climate change models and proposed solutions, according to new research published by Tad Patzek , chair of the Petroleum and Geosystems Engineering Department at The University of Texas at Austin.

Environment - Chemistry - 25.07.2010
Risk of even greater climate change
The impact that emissions have on the climate partly depends on the land carbon cycle, i.e. how carbon dioxide is absorbed by the biosphere.

Environment - Architecture - 23.07.2010
University of Minnesota to lead initiative on home energy efficiency in cold climates
MINNEAPOLIS / ST. PAUL (07/23/2010) —A public-private partnership led by University of Minnesota researchers has been chosen by the U.S. Department of Energy to help develo

Environment - Business / Economics - 22.07.2010

Environment - Life Sciences - 22.07.2010

Health - Environment - 22.07.2010
Center to study community organizations’ role in infant mortality issue
The University of Wisconsin Center for Nonprofits will study the role nonprofit/community-based health and social service organizations played in reducing disparities in infant mortality.

Environment - Health - 21.07.2010
Mountain marmots made bigger by climate change
Mountain marmots made bigger by climate change
21 July 2010 Mountain marmots made bigger by climate change Longer summers are causing mountain rodents called marmots to grow bigger and be more likely to survive the winter, according to a 33-year study published today (21 July 2010) in Nature.

Environment - Law - 19.07.2010
Strauss Center partners with African organization
AUSTIN, Texas — The Robert S. Strauss Center for International Security and Law at The University of Texas at Austin has formed a partnership with the Institute for Security Studies (ISS), Africa's leading applied policy research institute, it was announced today. The Institute for Security Studies has a reputation as the premier think tank on security issues in Africa.

Environment - 19.07.2010
UK climbs to third in global league of green building
UK climbs to third in global league of green building
A global index to measure the progress of countries towards creating a zero carbon built environment in terms of energy consumption and production has put Norway at the top, with Brazil second and the UK in third place.

Environment - Chemistry - 19.07.2010
Global grassroots lake science network has roots in Wisconsin
Global grassroots lake science network has roots in Wisconsin
by David Tenenbaum Inspired and led by freshwater scientists at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, researchers eager to understand global ecosystems from end to end are now monitoring a series of buoys in lakes on every continent except Africa.

Environment - 19.07.2010
Beyond the Spin: Federal Election Discussion Series
Beyond the Spin: Federal Election Discussion Series
With Rudd gone, is the path now clear for the Gillard Government to return a Labor Party or will Abbott pull off a political upset?

Environment - Physics - 19.07.2010
Research for the world’s climate
The Vienna University of Technology (TU Vienna) is investing in research in the field of energy and environment.

Physics - Environment - 15.07.2010
Scientists Measure Changing Lake Depths on Titan
Scientists Measure Changing Lake Depths on Titan
PASADENA, Calif.—On Earth, lake levels rise and fall with the seasons and with longer-term climate changes, as precipitation, evaporation, and runoff add and remove liquid. Now, for the first time, scientists have found compelling evidence for similar lake-level changes on Saturn's largest moon, Titan—the only other place in the solar system seen to have a hydrological cycle with standing liquid on the surface.

Environment - 14.07.2010
Politics and social will; key obstacles to a zero emissions reality
As the Federal Government formulates its climate policy, a new analysis released today, shows that political and social will, rather than technical feasibility and cost, are the key obstacles standin

Environment - 14.07.2010
Film explores attitudes to climate change 'tipping points'
Film explores attitudes to climate change ‘tipping points’
A provocative new film asks internationally renowned climate experts, global campaigners and environmental activists to assess the value of issuing climate change deadlines, ultimatums and points of no return.

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