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Environment - 09.02.2011
The Price Tag of Safety is Often Times Too Costly
In the coming weeks and months, people will continue to ask why more people did not evacuate when it was clear that Hurricane Harvey would cause record flooding in Texas.

Environment - 08.02.2011
Engineers and Blue Peter make hair-raising contraption to put fairytale to the test
Engineers and Blue Peter make hair-raising contraption to put fairytale to the test
Engineers and Blue Peter make hair-raising contraption to put fairytale to the test Imperial and Blue Peter join forces to test the strength of human hair ? News Tuesday 8 February 2011 by Colin Smith A team of engineers from Imperial College London have developed a contraption made of human hair, enabling presenters from the world's longest running children's television program to test the theory behind a fairytale.

Environment - 07.02.2011
Climate Phenomenon La Niña to Blame for Global Extreme Weather Events
Recent extreme weather events as far as Australia and Africa are being fueled by a climate phenomenon known as La Niña—or “the girl” in Spanish.

Life Sciences - Environment - 04.02.2011
Water flea helps pinpoint new genes
of a tiny water flea, in a discovery that helps open a new field of research. Unravelling the animal's genome has enabled scientists to pinpoint genes that help it cope with stresses in the natural environment, such as pollutants and global warming. The water flea will become a crucial organism for scientists working in a new field, known as environmental genomics.

Environment - Earth Sciences - 01.02.2011
Scientists launch major ecological study on Borneo's deforested landscapes
Scientists launch major ecological study on Borneo’s deforested landscapes
For immediate release A giant-scale experiment on deforestation, biodiversity and carbon cycling has got underway in the spectacular forests of Sabah, a Malaysian state on the tropical southeast Asian island of Borneo.

Environment - Earth Sciences - 01.02.2011
Common Ground for Ecosystems and Fishing in Northwest Mexico
News release Marine Biology Research Division Scripps Institution of Oceanography Scripps News Researchers create map of fishery sub-regions necessary for customized ecosystem-based management Januar

Environment - Earth Sciences - 31.01.2011
Scientists launch major ecological study on Borneo's deforested landscapes
Scientists launch major ecological study on Borneo’s deforested landscapes
Scientists launch major ecological study on Borneo's deforested landscapes Imperial scientists have begun a large-scale study on the ecological effects of oil-palm developments in South East Asia - News Release Tuesday 2 January 2011 For immediate release A giant-scale experiment on deforestation, biodiversity and carbon cycling has got underway in the spectacular forests of Sabah, a Malaysian state on the tropical southeast Asian island of Borneo.

Environment - Business / Economics - 31.01.2011
Researchers to chart the highs and lows of public debates about climate change
Researchers to chart the highs and lows of public debates about climate change
PA 31/11 Understanding how public attitudes to climate change have been shaped by discussions, debates and controversies is to be the focus of a new research project involving academics from the UK and the Netherlands. Public debates about global warming have been marked by slow periods of agreement and concern on the topic, punctuated by peaks of intense interest and, at times, scandal.

Mechanical Engineering - Environment - 31.01.2011
'Air laser' may sniff bombs, pollutants from a distance
'Air laser' may sniff bombs, pollutants from a distance
Princeton University engineers have developed a new laser-sensing technology that may allow soldiers to detect hidden bombs from a distance and scientists to better measure airborne environmental pollutants and greenhouse gases.

Environment - Earth Sciences - 28.01.2011
Looking for Clues to Global Warming in the Polar Ice
At the bottom of the world, scientists are camping near the Transantarctic Mountains, studying exposed rocks at the edge of a vast ice sheet and looking for clues to its past.

Environment - Business / Economics - 28.01.2011
Using Game Theory to Inform More Effective Climate Agreements to Reduce Greenhouse Gas Emissions
Economist Scott Barrett is no fan of the Kyoto Protocol, the international agreement to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and get climate change under control. Barrett proposes a different approach: tackle the gigantic problem, one piece at a time. “If we break up the problem into smaller pieces we're more likely to have a dramatic impact in the end,” he says.

Environment - Law - 28.01.2011
Law School’s Gerrard Sees Little Hope for Climate Bill This Year
A chart shows how lawsuits related to climate change have skyrocketed in recent years, with the majority filed by industry seeking to overturn EPA rules.

Environment - Earth Sciences - 28.01.2011
Scientists Drill For Insights Under the Salty Dead Sea
Sediment cores taken from the Dead Sea indicate the area has dried up at least twice without human intervention. The lake faces new stress now from humans pulling fresh water from the Jordan River, which flows into the sea. Scientists are drilling deep into the bed of the fast-shrinking Dead Sea, searching for clues to past climate changes and other events that may have affected human history even earlier than biblical times.

Environment - 28.01.2011
Lamont-Doherty Researcher: Southwest Headed for Permanent Drought
Aerial view of Lake Powell in Arizona. The prominent white rings surrounding the edges of the cliffs are due to steadily receding water levels.

Physics - Environment - 27.01.2011
Scientists see the solar future, and it's all about 'nanodomes' and 'plasmonics'
Scientists see the solar future, and it’s all about ’nanodomes’ and ’plasmonics’
BY ANDREW MYERS Researchers in solar energy speak of a day when millions of otherwise fallow square meters of sun-drenched roofs, windows, deserts and even clothing will be integrated with inexpensive solar cells that are many times thinner and lighter than the bulky rooftop panels familiar today.

Environment - Health - 27.01.2011
Faculty Q&A: Gavin Schmidt, Climate Scientist
Gavin Schmidt is a climate scientist and climate modeler at the Goddard Institute for Space Studies (GISS), part of the National Aeronautics and Space Administration and Columbia's Earth Institute.

Environment - 27.01.2011
`Hidden plumbing´ helps slow Greenland ice flow
`Hidden plumbing´ helps slow Greenland ice flow
`Hidden plumbing´ helps slow Greenland ice flow Warmer summers may not be as catastrophic for the Greenland ice sheet as previously feared and may actually slow down the flow of glaciers, according to new research involving the University of Sheffield. A letter published in Nature on 27 January 2011 explains how increased melting in warmer years causes the internal drainage system of the ice sheet to `adapt´ and accommodate more melt-water, without speeding up the flow of ice toward the oceans.

Environment - 26.01.2011
Hidden plumbing' helps slow Greenland ice flow
Hidden plumbing’ helps slow Greenland ice flow
A letter published in Nature on 27 January explains how increased melting in warmer years causes the internal drainage system of the ice sheet to 'adapt' and accommodate more melt-water, without speeding up the flow of ice toward the oceans.

Environment - Life Sciences - 26.01.2011
Strengthening Conservation ties with India
Strengthening Conservation ties with India
A leading Indian conservation expert has visited the University to work with a Cambridge counterpart and give a public lecture, thanks to the Cambridge Hamied Visiting Lectureship Scheme.

Life Sciences - Environment - 26.01.2011
Fluorescent Color of Coral Larvae Predicts Whether They'll Settle Or Swim
Fluorescent Color of Coral Larvae Predicts Whether They'll Settle Or Swim
Jan. 26, 2011 AUSTIN, Texas — Young staghorn coral that fluoresce redder are less likely to settle and develop into coral polyps than their greener peers, University of Texas at Austin biologists have discovered.

Mechanical Engineering - Environment - 26.01.2011
The world can be powered by alternative energy in 20-40 years, Stanford researcher says
The world can be powered by alternative energy in 20-40 years, Stanford researcher says
A new study – co-authored by Stanford researcher Mark Z. Jacobson and UC-Davis researcher Mark A. Delucchi – analyzing what is needed to convert the world's energy supplies

Health - Environment - 25.01.2011

Earth Sciences - Environment - 25.01.2011
CSI: Manchester – University team gets forensic on dinosaurs
A new TV series featuring dinosaur detectives from The University of Manchester looking at how dinosaurs once lived, looked and functioned begins in the UK this week.

Environment - Mechanical Engineering - 24.01.2011
Electrifying transportation: Devil is in the details
The technologies needed to begin seriously weaning the U.S. transportation system away from petroleum and toward alternatives such as hybrid and pure electric vehicles have made great p

Health - Environment - 24.01.2011
McGill Awarded $1-Million Grant to Address Debilitating Parasitic Diseases in the Developing World
McGill University and McGill University scientist Dr. Timothy Geary received a $1-million grant today for landmark research into addressing parasitic diseases through medicines derived from African biodiversity.

Environment - Life Sciences - 20.01.2011
Decline of northern flying squirrel symptom of ailing ecosystem
By David Pacchioli Research/Penn State Northern flying squirrels are rapidly disappearing from Pennsylvania forests.

Environment - Business / Economics - 20.01.2011
Climate experts call for moratorium on UK shake gas extraction
Climate experts call for moratorium on UK shake gas extraction
The Government should impose an immediate moratorium on the extraction of natural gas from the UK's shale formations until all the ecological implications are fully understood, University of Manchester scientists have warned.

Environment - Earth Sciences - 19.01.2011
Scientist to tackle China's 'sinking cities' problem
Scientist to tackle China’s ’sinking cities’ problem
PA 19/11 A University of Nottingham researcher has been awarded funding to help China prevent human disaster as some of its fastest-growing cities sink under the weight of towering skyscrapers.

Health - Environment - 19.01.2011
Stanford hospitals submit expanded community benefits proposal to City of Palo Alto
Stanford Hospital & Clinics and Lucile Packard Children's Hospital today announced that they have presented a revised proposal to the City of Palo Alto in relation to the approval process for the Stanford University Medical Center Renewal Project.

Environment - Physics - 19.01.2011
New Reactor Paves the Way for Efficiently Producing Fuel from Sunlight
New Reactor Paves the Way for Efficiently Producing Fuel from Sunlight
PASADENA, Calif.—Using a common metal most famously found in self-cleaning ovens, Sossina Haile hopes to change our energy future.

Environment - 19.01.2011
Engineers Give Solar Power a Boost
UC San Diego environmental engineering professor Jan Kleissl is developing technologies and methods to allow homeowners, photovoltaic installers and utilities to better predict how much power they will get out of their solar systems.

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.

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