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Environment - Agronomy / Food Science - 24.10.2011
Unexpected bequest a boost for agricultural sustainability
Unexpected bequest a boost for agricultural sustainability
Research into sustainable agricultural science has been given a huge boost with the announcement of a major bequest to the University of Sydney.

Environment - Economics / Business - 23.10.2011
U-M School of Information to receive $8 million to foster data-sharing among scientists
ANN ARBOR, Mich.—The School of Information at the University of Michigan is heading a cooperative effort by four major universities to create better methods for data-sharing among scientists and researchers in the new and growing field of sustainability.

Earth Sciences - Environment - 21.10.2011
Cycads are not
Cycads are not "living fossils" from Dinosaur Age
Today's cycads - plants famed as "living fossils" because they've survived since the last dinosaurs munched on them 65.5 million years ago - are really only a few million years old, according to a new study by University of California, Berkeley, scientists and their international team.

Environment - Economics / Business - 21.10.2011
£25m research facility for food and biofuels opens for business
PA 324/11 The doors open on a new multi million pound research facility for biofuels, brewing science and food and drink processing at The University of Nottingham on Friday 21 October 2011.

Economics / Business - Environment - 21.10.2011
Leeds ’sludge team’ targets nuclear waste
It's a dirty job, but someone has to do it. Researchers from the University of Leeds have teamed up with Sellafield Ltd to clean up radioactive sludge produced by the UK nuclear industry.

Earth Sciences - Environment - 21.10.2011
Small but agile Proba-1 reaches 10 years in orbit
Small but agile Proba-1 reaches 10 years in orbit
A good photographer needs agility. So it is with ESA microsatellite Proba-1, which turns in space to capture terrestrial targets.

Health - Environment - 20.10.2011
Research eyes energy-saving fluoros
Research eyes energy-saving fluoros
The global trend towards using fluorescent globes instead of incandescent ones as a strategy to beat climate change could be increasing eye disease, according to new research by scientists at The Australian National University.

Environment - 20.10.2011
Leaf litter ants advance case for rainforest conservation in Borneo
Studies of ant populations in Borneo reveal an unexpected resilience to areas of rainforest degraded by repeated intensive logging.

Environment - 20.10.2011
Sussex academic helps launch ’unique’ migration report
Sussex academic helps launch 'unique' migration report University of Sussex academic Professor Richard Black will help today (Thursday 20 October) to launch a major new international report that he describes as “unique” in its approach to migration in an era of climate change.

Environment - Economics / Business - 20.10.2011
Pay-As-You-Go Approach to Powering the World
Vijay Modi , a professor of mechanical engineering, is working to create sustainable energy models for cities, such as New York, where current infrastructure will not be able to support future demand, and for countries as far away as Tanzania, where power costs are high and energy is inefficient.

Health - Environment - 20.10.2011
Book on Romantic Attachment Merges Science With Self-Help
Seven years ago, when Amir Levine was in his child and adolescent psychiatry residency here at Columbia, he worked with mothers suffering from post-traumatic stress disorder, using attachment-based therapy to help them better bond with their children.

Economics / Business - Environment - 20.10.2011
Engineers Develop Innovative Solutions to Challenges of an Information-Rich Society
Despite the limited laboratory space available in Manhattan's dense urban environment, Columbia's basic and applied scientists and engineers have long been at the forefront of innovations central to modern life.

Environment - 19.10.2011
Millions will be 'trapped' in areas facing environmental change
Millions will be 'trapped' in areas facing environmental change
Major challenges associated with migration and environmental change 'have been underestimated', according to a major new report.

Environment - Civil Engineering - 19.10.2011
City heat is a small contributor to global warming, Stanford study finds
City heat is a small contributor to global warming, Stanford study finds
Urban 'heat island' effect is only a small contributor to global warming, and white roofs don't help to solve the problem, say Stanford researchers Heat emanating from cities – called the "urban heat island" effect – is not a significant contributor to global warming, Stanford researchers have found.

Agronomy / Food Science - Environment - 19.10.2011
Read the story Research Star chef Ian Curley to take Sydney 'back to cooking basics'
Read the story Research Star chef Ian Curley to take Sydney ’back to cooking basics’
As Sunday 16 October marked World Food Day , Alana Mann from the Department of Media and at the University of Sydney reflected on a global social movement struggling to assert rights over food.

Environment - 19.10.2011
Letting the neighbours watch your energy use
Letting the neighbours watch your energy use
Reducing domestic electricity consumption could be as simple as putting a blackboard outside your home to show the neighbours how much energy you are using each day. The results of an applied design research project devised by Martin Tomitsch and Andrew Vande Moere from the Design Lab in the Faculty of Architecture, Design and Planning were recently presented at Interact 2011, an international conference on human-computer interaction held in Portugal.

Environment - Agronomy / Food Science - 18.10.2011
Researchers attack a stinker of a pest; iPhone users can help track the invader
Researchers attack a stinker of a pest; iPhone users can help track the invader
A new hobo pest - the brown marmorated stink bug (BMSB) - is pigging out on many of North America's most important crops, posing an unprecedented threat to U.S. agriculture, say experts. "There's been nothing like this in several decades," says Peter Jentsch, a researcher at Cornell's Hudson Valley Laboratory and one of 10 Cornell scientists and 70 others, including some as far afield as Oregon and Florida, looking for ways the curb the pest, which caused catastrophic damage in 2010.

Environment - Economics / Business - 18.10.2011
Kiln to make rural Kenyan village energy self-sufficiency with agricultural boon
Kiln to make rural Kenyan village energy self-sufficiency with agricultural boon
The increasing costs of fuel for transportation are hampering development of rural communities in developing countries, but an interdisciplinary team of Cornell scientists believes they may have found a sustainable solution: biochar.

Environment - Computer Science - 17.10.2011
University of Minnesota robots to join search for invasive species
University of Minnesota robots to join search for invasive species
$2.2 million NSF grant funds development of robotic boats to track nonnative carp Media Note: View video of prototype robotic boats in action at z.umn.edu/carptracker.

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.

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