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Environment - 26.05.2010
MIT and NSTAR kick off first-of-its-kind energy efficiency program
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Civil Engineering - Environment - 26.05.2010
Hedgehogs adapt to life in the city
Hedgehogs adapt to life in the city
More hedgehogs may now be living in towns and cities than in the countryside but how they trade off the risks and benefits of an urban environment has been little known ? until now. New research from the University of Bristol, published in Animal Behaviour, investigated how hedgehogs are coping with life in the city.

Environment - History / Archeology - 25.05.2010

Environment - Life Sciences - 24.05.2010
The Star of Africa’s Savanna Ecosystems May Be the Lowly Termite
Cambridge, Mass. May 25, 2010 - The majestic animals most closely associated with the African savanna - fierce lions, massive elephants, towering giraffes - may be relatively minor players when it comes to shaping the ecosystem. The real king of the savanna appears to be the termite, say ecologists who've found that these humble creatures contribute mightily to grassland productivity in central Kenya via a network of uniformly distributed colonies.

Environment - Earth Sciences - 24.05.2010
Meeting on habitat conservation plan scheduled for campus May 25
Meeting on habitat conservation plan scheduled for campus May 25
The meeting is an opportunity for the public to discuss the proposed habitat conservation plan with Stanford and the two federal agencies responsible for reviewing the university's plans.

Environment - Earth Sciences - 24.05.2010
Small mammals at greater risk from global warming than was thought, Stanford biologists say
Small mammals at greater risk from global warming than was thought, Stanford biologists say
Small-mammal communities got knocked seriously askew about 12,000 years ago by the last episode of global warming.

Environment - Business / Economics - 23.05.2010
Redirecting the World Community toward Sustainable Growth
May 24, 2010 — Coral Gables — The degradation of ecosystems and the decline of biodiversity around the globe have been hastened by society's use of natural resources.

Environment - Business / Economics - 20.05.2010
Stanford’s Pamela Matson urges U.S. to adopt coordinated research on climate change
Temperatures are rising, and the U.S. must respond with a coordinated research program, said Stanford researcher Pamela Matson, who chaired a recent study by the National Research Counc

Environment - 19.05.2010
Silent Summer
Silent Summer
Almost fifty years after Rachel Carson's book Silent Spring alerted the world to the impact of pesticides on the environment, 40 leading ecologists have contributed to a new book benchmarking the state of wildlife in Britain and Ireland.

Environment - 19.05.2010
Gulf of Mexico oil spill in the Loop Current
Gulf of Mexico oil spill in the Loop Current 19 May 2010 Scientists monitoring the US oil spill with ESA's Envisat radar satellite say that it has entered the Loop Current, a powerful conveyor belt that flows clockwise around the Gulf of Mexico towards Florida.

Business / Economics - Environment - 19.05.2010

Environment - 17.05.2010
The Grantham Institute for Climate Change celebrates its research
The Grantham Institute for Climate Change celebrates its research
The Grantham Outlook 2010 reports on how the Institute is addressing climate change, for example, by developing a better understanding of ocean dynamics - News By Natasha Martineau Tuesday 18 May 2010

Environment - Life Sciences - 17.05.2010

Life Sciences - Environment - 14.05.2010

Environment - Life Sciences - 14.05.2010
IYBD at UCL: The treasures of evolution
IYBD at UCL: The treasures of evolution
In this short film, palaeobiologist Dr Anjali Goswami (UCL Genetics, Evolution and Environment and UCL Earth Sciences) explains what we can learn about biodiversity from the collection housed at UCL's Grant Museum of Zoology.

Environment - Life Sciences - 14.05.2010
IYBD at UCL: Protecting the primates of Gashaka
IYBD at UCL: Protecting the primates of Gashaka
In this short film, Professor Volker Sommer (UCL Anthropology) discusses his work in West Africa, where he has founded a unique project to protect the area's primates.

Mechanical Engineering - Environment - 14.05.2010
Researchers develop disaster relief technologies for Haiti
Researchers develop disaster relief technologies for Haiti
Even before the Jan. 12 earthquake that devastated Haiti, killing more than 200,000 people and leaving more than 1 million homeless, the citizens of the Caribbean nation were in desperate need of access to clean drinking water and electricity.

Environment - Business / Economics - 13.05.2010
From caf to compost: Imperial College London to reduce food waste to landfill by one tonne a week
From caf to compost: Imperial College London to reduce food waste to landfill by one tonne a week
From caf to compost: Imperial College London to reduce food waste to landfill by one tonne a week Food waste at South Kensington Campus will be used for compost thanks to the College's new compostin

Environment - Earth Sciences - 13.05.2010
Scientists ask public to delve into their ponds
Scientists ask public to delve into their ponds
UCL scientists are researching the quality of England‘s lakes and ponds and asking everyone to get involved in a project led by UCL's OPAL (Open Air Laboratories) Water Centre.

Environment - Earth Sciences - 13.05.2010
Scripps Chemistry Professor Named as Member of IPCC Review Committee
News release IPCC InterAcademy Council Scripps Homepage ScrippsNews Home Nobel Prize-winning UC San Diego researcher Mario Molina to examine how climate panel prepares reports May 13, 2010 By Robert

Environment - 13.05.2010
Final Attempts to Hear from Mars Phoenix Scheduled
Final Attempts to Hear from Mars Phoenix Scheduled
PASADENA, Calif. From May 17 to 21, NASA's Mars Odyssey orbiter will conduct a fourth and final campaign to check on whether the Phoenix Mars Lander has come back to life.

Physics - Environment - 12.05.2010
Stanford physicist: Americans should overcome doubts about nuclear power plants
Stanford physicist: Americans should overcome doubts about nuclear power plants
Stanford University physicist Burton Richter believes it is time for the United States to become a leader in the field of developing safe and efficient nuclear power.

Environment - Physics - 12.05.2010
Andlinger plans blend technical, aesthetic goals for new energy research hub
Andlinger plans blend technical, aesthetic goals for new energy research hub
Architects for Princeton's Andlinger Center for Energy and the Environment have completed initial plans for laboratory, classroom and garden spaces that support the center's mission while creating an inviting new presence at the eastern edge of campus.

Environment - Business / Economics - 11.05.2010
Scientists decry political assaults on climate researchers
Over 250 of the nation's top scientists have joined together to denounce political intimidation of climate researchers as "McCarthy-like" tactics; they call for immediate action to address the causes of climate change.

Business / Economics - Environment - 11.05.2010

Environment - Earth Sciences - 11.05.2010
Scripps Researchers Outline Strategy to Limit Global Warming
National Science Foundation (NSF) Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences Scripps Homepage ScrippsNews Home Fulfilling Copenhagen Accord will require variety of efforts ranging from 'Herculean' to the readily actionable, scientists say April 30, 2010 By Robert Monroe Scripps climate and atmospheric scientist Veerabhadran Ramanathan (gray shirt) looks on as Hafeez Rehman explains new clean-burning cookware and lanterns to rural villagers in India.

Environment - Business / Economics - 11.05.2010

Environment - Business / Economics - 07.05.2010

Environment - Business / Economics - 06.05.2010

Environment - Business / Economics - 05.05.2010

Environment - Business / Economics - 04.05.2010
UC Berkeley launches new masters program in sustainability, joining global campus network
BERKELEY — Recognizing the proven leadership of campus faculty and students in addressing climate change, poverty and public health, the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundat

Mathematics - Environment - 03.05.2010
Researchers win four ERC Advanced Grants
Researchers win four ERC Advanced Grants
By Lucy Goodchild and Colin Smith Tuesday 4 May 2010 Developing a theory to predict the effect of environmental change on ecosystems and using a new kind of physics to give microchips more memory are two of the aims of four new European Research Council (ERC) Advanced Grants awarded to researchers at Imperial College London.

Linguistics / Literature - Environment - 03.05.2010
Illustrator Edward Gorey’s Works Donated to Columbia
A large and important collection of works by the idiosyncratic illustrator, designer and writer, Edward Gorey (1925-2000), has been donated to Columbia's Rare Book & Manuscript Library by Andrew Alpern.

Environment - Life Sciences - 03.05.2010
While walking the Farm, hikers learn about Stanford's role in dealing with climate change
While walking the Farm, hikers learn about Stanford’s role in dealing with climate change
Pastoral perfection was tempered by evidence of climate change as Stanford faculty and staffers explained how global warming is affecting areas of campus and what researchers are doing about it.

Environment - Event - 30.04.2010
Four Columbia Professors Named 2010 Fellows of American Academy of Arts and Sciences
Four Columbia professors—whose expertise range from the environment and journalism to philosophy and law—were elected to the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, one of the nation's most prestigious and oldest honorary societies.

Business / Economics - Environment - 29.04.2010
Dear Prime Minister...
Dear Prime Minister...
As the general election approaches, UCL staff and students share their wishlist for policies from the next government affecting a range of aspects of life, from human rights and science to crime, the environment, and more..

Environment - 29.04.2010
My Green Idea video competition results announced
This spring, UCL Communications ran the ‘My Green Idea' video competition for students and staff at UCL and the Union to submit their ideas for how they can cut carbon emissions by 10% in 2010.

Environment - 29.04.2010
Wytham: 60 years of science
Ecologists and scientists will gather in Wytham Woods today to celebrate the 60th anniversary of its designation as a Site of Special Scientific Interest [ SSSI ].

Environment - Earth Sciences - 28.04.2010
Aboriginal hunting, burning boost Australia's desert biodiversity, Stanford researchers find
Aboriginal hunting, burning boost Australia’s desert biodiversity, Stanford researchers find
In Australia, Martu hunter-gatherers light fires to expose the hiding places of their prey: monitor lizards called goanna that can grow up to 6 feet long.

Business / Economics - Environment - 28.04.2010

Environment - Business / Economics - 28.04.2010
Water Conservation Model Borrows From Business Methods
At an end-of-season picnic near his summer home in the Catskills in 2004, Peter Kolesar stopped to chat with members of a conservation group that was trying to protect trout in the Upper Delaware River by changing the rules that govern water releases from its reservoir system.

Environment - Social Sciences - 27.04.2010
Scientists link ocean acidification to prehistoric mass extinction
Earth experienced its biggest mass extinction 250 million years ago. New evidence from Stanford, which looks at calcium isotopes, suggests massive volcanic eruptions were to blame for ocean acidification that wiped out 90 percent of marine biodiversity.

Environment - Life Sciences - 27.04.2010

Environment - 26.04.2010
Plymouth explorer first Brit to North Pole in 2010
Explorer Antony Jinman reached the North Pole on Earth Day on 22 April at 22.05 GMT. He is the first British citizen to reach the North Pole this year.

Environment - 26.04.2010
Plymouth explorer first Brit to North Pole in 2010
Explorer Antony Jinman reached the North Pole on Earth Day on 22 April at 22.05 GMT. He is the first British citizen to reach the North Pole this year.

Environment - Agronomy / Food Science - 23.04.2010

Business / Economics - Environment - 21.04.2010
Stanford hosts United Nations Foundation board members
Stanford hosts United Nations Foundation board members
Media mogul-turned-environmentalist Ted Turner talked about the need for a cleaner, more energy efficient planet while former U.N. Ambassador Andrew Young reflected on a life of public service and today's political climate.

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