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Environment - Health - 08.06.2010
Pathogens chase down migrating gypsy moths, making control efforts unnecessary, researcher reports
When the gypsy moth - whose caterpillars have defoliated entire forests - started spreading westward more than 100 years ago from New England to Wisconsin where they are now, Cornell researchers discovered that its fungal and viral pathogens followed close behind, reported entomologist Ann Hajek at a national conference last week.

Health - Environment - 08.06.2010
Location, location and presentation help promote healthier snacks, expert finds
When apples were moved to an attractive basket and lit with a desk lamp, their sales jumped 54 percent in a school lunchroom, Cornell's Brian Wansink reports.

Environment - Chemistry - 08.06.2010
NASA Icebreaker Voyage To Probe Climate Change Impact On Arctic
WASHINGTON - NASA's first dedicated oceanographic field campaign goes to sea June 15 to take an up-close look at how changing conditions in the Arctic are affecting the ocean's chemistry and ecosystems that play a critical role in global climate change.

Environment - 08.06.2010
Voyage into the Arctic Ocean with Stanford researchers
Voyage into the Arctic Ocean with Stanford researchers
A group of Stanford scientists are part of a research voyage aboard an icebreaker, seeking to assess the state of the Arctic Ocean and how the melting ice affects the ocean's ability to absorb carbon dioxide.

Environment - Life Sciences - 08.06.2010
Schools join scientists to spot UK's ladybirds
Schools join scientists to spot UK’s ladybirds
Thousands of school children will be helping Cambridge researchers this summer by taking part in the biggest ever survey of UK ladybirds.

Physics - Environment - 08.06.2010
’Space for Earth at the Berlin Air and Space Show, ILA, 8-13 June 2010
'Space for Earth? at the Berlin Air and Space Show, ILA, 8-13 June 2010 8 June 2010 The Berlin Air and Space Show, ILA, one of the world's largest aerospace trade shows, opens today. Organised every two years by the German Aerospace Industries Association (BDLI), it will be taking place at Berlin-Schnefeld Airport on 8-13 June.

Physics - Environment - 08.06.2010
Body language reveals if you're a true green
Body language reveals if you’re a true green
The inner feelings of people who falsely claim to care about the environment can be exposed by understanding their body language, according to a new book. Professor Geoff Beattie, from The University of Manchester, says mismatches between gestures and speech will allow us to indentify 'green fakers', regardless of what they actually say.

Health - Environment - 07.06.2010
Expert urges doctors to regularly screen for self-injury
Teens and young adults who self injure - such as by biting, cutting, burning, head banging, punching and scratching themselves - often do so as a coping mechanism, independent of other mental illness, according to a Cornell study. Understanding so-called non-suicidal self-injury (NSSI), its risk factors and warning signs would make it easier for physicians to recognize and treat, asserts Janis Whitlock, director of the Cornell Research Program on Self-Injurious Behavior in Adolescents and Young Adults, in a research review published in PLoS Medicine May 25.

Environment - 04.06.2010
Ancient lake study moves a step closer
Scientists from the University in partnership with the University of Northumbria, University of Newcastle, and the British Antarctic Survey, have pinpointed the exact site at which they will drill through 3km of ice to reach the waters of Lake Ellsworth. Researchers hope to retrieve sediment from the lake, a body of water the size of Lake Windemere which has been cut off from the wider world under a glacier for millions of years.

Environment - Agronomy / Food Science - 04.06.2010
Climate change leading to major vegetation shifts around the world
Climate change leading to major vegetation shifts around the world
BERKELEY — Vegetation around the world is on the move, and climate change is the culprit, according to a new analysis of global vegetation shifts led by a University of California, Berkeley, ec

Environment - History / Archeology - 04.06.2010
Polar Museum transformed
Polar Museum transformed
The last letters of Captain Scott and his companions will return to public display as one of the world's most important collections of polar artefacts is officially opened by TRH The Earl and Countess of Wessex on June 8.

Environment - Chemistry - 04.06.2010
NASA Briefs Media About First Arctic Oceanographic Voyage
MEDIA ADVISORY : M10-088 WASHINGTON - NASA will hold a media teleconference at 1 p.m. EDT on Tuesday, June 8 to preview the agency's first dedicated oceanographic research voyage.

Life Sciences - Environment - 04.06.2010
The Intriguing World of Seaweeds
Recently, the characterization of brown seaweeds has taken a giant step forward with the decoding of the complete genome of one of these organisms ( Ectocarpus siliculosus ) by an international consortium led by Dr. Mark Cock from the Biological Station Roscoff (Bretagne, France).

Life Sciences - Environment - 04.06.2010
The Intriguing World of Seaweeds
Recently, the characterization of brown seaweeds has taken a giant step forward with the decoding of the complete genome of one of these organisms ( Ectocarpus siliculosus ) by an international consortium led by Dr. Mark Cock from the Biological Station Roscoff (Bretagne, France).

Environment - Earth Sciences - 03.06.2010
Marine research scientist presents European documentary on ocean issues
Next week a fascinating new documentary on human effects on our oceans will be screened in 130 countries. It is presented by University of Plymouth lecturer Jason Hall-Spencer in his first starring role on European television. Hall-Spencer is renowned for his leading research on ocean acidification and the discovery of huge deep water coral reefs.

Environment - Earth Sciences - 03.06.2010
Marine research scientist presents European documentary on ocean issues
Next week a fascinating new documentary on human effects on our oceans will be screened in 130 countries. It is presented by University of Plymouth lecturer Jason Hall-Spencer in his first starring role on European television. Hall-Spencer is renowned for his leading research on ocean acidification and the discovery of huge deep water coral reefs.

Environment - Mechanical Engineering - 03.06.2010
Stanford students' new electric car breaks the mold, not the bank
Stanford students’ new electric car breaks the mold, not the bank
In a matter of weeks, Stanford graduate students have built an electric car they hope will make daily travel more environmentally friendly, efficient and fun.

Earth Sciences - Environment - 03.06.2010
Unearthing the secret history of militarized landscapes
Unearthing the secret history of militarized landscapes
Tanks, bombs and soldiers may be the immediate occupants of the vast swathes of militarized territories across the world, but do they have other functions and meanings? A new book that takes an unprecedented look at these places holds some unexpected answers.

Earth Sciences - Environment - 03.06.2010
Unearthing the secret history of militarized landscapes
Unearthing the secret history of militarized landscapes
Tanks, bombs and soldiers may be the immediate occupants of the vast swathes of militarized territories across the world, but do they have other functions and meanings? A new book that takes an unprecedented look at these places holds some unexpected answers.

Environment - Business / Economics - 02.06.2010
NASA Seeks Research Proposals For Green Aircraft Concepts
WASHINGTON - NASA is soliciting proposals for studies designed to identify advanced vehicle concepts and enabling technologies for commercial airliners to fly more economically, quieter and cleaner by 2025.

Life Sciences - Environment - 02.06.2010
Freezer Retirement Program: Out with the cold, in with the new
Freezer Retirement Program: Out with the cold, in with the new
Stanford's Department of Sustainability and Energy Management is urging researchers to go green and get rid of their old ultra-low-temperature freezers.

Environment - Business / Economics - 01.06.2010
Research hands out grades for energy efficient housing
Research hands out grades for energy efficient housing
Student flats, mid-terraced housing and Victorian homes were named among the most energy efficient buildings in the country, following a research exercise by the University of Sheffield and energy company E-ON.

Environment - Business / Economics - 01.06.2010
National study to progress leading carbon capture and storage research
National study to progress leading carbon capture and storage research
PA125/10 A detailed study of the UK will pave the way for new technology being developed to tackle the threat of climate change.

Mechanical Engineering - Environment - 27.05.2010
Student uses pedal power to create novel machine
Student uses pedal power to create novel machine
An innovative bicycle-powered water pump, created by a student at the University of Sheffield, has proved a huge success and is now in regular production in Guatemala, transforming the lives of rural residents.

Environment - Physics - 27.05.2010
NASA Takes To The Air With New ’Earth Venture’ Research Projects
WASHINGTON - Hurricanes, air quality, and Arctic ecosystems are among the research areas to be investigated during the next five years by new NASA airborne science missions announced today. The five competitively-selected proposals are the first investigations in the new Venture-class series of low-to-moderate cost projects established last year.

Environment - Physics - 27.05.2010
NASA Takes to the Air With New 'Earth Venture' Research Projects
NASA Takes to the Air With New ’Earth Venture’ Research Projects
PASADENA, Calif. Hurricanes, air quality and Arctic ecosystems are among the research areas to be investigated during the next five years by new NASA airborne science missions announced today. The five competitively-selected proposals, including one from NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory, Pasadena, Calif., are the first investigations in the new Venture-class series of low-to-moderate-cost projects established last year.

Business / Economics - Environment - 26.05.2010
Solar-powered bamboo radio could prove a design for life for Madagascar
A design student who has created a blueprint for a solar-powered radio, constructed entirely from bamboo, is hoping her idea will help build a social enterprise opportunity in Madagascar.

Business / Economics - Environment - 26.05.2010
Solar-powered bamboo radio could prove a design for life for Madagascar
A design student who has created a blueprint for a solar-powered radio, constructed entirely from bamboo, is hoping her idea will help build a social enterprise opportunity in Madagascar.

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.

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