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Environment - Earth Sciences - 16.09.2010
Great Lakes water quality is focus of new $5-million grant
Great Lakes from space. Provided by the SeaWiFS Project, NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center, and ORBIMAGE.

Business / Economics - Environment - 16.09.2010
MIT releases major report: The Future of the Nuclear Fuel Cycle
MIT releases major report: The Future of the Nuclear Fuel Cycle
CAMBRIDGE, Mass. Uranium supplies will not limit the expansion of nuclear power in the U.S. or around the world for the foreseeable future, according to a major new interdisciplinary study produced under the auspices of the MIT Energy Initiative.

Chemistry - Environment - 16.09.2010
Bright future for British solar company
Bright future for British solar company
Cambridge Enterprise, the University of Cambridge's commercialisation office, and the Carbon Trust have announced the launch of Eight19 Limited, a new solar energy company which will develop and manufacture high performance, lower cost plastic solar cells for high-growth volume markets.

Earth Sciences - Environment - 15.09.2010
Caltech Receives $10 Million in Gifts to Help Launch New Terrestrial Hazard Center
PASADENA, Calif.-In an effort to find ways to minimize the damage caused by natural hazards, the California Institute of Technology (Caltech) has established the Terrestrial Hazard Observation and Re

Environment - 15.09.2010
A Growing La Nina Chills Out the Pacific
A Growing La Nina Chills Out the Pacific
The tropical Pacific Ocean has transitioned from last winter's El Niño conditions to a cool La Niña, as shown by new data about sea surface heights, collected by the U.S-French Ocean Surface Topography Mission (OSTM)/Jason-2 oceanography satellite.

Environment - Earth Sciences - 15.09.2010
Scientists plot key sites for tiger's last stand
Scientists plot key sites for tiger’s last stand
Efforts to protect the wild tiger should be intensively focused on a few key sites if conservationists are to have any chance of saving it from extinction, a new study says.

Chemistry - Environment - 14.09.2010
New plant to improve biofuels
A new pilot biomass processing plant at the University of Sydney gives researchers an opportunity to improve biofuel production, taking it a step closer to becoming a commercially viable, sustainable energy source.

Physics - Environment - 13.09.2010
Innovative photovoltaic technology showcased to royalty
Innovative photovoltaic technology showcased to royalty
Innovative photovoltaic technology showcased to royalty Cutting-edge photovoltaic technology being tested at the University of Sheffield - including the first semi-transparent photovoltaic solar panels available in the UK - was showcased on Friday (10 September 2010) at a Royal Garden Party in London hosted by the Prince of Wales.

Environment - Administration - 08.09.2010
NASA Hosts Green Aviation Summit; Bolden Highlights Importance of Issue to Future of NASA
MOFFETT FIELD, Calif. NASA has a "critical responsibility" to the flying public to develop environmentally responsible solutions to the nation's most pressing aviation problems, Administrator Charles F. Bolden Jr.

Environment - Health - 08.09.2010
Stanford land-use expert brings satellite data down to Earth
Stanford land-use expert brings satellite data down to Earth
To better understand what leads to environmental changes on Earth, Stanford's Eric Lambin combines remote satellite data with on-the-ground conversations with local residents.

Environment - Earth Sciences - 08.09.2010
CIMAS, NOAA Research Conduct Innovative Investigations to Study Hurricane Earl
— Miami — Over the last week, as Hurricane Earl threatened the east coast of the United States, hurricane scientists from NOAA Research's Atlantic Oceanographic and Meteorological Laborat

Environment - 08.09.2010
Elephants, unfazed by dynamite, seek to avoid humans
Elephants, unfazed by dynamite, seek to avoid humans
Elephants are not bothered by dynamite explosions, but nearby human activity prompts them to dramatically change their behavior, reports a Cornell study that used automated listening devices to monitor elephant behavior in Gabon.

Architecture - Environment - 08.09.2010

Business / Economics - Environment - 07.09.2010
Celebrating science and research at its best
A trio of events taking place in the Graduation Marquee on Plymouth Hoe next week will offer the opportunity to experience the breadth of activity and expertise that is covered in both teaching and research at the University of Plymouth. Several local primary and secondary schools have booked sessions on the morning of Tuesday, 14 September, to enjoy a wide range of fun activities that will show how scientific research relates to real life.

Business / Economics - Environment - 07.09.2010
Celebrating science and research at its best
A trio of events taking place in the Graduation Marquee on Plymouth Hoe next week will offer the opportunity to experience the breadth of activity and expertise that is covered in both teaching and research at the University of Plymouth. Several local primary and secondary schools have booked sessions on the morning of Tuesday, 14 September, to enjoy a wide range of fun activities that will show how scientific research relates to real life.

Life Sciences - Environment - 07.09.2010
Mother’s care is key to a big brain
The evolution of big-brained mammals may be due to maternal investment, rather than metabolism, according to a new study by scientists at UCL (University College London) and the University of Cambridge. Published today in Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences (PNAS) the study analysed data sets of the brain sizes of 197 marsupial and 457 placental mammals to test the influences of metabolism versus maternal investment on brain size evolution.

Environment - Health - 07.09.2010
Package a 'good start' for rural Australia
Package a ‘good start’ for rural Australia
The Deputy Director of the National Institute for Rural and Regional Australia (NIRRA) has welcomed the package for rural and regional Australia announced by the government, but says more needs to be done to ensure long-term sustainability for regional communities.

Life Sciences - Environment - 07.09.2010
Is organic farming good for wildlife?
Is organic farming good for wildlife?
The findings come from a study of butterfly populations in UK landscapes by scientists at the Universities of Leeds and York.

Physics - Environment - 03.09.2010
ATHLETE Rover Steps Up to Long Desert Trek
ATHLETE Rover Steps Up to Long Desert Trek
The ATHLETE rover, currently under development at NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory, Pasadena, Calif.

Physics - Environment - 03.09.2010
NASA Invites Media To Experience Future Of Human Space Exploration
MEDIA ADVISORY : M10-125 HOUSTON - To see what life might be like on a distant planet, reporters need only travel to the Arizona desert.

Environment - Agronomy / Food Science - 02.09.2010
Most new farmland comes from cutting tropical forest, says Stanford researcher
A new study led by a Stanford researcher shows that more than 80 percent of the new farmland created in the tropics between 1980 and 2000 came from felling forests, which sends carbon into the atmosphere and drives global warming. But the research team also noted that big agribusiness has largely replaced small farmers in doing most of the tree cutting in Brazil and Indonesia, which may make it easier to rein in the trend.

Environment - Earth Sciences - 02.09.2010
NASA Hurricane Researchers Eye Earl's Eye
NASA Hurricane Researchers Eye Earl’s Eye
Hurricane Earl's eye, as measured by NASA's HAMSR intrument on Sept. 2, 2010. The data reflect the brightness temperatures of the storm with cooler temperatures in shades of blue and green and warmer temperatures in oranges and reds. The pink crosses represent lightning. Image credit: NASA-JPL/Data SIC/NOAA/U.S.

Environment - Health - 01.09.2010
Plymouth only UK partner in marine doctoral programme
MARES (MARine EcoSystem health and conservation) is a three-year world-class joint doctoral programme in marine ecosystem health and conservation.

Environment - Health - 01.09.2010
Plymouth only UK partner in marine doctoral programme
MARES (MARine EcoSystem health and conservation) is a three-year world-class joint doctoral programme in marine ecosystem health and conservation.

Environment - Mechanical Engineering - 01.09.2010
Miniature Auto Differential Helps Tiny Aerial Robots Stay Aloft
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: Steve Bradt 617.496.8070 Miniature Auto Differential Helps Tiny Aerial Robots Stay Aloft Microrobots could be used for search and rescue, agriculture, environmental monitoring Cambridge, Mass.

Environment - Agronomy / Food Science - 01.09.2010
Cornell leads fight against the invasive emerald ash borer
Cornell leads fight against the invasive emerald ash borer
Cornell is leading efforts to manage outbreak populations of the emerald ash borer (EAB), a beetle that has the potential to devastate ash trees in the Northeast. The new invasive species is already in Steuben and Ulster counties. The pest first showed up in western New York last August in the Cattaraugus County town of Randolph.

Environment - Earth Sciences - 01.09.2010
NASA Images Dissect Hurricane Earl
NASA Images Dissect Hurricane Earl
With the peak of the 2010 Atlantic hurricane season still 10 days away, the relative calm of the first half of the season has quickly evaporated. As of Sept. 1, there were three named tropical cyclones in the Atlantic-Hurricane Earl and Tropical Storms Fiona and Gaston. NASA satellites, instruments and researchers are hard at work, providing the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration and other agencies with many kinds of data used to help forecast and track these monster storms.

Environment - Life Sciences - 01.09.2010
Ash forests rise and rise again
Ash forests rise and rise again
A new book that graphically documents the spectacular natural recovery of Victoria's ash forests after the Black Saturday bushfires also argues that wildfires are typical natural disturbances in these environments.

Environment - Earth Sciences - 27.08.2010
Helping Victoria deal with bushfires
Researchers at the University of Melbourne and the Bushfire CRC have designed a unique computer program that can predict the direction, speed and intensity of bushfires.

Life Sciences - Environment - 26.08.2010
UK researchers release draft sequence coverage of wheat genome
UK researchers release draft sequence coverage of wheat genome
The first sequence coverage of the wheat genome has been publicly released by a team of UK researchers, including scientists from the University of Bristol.

Computer Science / Telecom - Environment - 26.08.2010
NSF Awards San Diego Supercomputer Center $2.8 Million for Trestles System
324-node/100 Teraflops System provides a Bridge to Greater Science Productivity Aug 26, 2010 By Jan Zverina The National Science Foundation (NSF) has awarded the San Diego Supercomputer Center (SDSC)

Environment - Physics - 26.08.2010
Tracing the Big Picture of Mars' Atmosphere
Tracing the Big Picture of Mars’ Atmosphere
One of the instruments on a 2016 mission to orbit Mars will provide daily maps of global, pole-to-pole, vertical distributions of the temperature, dust, water vapor and ice clouds in the Martian atmosphere. The joint European-American mission, ExoMars Trace Gas Orbiter, will seek faint gaseous clues about possible life on Mars.

Environment - Agronomy / Food Science - 26.08.2010
Unusual feed supplement could ease greenhouse gassy cows
Unusual feed supplement could ease greenhouse gassy cows
University Park, Pa. — Cow belches, a major source of greenhouse gases, could be decreased by an unusual feed supplement developed by a Penn State dairy scientist.

Chemistry - Environment - 25.08.2010

Environment - Health - 24.08.2010
On organic coffee farm, complex interactions keep pests under control
ANN ARBOR, Mich.—Proponents of organic farming often speak of nature's balance in ways that sound almost spiritual, prompting criticism that their views are unscientific and nave.

Environment - 24.08.2010
Chairman of Marjan Centre appointed
Chairman of Marjan Centre appointed
Chairman of Marjan Centre appointed 24 Aug 2010, PR 176/10 Major General Peter Davies, CB, former Director-General of the RSPCA, has taken up a new appointment within the Department of War Studies at King's College London, to lead a ground-breaking initiative. Major General Davies is now Chairman of the Management Committee of the newly formed Marjan Centre for the Study of Conflict and Conservation (MCSCC).

Environment - Physics - 20.08.2010
Deputy Prime Minister opens University Solar Farm
Deputy Prime Minister opens University Solar Farm
Deputy Prime Minister opens University Solar Farm Deputy Prime Minister Nick Clegg officially opened a major solar farm on the roof of a University of Sheffield building today (Friday 20 August 2010), as part of a 120,000 investment hoped to help lead the way in photovoltaic research and boost our knowledge of renewable energy.

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.

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