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Environment - Computer Science - 02.06.2011
Building a better dam map
Global collaboration provides explicit database of reservoirs and dams for sustainable river-flow management Humans have been building reservoirs and dams for thousands of years.

Environment - Life Sciences - 01.06.2011
Mass extinction victim survives! Snail long thought extinct, isn’t
ANN ARBOR, Mich.—Think "mass extinction" and you probably envision dinosaurs dropping dead in the long-ago past or exotic tropical creatures being wiped out when their rainforest habitats are decimated.

Earth Sciences - Environment - 01.06.2011
3D-model mimics volcanic explosions
3D-model mimics volcanic explosions
University Park, Pa. A 3-D model of a volcanic explosion, based on the 1980 eruption of Mount St. Helens in Washington state, may enhance our understanding of how some volcanic explosions occur and help identify blast zones for potentially dangerous locations, according to an international team of volcanologists.

Environment - Health - 01.06.2011
Livestock risks from Wisconsin wolves localized, predictable
It's an issue that crops up wherever humans and big predators — wolves, bears, lions — coexist.

Environment - 01.06.2011
Russian submersibles arrive on Lake Geneva
The arrival of the MIR submersibles on the shores of Lake Geneva kicks off the Elemo scientific campaign.

Environment - Health - 31.05.2011
Habitat loss and fungus in forests leave frogs little refuge
Habitat loss and fungus in forests leave frogs little refuge
Many researchers have believed that pristine forests might provide amphibians a refuge against their two main killers: habitat loss and fungal infections. But a Cornell study shows for the first time that frogs and other amphibians have a higher risk of infection from the fungus Batrachochytrium dendrobatidis (Bd) in pristine forests.

Physics - Environment - 31.05.2011
LANL reaches waste shipment milestone
LANL reaches waste shipment milestone
The Lab surpassed 100,000 plutonium-equivalent curies of TRU waste shipped to WIPP, about one-third of the Lab's total.

Environment - Economics / Business - 31.05.2011
Human impacts of rising oceans will extend well beyond coasts
Identifying the human impact of rising sea levels is far more complex than just looking at coastal cities on a map. Rather, estimates that are based on current, static population data can greatly misrepresent the true extent — and the pronounced variability — of the human toll of climate change, say University of Wisconsin-Madison researchers.

Environment - Earth Sciences - 30.05.2011
Scripps Postdoc Named as National Geographic Emerging Explorer
News release URL Project Surya Emerging Explorer profiles Scripps Homepage ScrippsNews Home Award will further Jennifer Burney's work at the nexus of climate change and poverty alleviation May 24, 20

Environment - Economics / Business - 30.05.2011
Campus Installing Additional Megawatt of Solar Power, Boosting Renewable-Energy Portfolio
UC San Diego Sustainability News 2.8 Megawatt Fuel Cell Anchors UCSD Energy Innovation Park Sullivan Solar Power California Senate Bill 585 Clean Renewable Energy Bonds “This project wil

Environment - 30.05.2011
Inner city housing more energy efficient than 7 star suburban homes: study
Houses on Melbourne's suburban fringe are responsible for drastically higher levels of greenhouse gas emissions compared to higher density housing or apartments in the inner city according to a new University of Melbourne study.

Environment - Earth Sciences - 29.05.2011
With global warming, Arctic access will diminish by land but improve by sea
With global warming, Arctic access will diminish by land but improve by sea
Global warming over the next 40 years will cut through Arctic transportation networks like a double-edged sword, limiting access in certain areas and vastly increasing it in others, a new UCLA study predicts.

Environment - 27.05.2011
£1.3m research on urban insects begins in Bristol
£1.3m research on urban insects begins in Bristol
The gardens of Westbury-on-Trym will play a key part in a new £1.3 million research project led by the University of Bristol into how urbanization is affecting bees, flies and other pollinating insects across the UK.

Environment - Electroengineering - 27.05.2011
Research aimed at slowing spread of forest pests in wood packaging
Research aimed at slowing spread of forest pests in wood packaging
University Park, Pa. As invasive forest pests such as emerald ash borer and Asian long-horned beetle decimate forests they never should have seen, scientists are investigating ways to slow the introduction of new insects that may be just as devastating.

Environment - History / Archeology - 26.05.2011
Researchers Using Tree-ring Science to Find Lost City of Angkor
Columbia tree-ring scientists journey to a remote forest in Cambodia to search for clues about the demise of a lost civilization.

Environment - Health - 25.05.2011
Researchers track the secret lives of feral and free-roaming house cats
Researchers track the secret lives of feral and free-roaming house cats
CHAMPAIGN, lll. Researchers (and some cat-owners) wanted to know: What do feral and free-roaming house cats do when they're out of sight?

Environment - 25.05.2011
Rethinking extinction
For more than 40 years, the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) has published the Red List of Threatened Species describing the conservation status of various species of animals. They are now also including plants in their lists and the picture they present is dramatic. According to recent estimates , around 20 per cent of flowering plants are currently at risk of extinction - though the exact number is unknown since such a small proportion of plant species has even been measured.

Health - Environment - 25.05.2011
Big leap in understanding frog threat
Big leap in understanding frog threat
University of Sydney researchers have identified two new parasite species causing disease among endangered Australian frogs. They say they are most likely native, overturning a commonly held view they were introduced with cane toads in 1935. The parasites have so far been found in 10 frog species, including the iconic Green and Golden Bell Frog, the Southern Bell Frog and even the Yellow Spotted Bell Frog - a species presumed extinct for 30 years until recently.

Environment - Agronomy / Food Science - 24.05.2011

Life Sciences - Environment - 23.05.2011
Eco-friendly youngsters are top of the tree
They will be taking part in a major tree survey to find and identify different species in the city and establish how the population is changing, under the expert guidance of a University of Plymouth academic.

Life Sciences - Environment - 23.05.2011
Eco-friendly youngsters are top of the tree
They will be taking part in a major tree survey to find and identify different species in the city and establish how the population is changing, under the expert guidance of a University of Plymouth academic.

Environment - History / Archeology - 23.05.2011
Explore Brierley Hill through rose-tinted eyes with new guidebook
A new discovery book published by a National Lottery funded initiative coordinated in the West Midlands by the University of Birmingham's School of Geography, Earth and Environmental Sciences is unearthing the plants and local history of Brierley Hill through gardener's eyes.

Environment - Economics / Business - 23.05.2011

Environment - Economics / Business - 22.05.2011
California Energy Commission Accelerates Renewable Energy Research on Campus Through $1.4 Million Grant
UC San Diego environmental engineering professor Jan Kleissl is using a grant from the California Energy Commission to boost his renowned solar research.

Environment - Life Sciences - 20.05.2011
Exploring life under the sea
Understanding the complex networks of marine life in Port Phillip Bay is the focus of two new research projects at the University of Melbourne, funded by the Victorian Government's Department of Sustainability and Environment. Marine biologists from the University's Department of Zoology welcomed $2.2 million in funding for the research projects.

Agronomy / Food Science - Environment - 19.05.2011

Environment - Health - 18.05.2011
National infrastructure plan leads to increased environmental impact
National infrastructure plan leads to increased environmental impact
Today's transport planning is in conflict with transport policy objectives and will produce an increased environmental impact. As a result, they don't contribute to long-term sustainable transport services. These are some of the conclusions KTH researchers Göran Finnveden and Jonas Åkerman have found which will be presented at an international conference in Linköping tomorrow, 10 May.

Environment - Physics - 18.05.2011
Species extinction rates have been overestimated, new study claims
Species extinction rates have been overestimated, new study claims
The most widely used methods for calculating species extinction rates are "fundamentally flawed" and overestimate extinction rates by as much as 160 percent, life scientists report May 19 .

Environment - Physics - 17.05.2011
NASA Mission Will Observe Earth's Salty Seas
NASA Mission Will Observe Earth’s Salty Seas
PASADENA, Calif. Final preparations are under way for the June 9 launch of the international Aquarius/SAC-D observatory. The mission's primary instrument, Aquarius, will study interactions between ocean circulation, the water cycle and climate by measuring ocean surface salinity. Engineers at Vandenberg Air Force Base in California are performing final tests before mating Aquarius/SAC-D to its Delta II rocket.

Economics / Business - Environment - 16.05.2011
University of Sydney expert developing next generation biofuels
University of Sydney expert developing next generation biofuels
The University of Sydney's Professor Thomas Maschmeyer is behind cutting edge research that could fuel the aviation industry from sustainable energy sources in the not too distant future.

Environment - 16.05.2011
Groundwater of the Geneva basin under scrutiny from hydrogeologist
Groundwater of the Geneva basin under scrutiny from hydrogeologist
Could our drinking water resources be at risk from drought, among other things? The canton of Vaud has commissioned an EPFL laboratory to draw up a geological map of the conservation and the water resources.

Environment - Computer Science - 13.05.2011
If trees could talk...
If trees could talk...
PA../11 A Nottingham student is bringing the plight of one of Brazil's most threatened ecosystems to the heart of British forests as part of an ambitious art installation aimed at increasing public understanding of climate science.

Environment - 13.05.2011
Research Shows Green Roofs Prevent Sewer Overflow
Green roofs can be a cost-effective way to keep water from running into sewer systems and causing overflows, Columbia University researchers have found.

Economics / Business - Environment - 13.05.2011
Can you feel the force?
Can you feel the force?
It's misunderstood, distrusted and derided, but marketing can be a powerful tool for change. By STEPHEN GREEN .

Environment - Health - 13.05.2011

Environment - Health - 12.05.2011
The largest environmental initiative in KTH’s history
Several new heavy appointments, including a Vice-President for Sustainable Development and a new Environment Director.

Environment - Physics - 11.05.2011
Aquarius to Illuminate Links Between Salt, Climate
Aquarius to Illuminate Links Between Salt, Climate
When NASA's salt-seeking Aquarius instrument ascends to the heavens this June, the moon above its launch site at California's Vandenberg Air Force Base won't be in the seventh house, and Jupiter's latest alignment with Mars will be weeks in the past, in contrast to the lyrics of the song from the popular Broadway musical "Hair.

Environment - Economics / Business - 11.05.2011
More renewables needed to power low-carbon Britain, says Committee on Climate Change
More renewables needed to power low-carbon Britain, says Committee on Climate Change
by Simon Levey The UK Government needs to develop a portfolio of power-generating technologies, covering both renewable energy and other low-carbon alternatives, according to a new energy review by the Committee on Climate Change (CCC) launched this week at Imperial College London.

Environment - Economics / Business - 11.05.2011
Reforesting rural lands in western China pays big dividends, Stanford researchers say
Reforesting rural lands in western China pays big dividends, Stanford researchers say
Planting trees instead of crops on sloping land helps prevent erosion from heavy rains, Stanford researchers find.

Environment - Economics / Business - 11.05.2011
MIT analysis emphasizes the large variability in greenhouse gas emissions from biofuel production
CAMBRIDGE, Mass. There's a race afoot to give biofuel wings in the aviation industry, part of an effort to combat soaring fuel prices and cut greenhouse gas emissions.

Architecture - Environment - 11.05.2011
SEK 25 million for architectural research at KTH
SEK 25 million for architectural research at KTH
Formas‘ research council has just awarded SEK 50 million to two strong research environments. Katja Grillner, Professor at KTH's School of Architecture, will be responsible for half of the money.

Chemistry - Environment - 11.05.2011

Environment - Earth Sciences - 10.05.2011
Stanford faculty committee appointed to study Searsville Dam, Reservoir
Stanford faculty committee appointed to study Searsville Dam, Reservoir
A new committee made up of Stanford faculty members will study the Searsville Dam and Reservoir over the next two years, bringing a multidisciplinary perspective in considering the needs of the university, the surrounding community and the environment.

Environment - Chemistry - 10.05.2011
Capturing CO2
Capturing CO2
A team of leading researchers from some of Australia's top universities and research institutes will join forces to develop new ways to capture and transform carbon dioxide, the notorious gas at the centre of the greenhouse discussion.

Health - Environment - 09.05.2011
U-M to study why childhood exposure to toxicants makes us sick as adults
ANN ARBOR, Mich.—A newly funded center at the University of Michigan will allow researchers from the School of Public Health and the Medical School to study the way environmental toxicants change genetic programming, and how those changes contribute to chronic disease in adults.

Environment - Chemistry - 09.05.2011
Report: Direct removal of carbon dioxide from air likely not viable
Technologies for removing carbon dioxide from the atmosphere are unlikely to offer an economically feasible way to slow human-driven climate change for several decades, according to a report issued by the American Physical Society and led by Princeton engineer Robert Socolow.

Environment - Earth Sciences - 05.05.2011
Vatican Science Panel Calls Attention to the Threat of Glacial Melt
News release URL Scripps Homepage ScrippsNews Home Pontifical Academy of Sciences working group of leading scientists to present report to Pope Benedict XVI May 6, 2011 By Robert Monroe A panel of som

Environment - Agronomy / Food Science - 04.05.2011
U.S. farmers dodge the impacts of global warming – at least for now, Stanford researcher says
U.S. farmers dodge the impacts of global warming – at least for now, Stanford researcher says
The United States seems to have been lucky so far in largely escaping the impact of global warming on crop production. But for most major agricultural producing countries, the rising temperatures have already reduced their yields of corn and wheat compared to what they would have produced if there had been no warming, according to a new study led by Stanford researchers.

Earth Sciences - Environment - 04.05.2011
Dripstones tell us about the uplift of mountains
A team of geologists of the University of Innsbruck the University of Leeds (UK) discovered the oldest radiometrically dated dripstones currently known from the European Alps.

Environment - Health - 03.05.2011
April showers bring May glowers from N.Y. growers
April showers bring May glowers from N.Y. growers
The first of May in upstate New York usually finds fields plowed, corn planted and apple trees sprouting leaves.

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