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Environment - Architecture - 30.07.2010
Vision of water wins sustainability competition
Vision of water wins sustainability competition
Links: Green UCL Blue UCL event information UCL Environment Institute UCL Estates and Facilities UCL Union and the environment HoldUP Architecture An installation exploring how much water it requires

Environment - Business / Economics - 30.07.2010
Faculty member gets key perspectives on trip to Argentina, Uruguay
Faculty member gets key perspectives on trip to Argentina, Uruguay
A College of Communications faculty member took his interest in international environmental communications to the Southern Hemisphere this past summer, spending two weeks conducting interviews and ga

Health - Environment - 28.07.2010
Univ. of Miami Oceans and Human Health Study Uncovers Potential Health Issues for Bathers
— Coral Gables — A yearlong beach study led by a team of University of Miami researchers suggests that swimmers at sub-tropical beaches face an increased risk of illness. The multi-disciplinary team examined the risk of illness that beachgoers face when exposed to recreational marine water at sub-tropical beaches with no known source of pollution or contamination.

Environment - Earth Sciences - 28.07.2010
Best hope for saving Arctic sea ice is cutting soot emissions, says Stanford researcher
Best hope for saving Arctic sea ice is cutting soot emissions, says Stanford researcher
Soot from the burning of fossil fuels and solid biofuels contributes far more to global warming than has been thought, according to a new Stanford study. But, unlike carbon dioxide, soot lingers only a few weeks in the atmosphere, so cutting emissions could have a significant and rapid impact on the climate.

Environment - Earth Sciences - 27.07.2010
Beijing Olympics Pollution Clampdown Study Reveals Importance of Climate- Neutral Air Quality Laws
News Release Ramanathan Research Group Nature Geoscience Scripps Homepage ScrippsNews Home Scripps researchers find marked differences between east and south Asian black carbon emissions, enhanced by 2008 games July 27, 2010 By Robert Monroe Scripps Institution of Oceanography, UC San Diego researchers say carefully balanced mitigation of air pollution is necessary to keep greenhouse effects in check after an analysis of east Asian air sampled during and after the 2008 Summer Olympics in Beijing.

Environment - 27.07.2010
Waste chip fat fuels hydrogen economy
Waste chip fat fuels hydrogen economy
Hydrogen has been tipped as a cleaner, greener alternative to fossil fuels. But scientists have struggled to find a way to make it that doesn't consume vast amounts of energy, use up scarce natural resources, or spew out high levels of greenhouse gas.

Health - Environment - 26.07.2010
Spread of malaria still a looming problem
ANN ARBOR, Mich.—There are hundreds of millions of new cases of malaria annually, but much of what scientists believe about preventing the spread of malaria in urban settings is mistaken, a new University of Michigan study suggests. Factors such as house construction and use of anti-mosquito coils aren't as important as where someone spends the night, says study co-author Mark Wilson, professor of epidemiology at the U-M School of Public Health.

Environment - Life Sciences - 26.07.2010
Restoring the UK's peat bogs as a carbon sink
Restoring the UK’s peat bogs as a carbon sink
Working with colleagues from the Centre for Ecology and Hydrology and the Open University the researchers will look at how blanket peatlands can be restored in a way that minimises greenhouse gas emissions. Northern-hemisphere peatlands, such as the blanket peatlands of north Wales and the north Pennines, contain three times as much carbon as the Amazon rainforest.

Environment - Earth Sciences - 26.07.2010
Predictions of coal, CO2 production flawed
AUSTIN, Texas — The CO2 emission estimates used for government policy decisions assume unlimited coal and fossil fuel production for the next 100 years, an unrealistic premise which skews climate change models and proposed solutions, according to new research published by Tad Patzek , chair of the Petroleum and Geosystems Engineering Department at The University of Texas at Austin.

Environment - Chemistry - 25.07.2010
Risk of even greater climate change
The impact that emissions have on the climate partly depends on the land carbon cycle, i.e. how carbon dioxide is absorbed by the biosphere.

Environment - Architecture - 23.07.2010
University of Minnesota to lead initiative on home energy efficiency in cold climates
MINNEAPOLIS / ST. PAUL (07/23/2010) —A public-private partnership led by University of Minnesota researchers has been chosen by the U.S. Department of Energy to help develo

Environment - Business / Economics - 22.07.2010

Environment - Life Sciences - 22.07.2010

Health - Environment - 22.07.2010
Center to study community organizations’ role in infant mortality issue
The University of Wisconsin Center for Nonprofits will study the role nonprofit/community-based health and social service organizations played in reducing disparities in infant mortality.

Environment - Health - 21.07.2010
Mountain marmots made bigger by climate change
Mountain marmots made bigger by climate change
21 July 2010 Mountain marmots made bigger by climate change Longer summers are causing mountain rodents called marmots to grow bigger and be more likely to survive the winter, according to a 33-year study published today (21 July 2010) in Nature.

Environment - Law - 19.07.2010
Strauss Center partners with African organization
AUSTIN, Texas — The Robert S. Strauss Center for International Security and Law at The University of Texas at Austin has formed a partnership with the Institute for Security Studies (ISS), Africa's leading applied policy research institute, it was announced today. The Institute for Security Studies has a reputation as the premier think tank on security issues in Africa.

Environment - 19.07.2010
UK climbs to third in global league of green building
UK climbs to third in global league of green building
A global index to measure the progress of countries towards creating a zero carbon built environment in terms of energy consumption and production has put Norway at the top, with Brazil second and the UK in third place.

Environment - Chemistry - 19.07.2010
Global grassroots lake science network has roots in Wisconsin
Global grassroots lake science network has roots in Wisconsin
by David Tenenbaum Inspired and led by freshwater scientists at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, researchers eager to understand global ecosystems from end to end are now monitoring a series of buoys in lakes on every continent except Africa.

Environment - 19.07.2010
Beyond the Spin: Federal Election Discussion Series
Beyond the Spin: Federal Election Discussion Series
With Rudd gone, is the path now clear for the Gillard Government to return a Labor Party or will Abbott pull off a political upset?

Environment - Physics - 19.07.2010
Research for the world’s climate
The Vienna University of Technology (TU Vienna) is investing in research in the field of energy and environment.

Physics - Environment - 15.07.2010
Scientists Measure Changing Lake Depths on Titan
Scientists Measure Changing Lake Depths on Titan
PASADENA, Calif.—On Earth, lake levels rise and fall with the seasons and with longer-term climate changes, as precipitation, evaporation, and runoff add and remove liquid. Now, for the first time, scientists have found compelling evidence for similar lake-level changes on Saturn's largest moon, Titan—the only other place in the solar system seen to have a hydrological cycle with standing liquid on the surface.

Environment - 14.07.2010
Politics and social will; key obstacles to a zero emissions reality
As the Federal Government formulates its climate policy, a new analysis released today, shows that political and social will, rather than technical feasibility and cost, are the key obstacles standin

Environment - 14.07.2010
Film explores attitudes to climate change 'tipping points'
Film explores attitudes to climate change ‘tipping points’
A provocative new film asks internationally renowned climate experts, global campaigners and environmental activists to assess the value of issuing climate change deadlines, ultimatums and points of no return.

Environment - 13.07.2010
NASA Supporting Gulf Oil Spill Wildlife Recovery
CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. NASA's Kennedy Space Center is helping with the unprecedented effort to save wildlife from the effects of the BP Deepwater Horizon oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico.

Business / Economics - Environment - 13.07.2010
The story of invention: event to showcase University of Nottingham research
The story of invention: event to showcase University of Nottingham research
Groundbreaking inventions born from the intellectual endeavour of researchers at The University of Nottingham will be in the spotlight at a showcase event being held later this week.

Environment - Mechanical Engineering - 13.07.2010
Socolow honored for environmental achievement
Robert Socolow, a Princeton professor of mechanical and aerospace engineering , has received the Keystone Award for Leadership in the Environment, which recognizes contributions to solving society's environmental problems.

Business / Economics - Environment - 13.07.2010
China confronts turning period
China confronts turning period
If China is to continue its remarkable economic growth it will need to adapt nimbly to huge internal and external changes, according to experts from The Australian National University.

Environment - 12.07.2010
Faculty brief Congressional staff on carbon sequestration
Two Cornell professors will brief Congressional staff in Washington, DC on carbon sequestration and how it can enhance Earth's environment.

Environment - Earth Sciences - 12.07.2010
CU researchers listen for whales amid undersea oil clouds
CU researchers listen for whales amid undersea oil clouds
Out of sight, whales cruise the Gulf of Mexico depths - their hidden world threatened by huge clots of drifting oil from the ruptured Deepwater Horizon well.

Business / Economics - Environment - 12.07.2010
Researchers test green shopping scheme
Researchers test green shopping scheme
Experts at The University of Manchester are to assess if ride-sharing could be a key weapon in the fight to make shopping more environmentally friendly.

Business / Economics - Environment - 11.07.2010
Agents of change
Agents of change
An international summit which aims to give young Muslims the skills, ideas and inspiration to become “agents of change” in their own communities begins in Cambridge this weekend.

Physics - Environment - 09.07.2010
Superconductor breakthrough could power new advances
Superconductor breakthrough could power new advances
The first batch of a new range of powerful superconductors which could revolutionise the production of machines like hospital MRI scanners and protect the national grid has been developed by scientists. Engineers at the University of Cambridge used new techniques to manufacture high-temperature superconducting materials, producing samples that can carry record quantities of electrical current for their type and size.

Environment - 08.07.2010
New kids on the block
New kids on the block
The negotiating styles of the world's biggest rising powers - China, India and Brazil - could offer important clues about any future challenge they may pose to international stability, a new study suggests. Writing in the book New Powers, University of Cambridge researcher Dr. Amrita Narlikar argues that the negotiation behaviour of these three emerging giants could act as an early warning system for diplomats, enabling countries like the US to better understand and handle them.

Environment - Physics - 07.07.2010
Stanford study: Heat waves could be common in U.S. by 2039
Stanford study: Heat waves could be common in U.S. by 2039
Exceptionally long heat waves and other hot events could become commonplace in the United States in the next 30 years, according to a new study by Stanford University climate scientists.

Environment - 07.07.2010
Calling all inland birders: Help monitor nests for signs of oil
As oil washes ashore along the Gulf Coast, the Cornell Lab of Ornithology is asking birders to keep an eye on nesting birds - not just near water, but hundreds of miles inland.

Agronomy / Food Science - Environment - 07.07.2010

History / Archeology - Environment - 06.07.2010
Philosophies of water and land
Philosophies of water and land
We just don‘t all come from Adam and Eve. We come from the simple dirt that we walk upon. And out spirits, and our Baiame, our makers, it's all interconnected there.

Environment - Business / Economics - 06.07.2010

Environment - Business / Economics - 06.07.2010
Eco-friendly black cab joins green technologies in Brighton to London rally
Eco-friendly black cab joins green technologies in Brighton to London rally
Eco-friendly black cab joins green technologies in Brighton to London rally Hybrid electric black cab, all electric superbike and hybrid fuel cell go-cart feature in Eco Rally to raise awareness about low carbon technologies ?

Environment - Earth Sciences - 06.07.2010

Environment - Chemistry - 06.07.2010
Academics from the University of Melbourne recognised among Australia’s best
A biologist working to protect threatened ecosystems and a physical chemist exploring the applications of quantum materials are both recipients of Australian Laureate Fellowships, administered by the Australian Research Council.

Environment - 01.07.2010
California high-speed rail ridership forecast not reliable, study finds
California high-speed rail ridership forecast not reliable, study finds
BERKELEY — The California High-Speed Rail Authority's forecasts of demand and ridership for a new San Francisco-to-Los Angeles high-speed train are not reliable because they are based on an inc

Environment - Life Sciences - 30.06.2010
Cambridge University to 'blitz' city
Cambridge University to ‘blitz’ city
Cambridge University has arranged for a picturesque part of the city to undergo a 24-hour blitz this week - all in the name of biodiversity.

Environment - Physics - 30.06.2010
SMOS shines at symposium
SMOS shines at symposium 30 June 2010 Today, a focus at ESA's Living Planet Symposium is on the innovative SMOS mission, which recently became operational. Early results are proving very encouraging with its first observations due to be released in early July. ESA's Soil Moisture and Ocean Salinity (SMOS) satellite was launched in November to gather data on moisture in the surface layers of soil and salt in the surface of the oceans.

Environment - 28.06.2010
Public events to reveal latest plans for North West Cambridge site
Public events to reveal latest plans for North West Cambridge site
On June 29 and July 3, local people are being given an opportunity to find out more about the University of Cambridge's new plans for their North West Cambridge development.

Environment - Administration - 28.06.2010
Smith School's World Forum explores low carbon mobility
Smith School’s World Forum explores low carbon mobility
The second annual World Forum on Enterprise and the Environment is being attended by former President Mikhail Gorbachev, US Energy Secretary Steven Chu and European Commissioner Janez Poto?nik.

Earth Sciences - Environment - 28.06.2010
NASA Satellite Adds Carbon Dioxide to its Repertoire
NASA Satellite Adds Carbon Dioxide to its Repertoire
PASADENA, Calif. A NASA-led research team has expanded the growing global armada of remote sensing satellites capable of studying carbon dioxide, the leading greenhouse gas driving changes in Earth's climate. The newest addition is the Tropospheric Emission Spectrometer (TES) instrument on NASA's Aura spacecraft, launched in 2004.

Environment - Life Sciences - 25.06.2010
Green energy from algae
Green energy from algae
Visitors to this year's Royal Society Summer Exhibition will have a chance to discover how scientists from the University of Cambridge are studying ways to harness algae as a renewable energy source.

Environment - Administration - 25.06.2010
MIT releases major report: The Future of Natural Gas
MIT releases major report: The Future of Natural Gas
Natural gas will play a leading role in reducing greenhouse-gas emissions over the next several decades, largely by replacing older, inefficient coal plants with highly efficient combined-cycle gas generation.

Environment - Business / Economics - 24.06.2010

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