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Environment - Earth Sciences - 22.10.2009
Climate treaty needed to limit soot & other greenhouse pollutants
BERKELEY — When world leaders meet in Copenhagen in December to hash out a treaty limiting carbon dioxide emissions, they should begin planning a future summit to address other pollutants - from soot to ozone - that don't remain in the atmosphere as long as carbon dioxide, but nevertheless are major contributors to global warming.

Environment - Business / Economics - 22.10.2009
Error in climate treaties could lead to more deforestation
BERKELEY — A team of 13 prominent scientists and land-use experts has identified an important but fixable error in legal accounting rules for bioenergy that could, if uncorrected, undermine efforts to reduce greenhouse gases by encouraging deforestation.

Environment - Health - 20.10.2009
CSIS and Knight Center for International Media Launch Yearlong Event Series
October 21, 2009 — Washington, D.C. — The Center for Strategic & International Studies (CSIS) and the University of Miami Knight Center for International Media are pleased t

Environment - Health - 19.10.2009
Age of Stupid director attends screening and discussion
Franny Armstrong (UCL Zoology 1994), director of 'The Age of Stupid', participated in an audience discussion following the film's screening at UCL on 19 October 2009.

Environment - Health - 19.10.2009
Age of Stupid director attends screening and discussion
Franny Armstrong (UCL Zoology 1994), director of 'The Age of Stupid', participated in an audience discussion following the film's screening at UCL on 19 October 2009.

Life Sciences - Environment - 12.10.2009
Student biologists take tropical trip to the rainforest
Student biologists take tropical trip to the rainforest
Student biologists take tropical trip to the rainforest Third-year students enjoy Imperial's first field trip to Uganda %0A " By Danielle Reeves Tuesday 13 October 2009 Having your packed lunch stole

Environment - Business / Economics - 12.10.2009

Health - Environment - 07.10.2009
Researchers study pre- and post-Katrina corals
October 08, 2009 — Washington, D.C. — Mass coral bleaching has devastated coral colonies around the world for almost three decades. Now scientists have found that bleaching can make corals more susceptible to disease and, in turn, coral disease can exacerbate the negative effects of bleaching.

Environment - Earth Sciences - 07.10.2009
Kenneth Broad To Lead Multidisciplinary Abess Center
Kenneth Broad To Lead Multidisciplinary Abess Center
October 08, 2009 — Dr. Kenny Broad has been named director of The Leonard and Jayne Abess Center for Ecosystem Science and Policy at the University of Miami.

Environment - Architecture - 06.10.2009
Architect Thom Mayne, UCLA students create floating house for New Orleans residents
As part of a mission to catalyze the redevelopment of flood-ravaged New Orleans, world-renowned architect and UCLA distinguished professor Thom Mayne, seven graduate students from the UCLA Department

Environment - Life Sciences - 05.10.2009
Plymouth showcases marine expertise to NERC
The University of Plymouth is to showcase its pioneering marine and environmental expertise to one of the world’s most influential research funding bodies.

Environment - Life Sciences - 05.10.2009
Plymouth showcases marine expertise to NERC
The University of Plymouth is to showcase its pioneering marine and environmental expertise to one of the world’s most influential research funding bodies.

Physics - Environment - 05.10.2009
Alfalfa sprouts key to discovering how meandering rivers form
Christian Braudrick, William Dietrich and their colleagues are the first to build a scaled-down meandering stream in the lab that successfully meanders without straigtening out or turning into braided streams. The substrate is composed of sand to represent real-life gravel; white light-weight plastic for sand, and alfalfa sprouts for deep-rooting vegetation.

Environment - Earth Sciences - 01.10.2009

Physics - Environment - 30.09.2009
New ancient fungus finding suggests world’s forests were wiped out in global catastrophe
New ancient fungus finding suggests world’s forests were wiped out in global catastrophe
New ancient fungus finding suggests world?s forests were wiped out in global catastrophe Scientists believe extinct fungus species capitalised on a world-wide disaster and thrived on early Earth %0A

Environment - Health - 28.09.2009
Look up a lichen in the name of cleaner air
Look up a lichen in the name of cleaner air
Look up a lichen in the name of cleaner air Members of the public sought to help scientists with essential air quality research Press release issued by Open Air Laboratories (OPAL) For immediate use

Environment - Earth Sciences - 27.09.2009
Global Warming May Dent El Niño’s Protective Shield
September 28, 2009 — Miami — El Niño, the periodic eastern Pacific phenomenon credited with shielding the United States and Caribbean from severe hurricane seasons, may be overshadowed by

Environment - Innovation / Technology - 25.09.2009
New Monte Rosa Hut SAC opens its doors
25.09.2009 / Zurich - ETH Zürich . The "hut of the future" is finished. After about six years on the drawing board - two of which as a student project design - and a construction phase spanning two summers, the New Monte Rosa Hut above Zermatt is finally open for business.

Business / Economics - Environment - 23.09.2009
Pilot of Amazon's Kindle e-reader launched with fall semester
Princeton - Princeton Readings on civil society, diplomacy in the Middle East and ancient Rome have made their way from traditional paper pages to the digital screen for an estimated 50 students who

Health - Environment - 22.09.2009
New research shows small increase in hospital mortality rates in the first week of August
New research shows small increase in hospital mortality rates in the first week of August
New research shows small increase in hospital mortality rates in the first week of August Study finds six percent higher mortality rate for people admitted in an emergency on first Wednesday in Augus

Environment - 22.09.2009
Plymouth leads research project to protect UK coastline
University of Plymouth scientists are to investigate how ecologically friendly defence technologies can be used to protect the UK's coastline against the effects of climate change. The four year research project forms part of the ¤8 million THESEUS project which will consider the defence of coastlines across the EU.

Environment - 22.09.2009
Plymouth leads research project to protect UK coastline
University of Plymouth scientists are to investigate how ecologically friendly defence technologies can be used to protect the UK's coastline against the effects of climate change. The four year research project forms part of the ¤8 million THESEUS project which will consider the defence of coastlines across the EU.

Environment - Computer Science / Telecom - 21.09.2009
New computing tool could lead to better crops and pesticides say researchers
New computing tool could lead to better crops and pesticides say researchers
New computing tool could lead to better crops and pesticides say researchers Syngenta University Centre at Imperial College London launched today %0A " Imperial College London News Release For Immedi

Environment - Life Sciences - 21.09.2009
Biodiversity loss is undermining global development
Goals set to alleviate extreme poverty will not be met unless we address the accelerating rate of biodiversity loss, warn UCL scientists in a paper published in the latest issue of Science .

Environment - Life Sciences - 21.09.2009
Biodiversity loss is undermining global development
Goals set to alleviate extreme poverty will not be met unless we address the accelerating rate of biodiversity loss, warn UCL scientists in a paper published in the latest issue of Science .

Earth Sciences - Environment - 21.09.2009
OceanScope: Exploring the Great Abyss and Its Properties
September 22, 2009 — Coral Gables — The Scientific Committee on Oceanic Research (SCOR) and International Association for the Physical Sciences of the Oceans (IAPSO) have teamed up to est

Physics - Environment - 17.09.2009
Researchers make rare meteorite find using new camera network in Australian desert
Researchers make rare meteorite find using new camera network in Australian desert
Researchers make rare meteorite find using new camera network in Australian desert Meteorite provides new clues about the conditions that existed when the early Solar System was being formed %0A " Im

Environment - Life Sciences - 17.09.2009
Fact-finding visit to Nottingham by US State Department official
Fact-finding visit to Nottingham by US State Department official
PA 245/09 A senior US diplomat is visiting The University of Nottingham to find out more about its ground-breaking research on bioenergy and sustainability.

Environment - Health - 15.09.2009
Copenhagen climate change conference vital for human future
Failure to agree radical reductions in carbon dioxide emissions at the Copenhagen climate change conference in December would spell a global health catastrophe, warn Professor Sir Michael Marmot (Dir

Environment - Health - 15.09.2009
Copenhagen climate change conference vital for human future
Failure to agree radical reductions in carbon dioxide emissions at the Copenhagen climate change conference in December would spell a global health catastrophe, warn Professor Sir Michael Marmot (Dir

Environment - Health - 15.09.2009
Two UC Berkeley faculty among 10 recipients of $100,000 Heinz Awards
Two UC Berkeley faculty among 10 recipients of $100,000 Heinz Awards
BERKELEY — Two researchers from the University of California, Berkeley, are among 10 recipients being recognized for their environmental achievements with the 15th annual Heinz Awards, announced today (Tuesday, Sept.

Environment - Life Sciences - 14.09.2009
Sierra Nevada birds move in response to warmer, wetter climate
Sierra Nevada birds move in response to warmer, wetter climate
Birds had different reactions to climate change (from left): The Western bluebird shifted its geographical range in response to both temperature and precipitation changes, while the Anna's hummingbird simply moved away from its climatic niche. The high-elevation Clark's nutcracker tracked temperature in its response, while the low-elevation Bullock's oriole tracked precipitation.

Health - Environment - 13.09.2009
Engineering may be the key to curbing swine flu
A team of UCL experts led by Ka Man Lai (UCL Civil, Environmental and Geomatic Engineering) is investigating how revolutionising the design and building of our living spaces could dramatically reduce the spread of swine flu and other infectious diseases.

Health - Environment - 13.09.2009
Engineering may be the key to curbing swine flu
A team of UCL experts led by Ka Man Lai (UCL Civil, Environmental and Geomatic Engineering) is investigating how revolutionising the design and building of our living spaces could dramatically reduce the spread of swine flu and other infectious diseases.

Environment - Life Sciences - 10.09.2009
Superscanner helps scientists see into the unknown
Superscanner helps scientists see into the unknown
PA229/09 Researchers at The University of Nottingham have a new weapon in their arsenal of tools to push back the boundaries of science, engineering, veterinary medicine and archaeology.

Social Sciences - Environment - 10.09.2009
Environmental Scientists Estimate That China Could Meet Its Entire Future Energy Needs by Wind Alone
Cambridge, Mass. September 10, 2009 - A team of environmental scientists from Harvard and Tsinghua University has demonstrated the enormous potential for wind-generated electricity in China.

Environment - Earth Sciences - 02.09.2009
Federal Agency Funds Study of Tool Involved in Fight Against Global Warming
Federal Agency Funds Study of Tool Involved in Fight Against Global Warming
September 03, 2009 — Virginia Key — Carbon sequestration is developing into one of the nation's premiere tools in the fight against global warming.

Environment - Event - 02.09.2009
Los Alamos technology strikes a chord with algal biofuels
Los Alamos technology strikes a chord with algal biofuels
Sound-wave technology is helping Solix Biofuels, Inc. optimize production of algae-based fuel in a cost-effective, scalable, and environmentally benign fashion.

Environment - Health - 26.08.2009
Costs of adapting to climate change significantly underestimated
Costs of adapting to climate change significantly underestimated
Costs of adapting to climate change significantly underestimated Researchers say UN climate negotiations should aim for substantially more funding %0A " Download a copy of the IIED and Grantham Insti

Earth Sciences - Environment - 24.08.2009
UVI, UM Rosenstiel Sign Collaborative Agreement
UVI, UM Rosenstiel Sign Collaborative Agreement
August 25, 2009 — St. Thomas, Virgin Islands — Representatives of the University of Miami's (UM) Rosenstiel School of Marine and Atmospheric Science and the University of the Virgi

Health - Environment - 20.08.2009
Parasites persuade immune cells to invite them in for dinner, says new research
Parasites persuade immune cells to invite them in for dinner, says new research
Parasites persuade immune cells to invite them in for dinner, says new research %0A " Imperial College London News Release Under embargo until 01.00hrs British Summer Time Friday 21 August 200

Environment - Earth Sciences - 20.08.2009
Warming Ocean Contributes to Global Warming
The warming of an Arctic current over the last 30 years has triggered the release of methane, broken down from methane hydrate stored in the sediment beneath the seabed. Scientists at the University of Birmingham, working in collaboration with researchers from the National Oceanography Centre Southampton, Royal Holloway London and IFM-Geomar in Germany have found that more than 250 plumes of bubbles of methane gas are rising from the seabed of the West Spitsbergen continental margin in the Arctic, in a depth range of 150 to 400 metres.

Business / Economics - Environment - 13.08.2009
Los Alamos National Laboratory names cleanup subcontractors
Los Alamos National Laboratory names cleanup subcontractors
Small businesses will perform up to $100 million in environmental work Los Alamos, New Mexico, August 14, 2009—Los Alamos National Laboratory today named three small businesses as subcontractors for up to $100 million in environmental cleanup work.

Environment - Earth Sciences - 13.08.2009
From top to bottom, Butler will be a living environmental laboratory
Princeton - Princeton In University-led studies to be conducted over the next few years, faculty and students from the Princeton Environmental Institute will learn just how much energy can be conserv

Environment - Physics - 03.08.2009

Environment - Earth Sciences - 29.07.2009
Consulting with Clouds: A Clear Role in Climate Change
Consulting with Clouds: A Clear Role in Climate Change
July 30, 2009 — Virginia Key — The role of clouds in climate change has been a major question for decades. As the earth warms under increasing greenhouse gases, it is not known whether clouds will dissipate, letting in more of the sun‘s heat energy and making the earth warm even faster, or whether cloud cover will increase, blocking the Sun's rays and actually slowing down global warming.

Life Sciences - Environment - 27.07.2009
DNA barcode chosen for identifying the world's plants
DNA barcode chosen for identifying the world’s plants
DNA barcode chosen for identifying the world's plants New identification technique could aid plant conservation %0A " Adapted from a press release issued by the Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh Tuesday

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