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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

History / Archeology - Environment - 24.06.2010
Watch: Dr Joe Flatman on archaeology and climate change
Watch: Dr Joe Flatman on archaeology and climate change
On the banks of the Thames in London, Dr Joe Flatman of UCL Archaeology describes what archaeology can teach us about climate change.

Earth Sciences - Environment - 24.06.2010
Researchers Consider Impact of Active Hurricane Season on Gulf Oil Spill
The International Research Institute for Climate and Society based at Columbia's Lamont-Doherty campus issued its forecast for an “active to extremely active” June to November hurricane s

Environment - Computer Science / Telecom - 24.06.2010

Physics - Environment - 23.06.2010
Swiss Energy Research in the European Alliance
Swiss Energy Research in the European Alliance
The development of pathways towards a sustainable energy supply is one of the most urgent technical challenges facing us today.

Environment - 22.06.2010
Junipero Serra Boulevard ’traffic-calming’ project approved
Santa Clara County Supervisor Liz Kniss recently announced funding for a Juniper Serra Boulevard project designed to curb speeding and discourage illegal turns.

Environment - Earth Sciences - 22.06.2010
Plane gives fresh view of climate change
Researchers will fly across Finland to assess how much carbon dioxide is being absorbed by the boreal forest, a band of woodland as big as the Amazon rainforest which surrounds the Arctic Circle.

Environment - Life Sciences - 22.06.2010
Projects to address decline of honeybees and other insect pollinators
Projects to address decline of honeybees and other insect pollinators
Scientists at the University of Leeds have been awarded nearly £1.5m to explore the causes and consequences of threats to bees and other pollinating insects in the UK.

Environment - Life Sciences - 21.06.2010
Cities could help save declining insect populations
Cities could help save declining insect populations
The lure of urban habitats for bees, flies, beetles and butterflies is to be investigated by researchers hoping to find a solution to the declining numbers of insect pollinators, without which, the UK could face severe agricultural setbacks.

Environment - 21.06.2010
MIT to unveil report on the future of natural gas
High oxygen production in thin-film materials could lead to greatly increased power production for fuel cells WASHINGTON, D.C. On Friday, June 25, MIT scientists will unveil a report

Physics - Environment - 20.06.2010
University sets up solar farm for photovoltaic research
University sets up solar farm for photovoltaic research
Work to install one of the city's first major solar farms on the roof of a University of Sheffield building began today (21 June 2010) - the date of the summer solstice - as part of a £120,000 investment into boosting photovoltaic research.

Environment - 18.06.2010
Rehearsing the future
Rehearsing the future
An ingenious new play which offers audiences a glimpse of what their own futures may hold as climate change takes effect is being performed in Cambridge this weekend ahead of its first London run.

Environment - Architecture - 18.06.2010
Architectural impact of climate change mimicked in lab tests
Architectural impact of climate change mimicked in lab tests
The architectural and structural havoc wreaked by torrential rain, flooding and fluctuating temperatures could be prevented thanks to analysis based on laboratory simulations.

Environment - 18.06.2010

Environment - 17.06.2010
Zero energy building research at The University of Manchester
The University of Manchester has joined forced with major research institutes across Europe to develop net zero energy buildings The EU has imposed ambitious reduction targets for the year 2020: a 20

Environment - 17.06.2010
Sacred art
Sacred art
A series of sculptures relating to rites and rituals, by School of Design lecturer Deborah Gardner, are now installed in St. Augustine's Church, Forest Hill, London.

Environment - Sport - 17.06.2010

Agronomy / Food Science - Environment - 16.06.2010

Environment - Life Sciences - 15.06.2010
No hope for humans: Fenner
No hope for humans: Fenner
Prominent ANU scientist Frank Fenner doesn't engage in the skirmishes of the climate wars. To him, the evidence of global warming is in. Our fate is sealed, writes Cheryl Jones in The Australian . Fenner is an authority on extinction. The emeritus professor in microbiology at The Australian National University played a leading role in sending one species into oblivion: the variola virus that causes smallpox.

Environment - Business / Economics - 15.06.2010
Science should aid poor not war, says STEPS report
Science should aid poor not war, says STEPS report
Scientific and technological advances are failing to address challenges facing the developing world such as climate change, disease and poverty, warn researchers from the University of Sussex and the Institute of Development Studies.

Environment - Health - 15.06.2010
Sustainability grants target fracking, biochar fibers, wireless solar tiles and more
Cornell will lead a workshop to build a team of academic, government and industry partners to propose a long-term wind energy research program funded through the Department of Energy.

Environment - Business / Economics - 15.06.2010
Voice highlights animal and human interaction
Australia's leading research university, the University of Melbourne, highlights the relationship between animals and humans in its June edition of Voice newspaper.

Environment - Agronomy / Food Science - 14.06.2010
High-yield agriculture slows pace of global warming, say Stanford researchers
High-yield agriculture slows pace of global warming, say Stanford researchers
Advances in high-yield agriculture achieved during the so-called Green Revolution have not only helped feed the planet, but also have helped slow the pace of global warming by cutting the amount of b

Environment - 13.06.2010
Sussex student tackles tube train redesign
Sussex student tackles tube train redesign
Product Design student Dan Headon's redesigned tube-train interior could help to improve the experience of travelling on the London Underground University of Sussex design student Dan Headden's redes

Earth Sciences - Environment - 11.06.2010
UM/CIMAS and NOAA/AOML Scientists Locate Oil Plume
UM/CIMAS and NOAA/AOML Scientists Locate Oil Plume
June 12, 2010 — Virginia Key — A team of dedicated South Florida researchers from the University of Miami's Cooperative Institute for Marine and Atmospheric Studies (CIMAS) and the Nation

Environment - Health - 10.06.2010
Imperial technology supports expedition across the most inhospitable continent on Earth
Imperial technology supports expedition across the most inhospitable continent on Earth
Scientists will use digital plasters, mobile pollution monitors and black box sensor technology to monitor Antarctic expedition ?

Environment - Business / Economics - 10.06.2010
Stanford Poll: Large majority of Americans support government solutions to global warming
Three out of four Americans believe that the Earth has been gradually warming as the result of human activity and want the government to institute regulations to stop it, according to a new survey by Stanford's Woods Institute for the Environment.

Environment - Earth Sciences - 10.06.2010

Environment - Earth Sciences - 10.06.2010
NASA And DLR Sign Agreement To Continue GRACE Mission Through 2015
WASHINGTON - NASA Deputy Administrator Lori Garver and German Aerospace Center (DLR) Executive Board Chairman Johann-Dietrich Worner signed an agreement Thursday during a bilateral meeting in Berlin

Environment - Life Sciences - 09.06.2010
A tale of two atolls: Stanford scientists study impact of fishing on remote coral reefs
Stanford marine scientists and anthropologists are developing strategies for sustainable fishing by comparing two remote coral reef ecosystems – one inhabited, the other a "no-catch" reserve.

Computer Science / Telecom - Environment - 09.06.2010
IBM and MEMSIC bring ease of use to wireless sensors
MEMSIC Adopts IBM Software to Enable Organizations to More Easily Harness Sensors and Find Patterns in Ubiquitous Data Rosemont, IL, June 9, 2010—IBM (NYSE: IBM) today announced a contract with MEMSIC Inc.

Environment - Life Sciences - 08.06.2010
Peat bog restoration methods may harm insect species
Peat bogs are important as they provide a carbon sink and so aid the capture of CO2. Many bogs in north-western Europe have become dried out through overuse and extraction of peat. The most common way to restore and conserve these vital eco-systems has been to build a dam to raise the water level on a large scale.

Environment - Life Sciences - 08.06.2010
Peat bog restoration methods may harm insect species
Peat bogs are important as they provide a carbon sink and so aid the capture of CO2. Many bogs in north-western Europe have become dried out through overuse and extraction of peat. The most common way to restore and conserve these vital eco-systems has been to build a dam to raise the water level on a large scale.

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-Schönefeld 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.

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