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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

Environment - Health - 21.07.2009
Los Alamos National Laboratory receives Recovery Act Funds
Los Alamos National Laboratory receives Recovery Act Funds
Funding will aid environmental cleanup and compliance Los Alamos, New Mexico, July 22, 2009—Los Alamos National Laboratory today announced plans to begin spending environmental cleanup funds made available under the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act.

Physics - Environment - 19.07.2009
NIST Awards UM Stimulus Funds to Study Hurricane Impact
NIST Awards UM Stimulus Funds to Study Hurricane Impact
July 20, 2009 — Miami — Hurricanes are the costliest natural disasters that strike the United States.

Environment - Business / Economics - 15.07.2009
Solar sells: Imperial students help Rwandan villagers set up energy business
Solar sells: Imperial students help Rwandan villagers set up energy business
Solar sells: Imperial students help Rwandan villagers set up energy business Students install ?solar kiosk?

Environment - Administration - 15.07.2009
Los Alamos National Security invests in Santa Fe Community College Foundation
Los Alamos National Security invests in Santa Fe Community College Foundation
College plans Sustainable Technology Center Los Alamos, New Mexico, July 16, 2009—Representatives from Los Alamos National Security, LLC and Los Alamos National Laboratory today are presenting a check for $100,000 to the Santa Fe Community College and its GROW Foundation for the college's planned Sustainable Technologies Center.

Health - Environment - 14.07.2009
Flu mortality formula is potentially misleading, say scientists
Flu mortality formula is potentially misleading, say scientists
Flu mortality formula is potentially misleading, say scientists Calculating the case fatality ratio is tricky, according to new research - %0A " Imperial College London News Release Under strict emba

Environment - Veterinary Science - 06.07.2009
Growing young scientists in Tahiti
Growing young scientists in Tahiti
BERKELEY — A University of California, Berkeley, project to catalog nearly every living thing on the Polynesian island of Moorea is enlisting the help of the island's 5th graders and showing them that science is not for foreigners only.

Environment - Business / Economics - 06.07.2009
New Princeton method may help allocate carbon emissions responsibility among nations
Just months before world leaders are scheduled to meet to devise a new international treaty on climate change, a research team led by Princeton University scientists has developed a new way of dividing responsibility for carbon emissions among countries.

Environment - Life Sciences - 02.07.2009
Climate change and the mystery of the shrinking sheep
Climate change and the mystery of the shrinking sheep
Climate change and the mystery of the shrinking sheep How milder winters are causing Scotland's Soay sheep to decrease in size Imperial College London news release Strictly embargoed for 1900 hours B

Environment - Business / Economics - 02.07.2009

Environment - Life Sciences - 01.07.2009
Plant scientists reach for the skies with London rooftop experiments
Plant scientists reach for the skies with London rooftop experiments
Plant scientists reach for the skies with London rooftop experiments New GroDome facility on roof of campus building %0A " Imperial College London news release For immediate use Thursday 2 July 2009

Earth Sciences - Environment - 01.07.2009
NSF Provides $3.4 Million to Study Climatically Important Agulhas Current
July 02, 2009 — Virginia Key — Three-years of in situ measurements, combined with a long-track satellite data to createlong-term index of Agulhas Current transport The U.S.

Environment - Health - 30.06.2009
Mobile pollution monitors to be trialled across the UK today
Mobile pollution monitors to be trialled across the UK today
Mobile pollution monitors to be trialled across the UK today Scientists transform pedestrians, cyclists, buses and cars into mobile wireless sensors Under Strict Embargo Tuesday 30 June 2009 00:01BST

Environment - Physics - 29.06.2009
A 'quantum of sol' – how nanotechnology could hold the key to a solar-powered future
A ’quantum of sol’ – how nanotechnology could hold the key to a solar-powered future
A 'quantum of sol' ? how nanotechnology could hold the key to a solar-powered future Imperial solar cell physicists take part in the Royal Society Summer Science Exhibition %0A " Imperial College Lon

Administration - Environment - 22.06.2009
UN Secretary General Visits the University
United Nations Secretary-General, Ban Ki-moon has chosen to visit the University of Birmingham to meet key figures including business leaders, leading academics and politicians from Birmingham and the West Midlands.

Environment - Life Sciences - 11.06.2009
Deforestation causes 'boom-and-bust' development in the Amazon
Deforestation causes ’boom-and-bust’ development in the Amazon
Deforestation causes 'boom-and-bust' development in the Amazon No long term benefits for local people when rainforests are cleared University of Cambridge and Imperial College London joint news relea

Environment - Life Sciences - 10.06.2009
CALS helps make sure water under the bridge runs clear
With some 4,000 lakes and ponds and 70,000 miles of rivers and streams feeding into some of the world's largest bodies of water, New York has plenty of water.

Environment - Earth Sciences - 09.06.2009
If you can't stand the heat...
If you can’t stand the heat...
If you can't stand the heat... How climate change could leave some bird species ?stuck in the kitchen?

Administration - Environment - 09.06.2009

Physics - Environment - 08.06.2009
Mars mission could ease Earth’s energy supply crisis
Mars mission could ease Earth’s energy supply crisis
Mars mission could ease Earth?s energy supply crisis New technology could provide the answers to the issue of energy supply For Immediate Release Tuesday 9 June 2009 Techniques and instrumentation in

Environment - Life Sciences - 07.06.2009
Sheffield scientists bring cacti centre stage
Cacti have long been thought to be one of the groups of species that has in recent times suffered most from human activities, including over-harvesting and habitat change.

Health - Environment - 03.06.2009
Commonwealth Health Ministers briefings published
Six briefing papers on managing the health effects of climate change ‘ commissioned from UCL by the Commonwealth Secretariat for the May 2009 meeting of Commonwealth Health Ministers ' have been published.

Health - Environment - 03.06.2009
Commonwealth Health Ministers briefings published
Six briefing papers on managing the health effects of climate change ‘ commissioned from UCL by the Commonwealth Secretariat for the May 2009 meeting of Commonwealth Health Ministers ' have been published.

Event - Environment - 02.06.2009
Princeton awards five honorary degrees
Princeton University awarded honorary degrees during Commencement exercises June 2 to five distinguished individuals for their contributions to civic engagement, performing arts, engineering and sustainability.

Environment - Veterinary Science - 02.06.2009
Trading Energy for Safety, Bees Extend Legs to Stay Stable in Wind
Cambridge, Mass. June 2, 2009 - New research shows some bees brace themselves against wind and turbulence by extending their sturdy hind legs while flying. But this approach comes at a steep cost, increasing aerodynamic drag and the power required for flight by roughly 30 percent, and cutting into the bees' flight performance.

Health - Environment - 01.06.2009
Researchers Develop the First Climate-Based Model to Predict Dengue Fever Outbreaks in the Tropics
Researchers Develop the First Climate-Based Model to Predict Dengue Fever Outbreaks in the Tropics
June 02, 2009 — News story — Scientists use climate variables and vegetation indices to predict and mitigate Dengue epidemics in the American Tropics Dengue Fever (DF) and Dengue Hemorrhagic Fever (DHF) are the most important vector-borne viral diseases in the World.

Environment - Business / Economics - 01.06.2009
State Farm and UM Team Up to Go Green During Hurricane Season
State Farm and UM Team Up to Go Green During Hurricane Season
June 02, 2009 — Winter Haven — With the start of the official hurricane season, State Farm and its more than 600 Florida agents are urging Floridians to ‘go green' by taking steps to prepare for the possibility of a storm strike this season.

Environment - Chemistry - 26.05.2009
Sustainability grants to explore burning powdered wood, developing cheaper solar cells and more
Assessing how green energy projects could impact rural communities, developing an efficient and clean method to burn powdered wood and creating low-cost, low-energy solar cells using grasslike silico

Health - Environment - 20.05.2009
UCL at Commonwealth and WHO health meetings
Shortly after the publication of the UCL?Lancet Commission on Managing the Health Effects of Climate Change report, UCL was represented at the Commonwealth Health Ministers Meeting on Health & Cl

Health - Environment - 20.05.2009
UCL Town Meeting on Risk & Disaster Reduction
UCL Town Meeting on Risk & Disaster Reduction
A UCL Town Meeting on Risk & Disaster Reduction (RDR), held on 20 May 2009, heard that the number and severity of disasters worldwide was growing, and that to reduce both risk of disasters and disasters themselves would require the application of the breadth of UCL's expertise.

Health - Environment - 20.05.2009
UCL at Commonwealth and WHO health meetings
Shortly after the publication of the UCL?Lancet Commission on Managing the Health Effects of Climate Change report, UCL was represented at the Commonwealth Health Ministers Meeting on Health & Cl

Physics - Environment - 14.05.2009
Researchers closer to the ultimate green 'fridge magnet'
Researchers closer to the ultimate green ’fridge magnet’
Researchers closer to the ultimate green 'fridge magnet' Imperial physicists make breakthrough in the quest for a magnetically-cooled fridge %0A " Imperial College London news release For immediate r

Business / Economics - Environment - 13.05.2009
Student entrepreneurs battle it out at final of business plan competitions
Student entrepreneurs battle it out at final of business plan competitions
Student entrepreneurs battle it out at final of business plan competitions Imperial Entrepreneurs organise event to create an entrepreneurial spirit and students take top prize at the IBM challenge

Health - Environment - 13.05.2009
Climate change: The biggest global-health threat of the 21st century
Climate change: The biggest global-health threat of the 21st century
A major report on managing the health effects of climate change, launched jointly by 'The Lancet? and UCL today, says that climate change is the biggest global-health threat of the 21st century.

Health - Environment - 13.05.2009
Climate change: The biggest global-health threat of the 21st century
Climate change: The biggest global-health threat of the 21st century
A major report on managing the health effects of climate change, launched jointly by 'The Lancet? and UCL today, says that climate change is the biggest global-health threat of the 21st century.

Environment - Chemistry - 08.05.2009
Major funding to help cut CO2 emissions
Major funding to help cut CO2 emissions
PA 126/09 The University of Nottingham is to share in 6.9m of research funding to investigate carbon capture and storage (CCS) technologies which could drastically cut CO2 emissions from fossil-fuel power stations.

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