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Environment - Life Sciences - 29.11.2010
Rainforest collapse drove reptile evolution
Rainforest collapse drove reptile evolution
Global warming devastated tropical rainforests, 300 million years ago. Now scientists report the unexpected discovery that this event triggered an evolutionary burst amongst reptiles - and inadvertently paved the way for the rise of dinosaurs, a hundred million years later.

Environment - Physics - 29.11.2010
The challenges of a world warmed by 2 or 4 degrees Celsius
The challenges of a world warmed by 2 or 4 degrees Celsius
Oxford scientists have contributed to a series of research papers about the impacts of global warming to coincide with the opening of the Climate Change Conference in Cancun, Mexico. One study, led by Niel Bowerman of the Oxford University's Department of Physics, warns that the conference will fail to meet its objectives unless it addresses not just how much the planet warms, but also how fast it warms.

Environment - 29.11.2010
Imperial and partners forge ahead with major carbon cutting project
Imperial and partners forge ahead with major carbon cutting project Scientists talk about $US70 million project to store carbon underground - News Monday 29 November 2010 By Colin Smith From carrying

Environment - 28.11.2010

Environment - Economics / Business - 25.11.2010
Investments in rural energy efficiency, renewable energy reduce poverty, greenhouse gas emissions
Investments in rural energy efficiency, renewable energy reduce poverty, greenhouse gas emissions
BERKELEY — In the developing world, reducing greenhouse gas emissions is often seen as being in conflict with alleviating poverty, since improving the standard of living is usually associated with increased energy use.

Environment - Agronomy / Food Science - 24.11.2010
Developing countries often outsource deforestation, study finds
Developing countries often outsource deforestation, study finds
In many developing countries, from Chile to Vietnam, forest restoration efforts have been offset by the population's growing demand for timber and agricultural products harvested elsewhere.

Life Sciences - Environment - 24.11.2010
When pouched carnivores ruled the animal kingdom
When pouched carnivores ruled the animal kingdom
Marsupial carnivores, including bizarre pouched lions, wolves, and sabretooths, were once as diverse in their appearance as their placental counterparts are today, according to new research. Millions of years ago large marsupial carnivores dominated both Australasia and South America.  Today, the Tasmanian Devil is the largest marsupial carnivore left, and is on the brink of extinction.

Environment - Earth Sciences - 23.11.2010
NASA Study Finds Earth's Lakes are Warming
NASA Study Finds Earth’s Lakes are Warming
PASADENA, Calif. In the first comprehensive global survey of temperature trends in major lakes, NASA researchers determined Earth's largest lakes have warmed during the past 25 years in response to climate change. Researchers Philipp Schneider and Simon Hook of NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory in Pasadena, Calif., used satellite data to measure the surface temperatures of 167 large lakes worldwide.

Physics - Environment - 23.11.2010
NASA's Savory Sea Salt Sensor to Get Cooked, Chilled
NASA’s Savory Sea Salt Sensor to Get Cooked, Chilled
While most Americans are traveling to family gatherings this week for Thanksgiving, a team of scientists from NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory, Pasadena, Calif., and the Goddard Space Flight Center in Greenbelt, Md., are flying down to Brazil to "cook" a salty NASA instrument that's sure to spice up studies of Earth's climate after its launch late next spring.

Environment - Civil Engineering - 23.11.2010
A step-change in sustainable urban transport
A step-change in sustainable urban transport
The £1.5 million STEP-CHANGE project, funded by the Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC), aims to inform a 'step-change' in attitudes to urban transport by revolutionising the planning of towns and cities.

Earth Sciences - Environment - 22.11.2010
Predicting sea level rise: Understanding how icebergs form could lead to better forecasts
A helicopter view of a crack in the Amery Ice Shelf in East Antarctica. Photo by Jim Behrens Click above image for higher resolution. ANN ARBOR, Mich.—In an effort to understand how fast sea level could rise as the climate warms, a University of Michigan researcher has developed a new theory to describe how icebergs detach from ice sheets and glaciers.

Environment - Life Sciences - 22.11.2010
Connecting with outdoors, nature top motivation for Wisconsin hunters, survey finds
A recent survey conducted by University of Wisconsin-Madison researchers found that the most important motivations for hunters in Wisconsin are spending time outdoors and being close to nature.

Environment - 22.11.2010
The Amazon: from wetland to river
The Amazon: from wetland to river
How do you turn a mega-wetland into the world's largest river? By continental tilting, suggests an international team led by a University of Sydney group.

Environment - Physics - 19.11.2010
Scientists Chosen to Help on Venus Climate Orbiter
Scientists Chosen to Help on Venus Climate Orbiter
NASA has established a Venus Climate Orbiter Participating Scientist Program to complement scientific return of the Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA)-led Venus Climate Orbiter, or "Akatsuki" mission.

Environment - 18.11.2010
UC and ANU join forces to create sustainable cities
UC and ANU join forces to create sustainable cities
The University of Canberra and The Australian National University have joined forces to address the pressing sustainability issues facing Canberra and the surrounding region.

Environment - Life Sciences - 18.11.2010
Carbon Mitigation Initiative receives $11 million through extended partnership with BP
In a continuing research partnership to identify ways to tackle the world's climate problem, Princeton’s Carbon Mitigation Initiative (CMI) has received a commitment of $11 million from BP as part of an extension of their partnership first announced in October 2008.

Economics / Business - Environment - 18.11.2010

Environment - Economics / Business - 17.11.2010

Environment - Life Sciences - 17.11.2010
As arctic temperatures rise, tundra fires increase
As arctic temperatures rise, tundra fires increase
CHAMPAIGN, lll. In September, 2007, the Anaktuvuk River Fire burned more than 1,000 square kilometers of tundra on Alaska's North Slope, doubling the area burned in that region since record keeping began in 1950. A new analysis of sediment cores from the burned area revealed that this was the most destructive tundra fire at that site for at least 5,000 years.

Environment - Computer Science - 17.11.2010
Computer users simulate extreme weather at home
Computer users simulate extreme weather at home
Science | Environment 17 Nov 10 Volunteers are being asked to run a series of climate prediction experiments on their computers to help understand how global climate change will affect weather in different regions of the world.

Physics - Environment - 16.11.2010
Camera on Curiosity’s Arm will Magnify Clues in Rocks
NASA's next Mars rover, Curiosity, will wield an arm-mounted magnifying camera similar to one on the Mars Rover Opportunity, which promptly demonstrated its importance for reading environmental history from rocks at its landing site in 2004.

Environment - Health - 16.11.2010
CUP adopts giant panda to build closer links with China
CUP adopts giant panda to build closer links with China
Cambridge University Press has adopted a giant panda at the Chengdu Giant Panda Breeding Research Foundation in China, in a bid to build closer working links with the country and to help protect this endangered species.

Environment - Economics / Business - 15.11.2010
10 ways to a more sustainable World
10 ways to a more sustainable World
The university's achievements will be celebrated with the launch of a new publication highlighting ten of the ways its projects have had a lasting positive impact on the world and in particular, on the issue of sustainability.

Environment - Health - 12.11.2010
How a beleaguered Monterey Bay was brought back to health
How a beleaguered Monterey Bay was brought back to health
How Monterey Bay was transformed from its "era of ill health" portrayed in John Steinbeck's Cannery Row – when the bay was a cesspool of cannery waste – to the vibrantly healthy ecosystem

Environment - Economics / Business - 11.11.2010
10 ways Leeds can help save the World
10 ways Leeds can help save the World
The university's achievements will be celebrated with the launch of a new publication highlighting ten of the ways its projects have had a lasting positive impact on the world and in particular, on the issue of sustainability.

Chemistry - Environment - 11.11.2010

Environment - Earth Sciences - 10.11.2010
In 100 years, maple sap will flow a month earlier
In 100 years, maple sap will flow a month earlier
As the climate warms this century, maple syrup production in the Northeast is expected to slightly decline by 2100, and the window for tapping trees will move earlier by about a month, reports a Cornell study.

Environment - Architecture - 10.11.2010
'Unpacking the Nano' to show revolutionary car's impact
’Unpacking the Nano’ to show revolutionary car’s impact
What does it take to design and mass-produce an automobile to sell for around $2,500? And what are the inevitable environmental, social, economic and cultural impacts of having 5 million, 10 million,

Economics / Business - Environment - 10.11.2010

Environment - Economics / Business - 10.11.2010

Environment - 10.11.2010
On anniversary of Edmund Fitzgerald sinking, wave research may prevent future tragedies
The intense and dangerous windstorm and accompanying high waves the Great Lakes states experienced in late October is thought to be the same kind of storm that occurred on Lake Superior causing the fatal wreck of the ship Edmund Fitzgerald 35 years ago on Wednesday, Nov.

Environment - Earth Sciences - 09.11.2010
University lecturers take the high road to explore Scotland's landscape
Two Plymouth scientists have just completed a series for BBC Scotland about man's impact on the "natural wilderness" of Scotland with clear environmental lessons that apply worldwide which could benefit the landscape in the South West.

Environment - Earth Sciences - 09.11.2010
University lecturers take the high road to explore Scotland's landscape
Two Plymouth scientists have just completed a series for BBC Scotland about man's impact on the "natural wilderness" of Scotland with clear environmental lessons that apply worldwide which could benefit the landscape in the South West.

Health - Environment - 09.11.2010

Earth Sciences - Environment - 09.11.2010
Climate Change: Water Reservoir Glacier
Climate Change: Water Reservoir Glacier
Glaciers of large mountain regions contribute, to some extent considerably, to the water supply of certain populated areas. However, in a recent study conducted by Innsbruck glaciologists and climatologists it has been shown that there are important regional differences. The results of Photo: The Innsbruck researchers modeled estimates that show human dependence on glacier melt in a certain region.

Environment - Economics / Business - 09.11.2010
UW-Madison research informs upcoming EPA coal-combustion ruling
To some people, coal-combustion products such as fly ash and bottom ash are hazardous waste, fit only for sophisticated disposal.

Environment - Economics / Business - 09.11.2010
What do the UK uplands mean to you?
Ouruplands.co.uk , which launches today, will tell the story of the UK uplands and give people who live and work there a unique platform to express their views.

Environment - Event - 08.11.2010
Pioneering research to reduce coastal flooding
Coastal areas could be saved from the misery of flooding thanks to groundbreaking new research from the University of Plymouth. Academics have made a significant breakthrough in understanding the behaviour of mixed sand and shingle beaches in response to waves. They have devised a new formula for measuring the response of a beach to changes in longshore drift, where waves cause material like sand and shingle to build up at parts of the shoreline, but leave other areas exposed and coastal defences vulnerable.

Environment - Event - 08.11.2010
Pioneering research to reduce coastal flooding
Coastal areas could be saved from the misery of flooding thanks to groundbreaking new research from the University of Plymouth. Academics have made a significant breakthrough in understanding the behaviour of mixed sand and shingle beaches in response to waves. They have devised a new formula for measuring the response of a beach to changes in longshore drift, where waves cause material like sand and shingle to build up at parts of the shoreline, but leave other areas exposed and coastal defences vulnerable.

Agronomy / Food Science - Environment - 08.11.2010
Researchers to help governments ensure that agricultural development improves people’s lives
Project focuses on finding ways to assess the impact of different agricultural development projects in sub-Saharan Africa - News By Laura Gallagher Monday 8 November 2010 Researchers exploring the mos

Environment - Economics / Business - 07.11.2010

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