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Environment - Mechanical Engineering - 24.01.2011
Electrifying transportation: Devil is in the details
The technologies needed to begin seriously weaning the U.S. transportation system away from petroleum and toward alternatives such as hybrid and pure electric vehicles have made great p

Health - Environment - 24.01.2011
McGill Awarded $1-Million Grant to Address Debilitating Parasitic Diseases in the Developing World
McGill University and McGill University scientist Dr. Timothy Geary received a $1-million grant today for landmark research into addressing parasitic diseases through medicines derived from African biodiversity.

Environment - Earth Sciences - 22.01.2011
Cambridge conference shines a light on the cultural aspects of climate change
Cambridge conference shines a light on the cultural aspects of climate change
A conference taking place at the University of Cambridge has brought together researchers from throughout the world to share knowledge and ideas about both the scientific and cultural aspects of environmental change.

Environment - Life Sciences - 20.01.2011
Decline of northern flying squirrel symptom of ailing ecosystem
By David Pacchioli Research/Penn State Northern flying squirrels are rapidly disappearing from Pennsylvania forests.

Environment - Economics / Business - 20.01.2011
Climate experts call for moratorium on UK shake gas extraction
Climate experts call for moratorium on UK shake gas extraction
The Government should impose an immediate moratorium on the extraction of natural gas from the UK's shale formations until all the ecological implications are fully understood, University of Manchester scientists have warned.

Environment - Earth Sciences - 19.01.2011
Scientist to tackle China's 'sinking cities' problem
Scientist to tackle China’s ’sinking cities’ problem
PA 19/11 A University of Nottingham researcher has been awarded funding to help China prevent human disaster as some of its fastest-growing cities sink under the weight of towering skyscrapers.

Health - Environment - 19.01.2011
Stanford hospitals submit expanded community benefits proposal to City of Palo Alto
Stanford Hospital & Clinics and Lucile Packard Children's Hospital today announced that they have presented a revised proposal to the City of Palo Alto in relation to the approval process for the Stanford University Medical Center Renewal Project.

Environment - Physics - 19.01.2011
New Reactor Paves the Way for Efficiently Producing Fuel from Sunlight
New Reactor Paves the Way for Efficiently Producing Fuel from Sunlight
PASADENA, Calif.—Using a common metal most famously found in self-cleaning ovens, Sossina Haile hopes to change our energy future.

Environment - 19.01.2011
Engineers Give Solar Power a Boost
UC San Diego environmental engineering professor Jan Kleissl is developing technologies and methods to allow homeowners, photovoltaic installers and utilities to better predict how much power they will get out of their solar systems.

Health - Environment - 19.01.2011
National Children’s Study Begins Recruitment in San Diego
Study is largest long-term examination of children's health and development ever conducted in the United States January 12, 2011 By Jackie Carr The National Children's Study (NCS) has begun inviting

Environment - Earth Sciences - 19.01.2011
Scripps to Take Scientific Lead in $25 Million Global Network to Monitor Greenhouse Gases
Scripps to Take Scientific Lead in $25 Million Global Network to Monitor Greenhouse Gases
Top Stories People Press Clips @Work What's Happening Faculty Authors Scripps to Take Scientific Lead in $25 Million Global Network to Monitor Greenhouse Gases Ioana Patringenaru | Jan. 18, 2011 Watch a video about Scripps' collaboration with Earth Networks to build a $25 million global network to measure greenhouse gases in the atmosphere.

Social Sciences - Environment - 18.01.2011
UKIP poised for success as radical right party
Ahead of the upcoming local elections, experts are warning that the UK Independence Party (UKIP) looks set to become a successful radical right party and a 'significant vehicle' for Islamophobia, similar to those seen in countries like Austria, France and Italy.

Environment - Earth Sciences - 18.01.2011
Shrinking snow and ice cover intensify global warming
Snowfall in the eastern Sierras. Credit: Mark Flanner Click image for higher resolution. ANN ARBOR, Mich.—The decreases in Earth's snow and ice cover over the past 30 years have exacerbated global warming more than models predict they should have, on average, new research from the University of Michigan shows.

Environment - Economics / Business - 18.01.2011
Bringing Europe and China closer together
Bringing Europe and China closer together
PA18/11 The University of Nottingham has been awarded ¤1m to promote dialogue between Europe and China.

Environment - Earth Sciences - 18.01.2011
Historic records help climate forecasts
Details of weather records taken from monks' diaries are helping scientists verify Europe's climate over 500 years. Researchers hope the study will help improve climate forecasts. Scientists compared data from historic sources, such as weather station archives and harvest records. They found the records match closely to computer simulations of climate patterns over the past 500 years, which were created using contemporary data.

Economics / Business - Environment - 17.01.2011
Wine and vine experts receive $1.3 million for research to boost eastern wine industry
Wine and vine experts receive $1.3 million for research to boost eastern wine industry
Unpredictable rainfall, overly fertile soils, new varieties and a young industry - these are but some of the challenges in producing quality wine in the eastern United States.

Social Sciences - Environment - 17.01.2011
"UKIP poised for success as radical right party.."
PA 17/11 In the recent Oldham by-election, the United Kingdom Independence Party (UKIP) confirmed its status as the fourth largest party in British politics, ahead of the British National Party (BNP). Now, with the local elections looming, experts are warning that UKIP looks set to become a successful radical right party, similar to those seen in countries like Austria, France and Italy, and a 'significant vehicle' for Islamophobia.

Life Sciences - Environment - 16.01.2011

Environment - 14.01.2011
New technology will help to protect South African penguins
New technology will help to protect South African penguins
Scientists in South Africa are introducing a cutting-edge automatic penguin recognition system which will reduce the need for potentially harmful banding of birds.

Environment - History / Archeology - 14.01.2011
New evidence for climate impacts on ancient societies
New evidence for climate impacts on ancient societies
Annual-resolved European summer climate has, for the first time ever, been reconstructed over the past 2,500 years. Tree rings reveal possible links between past climate variability and changes in human history. Climate change coincided with periods of socioeconomic, cultural and political turmoil associated with the Barbarian Migrations, the Black Death and Thirty Years' War.

Environment - Life Sciences - 14.01.2011
Warming climate means red deer rutting season arrives early
Warming climate means red deer rutting season arrives early
Wild red deer on the Isle of Rum, which were featured in the BBC TV series Autumnwatch, are rutting earlier in the year, a study shows. Scientists believe the annual rutting season on the Isle of Rum could be changing because of warming spring and summer temperatures. The study shows that the rutting and calving seasons are now up to two weeks earlier on average compared with 30 years ago.

Environment - Chemistry - 12.01.2011
New life for old coal
New life for old coal
Under the proposed scheme coal would be burned underground to generate energy, offering a new lease of life to coal seams that are too expensive to mine.

Health - Environment - 12.01.2011
Would a variable state pension age be fairer?
Would a variable state pension age be fairer?
Policy 12 Jan 11 A study suggests the government should introduce a variable state pension age to acknowledge the wide variations in life expectancy across the UK.

Environment - Life Sciences - 11.01.2011
Wildlife biologists put dogs' scat-sniffing talents to good use
BERKELEY — It will come as no surprise to dog owners that their four-legged friends have a flair for sniffing out the excrement of other animals. Now, biologists at the University of California, Berkeley, have trained dogs to detect the scat of other critters for the greater good – to conduct more accurate surveys of wildlife.

Environment - Agronomy / Food Science - 10.01.2011
Study estimates land available for biofuel crops
Study estimates land available for biofuel crops
CHAMPAIGN, Ill. Using detailed land analysis, Illinois researchers have found that biofuel crops cultivated on available land could produce up to half of the world's current fuel consumption - without affecting food crops or pastureland.

Environment - Earth Sciences - 06.01.2011
British scientists head off on polar expedition
British scientists head off on polar expedition
The team will be heading to part of the coldest, windiest, highest and driest continent on Earth to hunt for clues that will tell us more about how the glaciers and ice sheets of the north-eastern Antarctic Peninsula behaved in past climates and what we can expect in the future.

Environment - Agronomy / Food Science - 06.01.2011
Water, water everywhere focus of new sustainability project
An interdisciplinary team of scientists and engineers at the University of Wisconsin-Madison is turning a comprehensive lens on Madison's water in all its forms — in the lakes, streets, faucets, ground and atmosphere — thanks to the National Science Foundation.

Economics / Business - Environment - 06.01.2011
Flying towards greener skies with new collaborative research programme
Flying towards greener skies with new collaborative research programme
Flying towards greener skies with new collaborative research programme Imperial launches major green aviation research initiative and industry forum - News Thursday 6 January 2011 by Colin Smith Deve

Environment - Earth Sciences - 05.01.2011
Earth is twice as dusty as in 19th century, research shows
Earth is twice as dusty as in 19th century, research shows
If the house seems dustier than it used to be, it may not be a reflection on your housekeeping skills. The amount of dust in the Earth's atmosphere has doubled over the last century, according to a new study; and the dramatic increase is influencing climate and ecology around the world. The study, led by Natalie Mahowald, associate professor of earth and atmospheric sciences, used available data and computer modeling to estimate the amount of desert dust, or soil particles in the atmosphere, throughout the 20th century.

Environment - Administration - 05.01.2011

Economics / Business - Environment - 04.01.2011
Wake up and smell the willow
Wake up and smell the willow
Many UK power stations are now burning plant matter, or biomass, as well as coal in a bid to cut their carbon footprint.

Environment - Linguistics / Literature - 27.12.2010
Christmas with the northernmost settled community on Earth
Christmas with the northernmost settled community on Earth
While most people are spending Christmas with their family, Dr. Stephen Pax Leonard, a Research Fellow at Trinity Hall, is spending the festive season with the northernmost settled community in the world - the Inughuit, who live in north-western Greenland.

Environment - Mathematics - 22.12.2010
Researchers train software to help monitor climate change
Researchers train software to help monitor climate change
University Park, Pa. A computer program that automatically analyzes mounds of satellite images and other data could help climate scientists keep track of complex, constantly changing environmental conditions, according to an international team of researchers.

Environment - Agronomy / Food Science - 22.12.2010

Physics - Environment - 20.12.2010
Recycling waste heat into energy: Researchers take a step toward more efficient conversion
ANN ARBOR, Mich.—The right material wrapped around your car's exhaust system could one day scavenge heat that would otherwise be wasted, turning it into energy to warm the cabin or recharge the battery. Engineers and physicists at the University of Michigan have taken a step toward improving the efficiency of a promising candidate for this burgeoning power source.

Environment - 20.12.2010
Great Cormorants enjoy warmer Arctic seas
Populations of Great Cormorants in Arctic waters have grown as sea ice has retreated and the sea surface has become warmer, University of Birmingham scientists have found. A study of sea surface temperatures and cormorant populations over half a century showed that on average the birds' numbers increased in warmer winters and decreased in relatively colder years.

Environment - Economics / Business - 19.12.2010
Shanghai Expo presence generates new partnerships
Shanghai Expo presence generates new partnerships
PA 360/10 It was a gamble to commit to being the only UK university with its own six-month presence at 2010's World Expo in Shanghai, China, but The University of Nottingham's Shanghai Expo venture is paying dividends.

Life Sciences - Environment - 19.12.2010
Scientists decipher 3 billion-year-old genomic fossils
CAMBRIDGE, Mass. MIT scientists have created a sort of genomic fossil that shows that the collective genome of all life underwent an enormous expansion about 3 billion years ago, which they're calling the Archean Expansion.

Health - Environment - 17.12.2010
Is lower biodiversity linked to increased disease transmission?
A recent paper in Nature provides some compelling arguments that loss of habitat and biodiversity might increase the risk of emergence and spread of infectious disease from wildlife to domestic animals and humans.

Environment - Administration - 16.12.2010
Lab completes record year for environmental cleanup
Lab completes record year for environmental cleanup
Personnel conducted more field investigations and cleanup campaigns than ever and completed a record number of Lab shipments to WIPP.

Environment - Physics - 16.12.2010
First Professor in Sustainable Energy
First Professor in Sustainable Energy
PA 361/10 Gavin Walker, an expert in hydrogen storage, has been appointed as The University of Nottingham's first Professor in Sustainable Energy Technologies.

Environment - Earth Sciences - 15.12.2010
Satellites give an eagle eye on thunderstorms
It's one of the more frustrating parts of summer. You check the weather forecast, see nothing dramatic, and go hiking or biking. Then, four hours later, a thunderstorm appears out of nowhere and ruins your afternoon. Thunderstorms can bring intense rain, hail, lightning and even tornadoes, but "predicting them a few hours out is one of the great problems of meteorology," says Chian-Yi Liu , a postdoctoral researcher at the University of Wisconsin-Madison.

Chemistry - Environment - 15.12.2010
New method for making tiny catalysts holds promise for air quality
New method for making tiny catalysts holds promise for air quality
CHAMPAIGN, Ill. Fortified with iron: It's not just for breakfast cereal anymore. University of Illinois researchers have demonstrated a simpler method of adding iron to tiny carbon spheres to create catalytic materials that have the potential to remove contaminants from gas or liquid.

Physics - Environment - 15.12.2010

Earth Sciences - Environment - 14.12.2010
Earthshaking possibilities may limit underground storage of carbon dioxide, says Stanford geophysicist
Earthshaking possibilities may limit underground storage of carbon dioxide, says Stanford geophysicist
Combating global warming by pumping carbon dioxide into the ground for long-term storage – known as carbon sequestration – could trigger small earthquakes that might breach the storage system, allowing the gas back into the atmosphere, according to Stanford geophysicist Mark Zoback.

Environment - Earth Sciences - 14.12.2010
Lessons From Deepwater
Top Stories People Press Clips @Work What's Happening Faculty Authors Lessons From Deepwater America's biggest oil leak exposed a glaring need to proactively protect and monitor coastlines, researchers say Mario C. Aguilera and Robert Monroe | Dec.

Chemistry - Environment - 13.12.2010
A greener way to your little black dress
A greener way to your little black dress
The colours run, leaving both your black top and your white shirt looking different shades of grey. But now scientists at the University of Leeds have invented a revolutionary way of permanently colouring the molecules of fabric fibres, meaning that the colours never run and clothes never fade.

Life Sciences - Environment - 12.12.2010