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Administration - Environment - 07.03.2012
Varied views towards the Falkland Islands dispute from young Argentines
Varied views towards the Falkland Islands dispute from young Argentines
Researchers at the University of Liverpool have found that that the opinions of young people in Argentina towards the Falklands/Malvinas Islands are varied and influenced by a number of factors including geographical location, family history and their views on domestic politics. A pilot study involving 20 18-26 year olds from throughout Argentina, found that despite being well-informed about the sovereignty dispute, young people did not always conform to the views of either the Argentine Government or the media.

Earth Sciences - Environment - 07.03.2012
The Eruption after tomorrow
The Eruption after tomorrow
Imagine the perfect storm. A series of severe volcanic eruptions engulf the globe, spewing ash and sulphur into the atmosphere, causing widespread chaos on our intricate global economy, impacting our ability to grow food and grounding trans-continental air travel.

Environment - 07.03.2012
Risky homes still being approved on Australia's coast
Risky homes still being approved on Australia’s coast
New homes worth hundreds of millions of dollars are being approved in Australia's coastal zones under local government planning controls that haven't been updated to account for climate change impacts, warns a report launched today.

Environment - 06.03.2012
Gas mileage of new vehicles sets record high again
ANN ARBOR, Mich.-For the second straight month, fuel economy of all new vehicles sold in the United States is at its highest level, say researchers at the University of Michigan Transportation Research Institute.

Environment - Economics / Business - 06.03.2012
Q&A: Margot Gerritsen on the critical need for energy literacy in the US
Q&A: Margot Gerritsen on the critical need for energy literacy in the US
Although the United States is one of the world's biggest energy consumers, the average American has little knowledge about basic energy issues, says Margot Gerritsen.

Health - Environment - 06.03.2012
What makes ticks tick?
Durland Fish has researched ticks and their associated diseases for decades.

Environment - 06.03.2012
No silver bullet for avoiding floods says water expert
Clearing waterways of vegetation will have a negative effect on the environment without solving flooding problems, warns Professor Andrew Western, University of Melbourne water expert.

Environment - 05.03.2012
Pond hockey heats up
Outdoor skating threatened by rising temperatures Would Wayne Gretzky have blossomed into the Great One had he not honed his skills on a backyard rink as a kid? It's a good thing that he grew up before global warming began wreaking havoc with our weather because the days of a game of shinny on that frozen pond are numbered.

Environment - Economics / Business - 05.03.2012
Experts debate how to break the deadlock in global climate change politics
Experts debate how to break the deadlock in global climate change politics
Experts debate how to break the deadlock in global climate change politics Tony Blair's former climate change advisor is among a distinguished panel of speakers who will consider the future of global climate politics at a public event at the University of Sussex this month.

Computer Science - Environment - 05.03.2012
SDSC’s ’Gordon’ Supercomputer: Ready for Researchers
Initial Projects Range from Storm Predictions to Stock Market Data Accurately predicting severe storms, or what Wall Street's markets will do next, may become just a bit easier in coming months as Go

Environment - 02.03.2012
Nature comes to life at Winterbourne House and Garden
Bug counts and worm surveys are set to be the highlights of a forthcoming biodiversity event hosted by the University of Birmingham's Winterbourne House and Garden in partnership with Open Air Laboratories (OPAL).

Environment - Life Sciences - 02.03.2012
Researchers challenge study on hydrofracking’s gas footprint
A Cornell study's contention that hydraulic fracturing would be worse for climate change than burning coal is being challenged by another study, also by Cornell researchers.

Economics / Business - Environment - 02.03.2012
Cost of regulations and subsidies reduce effectiveness of carbon pricing
Subsidies and regulations could seriously reduce the effectiveness of Australia's forthcoming carbon price scheme, according to a piece in the latest Australian Economic Review.

Environment - Earth Sciences - 01.03.2012
Learning about the future from the past
Learning about the future from the past
Current rates of ocean acidification are unparalleled in Earth's history, according to new research from an international team of scientists which compiled all the evidence of global warming and acidifying oceans from the past 300 million years.

Physics - Environment - 01.03.2012
Happy birthday, Envisat
Happy birthday, Envisat
In the early hours of 1 March 2002, the largest Earth observation satellite ever built soared into orbit from ESA's launch base in Kourou, French Guiana.

Environment - Computer Science - 01.03.2012
Mapping Tool Analyzes How Climate Change, Conflict and Aid Intersect in Africa
AUSTIN, Texas — Researchers have developed a new dynamic mapping tool that will help policymakers and other groups determine a country's vulnerabilities to climate change and conflicts and show how these two issues intersect in Africa.

Environment - Economics / Business - 01.03.2012
New book sets out carbon challenge and potential of clean energy
A new book by University of Melbourne scientist Professor Peter Cook calls for Australia to make the most of its advantages in clean energy technologies, especially solar, geothermal and carbon capture and storage (CCS).

Environment - Architecture - 29.02.2012
U-M urban planning program and USGBC provide findings on anticipated climate change, recommendations
WASHINGTON, D.C.-University of Michigan Taubman College of Architecture and Urban Planning faculty and students, along with the U.S. Green Building Council reviewed areas of climate cha

Environment - Linguistics / Literature - 29.02.2012
Green Week events revealed
Green Week events revealed Inspiring collective action for a sustainable future.

Environment - Earth Sciences - 29.02.2012
Landscape, literature, life
Landscape, literature, life
Over the past few years, the genre of 'nature writing' has seen a new sense of urgency, fostered by a growing awareness of a natural world under pressure.

Environment - 29.02.2012
Society: step up to save planet
Society: step up to save planet
Scientific knowledge alone isn't enough to save the planet - we must also act on that knowledge and radically change our behaviour, according to the authors of an international study.

Environment - Earth Sciences - 28.02.2012
Red mud's carbon capture clue
Red mud's carbon capture clue
An environmental disaster that occurred in Hungary in 2010 could lead to a new way of removing carbon dioxide emissions from the atmosphere. In October 2010 around 1 million cubic metres of highly caustic 'red mud' sludge was released from a waste containment facility near the Hungarian town of Ajka when a retaining wall failed.

Environment - 28.02.2012
In Spain, eco-friendly hotels are more profitable
In Spain, eco-friendly hotels are more profitable
Hotels in Spain that have sustainability certification are more profitable than those in that country that don't, according to a new study from Cornell University's Center for Hospitality Research (CHR). The study found that of the more than 2,000 Spanish hotels surveyed, those that had earned the international environmental standard ISO 14001 recorded stronger sales and earnings than those that had not.

Environment - Earth Sciences - 28.02.2012
Fukushima visit for University of Glasgow scientist
A University of Glasgow academic is flying to Japan to visit the Fukushima Prefecture, where three nuclear reactors were seriously damaged in the earthquake and subsequent tsunami of March 2011.

Environment - 27.02.2012
Poll: Belief in global warming rebounds after period of decline
ANN ARBOR, Mich.-The percentage of Americans who believe in global warming has reached the highest level since the fall of 2009, rebounding from a period of significant decline, a new survey reports. A key factor influencing Americans' views about global warming is their personal observations about the weather and temperature changes, according to the latest National Survey of American Public Opinion on Climate Change.

Earth Sciences - Environment - 27.02.2012
Cables Spanning Pacific Ocean Seafloor to Give Ocean Science a New Edge
Scripps researchers, NOAA and TE SubCom agree to pursue science ports on transcontinental fiber optic cable lines to help monitor earthquakes, tsunamis and other forces Marine scientists and a commer

Environment - Administration - 27.02.2012
Time for a rethink on climate change, say top environmental economists
Governments have done so little to reduce greenhouse gas emissions, they should consider investing into the Rand D of large scale geo-engineering projects and their governance, according to 26 of the world's leading environmental economists.

Environment - Economics / Business - 27.02.2012
Reduction in U.S. carbon emissions attributed to cheaper natural gas
Reduction in U.S. carbon emissions attributed to cheaper natural gas
Lower emission from power plants in 2009 was driven by competitive pricing of natural gas versus coal : Caroline Perry , (617) 496-1351 In 2009, when the United States fell into economic recession, greenhouse gas emissions also fell, by 6.59 percent relative to 2008.

Environment - History / Archeology - 24.02.2012
Sustainability researchers look to fiction
In order to achieve a more sustainable society we need not only knowledge of engineering and social sciences, but also visions of a different future.

Environment - Physics - 23.02.2012
Princeton system tracks drought to aid disaster relief
Princeton system tracks drought to aid disaster relief
† Researchers from Princeton University's Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering — from left, Professor Eric Wood, research scholar Justin Sheffield and graduate student Nathaniel Ch

Environment - Life Sciences - 23.02.2012
Rising temperatures impact on major pest of rice
Rice crop plaguing insects may struggle to survive in a warming climate, scientists from the University of Birmingham have found. The brown planthopper is the most serious rice pest across the world, widespread in tropical climates, and commonly devastates rice fields across Asia. The insects not only damage rice directly through feeding but by transmitting viruses, which stunt the growth of the crop.

Environment - Life Sciences - 23.02.2012
Life with the lions
Life with the lions
They are one of the world's most charismatic big cats, but what does it take to understand the lives of wild lions? Someone who knows is Andrew Loveridge of Oxford University's Wildlife Conservation Research Unit ( WildCRU ), who has been studying lions in Zimbabwe for over a decade and recently won the SATIB Trust Award for his lion biology and conservation work.

Physics - Environment - 23.02.2012
Making droplets drop faster
Paper: "Effect of Droplet Morphology on Growth Dynamics and Heat Transfer during Condensation on Superhydrophobic Nanostructured Surfaces" New nanopatterned surfaces could improve the efficiency of powerplants and desalination systems. The condensation of water is crucial to the operation of most of the powerplants that provide our electricity - whether they are fueled by coal, natural gas or nuclear fuel.

Administration - Environment - 23.02.2012
Indigneous family film screens in Berlin
Indigneous family film screens in Berlin
A short film about an Indigenous family living a technologically engaged life in a remote region to the north-east of Darwin, has been screened in the prestigious Berlin international film festival (Berlinale).

Life Sciences - Environment - 22.02.2012
AAAS Notebook: Faculty views range across natural world, human health, more
AAAS Notebook: Faculty views range across natural world, human health, more
Last week's American Association for the Advancement of Science meeting in Vancouver, BC, included 11 speakers from the University of Washington on topics including marine protected areas, the myth of black progress, women's reproductive health and how undergraduates learn best.

Environment - Economics / Business - 21.02.2012
Conservation clusters: making the case
Conservation clusters: making the case
A new study reveals how the gathering together of conservation organisations in one location - a 'conservation cluster' - can work best to reap global rewards.

Environment - Economics / Business - 21.02.2012
'Storm of the century' may become 'storm of the decade'
'Storm of the century' may become 'storm of the decade'
As the Earth's climate changes, the worst inundations from hurricanes and tropical storms could become far more common in low-lying coastal areas, a new study suggests. Researchers from Princeton University and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology found that regions such as the New York City metropolitan area that currently experience a disastrous flood every century could instead become submerged every one or two decades.

Environment - Earth Sciences - 21.02.2012
Hold the salt: coastal drinking water more vulnerable to water use than climate change
Human activity is likely a greater threat to coastal groundwater used for drinking water supplies than rising sea levels from climate change, according to a study conducted by geoscientists from the University of Saskatchewan and McGill University in Montreal.

Environment - 20.02.2012
Does history repeat? Using the past to improve ecological forecasting
To better predict the future, Jack Williams is looking to the past. "Environmental change is altering the composition and function of ecological communities," says Williams, the Bryson Professor of Climate, People, and the Environment in the UW-Madison geography department. Williams also directs the Center for Climatic Research in the Nelson Institute for Environmental Studies.

Environment - Life Sciences - 20.02.2012
Decline in proboscis monkeys
Decline in proboscis monkeys
University researchers and conservationists in Sabah have shown that proboscis monkey populations throughout Borneo may experience population decline if nothing is done to stop their habitat degradation.

Environment - 20.02.2012
Proposed hunt poorly designed, says UW wolf expert
Legislation outlining a proposed state wolf hunt is likely to hurt wolf populations while failing to resolve existing conflicts with humans, says a UW-Madison wolf expert.

Environment - Earth Sciences - 17.02.2012
Models underestimate future temperature variability; food security at risk
Models underestimate future temperature variability; food security at risk
Climate warming caused by greenhouse gases is very likely to increase the variability of summertime temperatures around the world by the end of this century, a University of Washington climate scientist said Friday. The findings have major implications for food production. Current climate models do not adequately reflect feedbacks from the relationship between the atmosphere and soil, which causes them to underestimate the increase of variability in summertime temperatures, said David Battisti, a UW professor of atmospheric sciences.

Health - Environment - 17.02.2012
Yale's new innovation and design center to foster 'culture of engineering'
Yale’s new innovation and design center to foster ’culture of engineering’
The Yale School of Engineering & Applied Science has begun construction of a versatile innovation and design studio to encourage the invention and prototyping of radically new, socially beneficia

Economics / Business - Environment - 17.02.2012

Environment - Economics / Business - 16.02.2012
British scientist warns AAAS of the threat posed by ocean acidification
One of the countryís leading voices on ocean acidification has addressed a prestigious conference in Canada with a warning that marine biodiversity is at risk due to the corrosive effects of carbon dioxide.

Environment - 16.02.2012
UCL Energy Institute professors announced as government advisors
Professor Tadj Oreszczyn and Professor Paul Ekins (UCL Energy Institute) have been announced as advisors to the Department of Energy and Climate Change's new Energy Efficiency Deployment Office (EEDO).

Environment - Earth Sciences - 16.02.2012
No Evidence of Groundwater Contamination from Hydraulic Fracturing
VANCOUVER, British Columbia — Hydraulic fracturing of shale formations to extract natural gas has no direct connection to reports of groundwater contamination, based on evidence reviewed in a study released Thursday by the Energy Institute at The University of Texas at Austin. The study, released at the annual meeting of the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) in Vancouver, British Columbia, found that many problems ascribed to hydraulic fracturing are related to processes common to all oil and gas drilling operations, such as casing failures or poor cement jobs.