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Earth Sciences - Environment - 21.09.2011
Researchers chance viewing of river cutoff forming provides rare insight
Researchers chance viewing of river cutoff forming provides rare insight
CHAMPAIGN, Ill. For University of Illinois river researchers, new insight into river cutoffs was a case of being in the right place at the right time. Geography professor Bruce Rhoads and geology professor Jim Best were conducting research where the Wabash River meets the Ohio River in the summer of 2008 when they heard about a new channel that had just formed, cutting off a bend in the winding Wabash just upstream from the confluence.

Life Sciences - Environment - 21.09.2011
CSI: Microbial Version without PCR
CSI: Microbial Version without PCR
Anyone who has watched one of the CSI: Crime Scene Investigation television shows knows that PCR (Polymerase Chain Reaction) is a technology used to amplify the tiniest samples of DNA into forensic evidence that can identify perpetrators or victims of a crime. Microbiologists also use PCR to uncover the identity of microbes in samples taken from a wide range of sources for a wide range of purposes.

Law - Environment - 21.09.2011
Social Ecology and Wild Law - rethinking our attitudes to nature
Social Ecology and Wild Law - rethinking our attitudes to nature
This week Sydney Ideas presents events at the University of Sydney on two major figures of the environmental movement whose thinking challenges us to reconsider our relationship to nature and to each other.

Environment - Economics / Business - 20.09.2011
Can smart meters make us greener?
PA 278/11 The Government wants every home to have one by 2020, but might the new generation of electricity meters help to change people's attitudes to climate change?

Health - Environment - 20.09.2011
UM Life Science & Technology Park Opens
UM Life Science & Technology Park Opens
— Miami — Miami's trajectory as one of the nation's most promising markets for life science and technology research is receiving a big boost as tenants begin populating the new University of Miami Life Science & Technology Park (UMLSTP).

Environment - 20.09.2011
Food waste don’t let celebrity chefs play the blame game
The cooking styles promoted by celebrity chefs are unlikely to cut Britain's 8.3 million tonnes of household food waste, according to a new study.

Computer Science - Environment - 19.09.2011
UCLA, Rutgers collaborate on technology to reduce traffic congestion, air pollution
The National Science Foundation has awarded a grant worth nearly $2 million to UCLA and Rutgers to develop intelligent metropolitan traffic management technology that reduces urban traffic congestion and air pollution.

Earth Sciences - Environment - 16.09.2011
New tsunami software will help protect vulnerable coastal communities
A new piece of software has been developed to help protect vulnerable coastal communities from the destruction of a tsunami.

Environment - Life Sciences - 16.09.2011
Global Food Security Champion appointed by public partnership
The Global Food Security programme (GFS) has appointed a University of Leeds academic as Champion to take on the key role of coordinator and spokesperson for the group.

Health - Environment - 16.09.2011
New threat closes in on iconic Galápagos wildlife
Renewed vigilance over the biosecurity of the Galápagos Islands is needed, based on new research on the risk posed by West Nile virus. Scientists from the Zoological Society of London (ZSL), the University of Leeds and the New York State Department of Health, together with the Galápagos National Park Service and University of Guayaquil, have been studying the disease threat posed by Islands' mosquito populations.

Environment - Health - 16.09.2011
Malaria declining despite climate change
Malaria declining despite climate change
Lead author Professor David Stern from the Crawford School of Economics and Government at The Australian National University worked with a team of researchers based at Oxford University and in Kenya to analyse trends in mean temperature and malaria cases across the region. He said there had been considerable controversy on whether climate change was occurring in East Africa and what the effects were on the incidence of malaria.

Environment - 15.09.2011
Daryl Hannah visits Lund University
Daryl Hannah visited Lund University on 14 September 2011 to participate in "Q-Day - an evening of inspiration 2011".

Environment - Computer Science - 15.09.2011
Biodiversity Virtual e-Laboratory launched
Biodiversity Virtual e-Laboratory launched
A groundbreaking research project which could revolutionise the study of biodiversity around the world has been launched at the University.

Environment - 15.09.2011

Environment - 15.09.2011

Environment - Physics - 15.09.2011
Plants create a water reserve in the soil
Plants create a water reserve in the soil
Experiments performed at the Paul Scherrer Institute (PSI) reveal that a zone of higher water concentration exists around the roots of a plant.

Environment - 14.09.2011
Salmon and other fish predators rely on 'no guts, no glory' survival tactic
Salmon and other fish predators rely on ‘no guts, no glory’ survival tactic
The phrase "no guts, no glory” doesn't just apply to athletes who are striving to excel.

Environment - Earth Sciences - 14.09.2011
A Trip to Alaska in Search of the Future of Climate Change
Last month, scientists from Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (Berkeley Lab) and several other U.S. Department of Energy national laboratories traveled to two small Alaskan towns - tiny dots amid the vastness of the tundra, and perfect places to observe Earth at a crossroads.

Environment - Pedagogy - 14.09.2011

Law - Environment - 13.09.2011
With streamlined regulations, in-law units could boost East Bay affordable housing stock and economy, study finds
With streamlined regulations, in-law units could boost East Bay affordable housing stock and economy, study finds
Streamlined regulations are needed to pave the way for homeowners interested in building in-law/secondary units on their property around five Berkeley, Oakland and El Cerrito BART stations and in nearby flatlands, according to a University of California, Berkeley, feasibility study.

Agronomy / Food Science - Environment - 13.09.2011
University of Minnesota study highlights the potential for boosting global biofuels crop production
Researchers spotlight potential for biofuels production on existing croplands, underscores the importance of "sustainable intensification" MINNEAPOLIS / ST. PAUL (09/13/2011) —New research published online this week in the journal Environmental Research Letters by a team from the University of Minnesota and the University of Wisconsin shows that closing agricultural "yield gaps" around the world could lead to more efficient agricultural production - and thus more biofuels - without the need to clear more land globally.

Environment - 13.09.2011
Space mission tells of Antarctic melt
Space mission tells of Antarctic melt
A team of researchers from The Australian National University has been selected from a competitive field to participate in NASA's Gravity Recovery and Climate Experiment (GRACE) Science Team.

Economics / Business - Environment - 12.09.2011
$US 10 million research partnership paves way for improvements in oil refining
$US 10 million research partnership paves way for improvements in oil refining
By Colin Smith Improving the energy efficiency and environmental impact of the oil industry will be the focus of a $US 10 million international partnership, announced today in Russia. Imperial College London, the Boreskov Institute of Catalysis and the Skolkovo Foundation jointly announced the signing of a Letter of Intent, which could lead to an international research consortium for reducing heat loss in oil refining by up to 15%.

Environment - Life Sciences - 12.09.2011
Wisconsinites have mixed views on ethanol
A majority of Wisconsinites support the use of ethanol blends if it keeps dollars and jobs in the United States and reduces air pollution, according to a new study by University of Wisconsin-Madison researchers.

Environment - Life Sciences - 12.09.2011
Oceans' increasing acidity likely to hurt biodiversity, Stanford researchers say
Oceans’ increasing acidity likely to hurt biodiversity, Stanford researchers say
Rare undersea volcanic vents show oceans' increasing acidity likely to hurt biodiversity, endanger ecosystem stability, say Stanford researchers Some rare undersea volcanic vents that emit carbon diox

Environment - Earth Sciences - 11.09.2011
Forest logging increases risk of mega fires
Forest logging increases risk of mega fires
Logging in Victoria's mountain ash forests is increasing the risk of catastrophic wildfires, according to an expert from The Australian National University. In a study published in the journal PNAS last week, Professor David Lindenmayer from the ANU Fenner School of Environment and Society, and a team of world-renowned ecologists, analysed Victoria's mountain ash forests after the 2009 Black Saturday bushfires as well as decades of ecological data.

Environment - Earth Sciences - 09.09.2011
Can scientists look at next year's climate?
Can scientists look at next year’s climate?
Is it possible to make valid climate predictions that go beyond weeks, months, even a year? UCLA atmospheric scientists report they have now made long-term climate forecasts that are among the best ever — predicting climate up to 16 months in advance, nearly twice the length of time previously achieved by climate scientists.

Life Sciences - Environment - 09.09.2011
Appalachian Tiger Swallowtail Butterfly A Hybrid Species Of Two Other Swallowtails, Scientists Find
Sept. AUSTIN, Texas — Flitting among the cool slopes of the Appalachian Mountains is a tiger swallowtail butterfly species that evolved when two other species of swallowtails hybridized long ago, a rarity in the animal world, biologists from The University of Texas at Austin and Harvard University have found.

Health - Environment - 09.09.2011
Fascinating field studies for secondary school pupils
The science students in class 2D at Polhemsskolan head out on their first research assignment of the day.

Environment - Economics / Business - 09.09.2011
Sustainable consumption an expanding research field
It is not easy to be an environmentally friendly consumer. You not only have to resist the pressure to constantly buy new things, you also have to make good choices from the huge range of products on offer.

Environment - Economics / Business - 09.09.2011
Good packaging reduces waste
Many people see packaging simply as future rubbish. Indeed, bottles, tins and cartons can become litter and harm the environment if they end up in the wrong place.

Electroengineering - Environment - 08.09.2011
UC-developed technology saving consumers trillions of watt-hours, millions of dollars
UC-developed technology saving consumers trillions of watt-hours, millions of dollars
A University of California technology that significantly reduces the amount of energy wasted by chips in computers, mobile phones and other electronic devices has recently passed the trillion watt-hour milestone in energy savings, according to the technology's current licensee, Tela Innovations.

Life Sciences - Environment - 08.09.2011
Why we need plant scientists
Why we need plant scientists
'Plant scientist' should take its rightful place beside 'doctor', 'lawyer' and 'vet' in the list of top professions to which our most capable young people aspire, according to a hard-hitting letter by an international group of botanists and crop scientists published today.

Environment - Earth Sciences - 07.09.2011
First Global Picture of Greenhouse Gases Emerges from Pole-to-Pole Flights
News release URL Scripps HD Pier Cam Keeling Research Group Prospective Students Scripps Homepage ScrippsNews Home First Global Picture of Greenhouse Gases Emerges from Pole-to-Pole Flights HIPPO creates atlas of atmosphere September 7, 2011 By NCAR with edits by Rob Monroe The NSF/NCAR Gulfstream V research aircraft, known as HIAPER (High-performance Instrumented Airborne Platform for Environmental Research).

Environment - Computer Science - 07.09.2011
A canopy view of climate change -- novel art installation reaches heart of Sherwood Forest
Image courtesy of Active Ingredient PA 267/11 An ambitious touring art installation is to use real-time data collected from the canopies of trees in Sherwood Forest to raise awareness of the environmental changes affecting our planet as a result of the continued rise in CO2 emissions.

Life Sciences - Environment - 07.09.2011
Researcher turns to Roman art for marine conservation
Researcher turns to Roman art for marine conservation
According to Hopkins Marine Station's Fiorenza Micheli, ancient mosaics of groupers can tell us that the endangered fish used to be bigger. The dusky grouper has been a popular target for Mediterranean fishermen since prehistoric times – their bones have been found in human settlements dating back more than 100,000 years.

Life Sciences - Environment - 07.09.2011
Success of amphibian social networking spawns Reptile BioBlitz
Success of amphibian social networking spawns Reptile BioBlitz
An army sergeant in Iraq posted to Facebook a photo of a Lemon-yellow Tree Frog he encountered in a latrine, while a student participating in a scientific expedition in Costa Rica snagged a photo of a toad biologists had thought extinct.

Environment - Agronomy / Food Science - 07.09.2011

Chemistry - Environment - 06.09.2011
Field of Jeans comes to Sheffield city centre
Field of Jeans comes to Sheffield city centre
Field of Jeans comes to Sheffield city centre An exhibition with a difference is coming to Sheffield´s Peace Gardens and Winter Gardens next week (12-13 September 2011) to showcase the world'

Environment - Life Sciences - 06.09.2011
Protecting the world’s five Mediterranean ecosystems
California's Mediterranean coastline. Photo courtesy of the National Park Service. When researchers from around the globe converge at UCLA on Sept.

Environment - Earth Sciences - 01.09.2011
The cost of breathing - about £65 each year
The whole atmosphere is effectively worth more than 100 times the value of the world economy (Gross World Product - GWP), according to research being presented to the annual International Conference

Economics / Business - Environment - 01.09.2011
Cornell planning professor studies costs of the boom-bust cycle in natural gas extraction
Cornell planning professor studies costs of the boom-bust cycle in natural gas extraction
New York state may permit shale gas drilling after recently lifting a yearlong moratorium. In addition to environmental concerns over water and air quality, there are significant economic questions to consider, says economic geographer Susan Christopherson.