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Environment - 16.11.2011
Poll: Pennsylvania citizens doubt media, environmentalists, scientists, governor in ’fracking’ debate
ANN ARBOR, Mich.-Pennsylvanians have significant doubts about the credibility of the media, environmental groups and scientists on the issue of natural gas drilling using "fracking" methods, a new poll says.

Environment - Earth Sciences - 15.11.2011
Erratic, extreme day-to-day weather puts climate change in new light
Erratic, extreme day-to-day weather puts climate change in new light
by Morgan Kelly The first climate study to focus on variations in daily weather conditions has found that day-to-day weather has grown increasingly erratic and extreme, with significant fluctuations in sunshine and rainfall affecting more than a third of the planet. Princeton University researchers recently reported in the Journal of Climate that extremely sunny or cloudy days are more common than in the early 1980s, and that swings from thunderstorms to dry days rose considerably since the late 1990s.

Environment - Life Sciences - 15.11.2011
Harm not those strangers that pollinate, study warns
Harm not those strangers that pollinate, study warns
by Morgan Kelly In an irony of nature, invasive species can become essential to the very ecosystems threatened by their presence, according to a recent discovery that could change how scientists and governments approach the restoration of natural spaces.

Environment - Earth Sciences - 14.11.2011
Exhibition celebrates 'father of European landscape painting'
Exhibition celebrates 'father of European landscape painting'
Visitors to the Ashmolean Museum can explore an unconventional side to artist Claude Lorrain this winter.

Environment - Earth Sciences - 14.11.2011
Insects offer clues to climate variability 10,000 years ago
Insects offer clues to climate variability 10,000 years ago
CHAMPAIGN, lll. An analysis of the remains of ancient midges - tiny non-biting insects closely related to mosquitoes - opens a new window on the past with a detailed view of the surprising regional variability that accompanied climate warming during the early Holocene epoch, 10,000 to 5,500 years ago.

Health - Environment - 14.11.2011
Study Quantifies Health Costs of Climate Change-Related Disasters
Groundbreaking Study Quantifies Health Costs of Climate Change-Related Disasters in the U.S. Health costs exceeding $14 billion dollars and involving 21,000 emergency room visits, nearl

Environment - 14.11.2011
Clothing, food and electricity impact most on water footprint
Australians have been working hard to cut down their household's daily water consumption, however a new study in the latest edition of Building Research & Information reveals that clothing, food and electricity are the three biggest culprits for a household's high water usage.

Environment - 11.11.2011
Trees on Tundra’s Border Are Growing Faster in a Hotter Climate
Trees in Alaska's far north are growing faster than they were a hundred years ago says a study led by Lamont-Doherty scientist Laia Andreu-Hayles. Credit: Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory. Evergreen trees at the edge of Alaska's tundra are growing faster, suggesting that at least some forests may be adapting to a rapidly warming climate, says a new study.

Earth Sciences - Environment - 10.11.2011
Brazil joins the International Charter ’Space and Major Disasters’
Brazil joins the International Charter 'Space and Major Disasters' In the year that severe flooding and landslides claimed over 800 lives in Brazil's Rio de Janeiro state, Brazil has joined the inter

Environment - 10.11.2011
Aerosols make fixing climate change even costlier
Aerosols make fixing climate change even costlier
Remediating long-term effects of fossil fuel combustion and other human-driven processes filling the atmosphere with invisible particles will be even costlier than previously thought, a Cornell earth scientist is claiming in a new study. Natalie Mahowald, associate professor of earth and atmospheric sciences, reports , Nov.

Environment - Health - 10.11.2011
New book shares life lessons from 'wisest Americans'
New book shares life lessons from ’wisest Americans’
For 25 years, Cornell gerontologist Karl Pillemer has researched answers to many facets of aging - coping with Alzheimer's disease, improving nursing home care and supporting family caregivers.

Environment - 09.11.2011
National differences in reporting of climate scepticism
National differences in reporting of climate scepticism
An Oxford University study of climate change coverage in six countries suggests that newspapers in the UK and the US have given far more column space to the voices of climate sceptics than the press in Brazil, France, India and China. More than 80 per cent of the times that sceptical voices were included, they were in pieces in the UK and US press, according to the research.

Economics / Business - Environment - 09.11.2011
Research into cities of the future to be boosted with new London centre
By Laura Gallagher Thursday 10 November 2011 London is becoming a global leader in future cities research, after Imperial College London, Cisco and UCL today entered into a three year initial agreement to create a Future Cities Centre in the capital.

Environment - Economics / Business - 09.11.2011
Bushland battle: biodiversity or bioenergy
Bushland battle: biodiversity or bioenergy
Opening our native forests to the bioenergy market will be 'all pain for no gain', according to a leading Australian economist and forestry expert.

Environment - Life Sciences - 09.11.2011
Satellite technology enables rapid, accurate mapping of forest harvest in upper Midwest
Mutlu Ozdogan, assistant professor of forest and wildlife ecology at the UW-Madison, processes images from the Landsat satellite to reveal changes in forest composition over time.

Environment - Earth Sciences - 09.11.2011
Early Results from Hydraulic Fracturing Study Show No Direct Link to Groundwater Contamination
FORT WORTH, Texas — Preliminary findings from a study on the use of hydraulic fracturing in shale gas development suggest no direct link to reports of groundwater contamination, the project leader at The University of Texas at Austin's Energy Institute said Wednesday. "From what we've seen so far, many of the problems appear to be related to other aspects of drilling operations, such as poor casing or cement jobs, rather than to hydraulic fracturing, per se," said Charles 'Chip' Groat , a university geology professor and Energy Institute associate director who is leading the project.

Environment - Economics / Business - 09.11.2011
Carbon mitigation strategy uses wood for buildings first, bioenergy second
Carbon mitigation strategy uses wood for buildings first, bioenergy second
Proposals to remove the carbon dioxide caused by burning fossil fuel from the atmosphere include letting commercially managed forests grow longer between harvests or not cutting them at all.

Environment - Economics / Business - 08.11.2011
Lessons from a German bank could cut energy bills for UK homeowners
Lessons from a German bank could cut energy bills for UK homeowners
UK home owners could see reduced energy bills if the government's energy policy takes lessons from a publicly owned German bank that has pioneered energy-efficient construction over the past 30 years, a new report has found.

Health - Environment - 08.11.2011
Management support is crucial for success of worker wellness plans
ANN ARBOR, Mich.-Buy-in from the boss, along with signs posted to encourage stair use and walking paths, result in more exercise and fewer sick days for employees, a University of Michigan study shows.

Environment - Life Sciences - 08.11.2011
Sainsbury Laboratory wins World’s Best Learning Building award
Sainsbury Laboratory wins World’s Best Learning Building award
The Sainsbury Laboratory has been acclaimed as the World's Best Learning Building 2011 at the World Architecture Festival in Barcelona.

Earth Sciences - Environment - 08.11.2011
Link Established Between Air Pollution and Cyclone Intensity in Arabian Sea
Pollution is making Arabian Sea cyclones more intense, according to a multi-institutional study that included scientists at UCSD's Scripps Institution of Oceanography. Traditionally, prevailing wind shear patterns prohibit cyclones in the Arabian Sea from becoming major storms. A paper appearing in the Nov.

Earth Sciences - Environment - 07.11.2011
To dredge or not to dredge: Class analyzes inlet options
To dredge or not to dredge: Class analyzes inlet options
Every fall, students in Restoration Ecology (HORT 4400) take on a real-world project in the local community, working together to gather data, analyze the issues and report their findings.

Economics / Business - Environment - 07.11.2011
Durham part of consortium awarded £5.3M to establish new research and innovation capability
Durham part of consortium awarded £5.3M to establish new research and innovation capability Durham University is part of a consortium awarded a £5.3m grant from the UK Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills' new Regional Growth Fund (RGF) scheme.

Economics / Business - Environment - 07.11.2011

Event - Environment - 07.11.2011
Prestigious award for zero-carbon home research
Researchers involved in a unique research facility of zero carbon homes have won a prestigious award for their work on low carbon housing design.

Economics / Business - Environment - 06.11.2011
Spin-out is energy-saver for business
Spin-out is energy-saver for business
The latest spin-out from Oxford University, Pilio Limited, provides a cost-effective online tool enabling small and medium businesses to monitor and manage their energy usage, potentially saving up to 40 per cent of their energy budget.

Environment - Economics / Business - 04.11.2011
New professors signal fresh ambitions for science policy research at Sussex
New professors signal fresh ambitions for science policy research at Sussex The University of Sussex continues to tackle the most challenging issues for governments and policy makers with the appointment of three big names in the field of science and technology policy.

Economics / Business - Environment - 04.11.2011
Green Homes in Texas Add $25,000 to Resale Value
AUSTIN, Texas - A new study from the McCombs School of Business at The University of Texas at Austin and the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) finds that new homes in Texas built to meet green building standards such as LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design), the world's most widely used green building rating system, are worth an average of $25,000 more in resale value than conventional homes.

Environment - Economics / Business - 03.11.2011
Developing a sustainable laboratory
Developing a sustainable laboratory
An interdisciplinary team of researchers from across Wales is aiming to tackle waste and shape the laboratory of the future by redesigning the lifecycle of laboratory gloves.

Environment - Administration - 03.11.2011
How should society pay for services ecosystems provide?
Two U of M faculty join the world's leading ecologists in addressing this issue MINNEAPOLIS / ST. PAUL (11/03/2011) —Over the past 50 years, 60 percent of all ecosystem services have declined as a direct result of the conversion of land to the production of foods, fuels and fibers.

Environment - Agronomy / Food Science - 03.11.2011
Scientists hone the power of grass fuel -- with help from New York school district
Scientists hone the power of grass fuel -- with help from New York school district
It takes 70 million years to grow a crop of fossil fuel but just 70 days to grow a crop of grass pellet fuel.

Life Sciences - Environment - 03.11.2011
Join U of M lion researchers in bringing the Serengeti to the web
Join U of M lion researchers in bringing the Serengeti to the web
"Crowdfunding" strategy relies on small donations MINNEAPOLIS / ST. PAUL (11/03/2011) —Imagine being an invisible presence in Serengeti National Park, watching lions, zebras, wildebeests and hyenas stroll a couple of feet away, with no idea that you are watching them.

Environment - Life Sciences - 03.11.2011
Unravelling the causes of the Ice Age megafauna extinctions
Was it humans or climate change that caused the extinctions of the iconic Ice Age mammals (megafauna) such as the woolly rhinoceros and woolly mammoth?

Environment - Life Sciences - 03.11.2011
Climate change and humans caused extinction of Ice Age mammals
Climate change and humans caused extinction of Ice Age mammals
In the largest study of its kind, scientists including the University of Sydney's Simon Ho have unravelled the factors that caused the extinction of iconic Ice Age mammals such as the woolly rhinoceros and woolly mammoth. The study shows that both climate change and humans were responsible for the mass extinctions of large mammals - called megafauna - 50,000 years ago.

Environment - 03.11.2011
Rare bettongs return to mainland
Rare bettongs return to mainland
The rare eastern bettong ( Bettongia gaimardi ) has returned to the Australian mainland, after an absence of over 80 years.

Environment - Agronomy / Food Science - 02.11.2011
Microbes and toxins might be making you fat or diabetic
Could persistent pollutants like DDT and PCBs or chemicals found in plastics be making you fat or diabetic? The answer may depend on what sort of bacteria you have churning around in your gut, according to Cornell scientists.

Earth Sciences - Environment - 02.11.2011
Geologic Carbon Sequestration Comes to Big Sky Country
Geologic Carbon Sequestration Comes to Big Sky Country
The quest to reduce carbon emissions is coming to Big Sky country.

Physics - Environment - 02.11.2011
Wavechasers condemn gummy bears to crushing ocean depths
Wavechasers condemn gummy bears to crushing ocean depths
Follow the serious science – and the development of novel "Will it crush?” segments inspired by the YouTube hit "Will it blend?” – as University of Washington Wavechasers work in the South Pacific near Samoa.

Health - Environment - 02.11.2011
Increased use of bikes for commuting offers economic, health benefits
Cutting out short auto trips and replacing them with mass transit and active transport would yield major health benefits, according to a study just published in the scientific journal Environmental Health Perspectives.

Environment - Life Sciences - 02.11.2011
Humans and climate contributed to extinctions of large Ice-Age mammals
Humans and climate contributed to extinctions of large Ice-Age mammals
The history of six large herbivores - the woolly rhinoceros, woolly mammoth, wild horse, reindeer, bison, and musk ox - is the subject of a study by an international group of scientists investigating how climate fluctuations and human activity affected mammal populations at the end of the last ice age.

Environment - Health - 01.11.2011
Academic’s ’Geog Blog’ to tell of his week in Westminster
PA340/11 Physical geographer Simon Gosling is to blog his way through Parliament this week when he shadows Barry Gardiner, Labour MP for Brent North, at Westminster.

Environment - Economics / Business - 01.11.2011
Solar energy covers earth’s needs thousands of times over
Every day there is more bad news – the climate is more sensitive than previously thought. The Arctic ice is melting faster than anyone could have predicted.

Environment - Economics / Business - 01.11.2011
“Better to give away experiences than things”
Meet Oksana Mont, Sweden’s only Professor of Sustainable Consumption. How can our consumption become more sustainable? “A major aspect is promoting sustainable lifestyles rather than just sustainable products.

Environment - Economics / Business - 01.11.2011
Researching the cities of the future
Today, the climate impact of cities represents 80 per cent of global greenhouse gas emissions. At Lund University, researchers want to create models to reduce this impact.

Environment - Economics / Business - 01.11.2011
Climate research at Lund University
Lund University has a huge breadth of climate research. This research is carried out at eight of the University’s faculties and almost 30 different departments and centres.

Environment - Computer Science - 01.11.2011
Hackers Take on the Planet
The two top entries in the first Stockholm Green Hackathon, held over the weekend of October 21st and 22nd in the R1 Reactor Hall, show gamers and Web users how everyday activities contribute to carbon dioxide emissions. Bringing together more than 30 participants, the Green Hackathon was designed to put creative minds to work spotlighting solutions to environmental threats.

Environment - 01.11.2011
Berkeley Lab to Build Cost Model for Fuel Cells
Berkeley Lab to Build Cost Model for Fuel Cells
Fuel cells seem like an ideal energy source-they're clean, efficient, silent and don't require transmission lines.

Environment - Economics / Business - 01.11.2011
How Energy Analysis Can Create More Bang For the Energy Research Buck
How Energy Analysis Can Create More Bang For the Energy Research Buck
Scientists at Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (Berkeley Lab) are working on a wide variety of clean energy technologies-from biofuels to batteries to solar energy-but now these disparate effort