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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

Environment - 01.11.2011
Melbourne researchers awarded ARC funding grants
University of Melbourne researchers have received almost $30 million to assist with a range of projects, from looking at new ways of monitoring urban sustainability, creating a new approach in dealing with coronary arterial blood flow to developing new low carbon cements.

Environment - 01.11.2011
Inuit leader William Hensley visits Melbourne
Alaskan Inuit leader William Iggiagruk Hensley - who is best known for his extraordinary contribution to the Alaska Native Land Claims Movement - will visit the University of Melbourne this week to participate in a number of events including the annual Narrm Oration.

Environment - 01.11.2011
Rankin co-authors book on the experiences of transgender people
Rankin co-authors book on the experiences of transgender people
UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. A new book co-authored by Sue Rankin, associate professor in education policy studies at Penn State, details the experiences of transgender people in today's society.

Economics / Business - Environment - 01.11.2011
Penn State scientists part of new stink bug research project
Penn State scientists part of new stink bug research project
UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. Researchers in Penn State's College of Agricultural Sciences are part of a new, multi-state project to study the brown marmorated stink bug.

Environment - Computer Science - 31.10.2011
NASA Launches JPL-Built Earth Science Experiment
NASA Launches JPL-Built Earth Science Experiment
October 31, 2011 An experiment developed by NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory, Pasadena, Calif., to test technology for future NASA Earth science missions was aboard one of five small "CubeSat" research satellites that hitched a ride to orbit Oct. 28 with NASA's newest Earth-observing satellite, the National Polar-orbiting Operational Environmental Satellite System Preparatory Project, or NPP.

Mechanical Engineering - Environment - 31.10.2011
Study evaluates bat deaths near wind turbines
It's something of an ecological murder mystery — countless numbers of bats are turning up dead near wind farms. But what is killing them? A new study from the University of Wisconsin-Madison links on-the-ground sleuthing and clinical diagnostic techniques to sketch a better picture of how the bats are dying.

Environment - Chemistry - 31.10.2011
NSF Grant will help deepen our understanding of Arctic climate change
NSF Grant will help deepen our understanding of Arctic climate change
Daniel Jacob and Loretta J. Mickley are part of an NSF effort to improve predictions of climate change Daniel Jacob, Vasco McCoy Family Professor of Atmospheric Chemistry and Environmental Engineering in the Harvard School of Engineering and Applied Sciences (SEAS), is the lead primary investigator of a grant for $477,787 to develop an improved understanding of the distributions and decadal trends of aerosols and ozone in the Arctic and study the implications for Arctic climate change during 1980-2010.

Environment - Social Sciences - 31.10.2011
Probing Question: How important is coming out of the closet?
Probing Question: How important is coming out of the closet?
By Melissa Beattie-Moss Research/Penn State What is life like for young gay, lesbian, bisexual or transgendered people in our nation today? Your impression might depend on which news report you happen to catch.

Economics / Business - Environment - 28.10.2011

Health - Environment - 27.10.2011
Think differently on health equity: report
Think differently on health equity: report
A major shift in thinking is needed for dealing with health equity issues in the Asia-Pacific region, according to a new report by the Global Action on Health Equity Network (HealthGAEN), co-founded by researchers at The Australian National University.

Life Sciences - Environment - 27.10.2011
Insects scared to death of fish
The mere presence of a predator causes enough stress to kill a dragonfly, even when the predator cannot actually get at its prey to eat it, say biologists at the University of Toronto . "How prey respond to the fear of being eaten is an important topic in ecology, and we've learned a great deal about how these responses affect predator and prey interactions," says Professor Locke Rowe , chair of the Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology (EEB) and co-principal investigator of a study conducted at U of T's Koffler Scientific Reserve.

Environment - Life Sciences - 27.10.2011
Intestinal stem cells respond to food by supersizing the gut
Intestinal stem cells respond to food by supersizing the gut
A new study from University of California, Berkeley, researchers demonstrates that adult stem cells can reshape our organs in response to changes in the body and the environment, a finding that could have implications for diabetes and obesity. Post-doc Lucy O'Brien explains how studying stem cells in fruit fly epithelial tissue – skin, glands and intestines, for example – can shed light on the role of adult stem cells in humans.

Environment - Earth Sciences - 27.10.2011
Researchers to explore if Ganges River water use affects climate
Thursday 27 October 2011 By Colin Smith Determining if water usage patterns in northern India over the last 50 years are affecting the climate is the focus of new international £1.1 million collaboration announced today. Researchers from Imperial College London are part of a UK and Indian academic consortium that is developing the most comprehensive computer models yet of the water cycle in the Ganges River Basin, which is one of the most heavily populated and farmed river basins in the world.

Environment - Earth Sciences - 26.10.2011
Study analyzes only known footage of the largest woodpecker that ever lived
Study analyzes only known footage of the largest woodpecker that ever lived
The imperial woodpecker - the largest woodpecker that ever lived -probably went extinct in the late 20th century in the high mountains of Mexico, without anyone ever capturing photos or film of the 2-foot-tall, flamboyantly crested bird.

Environment - 26.10.2011
Salon event asks: Do we still care about climate change?
Salon event asks: Do we still care about climate change?
Salon event asks: Do we still care about climate change? Do people still get hot under the collar about climate change, or have public perceptions cooled' Who does care about the threat of global war

Economics / Business - Environment - 26.10.2011

Environment - 26.10.2011
Q&A: Stanford's Paul Ehrlich fears the worst for a planet with 7 billion residents
Q&A: Stanford’s Paul Ehrlich fears the worst for a planet with 7 billion residents
Stanford biologist Paul Ehrlich still sees runaway population growth as a threat to the planet, but is hopeful that humans can avoid the first catastrophic collapse of a global civilization.

Health - Environment - 26.10.2011
Fungus causes deadly bat disease: last doubts removed
Fungus causes deadly bat disease: last doubts removed
Scientists have proven that the fungus Geomyces destructans causes white-nose syndrome, a fast-spreading and highly lethal disease of bats.

Administration - Environment - 25.10.2011
Shark hunts a Hollywood response to real horror
Shark hunts a Hollywood response to real horror
By PhD candidate Christopher Neff. First published in the Sydney Morning Herald. October 2011 This year may be remembered as the summer of the shark hunt.

Environment - 24.10.2011
Inequality affects food production in Zimbabwe
A shortage of land in Zimbabwe leads to greater inequality between the sexes. However, an indirect consequence has also been that opposition to polygamy has increased.

Environment - Economics / Business - 24.10.2011
Global warming target to stay below 2 degrees requires more action this decade
24 Oct 2011 Climate scientists say the world's target to stay below a global warming of 2 degrees, made at the United Nations conference in Copenhagen in 2009 and Cancun 2010 will require decisive action this decade.

Environment - 24.10.2011
Fenner's sustainable future realised
Fenner’s sustainable future realised
The legacy of esteemed scientist Frank Fenner lives on in a new building opened at The Australian National University named in his honour.

Environment - Agronomy / Food Science - 24.10.2011
Unexpected bequest a boost for agricultural sustainability
Unexpected bequest a boost for agricultural sustainability
Research into sustainable agricultural science has been given a huge boost with the announcement of a major bequest to the University of Sydney.

Environment - Economics / Business - 23.10.2011
U-M School of Information to receive $8 million to foster data-sharing among scientists
ANN ARBOR, Mich.—The School of Information at the University of Michigan is heading a cooperative effort by four major universities to create better methods for data-sharing among scientists and researchers in the new and growing field of sustainability.

Earth Sciences - Environment - 21.10.2011
Cycads are not
Cycads are not "living fossils" from Dinosaur Age
Today's cycads - plants famed as "living fossils" because they've survived since the last dinosaurs munched on them 65.5 million years ago - are really only a few million years old, according to a new study by University of California, Berkeley, scientists and their international team.

Environment - Economics / Business - 21.10.2011
£25m research facility for food and biofuels opens for business
PA 324/11 The doors open on a new multi million pound research facility for biofuels, brewing science and food and drink processing at The University of Nottingham on Friday 21 October 2011.

Economics / Business - Environment - 21.10.2011
Leeds ’sludge team’ targets nuclear waste
It's a dirty job, but someone has to do it. Researchers from the University of Leeds have teamed up with Sellafield Ltd to clean up radioactive sludge produced by the UK nuclear industry.

Earth Sciences - Environment - 21.10.2011
Small but agile Proba-1 reaches 10 years in orbit
Small but agile Proba-1 reaches 10 years in orbit
A good photographer needs agility. So it is with ESA microsatellite Proba-1, which turns in space to capture terrestrial targets.

Health - Environment - 20.10.2011
Research eyes energy-saving fluoros
Research eyes energy-saving fluoros
The global trend towards using fluorescent globes instead of incandescent ones as a strategy to beat climate change could be increasing eye disease, according to new research by scientists at The Australian National University.

Health - Environment - 20.10.2011
Bridging the global divide: Manchester stakes its claim
20 Oct 2011 Lord David Owen is to be guest speaker at a special meeting in Manchester next week to launch a new initiative that is guaranteed to put the city at the forefront of global health.

Environment - 20.10.2011
Leaf litter ants advance case for rainforest conservation in Borneo
Studies of ant populations in Borneo reveal an unexpected resilience to areas of rainforest degraded by repeated intensive logging.