science wire

« BACK

Environment



Results 9951 - 10000 of 10041.


Environment - Life Sciences - 07.06.2009
Sheffield scientists bring cacti centre stage
Cacti have long been thought to be one of the groups of species that has in recent times suffered most from human activities, including over-harvesting and habitat change.

Electroengineering - Environment - 04.06.2009
Energy Urgency: Cleaner Coal Technology Needed in the UK by 2015
Engineers at the University of Birmingham have been awarded £750,000 to conduct research on analysing and optimising the performance of supercritical coal fired power plants - a cleaner way of using coal to produce electricity.

Health - Environment - 03.06.2009
Commonwealth Health Ministers briefings published
Six briefing papers on managing the health effects of climate change ' commissioned from UCL by the Commonwealth Secretariat for the May 2009 meeting of Commonwealth Health Ministers ' have been published.

Health - Environment - 03.06.2009
Commonwealth Health Ministers briefings published
Six briefing papers on managing the health effects of climate change ' commissioned from UCL by the Commonwealth Secretariat for the May 2009 meeting of Commonwealth Health Ministers ' have been published.

Environment - Veterinary - 02.06.2009
Trading Energy for Safety, Bees Extend Legs to Stay Stable in Wind
Cambridge, Mass. June 2, 2009 - New research shows some bees brace themselves against wind and turbulence by extending their sturdy hind legs while flying. But this approach comes at a steep cost, increasing aerodynamic drag and the power required for flight by roughly 30 percent, and cutting into the bees' flight performance.

Event - Environment - 02.06.2009
Princeton awards five honorary degrees
Princeton University awarded honorary degrees during Commencement exercises June 2 to five distinguished individuals for their contributions to civic engagement, performing arts, engineering and sustainability.

Health - Environment - 01.06.2009
Researchers Develop the First Climate-Based Model to Predict Dengue Fever Outbreaks in the Tropics
Researchers Develop the First Climate-Based Model to Predict Dengue Fever Outbreaks in the Tropics
June 02, 2009 — News story — Scientists use climate variables and vegetation indices to predict and mitigate Dengue epidemics in the American Tropics Dengue Fever (DF) and Dengue Hemorrhagic Fever (DHF) are the most important vector-borne viral diseases in the World.

Environment - Economics / Business - 01.06.2009
State Farm and UM Team Up to Go Green During Hurricane Season
State Farm and UM Team Up to Go Green During Hurricane Season
June 02, 2009 — Winter Haven — With the start of the official hurricane season, State Farm and its more than 600 Florida agents are urging Floridians to 'go green' by taking steps to prepare for the possibility of a storm strike this season.

Economics / Business - Environment - 27.05.2009

Environment - Chemistry - 26.05.2009
Sustainability grants to explore burning powdered wood, developing cheaper solar cells and more
Assessing how green energy projects could impact rural communities, developing an efficient and clean method to burn powdered wood and creating low-cost, low-energy solar cells using grasslike silico

Health - Environment - 20.05.2009
UCL at Commonwealth and WHO health meetings
Shortly after the publication of the UCL?Lancet Commission on Managing the Health Effects of Climate Change report, UCL was represented at the Commonwealth Health Ministers Meeting on Health & Cl

Health - Environment - 20.05.2009
UCL Town Meeting on Risk & Disaster Reduction
UCL Town Meeting on Risk & Disaster Reduction
A UCL Town Meeting on Risk & Disaster Reduction (RDR), held on 20 May 2009, heard that the number and severity of disasters worldwide was growing, and that to reduce both risk of disasters and disasters themselves would require the application of the breadth of UCL's expertise.

Health - Environment - 20.05.2009
UCL at Commonwealth and WHO health meetings
Shortly after the publication of the UCL?Lancet Commission on Managing the Health Effects of Climate Change report, UCL was represented at the Commonwealth Health Ministers Meeting on Health & Cl

Physics - Environment - 14.05.2009
Researchers closer to the ultimate green 'fridge magnet'
Researchers closer to the ultimate green ’fridge magnet’
Researchers closer to the ultimate green 'fridge magnet' Imperial physicists make breakthrough in the quest for a magnetically-cooled fridge %0A " Imperial College London news release For immediate r

Economics / Business - Environment - 13.05.2009
Student entrepreneurs battle it out at final of business plan competitions
Student entrepreneurs battle it out at final of business plan competitions
Student entrepreneurs battle it out at final of business plan competitions Imperial Entrepreneurs organise event to create an entrepreneurial spirit and students take top prize at the IBM challenge

Health - Environment - 13.05.2009
Climate change: The biggest global-health threat of the 21st century
Climate change: The biggest global-health threat of the 21st century
A major report on managing the health effects of climate change, launched jointly by 'The Lancet? and UCL today, says that climate change is the biggest global-health threat of the 21st century.

Health - Environment - 13.05.2009
Climate change: The biggest global-health threat of the 21st century
Climate change: The biggest global-health threat of the 21st century
A major report on managing the health effects of climate change, launched jointly by 'The Lancet? and UCL today, says that climate change is the biggest global-health threat of the 21st century.

Environment - Economics / Business - 13.05.2009

Environment - Economics / Business - 13.05.2009

Environment - Pedagogy - 12.05.2009

Environment - Chemistry - 08.05.2009
Major funding to help cut CO2 emissions
Major funding to help cut CO2 emissions
PA 126/09 The University of Nottingham is to share in £6.9m of research funding to investigate carbon capture and storage (CCS) technologies which could drastically cut CO2 emissions from fossil-fuel power stations.

Environment - 07.05.2009
Plymouth selected for €55M European marine project
The University of Plymouth is one of only two UK universities selected to take part in a landmark pan-European marine project worth ¤55M.

Environment - 05.05.2009
Carbon compounds: the language of climate change
Carbon compounds: the language of climate change
Are you a 'carbon sinner' intent on reducing your impact on the environment by going on a 'carbon diet'? Or maybe you're fed up of being sent on a guilt-trip by 'carbon fascists' who insist you should be giving up more of life's little luxuries to reduce your 'carbon footprint'? Whatever your attitude to climate change, it's an issue which is hard to ignore and articles, opinion pieces and commentaries on the subject littered with metaphors and emotive language dominate newspaper websites and the blogosphere.

Environment - Health - 04.05.2009
Space settlement design competition lets school students aim for NASA’s stars
Space settlement design competition lets school students aim for NASA’s stars
Space settlement design competition lets school students aim for NASA?s stars Imperial helps secondary students to compete at the Sixteenth Annual International Space Settlement Design Competition Im

Law - Environment - 04.05.2009
Clean Power Plan Stay is Bad News for Texas, Natural Gas
The Supreme Court recently halted implementation of the Environmental Protection Agency's Clean Power Plan, the flagship climate change program for reducing greenhouse gas emissions from power plants.

Economics / Business - Environment - 29.04.2009

Environment - Administration - 28.04.2009
Climate Change and Transport: A Robust Infrastructure for 2050
A team of scientists from the University of Birmingham have secured £1.5 million for a four year project to examine how to make the UK's transport systems resilient to climate change.

Health - Environment - 27.04.2009
Is the UK prepared for Sudden Oak Death?
Is the UK prepared for Sudden Oak Death?
Is the UK prepared for Sudden Oak Death? Imperial researchers to carry out national review of our ability to fight deadly tree diseases %0A " By Danielle Reeves Monday 27 April 2009 Britain's ability

Health - Environment - 22.04.2009

Environment - Physics - 21.04.2009
Journey to “another planet”: students talk about their trip to Antarctica
Journey to “another planet”: students talk about their trip to Antarctica
Journey to ?another planet?: students talk about their trip to Antarctica Engineering students discuss travelling to the icy continent and learning more about climate change %0A " Wednesday 22 April

Civil Engineering - Environment - 15.04.2009
Imperial academic awarded a top honour in structural engineering
Imperial academic awarded a top honour in structural engineering
Imperial academic awarded a top honour in structural engineering Professor David Nethercot talks about his career and receiving the Institution of Structural Engineer?s highest accolade %0A " Thursda

Environment - Veterinary - 13.04.2009
In face of global warming, can wilderness remain natural?
In face of global warming, can wilderness remain natural?
BERKELEY — For those who think of nature as a wild, unspoiled Eden that preserves the natural flora and fauna free from human interference, global warming has a nasty surprise in store, according to University of California, Berkeley, biologist Anthony Barnosky.

Environment - Physics - 07.04.2009
Climate change to spur rapid shifts in fire hotspots, projects new analysis
This map shows the invasion (orange) and retreat (blue) of fire risk projected for 2010-2039 under a new climate model that looks at wildfire patterns on a global scale. Click map for larger version . (Meg Krawchuk, UC Berkeley) BERKELEY — Climate change will bring about major shifts in worldwide fire patterns, and those changes are coming fast, according to a first-of-its-kind analysis led by researchers at the University of California, Berkeley, in collaboration with scientists at Texas Tech University.

Economics / Business - Environment - 06.04.2009
Imperial postgraduates show how energy companies can fight climate change
Imperial postgraduates show how energy companies can fight climate change MSc Sustainable Energy Futures team wins a national award at Wembley Stadium %0A " Tuesday 7 April 2009 By Colin Smith Postgr

Environment - 06.04.2009
Going bananas for sustainable research scientists create fuel from African crop waste
Going bananas for sustainable research scientists create fuel from African crop waste
University of Nottingham News Press releases 2009 April Going bananas for sustainable research - scientists create fuel from African crop waste Bananas are a staple crop of Rwanda.

Environment - 02.04.2009
Minister for Transport visits Imperial to discuss innovations in rail
Minister for Transport visits Imperial to discuss innovations in rail Lord Adonis visits Imperial?s Future Railway Research Centre %0A " Friday 3 April 2009 By Colin Smith How to make the railways fa

Environment - 02.04.2009
Building a cleaner, low carbon future
Building a cleaner, low carbon future
PA 94/09 The University of Nottingham hosted a delegation of key Chinese policy makers this week to encourage international collaboration for a cleaner, low carbon future.

Health - Environment - 30.03.2009
Potential new HIV drug may help patients not responding to treatment
Potential new HIV drug may help patients not responding to treatment D-1mT appears to help Anti-Retroviral Therapy work more effectively - %0A " Imperial College London News Release For Immediate Rel

Environment - Earth Sciences - 27.03.2009
New book brings a submerged world to life
The lost world of British hunter-gatherers is brought to life in a new book published this week.

Environment - Mathematics - 24.03.2009
New satellite to measure deforestation
Scientists at the University of Sheffield are one step closer to launching a satellite mission to measure the biomass in the Earth´s forests.

Environment - Physics - 23.03.2009
In Disaster-Prone Areas, Construction Needs a New Approach
Office of News and Information Johns Hopkins University 901 South Bond Street, Suite 540 Baltimore, Maryland 21231 Phone: 443-287-9960 | Fax: 443-287-9920 In regions that have been devastated by hurr

Environment - 22.03.2009
National soil and earthworm survey launched by Imperial scientists
National soil and earthworm survey launched by Imperial scientists OPAL Soil Centre launches scheme to map the characteristics of the nation's soil %0A " By Danielle Reeves Monday 23 March 2009 A new

Physics - Environment - 19.03.2009
Budding science writers are rewarded for their creativity in the Science Challenge 2009
Budding science writers are rewarded for their creativity in the Science Challenge 2009 Annual essay writing competition promotes science communication - %0A " Friday 20 March 2009 By Naomi Weston It's the year 2088 and the Earth's temperature has finally peaked.

Health - Environment - 18.03.2009
Duke of Kent Celebrates 25 years of Environmental Medicine in Birmingham
HRH the Duke of Kent will visit the University of Birmingham Institute of Occupational and Environmental Medicine this week to commemorate the institute's 25 years of work. The visit comes at a time when institute scientists are warning of a number of emerging environmental health risks particularly in the developing world.

Health - Environment - 16.03.2009
Population-growth symposium
The UCL Institute for Global Health's 9th Symposium, 'Straight Talking: Population growth and family planning', was held on 16 March 2009.