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Environment - Agronomy / Food Science - 01.12.2022
Soils bring life to settlements
Healthy soils are essential for quality of life: they are the basis for agriculture, for trees, gardens and parks.

Environment - 30.11.2022
Researchers call for a joint research agenda linking research on climate extremes and biodiversity
Researchers call for a joint research agenda linking research on climate extremes and biodiversity
The world is experiencing two megatrends: Climate extremes are increasing in magnitude and frequency while biodiversity is declining. Researchers from Leipzig University and the German Centre for Integrative Biodiversity Research (iDiv) with collaborators across Europe, express concern that these two trends can mutually exacerbate each other.

Life Sciences - Environment - 30.11.2022
Male orb-weaving spiders fight less in female-dominated colonies
Male orb-weaving spiders fight less in female-dominated colonies
Key takeaways Orb-weaving spiders cooperate for more peaceful colonies, a surprising revelation given that most spiders live solitarily.

Environment - Art and Design - 30.11.2022
Research from TU Delft in the Rijksmuseum
A smart alternative to the traditional sandbag and an experiment with clay to learn more about strengthening dikes.

Environment - Agronomy / Food Science - 30.11.2022
Feeding birds in winter
Feeding birds in winter
Many people want to feed their birds in winter. For birds, an extra food source is often welcome. However, to prevent this well-intentioned gesture from backfiring, feeding must be done properly.

Environment - Earth Sciences - 30.11.2022
A scout of the atmosphere
A scout of the atmosphere
Internationally recognized atmospheric scientist and Distinguished Senior Researcher at Empa: Dominik Brunner is a scientist who has explored his subject area from many angles - with a weatherproof motivation and curiosity that drives him to this day.

Life Sciences - Environment - 30.11.2022
Large terrestrial mammals are more vulnerable to the acoustic impact of drones than to the visual impact
Large terrestrial mammals are more vulnerable to the acoustic impact of drones than to the visual impact
Large terrestrial mammals are vulnerable to the acoustic sounds of drones, technological systems which are increasingly used to study the wildlife in open habitats such as the savanna and marshes.

Environment - Architecture - 30.11.2022
Urban planning helps mitigate extreme weather effects in Haut-Valais
Olivier Lalancette, an EPFL Master's student in architecture, has come up with some development proposals for the Brig-Visp-Naters conurbation.

Environment - 30.11.2022
Chemical pollution in Yorkshire rivers to be studied in new project
Just 14 per cent of the UK-s rivers meet a good level of ecological status, with pollution due to sewage, agriculture, human activity and plastics becoming increasingly problematic The team, which includes scientists from the University of Sheffield, will investigate the most dangerous chemicals and chemical mixtures being emitted into the county's waterways and the role they are playing in nature loss It is hoped that the findings will identify

Environment - Innovation - 30.11.2022
New energy management foresights for electric vehicles and renewable energy
A new report led by Monash researchers reveals new foresights for energy management in Australian households, including keenness to switch to electric vehicles, better battery charging infrastructure and sharing renewable energy. Launched today, the Digital Energy Futures: Foresights for Future Living report from the Emerging Technologies Research Lab (ETLab) at Monash University reframes current assumptions held by the energy industry about how people do, or will, interact with energy and technology.

Environment - Innovation - 29.11.2022
Putting artificial intelligence to accelerate the energy transition in large buildings
Technology perfected by BrainBox AI uses artificial intelligence to help large buildings reduce their CO2 emissions and transition to more sustainable energy sources.

Environment - Innovation - 29.11.2022
What is Cybernetics?
Cybernetics is not just about robots and artificial intelligence (AI), and whether humans will become cyborgs or if computers will come to dominate people.

Environment - Earth Sciences - 29.11.2022
Strongest Arctic cyclone on record led to surprising loss of sea ice
A warming climate is causing a decline in sea ice in the Arctic Ocean, where loss of sea ice has important ecological, economic and climate impacts. On top of this long-term shift due to climate change are weather events that affect the sea ice from week to week. The strongest Arctic cyclone ever observed poleward of 70 degrees north latitude struck in January 2022 northeast of Greenland.

Environment - Life Sciences - 29.11.2022
An ecological rule breaker shows the effects of climate change on body size
The Northern Treeshrew defies two of the most widely tested ecological -rules- of body size variation within species, a new study finds.

Paleontology - Environment - 28.11.2022
Beavers Have Lived in Family Clans in the Allgäu for More Than Eleven Million Years
Beavers Have Lived in Family Clans in the Allgäu for More Than Eleven Million Years
For paleontologists, Hammerschmiede in the Allgäu region, the site where the great ape Danuvius was discovered, is a treasure trove unlike any other: more than 140 fossil vertebrate species have been found here.

Environment - Innovation - 28.11.2022
£2m water quality project to protect river ecosystems
Researchers from the University of Glasgow are lending their support to a new project led by the University of Stirling to explore how pollution and climate change are impacting freshwater ecosystems for the first time.

Environment - Innovation - 28.11.2022

Environment - Innovation - 28.11.2022

Architecture - Environment - 28.11.2022

Environment - Social Sciences - 28.11.2022

Environment - Electroengineering - 28.11.2022
Reversing the charge
Battery power from electric vehicles to the grid could open a fast lane to a net-zero future. Owners of electric vehicles (EVs) are accustomed to plugging into charging stations at home and at work and filling up their batteries with electricity from the power grid.

Environment - Computer Science - 28.11.2022
MIT Policy Hackathon produces new solutions for technology policy challenges
Hackathon explores policy solutions to challenges in cybersecurity, environmental justice, and city planning focused on post-pandemic efforts to build a better society.

Innovation - Environment - 25.11.2022

Environment - Economics / Business - 25.11.2022

Economics / Business - Environment - 24.11.2022
Companies report data leaks on heavy news days
Companies report data leaks on heavy news days
Enterprises try to limit attention for data losses Many companies carefully time disclosures on losses of sensitive customer data.

Environment - Social Sciences - 24.11.2022

Environment - Agronomy / Food Science - 23.11.2022
Climate action: Methane is our most powerful lever
Climate action: Methane is our most powerful lever
While the insufficient measures increasingly argue against reaching the 1.5-degree target, we could still achieve it with a rapid reduction in methane emissions, writes Cyril Brunner.

Environment - 23.11.2022
Podcast: Winter viruses, being an engineer, and improving energy efficiency
In this edition: What flu and COVID-19 might do this winter, being an engineer, and how the UK can improve energy efficiency to fight fuel poverty.

Environment - Life Sciences - 23.11.2022
Adverse outcomes with domino effect
Adverse outcomes with domino effect
Scientists from Eawag, along with researchers from the former Eawag spin-off aQuatox-Solutions and the National Institute of Biology in Slovenia, have won almost 800,000 Swiss francs in the second phase of a contest run by the British Centre for the Replacement of Animals in Research. Countless chemical substances that are in daily use, such as pesticides, pharmaceuticals and industrial chemicals, sooner or later find their way into rivers, lakes and groundwater.

Career - Environment - 22.11.2022
Four ERC Starting Grants for KU Leuven researchers
Four ERC Starting Grants for KU Leuven researchers
The European Research Council (ERC) has awarded its Starting Grants. Among this year's recipients are literary scholar Núria Codina Solà, engineer Benjamin Gorissen, bioscience engineer Koenraad Van Meerbeek, and chemical engineer Xing Yang.

Environment - Earth Sciences - 22.11.2022
Limiting Global Warming Now Can Preserve Valuable Freshwater Resource
Snowcapped mountains not only look majestic - They're vital to a delicate ecosystem that has existed for tens of thousands of years. Mountain water runoff and snowmelt flows down to streams, rivers, lakes, and oceans - and today, around a quarter of the world depends on these natural "water towers" to replenish downstream reservoirs and groundwater aquifers for urban water supplies, agricultural irrigation, and ecosystem support.

Innovation - Environment - 22.11.2022
The Swiss water turnaround: wait and see or take a proactive approach?
New technologies in the water sector can contribute to the flexible and sustainable development of urban water management and the sustainable utilisation of water as a resource. In a recent article in the journal Aqua & Gas, a team of researchers from the aquatic research institute Eawag shows what opportunities and risks are associated with this.

Economics / Business - Environment - 22.11.2022
Ali Abbas announced as Australia's first Chief Circular Engineer
Ali Abbas announced as Australia’s first Chief Circular Engineer
Professor Ali Abbas from the School of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering will work with Circular Australia to accelerate action towards an Australian circular economy by 2030.
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