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Environment - 25.05.2021
McGill launches new research centre for innovation in energy storage and conversion
Electrification of everything will dramatically increase demand for energy storage and conversion, from advanced batteries to green hydrogen and carbon-free fuels, highlighting need for accelerated i

Environment - Social Sciences - 24.05.2021
Environmental learning in unexpected places
Environmental learning in unexpected places
A wide range of organizations focused on areas as seemingly disparate as social justice, religion and the arts play important roles in helping people understand and act on environmental issues.

Environment - Economics / Business - 24.05.2021

Environment - Social Sciences - 24.05.2021
What’s Left Out of Energy Models? You
Carnegie Mellon University A team of Carnegie Mellon researchers led by Turner Cotterman, an engineering and public policy (EPP) Ph.D.

Environment - Mathematics - 21.05.2021
Institute of Mathematics for Planet Earth is founded
Institute of Mathematics for Planet Earth is founded
O    Mathematics have a major role to play in responding to pressing environmental issues, including global warming, species extinctions, extreme natural events, and pollution.

Life Sciences - Environment - 21.05.2021
New journal presents knowledge from fisheries research
The "Zeitschrift für Fischerei" (or "FischZeit" for short) is the first peer-reviewed, German-language journal for fisheries research that brings together knowledge on all aspects of commercial and r

Environment - Life Sciences - 21.05.2021
'The change in forests' carbon role is a threat to the climate'
’The change in forests' carbon role is a threat to the climate’
The Amazon rain forest may have reached a tipping point. According to a recent study, it now emits more CO2 than it absorbs, which could speed the pace of climate change.

Materials Science - Environment - 20.05.2021
With a pinch of rubber
With a pinch of rubber
Swiss drivers wear out countless tires. Instead of incinerating them, they could be reused locally: The asphalt of various countries has long contained rubber from used tires.

Architecture - Environment - 20.05.2021

Astronomy / Space Science - Environment - 20.05.2021
A Textbook Case for Heeding Planetary Limits
An astrophysicist takes a rigorous look at Planet Earth and the demands on its resources that will guide its future inhabitability What on Earth is an astrophysicist doing in the field of planetary conservation?

Environment - Life Sciences - 20.05.2021
International Biodiversity Day: ’We are part of the solution’
22 May is the International Day for Biological Diversity. In 2021, the theme is: "We are part of the solution".

Environment - Campus - 20.05.2021

Campus - Environment - 19.05.2021

Environment - Astronomy / Space Science - 19.05.2021
EPFL works to address debris collision risk
EPFL works to address debris collision risk
Space debris threatens human safety in space and puts at risk critical space-based infrastructure that supports services such as the internet, global navigation and climate monitoring.

Environment - 19.05.2021
Time to capitalise on COVID-19 disruptions to lock-in greener behaviours
Analysis suggests that as lockdown measures ease there is a small window of opportunity in which to shift people's habits towards pro-environmental choices.

Environment - Earth Sciences - 19.05.2021

Environment - Social Sciences - 18.05.2021
Research is dressing up
Research is dressing up
The 7th Science Fest of the University of Barcelona will take place from May 25 to 28, and for its second year in a row, the event will be held online.

Architecture - Environment - 18.05.2021
’Cool Walls’ Get a Boost from U.S. Green Building Council
Berkeley Lab research helps city-cooling measure get test integration with LEED rating system White buildings stand along an alley in Los Angeles, California. Light-colored paints can help reflect sunlight, helping to cool cities and fight the urban heat island effect. (Credit: iStock) Sunlight-reflecting "cool walls" have been shown to reduce energy costs by lowering heat gain in buildings.

Health - Environment - 18.05.2021

Environment - Economics / Business - 14.05.2021

Environment - Astronomy / Space Science - 14.05.2021
Experts highlight advanced satellite data as vital tool in tackling climate change as countdown to COP26 continues
Experts highlight advanced satellite data as vital tool in tackling climate change as countdown to COP26 continues
Earth observation satellites provide the most comprehensive real-time check on the health of the planet and are playing a crucial role in the fight against global heating now and increasingly in future, according to leading climate scientists.

Environment - Architecture - 14.05.2021
GAM.17: Architectural Potentials of the Material wooda
GAM.17: Architectural Potentials of the Material wooda
The current issue of the Graz Architecture Magazine (GAM) takes a fresh look at the architectural complexity of wood and explores the material's potential for a more climate-friendly building industry.

Health - Environment - 13.05.2021
'Boost air quality in buildings to reduce respiratory infections'
’Boost air quality in buildings to reduce respiratory infections’
Leading experts in the transmission of airborne pathogens are calling for tighter regulations to control air quality in buildings - as a way of reducing the spread of COVID-19 and other illnesses.

Life Sciences - Environment - 13.05.2021
High genomic diversity is good news for California condor
A critically endangered California condor.

Environment - 12.05.2021
New simplified tropical forest assessment tool is highly effective at estimating forest condition
New simplified tropical forest assessment tool is highly effective at estimating forest condition
New collaborative research, led by the University of Oxford and published today in  Ecological Solutions and Evidence , shows that a simple tropical forest assessment tool can robustly estimate fores

Environment - 11.05.2021
Nature has enormous potential to fight climate change and biodiversity loss in the UK - report
A report launched today by the British Ecological Society, with contributions from the University of Cambridge, offers the first complete assessment of the potential of nature-based solutions to mitigate climate change and benefit biodiversity in the UK.

Environment - Administration - 11.05.2021
German-speaking Switzerland less critical of 5G expansion
The 5G wireless standard is a less polarising issue among the Swiss population than thought. According to a survey conducted by ETH researchers, the majority of people are in favour of 5G. However, a substantial portion of the population in the French-speaking region had concerns about electromagnetic radiation.

Environment - Innovation - 11.05.2021
Funding awarded for five new innovative clean air projects
The University of Birmingham-led TRANSITION Clean Air Network today announces it is funding five new research projects aimed at improving air quality by reducing harmful transport emissions.

Environment - Health - 10.05.2021
Systemic inequalities driving exposure to high indoor air pollution in London
Systemic inequalities mean that low-income households in London are more likely to be exposed to higher levels of indoor air pollution, according to a report by UCL researchers.

Environment - 10.05.2021
State Secretary Martina Hirayama emphasizes the importance of research at the 3rd Arctic Science Ministerial
State Secretary Martina Hirayama virtually attended the third Arctic Science Ministerial (ASM3) on May 8-9, 2021. At ASM3, science ministers and representatives of Arctic indigenous peoples' organizations came together to strengthen international cooperation in science and research to advance understanding of the Arctic region, and to support the role of science in policy and decision-making in the Arctic.

Environment - Health - 10.05.2021
2020 Annual Report published
With research, teaching and consulting on all aspects of water, Eawag is committed to a sustainable future - in Switzerland and worldwide. This is illustrated by the diverse and exciting projects that we present in our Annual Report. Our new Annual Report shows what the aquatic research institute Eawag has experienced and achieved in this challenging year of 2020.

Environment - Life Sciences - 10.05.2021
As global climate shifts, forests’ futures may be caught in the wind
Unlike daily weather, global prevailing wind patterns are believed to be relatively stable over millennial timescales.

Environment - Life Sciences - 07.05.2021
Biodiversity loss in warming oceans
A fossil study from Stanford University finds the diversity of life in the world's oceans declined time and again over the past 145 million years during periods of extreme warming.

Environment - Life Sciences - 07.05.2021
International Experts Launch First Global Initiative to Map Ungulate Migrations
An international team of 91 scientists and conservationists, including from the University of Glasgow, has joined forces to create the first-ever global atlas of ungulate (hooved mammal) migrations, working in partnership with the United Nations' Convention on Migratory Species (CMS). The detailed maps of the seasonal movements of herds worldwide will help governments, indigenous people and local communities, planners, and wildlife managers to identify current and future threats to migrations, and advance conservation measures to sustain them in the face of an expanding human footprint.

Environment - Economics / Business - 07.05.2021
Popcorn! Packaging for the future?
Forest scientists at Göttingen University develop plant-based, environmentally friendly material Modern packaging must do much more than simply meet the specific requirements for transport, storage and presentation: it must also be sustainable.

Environment - Computer Science - 06.05.2021
Could AI help recover energy and fresh water from municipal wastewater?
UChicago, Argonne to develop test systems to save energy, benefit underserved communities As city populations boom and the need grows for sustainable energy and water, scientists and engineers with t