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Environment/Sustainable Development
15.12.2017
Environment/Sustainable Development
15.12.2017
To trade or not to trade? Breaking the ivory deadlock
To trade or not to trade? Breaking the ivory deadlock
The debate over whether legal trading of ivory should be allowed to fund elephant conservation, or banned altogether to stop poaching has raged for decades without an end in sight.
Environment/Sustainable Development - Earth Sciences
14.12.2017
Colorado River delta fish risk extinction through interbreeding due to lack of freshwater
Colorado River delta fish risk extinction through interbreeding due to lack of freshwater
At the start of the 20th century, the Colorado River flowed free from the Rocky Mountains to northern Mexico, where it supported a unique delta habitat.
Life Sciences - Environment/Sustainable Development
14.12.2017
Scientists propose process to protect African elephants
Scientists propose process to protect African elephants
Threatened African elephants could be better protected using approaches developed during the ending of apartheid, conflict resolution in Colombia and international climate change negotiations. A group of leading scientists from around the world, including Lancaster University, have outlined a policy process that they believe could break the current deadlock in negotiations on ivory and help protect our largest land mammals.
Environment/Sustainable Development - Chemistry
14.12.2017
How to rock white sneakers without eco-guilt
Iconic Stan Smiths can be styled with almost anything, but most white sneakers are costly to the environment.
Environment/Sustainable Development - Agronomy/Food Science
13.12.2017
UW project seeks sustainable blueprint for hydropower dams
UW project seeks sustainable blueprint for hydropower dams
In the Pacific Northwest, the conversation about hydroelectric dams is complicated: Dams hamper the natural migration of salmon, yet they are an important source of cheap, renewable energy for the region.
Environment/Sustainable Development - Innovation/Technology
13.12.2017
Environment/Sustainable Development
13.12.2017
Life Sciences - Environment/Sustainable Development
13.12.2017
Borrowing a leaf from biology to preserve threatened languages
One of the world's 7,000 languages vanishes every other week, and half - including scores of indigenous North American languages - might not survive the 21st century, experts say.
Environment/Sustainable Development
12.12.2017
Environment/Sustainable Development - Administration/Government
12.12.2017
MIT convenes researchers and policymakers for regional climate action
MIT convenes researchers and policymakers for regional climate action
Climate change is one of the biggest, most complex problems facing society today, and one that can only be solved through collaboration that draws different stakeholders together to work toward a common goal.
Civil Engineering/Traffic Engineering - Environment/Sustainable Development
12.12.2017
The Uni attends Asia-Pacific forum on urbanisation with UN agencies
Last month Associate Professor Paul Jones was invited by United Nations agencies UN-Habitat and UNESCAP to an Asia-Pacific forum in Bangkok to address the problem of rapid urbanisation in developing countries.
Administration/Government - Environment/Sustainable Development
12.12.2017
The public fear sharks less when they understand their behaviour
Researchers surveyed more than 500 visitors to an aquarium 'shark tunnel' to understand how attitudes to sharks and government shark policies can change.
Environment/Sustainable Development - Business/Economics
11.12.2017
Q&A: UW's Shuyi Chen on hurricane science, forecasting and the 2017 hurricane season
Q&A: UW’s Shuyi Chen on hurricane science, forecasting and the 2017 hurricane season
The United States just suffered the most intense hurricane season in more than a decade, and possibly the costliest ever.
Physics/Materials Science - Environment/Sustainable Development
11.12.2017
Life Sciences - Environment/Sustainable Development
11.12.2017
Astronomy - Environment/Sustainable Development
08.12.2017
Earth Sciences - Environment/Sustainable Development
07.12.2017
Hunting Atmospheric Rivers
A s the traditional peak of a new water year approaches, researchers at Scripps Institution of Oceanography at UC San Diego are poised for more chances to understand the phenomenon that can make or break California's annual water supply.
Physics/Materials Science - Environment/Sustainable Development
07.12.2017
Solar power advances possible with new ’double-glazing’ device
New 'double-glazed' solar power device opens up fresh opportunities to develop more advanced photovoltaics - invented by University of Warwick researchers Totally new way of collecting solar energy - using gas rather than vacuum to collect electricity - inspired by early 20 th century ideas Researchers currently seeking optimal material for device - one possibility is diamond film A new 'double-glazing' solar power device - which is unlike any existing solar panel and opens up fresh opportunities to develop more advanced photovoltaics - has been invented by University of Warwick researchers.
Life Sciences - Environment/Sustainable Development
07.12.2017
Life Sciences - Environment/Sustainable Development
04.12.2017
California’s dry regions are hotspots of plant diversity
The first "big data" analysis of California's native plants, using digitized information from more than 22 herbaria and botanical gardens around the state, provides some surprises about one of the most thoroughly studied and unique areas in the country. For one, the state's arid regions, including deserts such as Death Valley, are hotspots for originating new plant species and providing refuges for older plants that have disappeared elsewhere.
Life Sciences - Environment/Sustainable Development
01.12.2017
Environment/Sustainable Development - Agronomy/Food Science
01.12.2017
African protected area saving endangered megafauna
African protected area saving endangered megafauna
One of Africa's last remaining wilderness areas is in good shape and could potentially support 50,000 elephants and 1000 lions, a University of Queensland-led study has found.
Environment/Sustainable Development - Administration/Government
30.11.2017
To Drop CO2 Emissions, Look to Local Transportation and Housing
To Drop CO2 Emissions, Look to Local Transportation and Housing
Worldwide, the United States is one of the biggest greenhouse gas emitters. The Obama administration began efforts to drop those numbers by increasing vehicle fuel economy standards in 2011 and with its Clean Power Plan proposals in 2015.
Environment/Sustainable Development - Agronomy/Food Science
30.11.2017
EU payments to farmers fail to deliver on competitiveness and sustainability
EU payments to farmers fail to deliver on competitiveness and sustainability
Over 40 billion euro is given annually to European agriculture as direct payments under the Common Agricultural Policy.
Medicine/Pharmacology - Environment/Sustainable Development
30.11.2017
Lack of surgeons is a threat to global health
Lack of surgeons is a threat to global health
Fifty per cent of all pregnant women in need of a C-section are unable to get one. Most people around the world still do not have access to safe surgery, resulting in millions of deaths and disabilities each year. As a paediatric surgeon, Lars Hagander wanted to find ways to help, and has travelled the world to perform surgery.
Environment/Sustainable Development - Agronomy/Food Science
30.11.2017
EU direct payments fail to deliver on competitiveness and sustainability
EU direct payments fail to deliver on competitiveness and sustainability
Over 40 billion euro is given annually to European agriculture as direct payments under the Common Agricultural Policy.
Environment/Sustainable Development - Life Sciences
29.11.2017
Law/Forensics - Environment/Sustainable Development
29.11.2017
Astronomy - Environment/Sustainable Development
27.11.2017
Less life: Limited phosphorus recycling suppressed early Earth's biosphere
Less life: Limited phosphorus recycling suppressed early Earth’s biosphere
The amount of biomass - life - in Earth's ancient oceans may have been limited due to low recycling of the key nutrient phosphorus , according to new research by the University of Washington and the University of St. Andrews in Scotland. The research, published online Nov. 22 Advances, also comments on the role of volcanism in supporting Earth's early biosphere - and may even apply to the search for life on other worlds.
Environment/Sustainable Development - Agronomy/Food Science
27.11.2017
Switzerland’s international environmental performance review: mixed results
Bern, 27.11.2017 - The OECD's 3rd Environmental Performance Review of Switzerland shows that despite progress, Switzerland still has a very high environmental impact.
Environment/Sustainable Development - Innovation/Technology
27.11.2017
Carbon capture is helped by oil revenue, but it may not be enough
Carbon capture is helped by oil revenue, but it may not be enough
The oil industry incentivises the development of carbon-capturing tech, but researchers say this will not reduce emissions to low enough levels. Carbon dioxide can be used to extract oil, accelerating the development carbon-capturing technologies and limiting climate change. However, in a new analysis researchers say this will not be enough to reduce emissions to the level recommended by climate scientists.
Environment/Sustainable Development
27.11.2017
Australia can meet carbon emissions target at zero net cost
As Australia grapples with the challenge of securing its energy supply into the future, our study shows that we can make the switch to affordable and reliable clean power.
Medicine/Pharmacology - Environment/Sustainable Development
24.11.2017
6 reasons why you should eat your whole grains
Whole grains have proven health benefits say scientists across the globe, including from the University of Sydney.
Environment/Sustainable Development
23.11.2017
Astronomy - Environment/Sustainable Development
22.11.2017
Forty years of Meteosat
Forty years of Meteosat
ESA's first Earth observation satellite was launched on 23 November 1977. When the first Meteosat satellite took its place in the sky, it completed coverage of the whole globe from geostationary orbit and laid the foundations for European and world cooperation in meteorology that continues today.
Environment/Sustainable Development - Civil Engineering/Traffic Engineering
22.11.2017
Agronomy/Food Science - Environment/Sustainable Development
21.11.2017
’Food’ cut into wheat that could make a million pasta packets
Crop mapping plans have taken a back seat to this 'agwork' to focus attention on the Sydney Institute of Agriculture's key message as part of the inaugural National Agriculture Day, which is focussed on all things food.
Earth Sciences - Environment/Sustainable Development
21.11.2017
Agronomy/Food Science - Environment/Sustainable Development
21.11.2017
Food the focus for National Agriculture Day
Crop mapping plans have taken a back seat to this 'agwork' to focus attention on the Sydney Institute of Agriculture's key message as part of the inaugural National Agriculture Day, which is focussed on all things food.
Environment/Sustainable Development - Civil Engineering/Traffic Engineering
20.11.2017
Poorer communities need empowering in order to become more resilient to natural disasters
People in poor urban areas are the least likely to be able to rebuild their lives after a natural disaster, and need support in order to become more sustainable, according to research from the University of Nottingham.
Life Sciences - Environment/Sustainable Development
20.11.2017
The Strange Case of the Scuba Diving Fly
The Strange Case of the Scuba Diving Fly
The flies of Mono Lake have puzzled observers-including author Mark Twain-for over a century with their ability to crawl underwater without getting wet. New research from Caltech makes progress in solving this scientific mystery. More than a century ago, American writer Mark Twain observed a curious phenomenon at Mono Lake, just to the east of Yosemite National Park: enormous numbers of small flies would crawl underwater to forage and lay eggs, but each time they resurfaced, they would appear completely dry.
Microtechnics/Electroengineering - Environment/Sustainable Development
20.11.2017
Texas Has a Golden Opportunity for Clean Energy
The state's biggest electricity generator, Luminant, recently announced the closing of three coal-fired power plants in Texas, but out of the coal ashes could rise a phoenix.
Environment/Sustainable Development
17.11.2017
When to fish: Timing matters for fish that migrate to reproduce
When to fish: Timing matters for fish that migrate to reproduce
It's no secret that human activities affect fish, particularly those that must migrate to reproduce.
Careers/Employment - Environment/Sustainable Development
17.11.2017
Paul K. Kearns appointed director of Argonne National Laboratory
Paul K. Kearns has been appointed director of the U.S. Department of Energy's Argonne National Laboratory. President Robert J. Zimmer announced the appointment in his capacity as chairman of the board of directors of UChicago Argonne LLC, which operates Argonne for the U.S. Department of Energy.
Environment/Sustainable Development - Civil Engineering/Traffic Engineering
17.11.2017
Environment/Sustainable Development - Earth Sciences
16.11.2017
One in ten historic coastal landfill sites in England are at risk of erosion
One in ten historic coastal landfill sites in England are at risk of erosion
Coastal erosion may release waste from ten per cent of England's historic coastal landfills in the next forty years, according to research from Queen Mary University of London and the Environment Agency.
Environment/Sustainable Development - Life Sciences
15.11.2017
Are petite poplars the future of biofuels' UW studies say yes
Are petite poplars the future of biofuels’ UW studies say yes
In the quest to produce affordable biofuels, poplar trees are one of the Pacific Northwest's best bets - the trees are abundant, fast-growing, adaptable to many terrains and their wood can be transformed into substances used in biofuel and high-value chemicals that we rely on in our daily lives. But even as researchers test poplars' potential to morph into everything from ethanol to chemicals in cosmetics and detergents, a commercial-scale processing plant for poplars has yet to be achieved.
Environment/Sustainable Development - Medicine/Pharmacology
15.11.2017
What counts as nature? It all depends
What counts as nature? It all depends
Think, for a moment, about the last time you were out in nature.
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