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Astronomy - Environment/Sustainable Development
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Hanging with Dextre
ESA Space in Videos ESA Web-TV Watch in: DOWNLOAD MP4 (22.56 MB) SOURCE MP4 (906.11 MB) This timelapse video shows Sentinel-2B satellite, from final preparations to liftoff on a Vega launcher, flight VV09, from Europe's Spaceport in French Guiana, on 7 March 2017.
Environment/Sustainable Development - Earth Sciences
12:00
Microalgae could play key role in relieving climate warming
Think better living through marine microalgae, as it may become crucial to mitigate atmospheric greenhouse gases, reduce carbon dioxide emissions from commercial agriculture and steady the global cli
Environment/Sustainable Development - Astronomy
11:00
Climate at your fingertips
Climate at your fingertips
Discover our planet's changing climate through the eyes of satellites with Climate from Space, a new digital book for iPad and Android tablets featuring interactive maps and video interviews with top scientists.
Environment/Sustainable Development - Law/Forensics
10:01
Where states rank on water rights transfers
Where states rank on water rights transfers
Stanford's Water in the West program ranks states in the Colorado River Basin on their use of and support for a legal tool enabling water rights holders to voluntarily transfer their water to benefit the environment.
Environment/Sustainable Development
28.03.2017
Environment/Sustainable Development - Earth Sciences
28.03.2017
Dust plays prominent role in nutrients of mountain forest ecosystems, researchers conclude
Dust plays prominent role in nutrients of mountain forest ecosystems, researchers conclude
ANN ARBOR?Scientists have known for decades that tropical places like Hawaii, with lush landscapes and vegetation, nutritionally benefit from the dust that blows from Asia. Now, a team led by University of Michigan and University of Wyoming researchers demonstrates that airborne dust can also drive the evolution of nutrient budgets in mountainous forest ecosystems.
Environment/Sustainable Development - Physics/Materials Science
28.03.2017
New nano devices could withstand extreme environments of space
Members of the Stanford XLab are creating nano-devices that can withstand the acid rains on Venus, radiation in space and the heat of car engines, improving research in these extreme environments. Professor Debbie Senesky, left, works with graduate student Caitlin Chapin on electronics that can resist extreme environments.
Environment/Sustainable Development
27.03.2017
Renewable energy has robust future in much of Africa
Renewable energy has robust future in much of Africa
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Life Sciences - Environment/Sustainable Development
27.03.2017
Tiny bacterium provides window into whole ecosystems
Tiny bacterium provides window into whole ecosystems
William Blake may have seen a world in a grain of sand, but for scientists at MIT the smallest of all photosynthetic bacteria holds clues to the evolution of entire ecosystems, and perhaps even the whole biosphere. The key is a tiny bacterium called Prochlorococcus , which is the most abundant photosynthetic life form in the oceans.
Environment/Sustainable Development - Business/Economics
27.03.2017
The Economic Case for Wind and Solar Energy in Africa
The Economic Case for Wind and Solar Energy in Africa
To meet skyrocketing demand for electricity, African countries may have to triple their energy output by 2030.
Environment/Sustainable Development - Earth Sciences
27.03.2017
Keeping communities out of harm's way in a changing climate
Keeping communities out of harm’s way in a changing climate
Based on examples from around the world, researchers chart the landscape for whether and how to implement the strategy of managed retreat - relocation or abandonment of development in the face of extreme weather risks.
Environment/Sustainable Development
24.03.2017
CryoSat reveals Antarctica in 3D
CryoSat reveals Antarctica in 3D
Around 250 million measurements taken by ESA's CryoSat over the last six years have been used to create a unique 3D view of Antarctica, offering a snapshot of the undulating surface of this vast ice sheet. CryoSat's radar altimeter detects tiny variations in the height of the ice across the entire continent, including on the steeper continental margins where the vast majority of ice losses occur.
Astronomy - Environment/Sustainable Development
24.03.2017
Life Sciences - Environment/Sustainable Development
24.03.2017
Turner family sets up $18.5m wildlife centre with UQ
Turner family sets up $18.5m wildlife centre with UQ
Queensland philanthropists and tourism entrepreneurs Graham and Jude Turner have joined forces with The University of Queensland to establish a multi-million-dollar conservation project at Hidden Vale, an hour west of Brisbane.
Environment/Sustainable Development - Business/Economics
23.03.2017
MIT's solar plant is delivering on its promises
MIT’s solar plant is delivering on its promises
More than 600 acres of solar panels have been successfully installed and connected on land in North Carolina and are delivering their power into the nation's grid, thanks to a power purchase agreement (PPA) with MIT and two other Boston-based organizations.
Astronomy - Environment/Sustainable Development
23.03.2017
Surviving the long dark night of the Moon
Surviving the long dark night of the Moon
Designers of future Moon missions and bases have to contend with a chilling challenge: how might their creations endure the fortnight-long lunar night? ESA has arrived at a low-cost way of surviving.
Earth Sciences - Environment/Sustainable Development
22.03.2017
Antarctic expedition aims to understand rising global sea levels
Antarctic expedition aims to understand rising global sea levels
A Lancaster University environmental scientist is taking part in an Antarctic expedition which aims to look back in time to understand rising global sea levels. Dr Yani Najman from Lancaster Environment Centre is one of 50 researchers on board the Alfred Wegener Institute's research vessel Polarstern which departed from Punta Arenas (Chile) on 6 February 2017, bound for the Amundsen Sea – the region of the Antarctic currently characterised by rapid loss of ice.
Environment/Sustainable Development - Business/Economics
22.03.2017
Next-generation green ideas presented at White City innovation showcase
Next-generation green ideas presented at White City innovation showcase
Student and start-up ideas were on display as Imperial's tech pioneers exhibited their green ideas to the innovation community.
Medicine/Pharmacology - Environment/Sustainable Development
22.03.2017
Access to parks, open spaces in your community can be a health factor
Access to parks, open spaces in your community can be a health factor
asks this question, the response often includes some combination of economics, education and culture.
Environment/Sustainable Development
22.03.2017
Carnegie Mellon To Launch Index Measuring Carbon Dioxide Emissions in U.S
By Adam Dove A new index that will measure carbon dioxide emissions from U.S. electric power producers has been created by Carnegie Mellon University and Mitsubishi Hitachi Power Systems.
Life Sciences - Environment/Sustainable Development
22.03.2017
Medicine/Pharmacology - Environment/Sustainable Development
22.03.2017
Introductory freshman seminar publishes paper on Zika
Introductory freshman seminar publishes paper on Zika
Students in an infectious disease seminar quickly become Zika experts thanks to the epidemic's sparse, rapidly changing history.
Environment/Sustainable Development - Life Sciences
22.03.2017
Researchers to set sail with global ocean mapping program
Researchers to set sail with global ocean mapping program
A Swiss yacht on an epic research expedition to map the world's oceans will host University of Queensland marine scientists on the Great Barrier Reef in March and April.
Environment/Sustainable Development - Administration/Government
21.03.2017
New study calls for U.S. solar policy reform
New study calls for U.S. solar policy reform
Stanford researchers suggest reforming U.S. solar policies and encourage closer collaboration between the United States and China on solar energy in a new report.
Computer Science/Telecom - Environment/Sustainable Development
21.03.2017
Research teaches machines to decipher birdsong
Research teaches machines to decipher birdsong
Innovative research looking at the timing and sequence of bird calls could provide new insight into the social interaction that goes on between birds. It will also help teach machines to differentiate between man-made and natural sounds and to understand the world around them. The work is being led by Dr Dan Stowell, a research fellow in machine listening at Queen Mary University of London (QMUL).
Environment/Sustainable Development
21.03.2017
Heavy California rains par for the course for climate change
Stanford climatologist Noah Diffenbaugh explains why heavy rains during a drought are to be expected for a state in the throes of climate change.
Environment/Sustainable Development - Event
21.03.2017
Environmental researchers win Mahathir Science Award
Environmental researchers win Mahathir Science Award
Work by a trio of University of Queensland researchers and their teams to help save tropical habitats has prompted government policy changes in Malaysia, Indonesia and around the world.
Environment/Sustainable Development - Astronomy
20.03.2017
To the Arctic for CryoSat and beyond
To the Arctic for CryoSat and beyond
After the relative quiet of the long dark winter months, the Arctic will be a tad busier over the coming weeks as numerous researchers descend on this harsh, yet fragile environment.
Life Sciences - Environment/Sustainable Development
20.03.2017
Harry Greene explains how to ’walk the Tree of Life’
Harry Greene, professor of ecology and evolutionary biology, left, and Cissy Ballen, of the University of Minnesota, hold an osteoglossomorph, Arapaima, probably collected in Brazil by zoologist Louis Agassiz in the 1860s.
Environment/Sustainable Development - Life Sciences
20.03.2017
ACE completes its voyage around Antarctica
The Antarctic Circumnavigation Expedition (ACE) reached Cape Town on Sunday, 19 March, completing its three-month voyage around the great white continent. But the scientific adventure has only just begun: it's now time to analyze all the data that was collected. This will improve our understanding of the effects of global warming on the Southern Ocean and the broader implications for our planet as a whole.
Environment/Sustainable Development - Business/Economics
20.03.2017
Deal forged with steel titan
Deal forged with steel titan
A Chinese company listed in the Fortune Global 500 for the past eight years, and home to more than 120,000 employees, will partner The University of Queensland in sustainable metals research.
Environment/Sustainable Development
17.03.2017
Enormous swarms of midges teach about interconnected landscapes
David Hoekman, a former postdoctoral researcher at UW?Madison, now an assistant professor at Southern Nazarene University, in a midge swarm in May 2008.
Environment/Sustainable Development - Politics
17.03.2017
Life Sciences - Environment/Sustainable Development
16.03.2017
Securing the future of cattle production in Africa
A ‘world-first' study of the genomes of indigenous cattle in Africa has revealed vital clues that will help secure the future of cattle production on the continent. Cattle are an increasingly important resource in Africa as sustainable sources of food, milk, traction and manure. With its human population growing and the economy and subsequent wealth predicted to expand greatly, there will also be a huge increase in demand for livestock.
Environment/Sustainable Development
16.03.2017
U-M Central Power Plant expansion expected to reduce emissions
ANN ARBOR'A new combustion turbine at the University of Michigan's Central Power Plant is expected to reduce greenhouse gas emissions significantly, lowering emission levels halfway toward the university's 2025 sustainability goal.
Environment/Sustainable Development - Business/Economics
16.03.2017
Opinion: Measures of poverty and well-being still ignore the environment - this must change
Opinion: Measures of poverty and well-being still ignore the environment - this must change
Are our measures of poverty and well-being too narrow? Judith Schleicher and Bhaskar Vira from Cambridge's Conservation Research Initiative think so. Writing for The Conversation, they argue that we should include access to nature in these measures. Without nature, humans could be neither healthy nor happy.
Environment/Sustainable Development - Life Sciences
16.03.2017
Nose form was shaped by climate
The shape of someone's nose and that of their parents was formed by a long process of adaptation to our local climate. UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. Big, small, broad, narrow, long or short, turned up, pug, hooked, bulbous or prominent, humans inherit their nose shape from their parents, but ultimately, the shape of someone's nose and that of their parents was formed by a long process of adaptation to our local climate, according to an international team of researchers.
Environment/Sustainable Development - Life Sciences
16.03.2017
How grass developed a better way to breathe
How grass developed a better way to breathe
Grasses are better able to withstand drought or high temperatures than many other plants in large part due to changes in their pores, called stomata.
Life Sciences - Environment/Sustainable Development
16.03.2017
Hawaiian biodiversity has been declining for millions of years
Hawaiian biodiversity has been declining for millions of years
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Environment/Sustainable Development
16.03.2017
AguaClara opens its 14th Honduras plant, debuts micro system
AguaClara was conceived more than a dozen years ago with the idea of providing clear, potable water to people in rural Honduras.
Environment/Sustainable Development - Microtechnics/Electroengineering
16.03.2017
Snowy Hydro expansion - ANU experts comment
The Australian Government has announced a $2 billion expansion to the Snowy Hydro scheme, involving new tunnels and pumped hydro storage, designed to help stabilise electricity supplies.
Earth Sciences - Environment/Sustainable Development
16.03.2017
Minerals demand requires global approach
Minerals demand requires global approach
Transition to a low-carbon society will result in enormous demand for minerals to manufacture clean technologies, creating the need for a global resource governance framework, according to research published today. Professor Saleem H. Ali, who contributed to the research while he was Chair in Sustainable Resource Development at The University of Queensland, said metals and minerals were needed for laptops, mobile phones, electric cars, solar panels and household copper wire.
Environment/Sustainable Development
16.03.2017
Climate change to worsen drought, diminish corn yields in Africa
Climate change to worsen drought, diminish corn yields in Africa
Nearly 25 percent of the world's malnourished population lives in sub-Saharan Africa, where more than 300 million people depend on corn, or maize, as their main food source.
Life Sciences - Environment/Sustainable Development
16.03.2017
Tim Winton named as patron of the ‘Native Australian Animals Trust’ at the University of Melbourne
Acclaimed author and conservationist Tim Winton has been announced as patron of the ‘Native Australian Animals Trust' at the University of Melbourne, which was officially launched on March 15.
Environment/Sustainable Development - Earth Sciences
15.03.2017
Natural measures to prevent floods valuable but not ‘a silver bullet', researchers say
Natural measures to prevent floods valuable but not ‘a silver bullet’, researchers say
Natural measures to manage flooding from rivers can play a valuable role in flood prevention, but a lack of monitoring means their true potential remains unclear, researchers say. Such measures, including river restoration and tree planting, aim to restore processes that have been affected by human activities such as farming, land management and house-building.
Astronomy - Environment/Sustainable Development
15.03.2017
A ‘toast' to Copernicus Sentinel-2B as it delivers its first images
A ‘toast’ to Copernicus Sentinel-2B as it delivers its first images
Just over a week after being lofted into orbit, the European Union's Sentinel-2B satellite delivered its first images of Earth, offering a glimpse of the ‘colour vision' it will provide for the Copernicus environmental monitoring programme.
Environment/Sustainable Development - Life Sciences
15.03.2017
How to conserve polar bears - and maintain subsistence harvest - under climate change
Polar bears are listed as a threatened species as the ice-covered ocean they depend on for hunting and transportation becomes scarce. Changes in the Arctic Ocean are also affecting the humans who have called this area home and hunted across the landscape for thousands of years. Research from the University of Washington, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service and the U.S. Geological Survey investigates what these changes could mean for subsistence harvest of polar bears - a practice that has cultural, nutritional and economic importance to many Northern communities.
Life Sciences - Environment/Sustainable Development
15.03.2017
ESA on Forbes 30<30
ESA on Forbes 30<30
ESA Space in Images Justyna Barys, a graduate trainee working in ESA's technical centre, has been selected as one of the 30 Under 30 - Europe Industry List compiled by leading business publisher Forbes.
Environment/Sustainable Development - Earth Sciences
15.03.2017
Natural measures to prevent floods valuable but not 'a silver bullet'
Natural measures to prevent floods valuable but not ’a silver bullet’
Natural measures to manage flooding from rivers can play a valuable role in flood prevention, but a lack of monitoring means their true potential remains unclear, researchers say. Such measures, including river restoration and tree planting, aim to restore processes that have been affected by human activities such as farming, land management and house-building.
Environment/Sustainable Development
15.03.2017
Why we must build low-carbon Australian cities
What would a low carbon future for Australia‘s major southern cities look like' How could places like Melbourne and Sydney and be transformed by 2040 to achieve an 80 percent reduction in carbon emissions and better deal with climate change and extreme weather events?
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