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February 21, 2017

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February 21, 2017

Whale-Ship Collisions

Feb. 16, 2017 — Scientists and government officials met at the United Nations today to consider possible solutions to a global problem: how to protect whale species in their most important marine habitats that ... read more

New Research to Help Preserve the Benefits People Receive from Nature

Feb. 9, 2017 — Humans rely on things that come from nature -- including clean air, water, food, and timber. But how can we tell if these natural services that people rely on, are at risk of being lost, potentially ... read more

Feb. 7, 2017 — An international team has, for the first time, developed a way of combining anonymized data from mobile phones and satellite imagery data to create high resolution maps to measure ... read more

Svalbard's Electric Power Could Come from Hydrogen

Feb. 7, 2017 — The energy supply to Longyearbyen, midway between continental Norway and the North Pole, is a hot topic in the climate debate. Longyearbyen is the largest settlement and the administrative centre of ... read more

Malaria Control Efforts Can Benefit from Forecasting Using Satellites

Feb. 7, 2017 — Links between patterns of malaria in Kenya and environmental factors (temperature, rainfall and land cover) are measurable by satellite imagery, says a researcher. In his doctoral dissertation, the ... read more

Powerful Change: A Profile of Today's Solar Consumer

Feb. 7, 2017 — People with higher incomes and better education no longer dominate demand for the domestic solar market in Queensland with a new study revealing the highest uptake in solar PV systems comes from ... read more

Life-Cycle Assessment Study Provides Detailed Look at Decentralized Water Systems

Feb. 2, 2017 — The "decentralized" water system at the Center for Sustainable Landscapes (CSL) at Phipps Conservatory and Botanical Gardens, which treats all non-potable water on site, contributes to the ... read more

Improving Prognoses for a Sustainable Future

Jan. 23, 2017 — Whether it's electric automobiles, renewable energy, carbon tax or sustainable consumption, sustainable development requires strategies that meet people's needs without harming the ... read more

Technological Progress Alone Won't Stem Resource Use

Jan. 19, 2017 — While some scientists believe that the world can achieve significant dematerialization through improvements in technology, a new study finds that technological advances alone will not bring about ... read more

Jan. 17, 2017 — In many developing countries, economic growth and deforestation seem to go hand in hand -- but the links are not well understood. In a new study, researchers use an innovative methodology to quantify ... read more

How China Is Poised for Marine Fisheries Reform

Jan. 16, 2017 — China has introduced an unprecedented policy platform for stewarding its fisheries and other marine resources. In order to achieve a true paradigm shift a team of international scientists from within ... read more

Conservation Practices May Leave African Indigenous Populations Behind

Jan. 12, 2017 — Conservation and logging groups in Central and West Africa are failing to fully incorporate local concerns into management, marginalizing the livelihoods of the local population, according to ... read more

Jan. 11, 2017 — A new resolution to establish National Aquaculture Development Centre (NADC) in Tanzania could help tackle poverty and undernutrition, say ... read more

Jan. 10, 2017 — Can thermal solar energy be stored until wintertime? Within a European research consortium, scientists have spent four years studying this question by pitting three different techniques against each ... read more

Jan. 10, 2017 — Changes in precipitation, which are linked to the warming of the Indian Ocean, are the main reason for recent changes in groundwater storage in ... read more

Species Diversity Reduces Chances of Crop Failure in Algal Biofuel Systems

Jan. 9, 2017 — When growing algae in outdoor ponds as a next-generation biofuel, a naturally diverse mix of species will help reduce the chance of crop failure, according to a new ... read more

Off-Grid Power in Remote Areas Will Require Special Business Model to Succeed

Jan. 6, 2017 — Low-cost, off-grid solar energy could provide significant economic benefit to people living in some remote areas, but a new study suggests they generally lack the access to financial resources, ... read more

Turning Up the Thermostat Could Help Tropical Climates Cool Down

Jan. 5, 2017 — New research done in Singapore shows that slightly raising indoor temperatures and equipping office workers with smart fans saves significantly on overall office building energy costs while ... read more

Worries About Food Waste Appear to Vanish When Diners Know Scraps Go to Compost

Jan. 3, 2017 — Diners waste far less food when they're schooled on the harm their leftovers can inflict on the environment. But if they know the food is going to be composted instead of dumped in a landfill, ... read more

Dec. 21, 2016 — A study spanning 10 national forests and 14 burned areas in California found that conifer seedlings were found in less than 60 percent of the study areas five to seven years after fire. Of the nearly ... read more

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