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Tufts, Green, Energy, Sustainability, Environment, Carbon, Global, Warming

Tufts University to Fund Green Energy in Low-Income Communities

Tufts University students, faculty and staff are first college campus in Massachusetts to join an effort that will finance development of renewable energy projects in low-income communities across the state. School will also solicit donations to purchase renewable energy credits (REC's).

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Great Lakes, Water Management, Water Policy

Perspectives on Great Lakes Compact, Water Policy

Once approved by the U.S. and Canadian governments, the Great Lakes Compact will for one thing, erect a "legal fence" prohibiting the exportation of water from the Great Lakes basin. "The Great Lakes are the largest freshwater source on the planet, and their protection and smart use are essential," says water resource management and policy expert Bill Blomquist.

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Conservation, Africa, Biodiversity, Kenya, Nairobi, Birds, Amphibians, Mammals, Wildlife, Farming, Grazing

Biodiversity Maps to Help Conservation in East Africa

Conservation biologists from UC San Diego are collaborating with scientists from the African Conservation Centre and other institutions to map patterns of biodiversity and land use in East Africa in unprecedented detail.

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Ramanathan, Zayed Prize, United Arab Emirates, Climate Change, Black Carbon, Greenhouse Gases

Scripps Climate Researcher Awarded Major Environmental Prize

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V. Ramanathan's career of climate change discovery cited in Zayed International Prize

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Pesticides, Agriculture, Water, Farming, Pollution

Pesticides Persist in Ground Water

Numerous studies over the past four decades have established that pesticides can move downward to reach the water table at detectable concentrations. This study found that the pesticides detected most frequently in shallow ground-water samples were predominantly from two classes of herbicides"”triazines and chloroacetanilides.

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John Roads, Experimental Climate Prediction Center, Water Cycle, Caspo

Obituary Notice: Climate Forecast Innovator John Roads

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A key player in the rise of climate studies at Scripps, Roads developed fire weather forecasts and advanced climate prediction capabilities

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Flood, Environment, Urbanization, Climate, Crops, Food And Fuel Prices, Economy, Mosquitoes, Soil And Water Quality

Flood Experts at Iowa State University

Iowa State University faculty and staff members are available to share their insight and expertise on numerous flood-related topics as the devastating Midwest flooding continues this week along the Mississippi River.

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Environment, Habitat, Climate, Change, Biodiversity, Ecology, Extinction

World-Class Environment Vision to "Bring Back the Species"

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One of Australia's leading environmentalists will spearhead a world-class project to help revegetate the Mount Lofty Ranges, to stave off the effects of climate change and halt the loss of bird, animal and plant species.

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Toxicology, Pollution, Ecology, Environment, Insect, Evolution

Aquatic Insect "˜Family Trees' Provide Clues About Sensitivity to Pollution

A North Carolina State University study published online this week in Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences shows that examining an insect's "family tree" might help predict a "cousin" insect's level of tolerance to pollutants, and therefore could be a reliable way to understand why certain insect species thrive or suffer under specific ecological conditions.

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Tornado, Weather, Storm

Web Site Shows Daily Tornadoes Across the Country

A Web site developed at the University of Michigan shows where tornados hit the United States each day. At www.tornadopaths.org, visitors can zoom in to see a city, or zoom out to see the entire country.

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National Center For Atmospheric Research, NCAR, Atmosphere, Climate Change, IPCC

Field Project Seeks Clues to Climate Change in Remote Atmospheric Region

Scientists are deploying an advanced research aircraft to study a region of the atmosphere that influences climate change by affecting Earth's thermal balance. Researchers worldwide will use the project's findings to improve computer models of global climate in preparation for the next report by the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC).

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Atmospheric Science, Global Warming Research, Greenhouse Gases, Cloud Behavior, Earth Climate

Has Global Warming Research Misinterpreted Cloud Behavior?

When researchers observe natural changes in clouds and temperature, they have assumed that temperature change caused the clouds to change, and not the other way around. This can lead to overestimates of how sensitive Earth's climate is to greenhouse gas emissions.

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National Center For Atmospheric Research, NCAR, Arctic, Permafrost, Climate Change

Permafrost Threatened by Rapid Retreat of Arctic Sea Ice

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The rate of climate warming in the Arctic could more than triple, raising concerns about thawing permafrost and the potential consequences for sensitive ecosystems, an NCAR study finds.

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Public Health, Environment, Middle East, United Arab Emirates, Epidemiology

Helping the United Arab Emirates Assess Environmental Health Risks

The United Arab Emirates (U.A.E.) has signed a contract with researchers from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Public Health to lead an assessment of health risks due to environmental factors in the country, one of the fastest developing nations in the world.

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Climate, Change, Earthwatch, Corporate, Volunteers, HSBC, Buffalo, Olmsted, Parks, Sustainability, Storm, Global, Warming

Corporate Volunteers Lend a Helping Hand in the Olmsted Parks

In October 2006, an historic system of parks in Buffalo, chock full of 12,000 trees, was devastated by a pre-season ice storm. Starting Wednesday, June 11, a total of nearly 200 corporate volunteers will pitch in their time to restore the Olmsted Parks, and in doing so will contribute to a $100 million effort to fight climate change around the world.

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Climate, Change, Bronx, New, YORK, city, Earthwatch, HSBC, Corporate, Volunteer, Citizen, Science, Sustainability

Corporate Volunteers to Fight Climate Change in the Bronx

Employees of HSBC, the world's largest bank, will abandon their offices for one day to help revitalize a unique green urban space in the Bronx, NY. This effort is part of an employee program on climate change spearheaded by Earthwatch, a major partner in the five-year HSBC Climate Partnership that launched last year.

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Garden Furniture, Outdoor Furniture, Sustainable Wood Furniture

Green Garden Furniture Goes Mainstream - New Ratings Just Released

New survey by National Wildlife Federation shows that many more mainstream retailers are offering outdoor furniture made from sustainable wood which is good for the environment and is priced competitively.

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Green, Building, Real, Estate, San, Francisco, Boston, Chicago, Atlanta, Dallas, Washington, D.C., Los, Angeles

Green Building Pays Greenbacks

Prof. John Quigley conducts the first systematic analysis of environmentally-sustainable construction and its economic impact on the real estate market

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Friendly, Asphalts, Environmentally Friendly

Green Highways: Environmentally Friendly Asphalts Target of New Research Program

For those hoping to create a greener world, our country's millions of miles of asphalt roads may seem like an odd place to seek solutions. Yet, it's precisely because asphalt is so common that we have much to gain from making it more eco-friendly, says University of Wisconsin-Madison civil engineering professor Hussain Bahia.

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Ecocar, Eco Friendly, car, Hydrogen, Emissions

Team Picked to Re-engineer Saturn VUE in EcoCAR Challenge

A Missouri University of Science and Technology team is one of 17 university groups from the United States and Canada selected to compete in a three-year competition, to design a more eco-friendly vehicle, announced today by the U.S. Department of Energy, General Motors and Natural Resources Canada.







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