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AGU journal highlights -- Aug. 6, 2009

... how dimming and brightening affects other global environmental processes, whether current climate models ... and H.-P. Bunge: Department of Earth and environmental Sciences, Ludwig-Maximilians-Universitt Mnchen, ... M. Ponte and Katherine J. Quinn: Atmospheric and environmental Research, Inc., Lexington, Massachusetts, USA. ...

Carnegie Mellon's Jean VanBriesen leads research team on Monongahela River

... according to VanBriesen, a professor of civil and environmental engineering and faculty director of the Center for Water Quality in Urban environmental Systems (WaterQUEST). "The ... professor in Carnegie Mellon's Civil and environmental Engineering Department. The sensors will monitor ...

Wastewater produces electricity and desalinates water

... researchers report in a recent online issue of environmental Science and Technology . "The big selling ... wastewater," said Bruce Logan, Kappe Professor of environmental Engineering, Penn State The team modified a ... water, so the acidity and alkalinity are not an environmental problem assuming the cleaned wastewater is dumped ...

Argonne to showcase science and technology at community open house

... and evaluates advanced energy sources, promotes environmental stewardship and helps protect our nation and its ... View a chain reaction Calculate your environmental footprint Have fun with extreme cold and ... Visualize local, national and international environmental projects with interactive 3-D maps Tours will ...

New insights into health and environmental effects of carbon nanoparticles

... hair is scheduled for the Aug. 15 issue of ACS' environmental Science & Technology , a semi-monthly journal. ... concerns about the potential adverse health and environmental effects of nanoparticles. These materials show ... flies show very different sensitivities, the environmental impact depends on the ecological context of ...

Lead-based consumer paint remains a global public health threat

... States since 1978, University of Cincinnati (UC) environmental health researchers say in major countries from ... to the United States," says Clark, a professor of environmental health at UC and principal investigator of the ... UC team reports their findings in the journal environmental Research online ahead of publication on Aug. 4, ...

August 2009 Geology and GSA Today media highlights

... southwestern Africa B.M. Chase et al., Arid environmental Systems Research Group, School of Geography and ... the discovery of sensitive indicators of past environmental change in the stratified fecal deposits (known as ... impacts of the end-Permian crisis across an environmental spectrum. Geological and archaeological ...

New supercomputer to reel in answers to some of Earth's problems

... Department of Energy. Housed at EMSL, DOE's environmental Molecular Sciences Laboratory on the PNNL campus, ... per second. The Office of Biological and environmental Research within DOE's Office of Science funded ... DOE Associate Director for Biological and environmental Research. "This new supercomputer will allow ...

DOE-funded research projects win 46 R&D 100 Awards for 2009

... affect the energy efficiency, durability, and environmental compatibility of such systems. The amount of ... Isco, Inc. of Lincoln, Neb. (Jointly with the environmental Protection Agency) Precision Nanoparticles A ... find sources of alternative energy and in guiding environmental remediation. It will allow scientists to ...

LSUHSC shows for first time infant inhalation of ultrafine air pollution linked to adult lung disease

... By-Products and Their Health Effects at the environmental Protection Agency Conference Center in Research ... N.C. Dr. Cormier, a 2006 National Institute of environmental Health Sciences Outstanding New environmental Scientist awardee, is conducting research to ...

When children have breathing problems

... on them. Researchers at the Helmholtz Centre for environmental Research (UFZ) and the University of Leipzig ... of airborne pollutants as risk factors for environmental diseases' was conducted as part of a ... and Research, between the Helmholtz Centre for environmental Research (UFZ), the University of Leipzig and the ...

C. difficile spores spread superbug

... for survival and dispersal in a wide range of environmental conditions. When humans shed spores in their ... found that there was a considerable threat from environmental contamination. Even short-term housing of ... - mice, and suggesting that even the briefest environmental contamination is a potential infection threat. ...

PNNL scientist garners early career presidential award

... science in solving complex energy and environmental challenges. "Alex has been developing and ... This work can lead to better solutions for environmental remediation and carbon storage." Tartatovsky performs some of his research at EMSL, DOE's environmental Molecular Sciences Laboratory on the PNNL campus. ...

UH team analyzes Hurricane Ike's effects on waterways, fish contamination

... A long-term environmental research project being conducted at the ... first "State of the Bay" report identifying the environmental challenges facing the estuary. "We have since ... said. "The results will be enlightening from an environmental impact perspective of hurricanes on natural ...

Contaminated site remediation: Are nanomaterials the answer?

... WASHINGTONA new review article appearing in environmental Health Perspectives (EHP) co-authored by Dr. ... (PEN), focuses on the use of nanomaterials for environmental cleanup. It provides an overview of current ... to understand and prevent any potential adverse environmental impacts, particularly studies on full-scale ...

Army study improves ability to predict drinking water needs

... Cheuvront of the US Army Research Institute of environmental Medicine talks about new ... ... are with the U.S. Army Research Institute of environmental Medicine, except for Dr. Gonzalez, who is an ... conditions of work intensity and duration, environmental conditions such as temperature and humidity, and ...

Sustainable bioenergy project has global launch

... forest management to enhance both economic and environmental outcomes," said Tom Richard, associate professor ... with international representation from academic, environmental advocacy and research institutions ... humanity, preserving habitat and maintaining environmental quality. The third stage addresses ...

Canadian researchers set to study impact of nanomaterials on aquatic ecosystems

... with confidence [in the knowledge] that the environmental safety of their products can be properly ... to properly engineer their products with reduced environmental impact." The research resulting from this ... foundation for a science-based policy on environmental risk assessment of nanoparticles. The ...

Anti-biotech groups obstruct forest biotechnology

... to help address significant social and environmental issues is being "strangled at birth" by the rigid ... to renewable energy, sequester carbon, improve environmental cleanup, and produce badly needed products for ... work with more diverse species, and have larger environmental restrictions on research and application. ...

Environmental cues control reproductive timing and longevity, University of Minnesota study shows

... The basic premise is that individuals use environmental cues to predict population declines, causing them ... suppresses the immune system. So when environmental conditions trigger high levels, reproduction is high but longevity drops. environmental factors also control the age of menarche. In ...

Waste water treatment plant mud used as 'green' fuel

... and being profitable. These are the results of an environmental impact assessment. Dependency on oil and ... i Virgili University (URV) have analysed the environmental and human health impacts of an alternative fuel ... they confirm in the latest issue of the journal environmental Science and Pollution Research that it is "the ...

American Chemical Society's Weekly Presspac -- June 17, 2009

... homes have "measurable" levels of pesticides environmental Science & Technology Insecticides used in ... the June 15 issue of ACS' semi-monthly journal environmental Science & Technology . Scientists at the U.S. environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the U.S. Department ...

Carnegie Mellon's Kris Matyjaszewski recieves EPA's Presidential Green Chemistry Challenge Award

... Green Chemistry Challenge Award from the U.S. environmental Protection Agency at a ceremony at 5:30 p.m., ... the scope of the procedure and reduces the environmental impact of polymer fabrication." Developed at ... under investigation for use in the medical and environmental fields. ATRP relies on a specialized copper ...

Research explores interactions between nanomaterials, biological systems

... division, UCLA associate professor of civil and environmental engineering Eric Hoek, Lutz Mdler of the ... said Nel, who also directs the Center for environmental Implications of Nanotechnology, which is funded by the National Science Foundation and the environmental Protection Agency and is headquartered at the ...

Athletes, spectators faced unprecedented air pollution at 2008 Olympic Games

... percent higher than has been reported by Chinese environmental experts even though some favorable weather ... are among the final results just published in environmental Science and Technology , a professional journal, ... Staci Simonich, an OSU associate professor of environmental and molecular toxicology. "Despite all that, it ...

Phthalic symbol

... to their listing as priority pollutants by the US environmental Protection Agency, the European Union, the China National environmental Monitoring Centre, and other regulatory authorities. Weizhong Wu of the College of environmental Sciences and Engineering, at Peking University, ...

Study highlights massive imbalances in global fertilizer use

... greenhouse gas. These and other negative environmental impacts have led some researchers and ... and both extremes have substantial human and environmental costs," said lead author Peter Vitousek, a ... on Food Security and the Environment. However, environmental problems have not disappeared. "The dead zone in ...

Rosenstiel students come out on top

... from Duke University with a degree in Biology and environmental Science. Prior to joining Baker's lab at the ... in determining the ability of corals to tolerate environmental stress, including rapidly warming oceans. ... key mechanism by which corals can acclimatize to environmental change. John Parkinson, a native of Warwick, ...

TRAPping proteins that work together inside living cells

... change how proteins interact to combat diseases; environmental scientists need to understand how proteins ... marked with TRAP using instruments in EMSL, DOE's environmental Molecular Sciences Laboratory on the PNNL campus. ... use the method in the future to understand how environmental conditions affect how proteins work together in ...

UC Davis begins $2.8 million in studies of agricultural nitrogen's impacts

... is one of the most important and least publicized environmental issues we face: Escaped nitrogen from ... release nitrogen to the air. The resulting environmental impacts include: Trapped solar radiation in ... shellfish or most other aquatic life. Those environmental impacts are not fully documented, Tomich said. ...

More than just the tailpipe

... Published today in IOP Publishing's environmental Research Letters , Monday, June 8, 2009, researchers from the Department of Civil and environmental Engineering at the University of California, ... created a framework to help us calculate the true environmental cost of travel. The new framework incorporates ...

Springer Series editor John Smol receives two prestigious biology awards

... prizes follow the honor of being named one of the environmental Scientists of the Year by The Royal Canadian ... Research. Smol is Canada Research Chair in environmental Change and is considered to be one of the world's leading environmental scientists. He has made cardinal discoveries, ...

Equity concerns raised by congestion pricing can be addressed to make approach viable

... The study was supported by a grant from the environmental Defense Fund, a national environmental group. "The research shows that equity issues ... transportation advocacy in California for the environmental Defense Fund. "A well-designed congestion pricing ...

American Chemical Society's weekly PressPac -- May 27, 2009

... up to 600 days in municipal landfills environmental Science & Technology Amid concerns about a ... the June 15 issue of ACS' semi-monthly journal environmental Science & Technology . Shannon L. Bartelt-Hunt ... in landfill leachate and the influence of environmental factors," says the report. The data showed that ...

Penn researchers discover genetic risk factor for testicular cancer

... version of the gene. While researchers suspect environmental exposures may play a part in the growing ... believe they may now be able to reveal critical environmental factors that would otherwise be lost in cloud of ... "We are very interested in how genes and environmental factors work together to increase one's risk," ...

The coming of biofuels: Study shows reducing gasoline emissions will benefit human health

... who holds a joint appointment with Berkeley Lab's environmental Energy Technologies Division and the University ... McKone is the co-leader of EBI's Life-Cycle environmental and Economic Decision-Making for Alternative ... Horvath, an associate professor of civil and environmental engineering at UC Berkeley. At the recent 31st ...

'Father of green chemistry' Paul Anastas to head EPA research

... Chemistry for the Environment, to lead the U.S. environmental Protection Agency's (EPA's) Office of Research ... chemical engineering and the School of Forestry & environmental Studies. His research focuses on the design of ... Speth, dean of Yale's School of Forestry & environmental Studies. "We need a return to ...

Stanford's Woods Institute awards new round of Environmental Venture Projects

... for the Environment has awarded four new environmental Venture Projects (EVP) grants for ... of $791,692 over the next two years to tackle environmental challenges, from the desert grasslands of ... program, the Woods Institute will host the first environmental Venture Projects Symposium on Oct. 7 from 1 to 6 ...

First 'nanorust' field test slated in Mexico

... and director of Rice's Center for Biological and environmental Nanotechnology (CBEN). Colvin and CBEN ... colleague Mason Tomson, professor in civil and environmental engineering, published with their students the ... Qilin Li, an assistant professor of civil and environmental engineering and CBEN faculty expert in water ...

SETAC Europe addresses global ecosystem health in Gothenburg

... The Society of environmental Toxicology and Chemistry will host 1550 ... symposium on emerging chemicals, and sessions on environmental regulation such as the Registration, Evaluation, ... in hundreds of presentations on ecotoxicology, environmental and analytical chemistry, life cycle assessment ...
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