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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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