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Article ID: 549807

Trash Into Energy: University Unveils a Campus Renewable Bioenergy Initiative

Cornell University

Cornell University is turning its biotrash - vegetable oil from dining hall fryers, animal bedding from campus barns, farm waste from university research - into fuels for use on campus.

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6-Mar-2009 10:10 AM EST
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Article ID: 549776

Earthwatch Rated Among Top Volunteering Organizations

Earthwatch Institute

A new guide to volunteering names Earthwatch one of the top international wildlife and conservation organizations.

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5-Mar-2009 11:55 AM EST
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Article ID: 549683

Eugene-Springfield Face Upper Willamette Climate Threats

University of Oregon

Effects of climate change projected this century for Oregon's Upper Willamette River Basin, including Eugene-Springfield, will threaten water supplies, buildings, transportation systems, human health, forests, and fish and wildlife, according to a new report.

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3-Mar-2009 12:00 PM EST
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Article ID: 549578

Greenhouse Gas Drove Climate Change and Ice Volume

University of Massachusetts Amherst

New temperature data and numerical climate model simulations contradict the long-held idea that global temperatures were steady in the greenhouse-to-icehouse transition 34 million years ago. This suggests that models in use now to predict climate change may be underestimating future polar warming.

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26-Feb-2009 4:00 PM EST
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Article ID: 549488

Winners of Tyler Environmental Prize Announced

University of Southern California (USC)

Two scientists who found warning signs of climate change in the upper atmosphere and in the deepest ice sheets will share the 2009 Tyler Prize for Environmental Achievement, administered by the University of Southern California. The award consists of a $200,000 cash prize and gold medals. Winners lecture at USC on April 23.

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25-Feb-2009 7:00 AM EST
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Article ID: 549432

Joint Venture to Commercialize Carbon Storage Technology in Utah

University of Utah

A joint venture between the U and Headwaters Inc. has been created to offer carbon management services to CO2-emitting companies, from carbon storage engineering to risk and liability management. The first project will be to develop and operate a regional CO2 storage site to serve several power plants in central Utah.

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24-Feb-2009 12:00 PM EST
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Invasive Species: Not Always a Bad Thing?

Earthwatch Institute

Invasive species"”one of the top causes of biological diversity loss worldwide"”significantly impact cultural diversity as well, according to a review published in the latest issue of the journal Environmental Conservation that has provoked heated debate within the scientific community.

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24-Feb-2009 10:45 AM EST
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    23-Feb-2009 9:00 AM EST

Article ID: 549304

Ocean Becoming More Acidic, Potentially Threatening Marine Life

American Chemical Society (ACS)

A dramatic increase in carbon dioxide levels is making the world's ocean more acidic, which may adversely affect the survival of marine life and organisms that depend on them, such as humans.

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18-Feb-2009 1:10 PM EST
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Article ID: 549393

How Green Is My Plug-In?

IEEE Spectrum Magazine

An electric car (or plug-in hybrid in electric mode) creates carbon-dioxide emissions, too; how much depends on the grid used to recharge it.

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20-Feb-2009 5:00 PM EST
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Article ID: 549385

Washington University in St. Louis Ends Sales of Bottled Water on Campus

Washington University in St. Louis

Faculty, students and staff on Washington University in St. Louis' Danforth, North and West campuses no longer can find bottled water in vending machines or at most campus eateries. Because of concerns about the environmental impact of bottled water, WUSTL ended sales of the product in January, and administrative offices no longer offer bottled water at events and meetings.

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20-Feb-2009 1:35 PM EST
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