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Released: 26-Mar-2020 2:55 PM EDT
Renewable energy developments threaten biodiverse areas
University of Queensland

More than 2000 renewable energy facilities are built in areas of environmental significance and threaten the natural habitats of plant and animal species across the globe.

Newswise: Argonne experts help Department of Energy strengthen energy security in Moldova
Released: 19-Mar-2020 3:35 PM EDT
Argonne experts help Department of Energy strengthen energy security in Moldova
Argonne National Laboratory

In the fall of 2019, Moldova needed to identify viable alternative routes and sources of natural gas in the event of a disruption in natural gas supply to the country during the 2019-2020 winter. Through the U.S. Department of Energy-led Partnership for Transatlantic Energy Cooperation (P-TEC), experts from Argonne and the U.S. Government provided assistance to Moldova in developing a plan to prepare and respond to the potential supply disruptions.

Newswise: Tunnel fire safety
Released: 4-Mar-2020 8:10 AM EST
Tunnel fire safety
University of South Australia

Global risk management experts are calling for fire education initiatives to be included in driver safety programs so that drivers are better prepared for an emergency if faced with it on the roads.

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Released: 19-Dec-2019 2:05 PM EST
Submarine cables to offshore wind farms transformed into a seismic network
California Institute of Technology

An international team of geoscientists led by Caltech has used fiber optic communications cables stationed at the bottom of the North Sea as a giant seismic network, tracking both earthquakes and ocean waves.

Newswise: How UK Engineering is Using Hemp to Repair Deteriorating Kentucky Bridges
Released: 18-Nov-2019 9:00 AM EST
How UK Engineering is Using Hemp to Repair Deteriorating Kentucky Bridges
University of Kentucky

Using remarkably resilient carbon fiber fabrics, panels and wraps, CatStrong has successfully restored more than 35 bridges.

Newswise: Are Some Urban Settings Riskier for Traffic Injury or Death? We Know Less Than You Think
Released: 15-Oct-2019 9:00 AM EDT
Are Some Urban Settings Riskier for Traffic Injury or Death? We Know Less Than You Think
Florida Atlantic University

How risky is travel in the U.S.? It gets tricky. Despite a lot of research on the dangers of traffic injury and death, there’s a lack of clarity on the role of the built environment (roadway designs and adjoining development) and its risk effects. Before we can know how risky a given built environment is, we have to know how many people are traveling there, and in many cases, for pedestrians and cyclists, this data is not available.

Newswise: Fishing for Answers: Researchers Develop Tool to Incorporate Social, Cultural Concerns in Resource Management
Released: 14-Oct-2019 3:05 PM EDT
Fishing for Answers: Researchers Develop Tool to Incorporate Social, Cultural Concerns in Resource Management
Florida State University

Okamoto and a group of biologists, mathematicians, social scientists, resource managers and representatives of indigenous cultures have created tools that look at the social and cultural costs and benefits of different management strategies used to protect and recover fisheries.


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