Archive: 08/16/2012

Viewing choices through a sustainable lens

Sustainability is a human decision — a responsibility that relies on good information and how we choose to use it — according to George Basile, a senior sustainability scientist at Arizona State University, who ...

dateAug 16, 2012 in Environment
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Invasive brittle star species hits Atlantic Ocean

Coral Reefs, the Journal of the International Society for Reef Studies, has published online a study co-written by Dr. Gordon Hendler of the Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County (NHM) about an invasive species of bri ...

dateAug 16, 2012 in Environment
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Carbon rush 'could harm wildlife'

The rush to plant trees to offset carbon emissions could have a harmful impact on Australia’s native environment if it is not very carefully managed, some of the nation’s leading ecologists have warned.

dateAug 16, 2012 in Environment
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Unravelling the function of small RNAs

Small non-coding RNAs (ncRNAs) play a hitherto unrecognised role in regulation of gene expression. To broaden knowledge on the function and evolution of these molecules, a EU project investigated various ...

dateAug 16, 2012 in Cell & Microbiology
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Cranfield to develop innovative waterless toilet

Cranfield University is to develop a waterless, hygienic toilet with the potential to transform the lives of the 2.5 billion people worldwide without access to basic sanitation, thanks to $800,000 funding from the ‘Re ...

dateAug 16, 2012 in Engineering
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