News tagged with sustainability

NASA satellite spots Hudhud's remnants

Cyclone Hudhud made landfall in east-central India on Oct. 12 and caused a lot of damage and several fatalities as it moved inland and weakened to a remnant low pressure area. NASA saw those remnants on Oct. ...

dateOct 14, 2014 in Earth Sciences
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How liveable are our cities?

An international study has devised a new measure for the "livability" of major cities across the world. The Global Liveable Cities Index (GLCI) takes into account the sensibilities of ordinary working people from 64 cities, ...

dateNov 05, 2014 in Social Sciences
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Orangutans take the logging road

A new discovery by a Simon Fraser University doctoral student in the School of Resource and Environmental Management, published in Oryx, demonstrates that orangutans may be even more adaptable than he fir ...

dateJan 28, 2015 in Plants & Animals
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Improving bridge health condition data

On August 1, 2007, when a section of an eight-lane bridge on Interstate 35W in downtown Minneapolis plummeted into the Mississippi River, killing more than a dozen people, Visiting Associate Professor Zhigang ...

dateOct 10, 2014 in Engineering
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How vitamin C helps plants beat the sun

While vitamin C in plant chloroplasts is known to help prevent a reduction in growth that plants experience when exposed to excessive light—phenomenon called photo inhibition—how it gets into chloroplasts ...

dateJan 05, 2015 in Biotechnology
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Keeping the lights on in rural Uganda

Stephanie Hirmer, a PhD student from the Department of Engineering's Centre for Sustainable Development, is investigating the value-perception of the users of rural electrification projects in Uganda.

dateMar 10, 2015 in Energy & Green Tech
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