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Thursday, May 8th, 2008

Europe’s Living Landscapes – Essays Exploring Our Identity in the Countryside

PR – IES’ Rural, Water and Ecosystem Unit managed by Dr. G. Bidoglio, in the frame of the scientific network Landscape Europe, have prepared a publication about the influence of landscape on the individual identity. The main assumption of this study is that people’s sense of belonging is determined by the environment and the place where

Tuesday, May 6th, 2008

Mapping Geohazards in the Balkans

Southeast European Times – The Balkan Peninsula has the most complicated tectonics in Europe. Seismic activity has produced a succession of devastating earthquakes in the region, flattening entire villages and costing many lives. A grant from the US Civilian Research and Development Foundation (CRDF), a small team of specialists from Albania, Bulgaria, Kosovo, Macedonia, Montenegro

Monday, May 5th, 2008

ESA Contributes to Ocean Carbon Cycle Research

PR – The Earth’s oceans play a vital role in the carbon cycle, making it imperative that we understand marine biological activity enough to predict how our planet will react to the extra 25 000 million tonnes of carbon dioxide humans are pumping into the atmosphere annually.  

Saturday, May 3rd, 2008

Environmental Talent Key to Economic Growth

PR – Britain must remain at the forefront of the green industrial revolution, creating jobs and economic growth, ministers said today as they published plans to work with business to build a low carbon economy in Britain.

Tuesday, April 15th, 2008

Satellite Provides First Pictures of Regional CO2 Emissions

PR — The SCIAMACHY sensor aboard the European Space Agency’s Envisat environmental satellite has detected for the first time the regional distribution of carbon dioxide from manmade emissions. An elevated level of this form of CO2 was observed over Europe’s most populated area, the region between Amsterdam in the Netherlands and Frankfurt in Germany.

Tuesday, April 8th, 2008

Biodiversity and World Health Day

PR — Acknowledging the interconnection between healthy ecosystems and our own health, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is joining with partners of the World Health Organization in designating April 7, 2008, as World Health Day. To mark the day, EPA has released “Biodiversity & World Health Day," a new video in its Green Scene

Saturday, April 5th, 2008

PGE to Buy Turbines for Biglow Canyon Wind Project Expansion

PR – Portland General Electric Company (PGE) (NYSE:POR) and Siemens Power Generation, Inc., part of the global Siemens Energy Sector, today announced they have executed agreements for PGE to buy 141 turbines to complete construction of its 25,000-acre Biglow Canyon Wind Farm in Sherman County, Ore.

Tuesday, April 1st, 2008

Significant Donation to University of Alberta

PR – EnCana Corporation is making a major contribution to the advancement of research on energy and the environment with a $7.5 million donation to the University of Alberta. This is one of the largest  corporate donations to date in the university’s Campaign 2008 and was made in honour of the U of  A’s centenary.

Tuesday, March 25th, 2008

New Galileo GIOVE-B Satellite Website

PR – A website dedicated to news and images related to the upcoming launch of the second Galileo satellite, GIOVE-B, is now on line. From now until the completion of the early-orbit operations, the GIOVE-B launch website will be regularly updated with news and pictures from Baikonur, and Galileo background material. Read More

Monday, March 24th, 2008

Current Major Flooding in U.S. a Sign of Things to Come

Major floods striking America’s heartland this week offer a preview of the spring seasonal outlook, according to NOAA’s National Weather Service. Several factors will contribute to above-average flood conditions, including record rainfall in some states and snow packs, which are melting and causing rivers and streams to crest over their banks. This week, more than

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