Posted by: Marjolijn Dannenburg on February 27, 2013 02:59:14 PM +01:00 (328
Alexey Pristupa presents the major findings from the article "Stagnating liquid biofuel developments in Russia: Present status and future perspectives", that was written by him in collaboration with Arthur Mol and Peter Oosterveer.
Posted by: Marjolijn Dannenburg on February 6, 2013 12:46:18 PM +01:00 (446
Accurate and timely surface precipitation measurements are crucial for water resources management, agriculture, weather prediction, climate research, as well as ground validation of satellite-based precipitation estimates. However, the majority of the land surface of the earth lacks such data, and in many parts of the world the density of surface precipitation gauging networks is even rapidly declining. This development can potentially be counteracted by using received signal level data from the enormous number of microwave links used worldwide in commercial cellular communication networks.
Posted by: Marjolijn Dannenburg on January 30, 2013 10:40:31 AM +01:00 (367
Nanotechnologie is een oplossing voor veel problemen. Maar deze technologie brengt ook risico’s met zich mee voor mens en milieu. In een promotie-onderzoek, uitgevoerd bij Alterra Wageningen UR en Wageningen University, bracht promovenda Merel van der Ploeg de effecten van nanodeeltjes op het bodemleven in kaart. Voorzichtigheid met deze technologie blijft geboden, zo blijkt.
Posted by: Marjolijn Dannenburg on January 21, 2013 08:26:52 AM +01:00 (469
A new study provides the first global estimates of river and coastal flooding, highlighting past and future trends, and indicates that Asia and Europe are two of the regions that are worst affected. The researchers suggest that their methods could be useful in developing a global framework for flood risk assessment.
Posted by: Marjolijn Dannenburg on December 19, 2012 03:55:15 PM +01:00 (400
The Harvard University Center for the Environment created the Environmental Fellows program to enable recent doctorate recipients to use and expand Harvard's extraordinary resources to tackle complex environmental problems. The Environmental Fellows will work for two years with Harvard faculty members in any school or department to create new knowledge while also strengthening connections across the University's academic disciplines.