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2014-06-10 12:58:17

NASA NASA has named Gavin A. Schmidt to head the agency’s Goddard Institute for Space Studies (GISS) in New York, a leading Earth climate research laboratory. Currently deputy director of the institute, Schmidt steps into the position left vacant after the retirement of long-time director James E. Hansen and becomes only the third person to hold the post. "Gavin is a highly respected climate scientist who already also has proven himself as a terrific leader of the GISS team," said...

2014-06-09 12:21:48

WASHINGTON, June 9, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- NASA has named Gavin A. Schmidt to head the agency's Goddard Institute for Space Studies (GISS) in New York, a leading Earth climate research laboratory. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20081007/38461LOGO Currently deputy director of the institute, Schmidt steps into the position left vacant after the retirement of long-time director James E. Hansen and becomes only the third person to hold the post. "Gavin is a highly...

Environmental Impact Software to Quickly Measure Carbon Footprint
2012-09-14 09:35:14

April Flowers for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online New software has been developed that can rapidly calculate the carbon footprints of thousands of products simultaneously, a process that has proven time consuming and expensive until now. This new software should help companies to accurately label products as well as design new ways to reduce their environmental impacts. A new study, published online in the Journal of Industrial Ecology, describes how the software works. The...

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2011-08-25 12:43:27

  A new study, published in the journal Nature draws a correlation between El Nino weather events and civil warfare. El Nino Southern Oscillation (ENSO) happens every two to seven years and is a warming of ocean water in the western pacific that shifts across the ocean. This warming of the ocean causes the warmer air to rise, pushing away clouds and moisture changing rainfall patterns and temperatures across much of Africa, South and Southeast Asia and Australia. The correlating...

2011-07-18 14:24:00

Plastic-pipe maker Walter Wang sees progress in three-country tour of Sub-Saharan water infrastructure projects NAIROBI, Kenya, July 18, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Walter Wang, president and CEO of JM Eagle, recently concluded a tour of water infrastructure in Rwanda, Uganda and Kenya being constructed with hundreds of miles of plastic water pipe his company donated as part of his ongoing efforts to aid impoverished villages in Africa. Shipping from its plants in late 2009, the...

2010-10-24 07:53:58

NSF awards nearly $5 million to understand environmental decision making The National Science Foundation recently awarded nearly $5 million to four university-based centers whose research focuses on understanding decision making within the context of climate change and other long-term environmental risks. The awards bring together scholars from many different fields, such as decision science, psychology, economics, geography, atmospheric science, engineering, mathematics and computer science,...

2010-04-06 05:00:00

LILONGWE, Malawi, April 6 /PRNewswire/ -- Madonna today joined the Earth Institute, Ericsson and Millennium Promise to announce a new global education initiative aimed at supporting access to primary and secondary education for every child in the world, with an emphasis on girls' secondary schooling. The initiative--Connect To Learn--will provide secondary school scholarships, with a special focus on girls, and implement information and communications technology ("ICT") in schools,...

2009-09-25 07:00:00

NEW YORK, Sept. 25 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Swiss Re, Oxfam America, The Rockefeller Foundation and The International Research Institute for Climate and Society at Columbia University (IRI) announced a joint Commitment to Action at the Clinton Global Initiative (CGI) 2009 meeting in New York on 22 - 25 September. Aimed at helping communities most vulnerable to climate variability and change, the collaboration will expand on their joint 2008 commitment focused on using risk reduction and...


Word of the Day
monteith
  • A large punch-bowl of the eighteenth century, usually of silver and with a movable rim, and decorated with flutings and a scalloped edge. It was also used for cooling and carrying wine-glasses.
  • A kind of cotton handkerchief having white spots on a colored ground, the spots being produced by a chemical which discharges the color.
This word is possibly named after Monteith (Monteigh), 'an eccentric 17th-century Scotsman who wore a cloak scalloped at the hem.'
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