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University of Malaya
30 May 2018
University of Malaya researchers organized a climate change awareness program for secondary school children through fun science activities ‘ExploRace’. The awareness program is hoped to empower and engage active participation from school children to help tackle the climate change issues locally.
25 May 2018
A professor, affiliated with South Korea's Ulsan National Institute of Science and Technology (UNIST) has been appointed to the new panel of the Climate Dynamics Panel (CDP).
25 May 2018
South Korea's Ulsan National Institute of Science and Technology (UNIST) celebrated the opening ceremony of the Jülich-UNIST Joint Leading Institute in Advanced Energy Research.
Messina Disaster
23 May 2018
Rainfall simulations in statistical models could allow accurate prediction of dangerous landslides.
Red Sea researchers at KAUST
07 May 2018
Color changes in the northern Red Sea indicate rising sea temperatures could significantly impact tropical marine ecosystems.
Shark and sensor
07 May 2018
An electronic tag that stretches and flexes while it records location and environmental data can monitor marine animals in their natural habitat.
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25 Apr 2018
In the longest running study of its kind, researchers found sea urchin populations were strongly affected by human-driven environmental changes.
Relationship between severity and intensity
30 Mar 2018
A new method could help scientists understand how wildlife populations are affected by major natural events, such as hurricanes, severe winters, and tsunamis.
27 Mar 2018
The College of Arts and Sciences at Qatar University (QU-CAS) held on March 26-27 its first Sustainable Development Conference aimed to highlight the efforts of the State of Qatar towards the achievement of a holistic sustainable development vision in line with the goals of Qatar National Vision 2030.
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13 Mar 2018
Researchers have discovered a rule to predict an arthropod community structure based on the genomic variation in a foundation tree species.
28 Feb 2018
More accurate statistical modeling of extreme weather will improve forecasting and disaster mitigation.
Aiptasia up close
28 Feb 2018
Corals living in highly saline waters may be more tolerant to rising water temperatures.
New mutant coral symbiont alga able to switch symbiosis off
22 Feb 2018
Researchers have identified the first spontaneous mutant coral symbiont alga to not maintain a symbiotic relationship with its host.
Seagrass
20 Feb 2018
Seagrass meadows play a pivotal role in protecting coasts against rising sea levels.
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09 Feb 2018
The first observational study of a dung beetle species on Langkawi Island in the Andaman Sea reveals insights about its tastes and what that means for the ecosystem.
Optimizing recycling of scrap car parts yields big savings
24 Jan 2018
Detailed sorting of scrap car parts could boost recycling rates to over 97%, saving billions spent on new materials and slashing associated greenhouse gas emissions.
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11 Jan 2018
Professor David Chen and Dr Li Jianfeng found the apparent temperature (AP) increased faster than air temperature (AT) over land in the past few decades, especially in the low latitude areas, and the rise is expected to continue in the future. This finding was recently published in Nature Climate Change.
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01 Jan 2018
Synchrotron study reveals oxygen’s influence on the chemistry that surrounds us.
algal symbiont
29 Dec 2017
Jumping genes could make an alga, and its coral host, more tolerant to warming sea temperatures.
Hokkaido University
28 Dec 2017
Charcoal remains after a forest fire help decompose fine roots in the soil, potentially accelerating CO2 emissions in boreal forests.
Damselfish
20 Dec 2017
Some species of fish have special adaptive mechanisms that could improve their chances of surviving the greenhouse effect.
Nunes
20 Dec 2017
Tailor-made membranes offer a cleaner method for the industrial-scale separation of chemical mixtures, says Suzana Nunes. But first we need to make their manufacture greener.
20 Dec 2017
Ugandan conservation leader Caroline Asiimwe is engaging the local population in a cooperative approach to preserve wildlife from illegal activities and ensure healthy ecosystems in her country.
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20 Dec 2017
A group of researchers from University of Malaya, Malaysia and Plymouth Marine Laboratory, United Kingdom are working on a 2-year project entitled “Using Nexus Thinking to Empower Community-based Management of Mangrove Fisheries”, which aims to advance the application of nexus thinking for sustainable management of mangrove fishery resources.
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13 Dec 2017
Entomologist Gets First-ever Footage of the Lost Species in Primeval Jungles of Malaysia.
11 Dec 2017
The InterAcademy Partnership for Science, representing the world’s academies of science releases, a ‘Statement on Climate Change and Education’ endorsed by the majority of its member academies
21 Nov 2017
The InterAcademy Partnership (IAP) today releases a Statement ‘Science and Technology for Disaster Risk Reduction’. Developed by a working group of experts nominated by academies of science from around the globe, the Statement itself has been endorsed by IAP's member academies.
06 Nov 2017
China’s measures to improve air quality are working, but more stringent policies should be put in place to safeguard public health, a new study has shown.
Briny pool bacteria can clean up and power up
06 Nov 2017
Promising electrochemical technologies for cleaning wastewater are boosted by discovery of extremophilic microbes in the Red Sea.
Simple green synthesis is a breath of fresh air
06 Nov 2017
A method for creating nanoparticles without using solvents could lead to environmentally friendly electronics.

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