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The world needs to rethink the value of water

Research led by Oxford University highlights the accelerating pressure on measuring, monitoring and managing water locally and globally. A new four-part framework is proposed to value water for sustainable development to guide better policy and practice.

New discovery to accelerate development of salt-tolerant grapevines

A recent discovery by Australian scientists is likely to improve the sustainability of the Australian wine sector and significantly accelerate the breeding of more robust salt-tolerant grapevines.

It’s All About Power — The Connection Between Sustainability & Renewables

Researchers in Stockholm and London have examined the Sustainability Development Goals established by the United Nations and determined that access to electrical power from renewable energy will be vital to achieving most of them.

Researchers develop potentially low-cost, low-emissions technology that can convert methane without forming CO2

As we work to toward more sustainable ways of powering our lifestyles, there is a quest to bridge the gap between the carbon dioxide-emitting fossil fuels we rely on for our most basic needs, and the cleaner, but not yet economically feasible alternative technologies.

Peace, equality and prosperity all depend on affordable clean energy, study shows

The UN’s 17 Sustainable Development Goals are aimed at achieving equality, securing global peace and ending extreme poverty – an ambitious agenda that will require a wide-range of conditions to be met. But one requirement lies at the center of most of the SDGs: that people have access to clean, affordable energy, says a new study.

New ARV drugs, early diagnosis key to beating AIDS epidemic: UNAIDS

CAPE TOWN (Reuters) - Developing new front-line antiretroviral (ARV) drugs and using technology for early diagnosis are among key steps needed to sustain momentum in fighting HIV/Aids and ending the disease as a public health threat by 2030, UNAIDS said in a report on Monday.

Path of Exile: War of the Atlas expansion lands on Xbox One soon

Path of Exile is a Diablo 3-like free-to-play game which relies on purely cosmetic microtransactions to sustain development. Gamers are in for a treat because the War of the Atlas expansion is right around the corner. Recently, Grinding Gear Games released The Fall of Oriath expansion on Xbox One. Show More Summary

Electrochemistry opens up novel access to important classes of substances

(Johannes Gutenberg Universitaet Mainz) Chemists at Johannes Gutenberg University Mainz in Germany have succeeded in overcoming the problem of electrochemical polymer formation and in developing a sustainable and efficient synthesis strategy for these important products for the first time.

New Director of Development at Harry Ransom Center at UT Austin

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The Ransom Center has appointed Maggie Gilburg as director of development. Gilburg will provide strategic direction for the Ransom Center?s development activities, identifying and securing resources to sustain growth and advance its mission. Show More Summary

Iraq Oil Revenue Not Enough For Sustainable Development

Authored by Zainab Calcuttawala via OilPrice.com, Oil revenues still are not high enough to allow the Iraqi government to fund the reconstruction of the country, according to Iraqi Prime Minister Haider Al-Abadi. “Oil prices are notShow More Summary

New facades enhance energy efficiency of buildings

Recently, two researchers from UPM have developed a ventilated façade with a double chamber and flow control device that significantly saves energy in buildings. This sustainable, efficient solution can be applied in both renovations and new buildings due to its simplicity.

How to Run With the Sustainable Development Goals

The United Nations' Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) can serve as inspiration for every person, company and NGO that seeks to do their part to transform our world. During Dreamforce 2017, leaders from NGOs and the business community shared their insight on how to make these relevant for the ordinary citizen.

Indonesia's green information gap

How the Indonesian media toes the line between the need for economic development and environmental sustainability.

World Bank Report: 'Reducing Inequalities in Water Supply, Sanitation, and Hygiene in the Era of the Sustainable Development Goals - Synthesis Report of the WASH Poverty Diagnostic Initiative'

New report from the World Bank Group: Reducing Inequalities in Water Supply, Sanitation, and Hygiene in the Era of the Sustainable Development Goals : Synthesis Report of the WASH Poverty Diagnostic Initiative. Nothing like a long title. Download WBG_WaSH_Inequalities Download WBG_WaSH_Inequalities_ExecSum Introduction The Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and the World...

Launch of Communities of Ocean Action for supporting implementation of Sustainable Development Goal 14 (webinars)

To follow-up on the implementation of the voluntary commitments Conference in the outcome document of the June 2017 conference Our Ocean, Our Future: Call for Action, to catalyze and generate new voluntary commitments; and to facilitate collaboration and networking amongst different actors in support of SDG 14, the United Nations is launching nine thematic multi-stakeholder […]

'Bursts' of beta waves, not sustained rhythms, filter sensory processing in brain

PROVIDENCE, R.I. [Brown University] -- To better understand the brain and to develop potential therapies, neuroscientists have been investigating how "beta" frequency brainwaves help the brain filter distractions to process sensations. Show More Summary

US Scores 29th for Sustainability, Indicating Growth Potential and Cost Reduction Opps

US scored 29th in global sustainability a report that ranks countries based on quantitative performance indicators. The US’s relatively low score indicates not only development potential, but also significant The post US Scores 29th for Sustainability, Indicating Growth Potential and Cost Reduction Opps appeared first on Environmental Leader.

Developing regional capacity for ocean acidification observations in the Western Indian Ocean in support of the Sustainable Development Goal 14

The ocean absorbs up to 30% of the annual emissions of anthropogenic CO2 to the atmosphere, helping to alleviate the impacts of climate change on our planet. However, this comes at a steep ecological cost, resulting in changing acidity levels in the ocean. On 24-25 October 2017, ocean acidification research and monitoring in the Western […]

IAEA to lead events at climate change talks on energy policy, nuclear power, ocean acidification

The IAEA will lead side events on energy policy, sustainable development, nuclear power and climate change, and the future of the oceans at the Bonn Climate Change Conference, which kicks off today in the western German city. The 23rd Conference of Parties (COP23) to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) provides a […]

Physicists improve vertical stability of superconducting Korean fusion device

A major challenge facing the development of fusion energy is maintaining the ultra-hot plasma that fuels fusion reactions in a steady state, or sustainable, form using superconducting magnetic coils to avoid the tremendous power requirement of copper coils. Show More Summary

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