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Wastewater could treat itself, power city
... enough electricity for their own operation," says civil
engineering professor David Bagley, who conducted the research with lead author and PhD candidate Ioannis Shizas. "Any recovery of potential energy above that can be returned to the grid." Bagley and Shizas used bomb calorimetry, a technique that ...
Virginia Tech researchers to release findings on Smith River Project
...professors, Don Orth, Tammy Newcomb, Andy Dolloff, civil
and environmental engineering professor Panayiotis Diplas, and project coordinator Colin Krause. "The River is an excellent example of a potential highly valuable urban natural resource. There exists a tremendous opportunity to develop an enviabl...
Carnegie Mellon researcher tests tools for protecting Anacostia River ecosystem from PCBs
...according to Greg Lowry, an assistant professor in civil
and environmental engineering and principal invest... and Carnegie Mellon's David Dzombak, professor of civil
and environmental engineering. The symposium features five presentations by Carnegie Mellon faculty ...
Cleaner water, more efficient electricity among UH chemical research
...dees. Shankar Chellam, associate professor of civil
and environmental engineering, will focus on mechanisms of bacteria removal from drinking water supplies using microfiltration membranes, with an emphasis on filter clogging. Eric Bittner, professor of chemistry, will speak about theoretical mode...
PCB breakdown in rivers depends on sediment-specific bacteria, find Carnegie Mellon U. scientists
...ces, and Jeanne VanBriesen, assistant professor of civil
and environmental engineering. The team is explor... Biphenyls," is led by David Dzombak, professor of civil
and environmental engineering at Carnegie Mellon. This work is being presented as part of a multi-in...
Workforce achievements celebrated at NASA Marshall Center Awards ceremony
...mission, is the highest honor NASA can bestow on a civil
servant. At the same ceremony, Douglas A. Towne of Lockheed-Martin Space Operations in Huntsville received NASA's Distinguished Public Service Medal. The award is NASA's highest honor for a non-government individual whose accomplishments contribute...
As humans alter land, infectious diseases follow
...ursuits like ecotourism and agriculture to war and civil
unrest. Even climate change or extremes, the report notes, can trigger a chain of events that manifests itself in the emergence of new diseases. An example cited in the report is the emergence of nipah virus in Malaysia and Singapore in 1999 when El...
EMBL Director-General receives high German honour: the Bundesverdienstkreuz 1. Klasse
.... Kafatos, today is awarded the prestigious German civil
medal of honour, the Bundesverdienstkreuz 1. Klasse. The honour is given in recognition of his significant contributions to Germany and Europe - encouraging and stimulating top quality scientific research in the life sciences during his years as lead...
Study helps satellites measure Great Lakes' water quality
...ue to green, explained Carolyn Merry, professor of civil
and environmental engineering and geodetic science. When algae levels are too high, water takes on a foul taste and odor that isnt easily removed by traditional treatment methods. Some forms of algae, such as one called microcystis, are toxic when co...
51 globally threatened species get new lease on life in the Caucasus
... to nongovernmental organizations (NGOs) and other civil
society groups working to safeguard high-priority areas for conservation in the region, which spans the area between the Black and Caspian seas. "These new developments will pull together partners from across the region, enabling an inclusive approac...
Researchers report definitive evidence that HIV-AIDS is not from oral polio vaccine
...V, one still has to collect the specimens. Despite civil
war in the region, Worobey traveled to the Democratic Republic of Congo in 2000 and in 2003 to collect fresh samples from wild chimps in the Kisangani area. "The fresher, the better," he said. "Basically you want to pick it up the same morning they l...
East Asian governments urged to harness market forces to improve environment, save money
... a prominent role played by the private sector and civil
society; and by pricing reform on environmental go...e environmental governance to a higher level where civil
society is well informed about issues and closely involved in the process. The role of NGOs in servi...
State of the Planet 2004
...; inter-governmental cooperation; participation by civil
society; and greater corporate social responsibility. 4. These problems will require multilateral approaches, and a strong United Nations system, since the scale and nature of problems necessarily transcend national boundaries and require global solu...
Mathematical rule said to be widely and wrongly used to forecast future beach erosion
... was developed in the 1960s by Per Bruun, a Danish civil
engineer who was long active in Florida beach preservation projects. According to Pilkey, the Bruun rule stipulates that it is the slope of the "shoreface" -- the broad front of a beach extending down into the water to a depth of about 10 yards -- t...
Digging for truth in Guatemala
...itary and paramilitary during the country's bloody civil
war. AAAS, the American Association for the Advan...y have had ties to the military during Guatemala's civil
war, according to AAAS staff expert Victoria Baxter. One of the threatening letters sent to the FAFG...
New evidence suggests that monkey thought extinct still exists
...the winter of 2002. While the country's nine-month civil
war was declared over last July, tensions remain high as the country remains politically split. McGraw continues to rely on the Ivorian hunters he knows to keep him informed about sightings of Miss Waldron's red colobus. He's even offered monetary aw...
Science's breakthrough of the year: Illumination of the dark, expanding universe
...04 could be dedicated to a reexamination of NASA's civil
space program. Where Researchers Might Soar in 2004: As in previous years, Science highlighted areas to watch in 2004. This year, their choices include three planned Mars landings, microbiology and genomics for biodefense, more insights into t...
'Homegrown' relief for victims of arsenic poisoning in South Asia
...t for a homegrown solution. SenGupta, professor of civil
and environmental engineering at Lehigh University, says he has developed such a solution in the form of an inexpensive, simple well-head unit that removes arsenic from water wells. Since 1997, his system has been installed in more than 100 village d...
Edible urban plants found to contain lead
...of lead. Kimberly A. Gray, associate professor of civil
and environmental engineering at Northwestern University, and her team tested a variety of plants cultivated in Chicago residential gardens rich with lead-contaminated soil. They found that leafy vegetables and herbs were highly likely to also be con...
Liberia announces protection of 155,000-acres of forest
...servation. Liberia is emerging from a three-year civil
war that has been part of a 14-year conflict claim...p participants from the public and private sector, civil
society and international organizations agreed upon a resolution to increase Liberia's technical cap...
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