Monthly Archives: July 2010

Participants needed for research survey to investigate eating control in women

Participants needed for research survey to investigate eating control in women

If you are female and believe either that your eating is out of control, or that you have very good control over your eating habits, researchers are seeking your help to participate in a new online survey investigating the relationship between emotional well being and eating control in women. … learn more→

Current models could be underestimating future warming

Current models could be underestimating future warming

A new scientific paper published by international journal Nature Geoscience suggests that current climate modelling may be underestimating future global warming because models do not factor in changes brought about via certain critical chemical interactions between plants and the atmosphere. … learn more→

First cheap dipstick test for determining blood type  developed

First cheap dipstick test for determining blood type developed

Scientists have developed the first fast, easy to use and inexpensive paper-based “dipstick ” test for instantly determining a patient’s blood type. … learn more→

Marriott guests can give back with new voluntourism package

Marriott guests can give back with new voluntourism package

Marriott International is making it easier for guests to volunteer and support the local community while traveling for business or vacation. … learn more→

Green Skills Training

Green Skills Training and Education, is an innovative social enterprise of Green Skills Inc. and is listed by the WA Department of Education and Training as a ‘Preferred Training Provider’ in landcare. … learn more→

Ecojobs

Ecojobs now has a recruitment program targeting environmentally aware university and TAFE students studying Natural Resource Management who are actively seeking entry into the state’s environmental workforce. … learn more→

Algae outbreak in major China lake threatens drinking water for 300,000

Algae outbreak in major China lake threatens drinking water for 300,000

Three to four square km of green algae were found on the east part of Chaohu Lake, the water source for Chaohu city, Su Huimin, chief of Chaohu municipal environment protection bureau, said recently. Su told Xinhua that the drinking water supply for local residents has not been affected so far, but the green algae […] … learn more→

Retailers adopt green code of conduct

Retailers adopt green code of conduct

Major EU retailers, including Carrefour and Tesco, have signed up to a voluntary code of conduct seeking to reduce their environmental footprint on issues ranging from energy use to sustainable sourcing of fish and timber. … learn more→

 Renewable energy: Not all it’s cracked up to be?

Renewable energy: Not all it’s cracked up to be?

James Lovelock, the scientist behind the Gaia theory of Earth and its life systems, might have a point when he criticises most renewable energy sources as inefficient at best and foolish at worst … learn more→

London and Paris: a tale of two bike-hire schemes

London and Paris: a tale of two bike-hire schemes

London’s mayor Boris Johnson, will eventually see 6,000 bikes parked at 400 “docking stations” spread every 300 metres or so across central London … learn more→