Monthly Archives: October 2010

Tropical frog shouts climate change from the mountaintops

Scientists studying disease and climate change as part of a special multidisciplinary team at Cornell University are heading to the mountains of Puerto Rico – hoping to learn what a struggling frog species can tell us about the danger changing weather patterns present to ecosystems around the globe. The frog species, known as the mountain […] … learn more→

UNE’s role in exploring and protecting biodiversity revealed

The University of New England’s vital role in researching and teaching about biodiversity in north-eastern NSW will be illustrated in an exhibition marking the International Year of Biodiversity. “Woodlands: Understanding the biodiversity of woodlands through science and art”, opens at The Woodland Centre, Armidale Tree Group, at 6 pm on Saturday 30 October. The exhibition […] … learn more→

Macquarie honours its top researchers and professors

Macquarie University presented its annual Research Awards and acknowledged eight of its most exceptional professors at a special awards dinner held on campus this week. The Macquarie University Research Awards are open to all staff and postgraduate students at the University while the highly prestigious inaugural Distinguished Professor Awards recognise professors who have made an […] … learn more→

New York noise levels a threat to hearing: study

New York is still such a noisy city that its inhabitants could suffer from significant hearing loss in coming years, a study made public this week has found. Presented at a conference of the New York Academy of Medicine, the study found that 98 percent of noise measurements taken were at levels harmful to human […] … learn more→

Amid recession, US companies boost non-cash giving

Most U.S. companies gave less money to charity in 2009, but total corporate philanthropy rose seven percent to $9.9 billion, boosted by product, service, land and space donations, a study released this week found. The Committee Encouraging Corporate Philanthropy\’s \”Giving in Numbers\” report said cash giving fell to $3.8 billion last year from $4 billion […] … learn more→