Tag Archives: environmental policy

Rural researchers to take the temperature of public opinion on UK environmental change

Social scientists at the University of Exeter are working with environmental policy makers to explore public views on the future management of UK ecosystems.

The Centre for Rural Policy Research (CRPR) are leading a £325,000 project, funded by Sciencewise, the UK’s national centre for public dialogue in policy making involving science and technology issues.  (more…)

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Invasion in the Desert: Why Some Plant Species are Survivors

Max Li’s research could inform policies to promote sustainable native environments and curb the invasion of alien plant species.

Max Li, a University of Arizona doctoral student in the Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, is studying mechanisms that determine how competing desert plants can coexist with each other and what factors can cause the destruction of this stable coexistence.

His research could help inform policies to curb the spread of invasive species. (more…)

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TEDxRedmond Conference Brings Some of the World’s Youngest Artists, Writers and Musicians to Speak on Microsoft Campus

REDMOND, Wash. — Sept. 16, 2010On Saturday, Sept. 18, some of the nation’s most accomplished and awe-inspiring kids will be descending on the Microsoft campus. The roster includes a 14-year-old mountaineer who has climbed some of the tallest summits in the world including Mt. Everest, Mt. Kilimanjaro and Mt. Kosciuszko; three girls who started a nonprofit after a friend died of a rare form of cancer and have to date raised $250,000; and a 12-year-old environmental activist who has worked closely with Al Gore to raise awareness about global warming.


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