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What's new. Here you will find hot items of interest that have recently come up

Japanese NGO to Promote Solar Cookers in Kenya — Last modified October 12, 2011 10:00
Members of several Japanese environmental non-governmental organizations (NGOs) joined together to establish an organization called "Solar Cooker Japan (SCJ)" in February, 2007. The group aims to promote solar cooking in Africa with a new solar cooker prototype - an inflatable solar cooker invented by a Japanese industrial designer, Tomohiro Ohmura. SCJ started promoting the cooker in Kenya, demonstrating it at various places and to Kenyan governmental officials. The organization is also performing verification tests in cooperation with a local NGO.
Kyoto University Discovers New Mechanism of Photosynthesis in Oceans — Last modified September 03, 2007 11:54
A research group at the Hall of Global Environmental Research and Graduate School of Human and Environmental Studies of Kyoto University announced on April 10, 2007, that it had discovered a new mechanism of photosynthesis that utilizes near-infrared light for water oxidation. This finding is expected to offer a new perspective on primary productivity and the carbon cycle on Earth.
Japan, China, South Korea Discuss Dust and Sandstorms in Director General Meeting — Last modified July 16, 2007 17:54
Japan's Ministry of the Environment has reported the results of the Tripartite Director General Meeting (TDGM) on Dust and Sandstorms (DSS) held on March 12 and 13, 2007 in Ulsan, South Korea.
Masinde Muliro University of Science and Technology (MMUST) in Kakamega, Kenya, has started two journals. — Last modified June 21, 2007 12:34
The first is the International Journal in Disaster Management and Risk Reduction (IJDMRR), the second one is the Journal of Science, Technology, Education and Management (J-STEM).
Historical dataset of wind-driven global ocean circulation available — Last modified March 12, 2007 22:04
We have provided a historical dataset of the wind-driven global ocean circulation for climate research. The data is obtained by applying a wind-driven model of the ocean circulation, the so-called “Island Rule” model to monthly surface wind stress fields from the US National Centre for Environmental Prediction and the European Centre for Medium Range Weather Forecasting to generate the wind-driven circulation history in terms of barotropic stream function and steric height for the last 50 years.
Environmental Load Slide Rule Quickly Measures Burdens on Environment — Last modified February 13, 2007 16:23
In October 2006, Iwate Prefecture put on public display an original slide rule designed to measure the environmental loads caused by various daily activities - the "Environmental Load Slide Rule." Environmental load levels are calculated in terms of carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions. Instructions for how to make an Environmental Load Slide Rule were also included in the exhibit, in the hopes that the device will be used for environmental education.
A joint study is being done on Himalayan glaciers — Last modified January 03, 2007 10:54
Joint Chinese-Indian team to study Himalayan glaciers (AP) A joint Indian-Chinese team plans to chart remote Himalayan glaciers that scientists fear are rapidly melting because of global warming, threatening the great rivers that give life to South Asia's fertile Gangetic Plain
Public release of CALIPSO Data Products — Last modified December 12, 2006 19:54
The Cloud-Aerosol Lidar and Infrared Pathfinder Satellite Observation (CALIPSO) satellite mission is pleased to announce an initial release of its data products. CALIPSO provides new insight into the role that clouds and atmospheric aerosols (airborne particles) play in regulating Earth's weather, climate, and air quality. CALIPSO is a joint mission between NASA and CNES, the French space agency.
Ministry Releases Technology Strategy Map for CO2 Fixation — Last modified September 27, 2006 15:23
Japan's Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry released the Technology Map for Carbon Dioxide (CO2) Fixation and its Effective Application Areas on April 28, 2006, in order to promote the development of CO2 fixation technology. This map is part of the Technology Strategy Map for 2006, which aims to introduce key technologies to create new industries and measures for expanding the demand for goods and services.
Sustainability courses — Last modified July 24, 2006 13:12
I am writing to inform you about enrolling to study our distance learning Education for Sustainability Programme at London South Bank University. www.lsbu.ac.uk/efs Our course has been running for 12 years and has an excellent international reputation with course alumni working across the globe in various sustainability, development and environmental education roles.(see attached document for more information)
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