• Eminent Publication For Floodplain Managers Turns 17
    The job of a floodplain manager is fundamental to the efficient management of floodplain resources as well as flood mitigation. He or she also the chief community administrator in the implementation of flood loss reduction activities daily which includes enforcing the ordinance of the community regarding flood damage prevention, updating flood maps, projects, and plans as well as policies of the locality. Being a floodplain manager is a complex and tough job. However, with the help of floodplain management newsletters, an essential publication for floodplain managers, the whole thing becomes more accessible and more straightforward for them. Floodplain Manager is…
  • Plastic pollution clogs river systems for considerably longer than previously thought, new research shows.
  • Researchers seek to point a way toward a unified theory for how DNA changes shape when expressing genes. The scientists use an approach called statistical mechanics to explore the phenomenon of so-called expression waves of gene regulation. The group hopes to reconcile a long-standing gulf between the two scientific fields most involved in the topic, using concepts common to biology and physics.
  • Carbon fiber reinforced polymer composite structures are important in several industries, yet the electrical behavior of a composite is challenging to measure or predict because of the electrical conductivity of constituent carbon fibers and the composite's complex hierarchical microstructure. Researchers report a direct measurement of the transverse electrical resistivity of a single carbon fiber. The researchers combined a precise sample preparation with a technique called the van der Pauw method to accomplish this challenging measurement.
  • A growing middle class, with populations particularly in Asia beginning to reach OECD-levels of food consumption, has led to an increasing demand for agricultural products, with much of that supply coming from tropical forest regions – according to a new report published by the World Economic Forum Competing pressures of meeting agricultural demand, sustaining livelihoods and ensuring […]
  • Climate finance provided and mobilised by developed countries for developing countries totalled USD 79.6 billion in 2019, up 2% from 78.3 billion in 2018, according to new figures from the OECD. The small increase was driven by a rise in public climate finance provided by multilateral institutions, while bilateral public climate finance commitments dropped, as […]
  • Charles Darwin University (CDU) has been awarded more than $2 million for a project to establish a Renewable Energy Microgrid Hub which will lead research in the development of innovative, cheap and reliable green power systems, thanks to the Australian Government. Charles Darwin University Director of Energy and Resources Institute Professor Suresh Thennadil said the […]