37 news posts from February 2012

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Rainfall calms storms - New Scientist

Have you ever been in a summer monsoon storm, where the winds and thunder seem be calmed when the rain starts to fall? Now we understand a bit more about that dynamic, and the implications with global warming. In a new study released in Science, researchers have quantified the amount of energy that raindrops remove from the air when they fall. 

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This week's CoEnv published research! (via Web of Science)

As a new feature of our news blog, each week we will be sharing the latest publications coming from the College of the Environment. We hope you enjoy perusing the studies. CoEnv authors’ names are linked to their public profile pages! This week, 2 new articles published by members of the College of the Environment were added to the Web of Science, a giant database of academic papers:   1. 

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University of British Columbia, UW collaborate on Future Forestry Leaders symposium

In a collaborative effort between researchers at UBC Forestry, BC Ministry of Forests, and the College of the Environment’s School of Environmental and Forest Sciences, particularly Ivan Eastin, this Thursday kicks off a graduate student research symposium in Vancouver titled “Future Forestry Leaders“. This year is the UN International Year of Forests, and the symposium will focus on the importance of forests for our lives and livelihoods. 

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