December 2011

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http://www.scotland.gov.uk/Publications/2011/12/15154546/0
DECC have published a 2050 Energy Futures Calculator on the DECC website, that allows you to calculate the costs of the energy strategy of your choice: from conservation to all-nuclear. Needless to...
Scotland - Orkney leads East Renfrewshire, Orkney, Aberdeen, East Lothian, East Dunbartonshire, Moray, the Borders and Perth and Kinross. - Bank of Scotland Quality of Life Survey http://www.bbc.co....
http://www.buffalo.edu/news/13070 University of Buffalo Research
http://medicalxpress.com/news/2011-12-link-pulmonary-inflammation-diesel-exhaust.html
http://www.independent.co.uk/news/science/methane-discovery-stokes-new-global-warming-fears-shock-as-retreat-of-arctic-releases-greenhouse-gas-6276278.html
Research at the University of Florida, shows that people who are maximisers, when it comes to decision making, can bring on themselsves stress and unhappiness.  Their desire to make the best...
Survey of students in US suggests that an explanation for the low rate of marriage is the fear of divorce, and a fear of economic dependency on the other partner, and few benefits if "things go...
PrimeLocation surveyed 5000 people. Detached house, with good views and a large garden, with access to countryside walks is the preference for 57 percent of those surveyed. http://www.dailymail.co.uk...
http://www.treehugger.com/bikes/cheeky-bicycle-rack-in-london-shows-exactly-how-much-room-a-car-takes-up.html?campaign=weekly_nl
Lit Up: an LED lighting field trial - by the Energy Saving Trust suggests that LEDs will dominate the market by 2015. http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/science-environment-16199552 http://www....
Electricity bills to rocket by 25% because of 'green' targets, says Government - The Daily Mail http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2074299/Electricity-bills-rocket-25-green-targets-say-...
http://www.infrastructure.gov.au/infrastructure/mcu/urbandesign/index.aspx   http://www.urbandesign.gov.au/
http://www.telegraph.co.uk/technology/news/8955027/Britain-a-nation-of-online-shoppers.html Sixth annual International Communications Market report Smart phone ownership 46 percent in August 2011....
Research has found that people who have attempted the four year "Knwoledge" course - on the layout and landmarks of London, had significant differences in the posterior hippocampus - those...
Concern raised at biocides reaching watercourses at harmful levels. "The biocides that reached a river basin in Switzerland did so in extremely small concentrations—30 nanograms per...
The costs of solar photovoltaic energy are substantially lower than believed, according to researchers at MTU - price of solar cell panels has fallen by 70 percent since 2009 - the life expectancy...
Research by funded by the UK Economic and Social Research Council has concluded that over one million older people experience poor social relations and social exclusion. Shift workers also spend less...
  Put in place a “Town Team”: a visionary, strategic and strong operational management team for high streets Empower successful Business Improvement Districts to take on more...
Britain's traffic signs look as they do because of the work of designers Jock Kinneir and Margaret Calvert in the 1960s. http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/magazine-15990443
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-15820069 BBC Review article looking at technologies including adaptive speed control and collision avoidance radar.
http://www.telegraph.co.uk/finance/newsbysector/retailandconsumer/8948621/Ambitious-Mary-Portas-report-aims-to-bring-shoppers-back-to-high-streets.html recommendations are thought to include - tax on...
http://www.independent.co.uk/life-style/motoring/features/walk-on-the-wild-side-pedestrians-could-soon-be-given-equal-footing-with-cars-6273707.html  
http://www.independent.co.uk/news/uk/politics/lib-dems-send-clegg-back-to-drawing-board-on-planning-law-6272823.html
http://www.guardian.co.uk/news/datablog/interactive/2011/aug/16/riots-poverty-map
The maps show graphically current levels of groundwater across the USA.  They are based on satellite measurement of fine changes in gravitational attraction, as a pair of satellites passes over...
A paper published in Science reports on an analysis of molecules from algae deposited on the ocean floor. The team estimate that there was a 40 percent CO2 decrease over a three million year period,...
Evolutionary psychologists have postulated that prejudice against "out groups" may in part originate from a fear of catching disease.  Experiments have to some extent confirmed that...
On average, fossil fuel emissions have risen by 3.1 per cent each year between 2000 and 2010 – three times the rate of increase during the 1990s. http://www.eurekalert.org/pub_releases/2011-12/...
http://www.policyexchange.org.uk/images/publications/pdfs/Cities_for_Growth_-_Nov__11.pdf
http://assets.dft.gov.uk/publications/accessible-train-station-design/accessible-train-station-design-cop.pdf
Taken as a whole, the most significant infrastructure-related risk factors for cyclists in single vehicle incidents on highways appear to be; slippery road (due to weather), and poor or defective...
http://www.dft.gov.uk/publications/strategic-rail-freight-interchange
Avon longitudinal study of parents and children: Exposure to injury risk in the road environment and reported road traffic injuries in 16-year-olds http://assets.dft.gov.uk/publications/avon-...
http://www.communities.gov.uk/statements/corporate/2041956
http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2068659/The-underground-motorway-Germans-plan-cover-Europes-longest-autobahns-giant-PARK.html