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Disrupting the hydrokinetic turbine industry

Disrupting the hydrokinetic turbine industry

DesignPro Renewables outlines the commercialisation of new hydrokinetic turbine technology. Rivers and estuaries are well distributed all over the world; tapping into these resources using...
Anthropogenic changes promote insect vectors of human diseases

Anthropogenic changes promote insect vectors of human diseases

Professor Timothy Schowalter explains how deforestation – and increased urbanisation, as well as land use change – has an effect on vectors of human diseases...
€8.2m investment in CorPower Ocean for wave power technology

€8.2m investment in CorPower Ocean for wave power technology

The innovative start-up CorPower Ocean has recently announced an investment of €8.2m from the Swedish Energy Agency to commercialise their wave power technology at...
What are the impacts of thawing frozen carbon on the Arctic Ocean?

What are the impacts of thawing frozen carbon on the Arctic Ocean?

The UK Natural Environment Research Council (NERC) and Germany’s Federal Ministry of Education and Research have joined forces to launch an investigation into the...
Biotech crop adoption leads to greater sustainability for global farmers

Biotech crop adoption leads to greater sustainability for global farmers

Two new studies show the continued environmental and social benefits of biotech crop adoption and use for sustainability and socioeconomic opportunities for global farmers...
Volcanic heat source found under major Antarctic glacier

Volcanic heat source found under major Antarctic glacier

Scientist from the University of East Anglia, UK, have helped discover an active volcanic heat source under Antarctica’s fastest melting glacier. The scientists are part...
Dramatic shift to Atlantic climate in Arctic warming hotspot

Dramatic shift to Atlantic climate in Arctic warming hotspot

A new study has shown that the Arctic is going to shrink in the near future, as an important part of the Arctic Ocean...
A stark reminder of risks to Arctic ecosystems

A stark reminder of risks to Arctic ecosystems

A collision between a tanker and the jetty at the Port of Rotterdam – Europe’s biggest seaport – resulted in a heavy fuel oil...
World’s first pan-European and UK bee research to start

World’s first pan-European and UK bee research to start

A professor at Royal Holloway, University of London, UK, will be leading a world-first study into the effects of agrochemicals on bees across the...
Masters of magic: using marginal lands for growing industrial crops

Masters of magic: using marginal lands for growing industrial crops

Dr Efthymia Alexopoulou of the Centre for Renewable Sources and Energy Saving (CRES) describes the use of marginal lands for growing industrial crops (MAGIC). Industrial...

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