Thursday, April 25, 2019

Environment & Sustainability News

SciTech Europa brings you the latest Environment & Sustainability News from across the field of European Science & Technology Research, Development and Innovation.

Commission relaxes crop diversification requirements

Commission relaxes crop diversification requirements

The European Commissioner for Agriculture and Rural Development, Phil Hogan, has confirmed that he will agree to UK requests and relax crop diversification rules...
Warm winds cause large surface melting during Antarctic winter

Warm winds cause large surface melting during Antarctic winter

A new study involving scientists involving from British Antarctic Survey (BAS) suggests for the first time that warm winds cause large surface melting of...
Agriculture and climate change

Agriculture in a changing climate

Timothy D. Schowalter from Louisiana State University, USA, argues that climate change, which should be the top priority for every nation, represents the most...
Joint Antarctic programme to study future sea level rise

Joint Antarctic programme to study future sea level rise

A new UK-US Antarctic research programme to improve the prediction of future sea level rise is launched this week at the British Antarctic Survey...
New materials for sustainable batteries

New materials for sustainable batteries

Scientists have developed a new conductor material and a new electrode material that could pave the way for inexpensive sustainable batteries and the large-scale...
Record concentration of microplastic in arctic sea ice

Record concentration of microplastic in Arctic sea ice

Researchers have recently found higher amounts of microplastic in Arctic sea ice than ever before, with samples containing up to 12,000 microplastic particles per...
Ocean warming can predict land warming

Can ocean warming predict land warming?

Researchers from Imperial College London, UK, have discovered a link between land and ocean temperatures, allowing them to estimate land warming. The temperature trend...
Spectrometer technology and water quality

Spectrometry and water quality

Andreas Weingartner, CEO and owner of s::can, tells SciTech Europa about how the company’s spectrometer technology is helping to make the basic human right...
Was the Arctic Ocean covered by an ice shelf larger than Greenland’s?

Was the Arctic Ocean covered by an ice shelf larger than Greenland’s?

Researchers from the University of Sheffield, UK, have revealed that an ice shelf over a kilometre thick once formed over the Arctic Ocean in...
A newly engineered plastic-eating enzyme will eradicate pollution

A newly engineered plastic-eating enzyme could eradicate pollution

Researchers at the University of Portsmouth, UK, and the US Department of Energy’s National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) have engineered a plastic-eating enzyme which...

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