Wednesday, August 21, 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.

Lynx reintroduction into scotland

Call for the reintroduction of the Lynx in the UK

The lynx became extinct in the United Kingdom in the late medieval period. However, there has been a call to reintroduce them into the...

Say goodbye to the porpoise: extinction is imminent

The porpoise is one of the world's most endangered animals. Unfortunately, due to illegal fishing, the porpoise's risk of extinction is rapidly increasing. In 2016,...
Reindeer starving worldwide

Climate change is starving reindeer

In the winter between 2013 and 2014, 61,000 reindeer starved to death in the Yamal peninsula of Russia. In addition to this, in the...
Bird flu

Gene-editing to stop the spread of bird flu in chickens

Researchers have edited the genes of lab grown chicken cells in order stop the spread of the bird flu virus. As one of the largest...
Bee preferences

New method of identifying bees’ plant preferences

A new method of identifying the which flowers are important for bees has been developed by scientists at Earlham Institute (EI) and the University...
Texas effected by food deserts

The urbanisation of the US is causing food deserts

Urbanisation has created food deserts across the United States. Around 20% of residents in Dallas and Tarrant counties live in areas where they have...

The plight of the electric aircraft

For several years, various companies have been attempting to produce a commercially viable electric powered aircraft. However, due to funding and practical constraints a...
sustainable wines

Sustainable wines: a scientific overview

As the climate emergency leads to growing demand for sustainable products, writer and hospitality expert Ali Dockerty explores the science behind sustainable wines. Did you...

UK butterfly populations on the rise

Global warming has generated a spike in the British butterfly population. Butterflies from countries such as France and Spain are pushed out of their...

“Point of no return”: Sea levels to rise by 20 metres

Researchers at the Potsdam institute of Climate Impact Research have suggested that we have reached the point of no return with regards to the...

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