Friday, June 21, 2019

Environment & Sustainability News

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An image to illustrate the species of killer shrimps which are affecting European rivers

What are killer shrimps? How they pose a threat to European rivers

The species known as killer shrimps pose a threat to European rivers, according to a new study from the University of Plymouth. Due to the consumption...
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Urban pollution increases secondary organic aerosols in the Amazon rainforest

An international research team has shown that urban pollution from Manaus, Amazonas, Brazil massively increases the formation of secondary organic aerosols over the Amazon...
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Autonomous ocean exploration: the winners of the Shell Ocean Discovery XPRIZE

The winners of the Shell Ocean Discovery XPRIZE for autonomous ocean exploration have been announced. The Shell Ocean Discovery XPRIZE incentivises mapping the sea floor. The winners of...
How climate change is already affecting global food production

How climate change is already affecting global food production

The University of Minnesota's Institute on the Environment has used high resolution global crop statistics to identify how climate change is affecting global food...
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The unexplored frontier: the Shell Ocean Discovery XPRIZE for mapping the sea floor

The Shell Ocean Discovery XPRIZE is a global competition which challenges teams to create technology solutions to map the sea floor in high resolution. We...
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What is plant blindness and how could curing it save plant biodiversity?

Researchers from the International Center for Tropical Agriculture (CIAT), have described why plant blindness must be addressed to save plant biodiversity. The term plant blindness...
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Poweralliance: doubling of grid capacity on the medium voltage level

Sector coupling promotes the penetration of technologies with a price-driven mode of operation allowing for better exploitation of grid capacity. In order to mitigate the...
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Why calorimeters are essential to improve battery safety

Safety testing in battery calorimeters paves the way for improved understanding and prevention of thermal runaway. Established in 2011, the Calorimeter Center at the Karlsruhe...
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The climate crisis: are climate change marches effective in gaining public support?

Are climate change marches effective in gaining public support for action on the climate crisis? Climate change marches can have a positive effect on public...
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How penguin chicks could influence fishery management for marine conservation

The bodily condition of penguin chicks and how adult penguins fish could influence fishery management for marine conservation. A new study has found that these...

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