Monday, January 20, 2020

Environment & Sustainability News

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

satellite data centre

New satellite data centre to lead climate studies

On 30 December, ministers announced backing for a study to analyse satellite images that will predict the future impact of climate change and inform...
orangutans

Six orangutans have now been reintroduced into the wild

A group of six orangutans have successfully been rehabilitated and reintroduce into their natural habitat in a national park in Kotawaringin. Six orangutans, four males...
Paper straws plastic alternatives

Packaging solutions for a circular economy

As we hit the peak of plastic consumption, simply switching your plastic straw for a paper one isn’t enough. As part of the circular...
christmas air polution

Dodging air pollution? Avoid Christmas shopping here

Scientists from the Universities of Birmingham and Lancaster have published a league table of the predicted city-wide air pollution concentrations among UK cities. The Bedfordshire...
Santa eating chocolate chirp cookies

Will you be leaving Santa chocolate chirp cookies?

From veganism to palm-oil free, the world of sustainable eating is forever changing. Will edible insects be the next big thing? Insects are eaten as...
ice cap melting

Ice cap has shed 9.5bn tonnes of mass since 2013

For the first time, geologists have observed rapid ice loss from a new ice river in the Arctic Circle which flow at around 3...
Genetically diverse fruit bat

Common species have seen a reduction in biodiversity

A new study conducted by the National University of Singapore (NUS) has indicated that the current biodiversity crisis may be affecting more species than...
EU Honeybee

EU honeybee population is on the rise

In recent years, the number of EU beehives and beekeepers has grown, resulting in a 16% increase in production between 2014 and 2018. Agriculture Commissioner...
impact Biodiversity africa

Biodiversity is still affected by 20,000 year old events

Researchers have recently discovered that events from 20,000 years ago are still impacting the global diversity and distribution of animal species. The study’s lead author...
Ocean acidification

Californian oceans acidifying twice as fast

Research by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) used 100 years of microscopic shells to show how California’s coastal waters are acidifying twice...

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