Wednesday, April 24, 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.

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Energy storage, and the other trends in the Chinese and Indian electric bus markets

IDTechEx has published its report analysing the current trends in the Chinese and Indian electric bus markets, Electric Buses 2019 - 2029. According to IDTechEx,...
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The best smart grid project in India, and why it is transformational

AutoGrid is the winner of the 2019 Innovation Award for the Best Industry Smart Grid Project in India from the India Smart Grid Forum (ISGF). The award was received at...
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Can particulate air pollution cause infertility? The link to reduced sperm production in mice

Exposure to particulate air pollution has now been linked to reduced sperm production in mice. This prompts the question, is air pollution leading to an increase in...
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Ultra lightweight motors for the next electric vehicles

Dr Peter Harrop, the chairman of IDTechEx, has produced a report on the next electric vehicles which will get ultra lightweight motors. The new IDTechEx Research...
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Boosting agricultural productivity with the FutureAgriculture project

Arren Bar-Even explains how the FutureAgriculture project is hoping to boost agricultural productivity and overcome the deficits of natural photorespiration. The EU-funded FET Open project FutureAgriculture...
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Why queen bumblebees are hiding underfoot this spring

A new study has explained why queen bumblebees are hiding underfoot this spring, and how we can help them to survive. It was previously thought...
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The negative impact of tourists on elephant behaviour

A new study from the Journal of Zoology has investigated the negative impact of tourists on elephant behaviour in reserves. Although the study notes that "Wildlife...
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Microbes can grow on nitric oxide: What this means for the environment

A new study by the scientist Boran Kartal and colleagues has given a new insight into the microbial transformations of nitric oxide. According to the...
Ito-mozuku, the 'superfood seaweed'

Ito-mozuku: The genome behind the ‘superfood’ seaweed

Researchers at the Okinawa Institute of Science and Technology Graduate University (OIST) have sequenced the genome of the brown seaweed ito-mozuku to provide data to local...
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Air pollution deaths: A new estimate of 8.8 million early deaths per year

A new study suggests that the number of early air pollution deaths per year is double that of previous estimates. It has been published in the European...

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