Tuesday, June 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.

A stark reminder of risks to Arctic ecosystems

A stark reminder of risks to Arctic ecosystems

A collision between a tanker and the jetty at the Port of Rotterdam – Europe’s biggest seaport – resulted in a heavy fuel oil...
World’s first pan-European and UK bee research to start

World’s first pan-European and UK bee research to start

A professor at Royal Holloway, University of London, UK, will be leading a world-first study into the effects of agrochemicals on bees across the...
Masters of magic: using marginal lands for growing industrial crops

Masters of magic: using marginal lands for growing industrial crops

Dr Efthymia Alexopoulou of the Centre for Renewable Sources and Energy Saving (CRES) describes the use of marginal lands for growing industrial crops (MAGIC). Industrial...
Why has the ‘ice tongue’ from the Antarctic Pine Island Glacier shrunk?

Why has the ‘ice tongue’ from the Antarctic Pine Island Glacier shrunk?

The Antarctic Pine Island Glacier is one of the fastest-flowing glaciers and over the last 11 years, four icebergs have broken away from its...
How much has ice melting in Antarctica contributed to sea level rise?

How much has ice melting in Antarctica contributed to sea level rise?

Scientists have used information from satellites to reveal that ice melting in Antarctica has not only raised sea levels by 7.6mm since 1992, but...
Storing CO2 in rock formations could help fight global warming

Storing CO2 in rock formations could help fight global warming

According to a new study by Juan Alcalde, at the University of Aberdeen, Scotland, storing CO2 in rock formations could help fight global warming. The...
Optimising electric transmission from offshore wind farms

Optimising electric transmission from offshore wind farms

Scientists from Universidad Carlos III de Madrid (UC3M) have designed a new control system for wind turbines in offshore wind farms which allows electric...
The current plan of the ‘smart city’ network of SMURBS. Box border colours: pilot cities (black), case studies (orange), test beds (red) and followers (green). Dot colours delineate the pressure(s) addressed. SMURBS partner countries are highlighted in yellow

Smart cities – the SMURBS project

Dr Evangelos Gerasopoulos introduces the SMURBS project, which harnesses Earth observation in the service of ‘SMart URBan Solutions for air quality, disasters and city...
The EcoBerries project

The EcoBerries project

Europe needs sustainable and profitable value chains for organic fruit and berry products – enter the EcoBerries project. Growing consumer demand for organic food has...
The HERACLES project: safeguarding European cultural heritage against climate change

The HERACLES project – safeguarding European cultural heritage against climate change

HERACLES is promoting the resilience of European cultural heritage in the face of increasing climate change impacts, as project co-ordinator Giuseppina Padeletti explains. Europe has...

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