Monday, March 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.

Environmental groups take legal action to defend new EU rules

Environmental groups take legal action to defend new EU rules

Coal industry lobbyists, and the owners of the some of Europe’s dirtiest coal plants and mines, are suing the European Commission over a decision...
Could energy storage improve car charging times?

Could energy storage improve car charging times?

Development of a new material for supercapacitors has potential to raise range to that of petrol cars as researchers claim there has been a...
Sustainable Intensification of Agriculture

Sustainable intensification of agriculture in Europe

What are the available tools to achieve the sustainable intensification of agriculture in areas of already intensive agriculture? Cristina Cruz, of the BioClub Project,...
Digestive ability of ancient insects could boost biofuel development

Digestive ability of ancient insects could boost biofuel development

A study published in Nature Communications reveals the unusual digestive system of an ancient group of insects has provided new insights into future biofuel...
Econic Technologies raises £7m for pioneering technology

Econic Technologies raises £7m for pioneering technology

Catalyst technology company, Econic Technologies, UK, has completed another successful funding round to help fight climate change, which will be used to power the...
Laser scanning technologies revolutionise the mapping of forests

Laser scanning technologies revolutionise the mapping of forests

New laser scanning technologies developed at the University of Salford, UK are being used to map forests in more detail than ever before. The laser...
Protecting the rights of the Saami people

Protecting the rights of the Saami people

SciTech Europa Quarterly spoke to Dr Vigdis Nygaard following the Arctic Frontiers event in Tromsø, Norway, about some of the challenges facing the Saami...
Geopolitics in the Arctic region

Geopolitics in the Arctic region

Estonian MEP Urmas Paet met with SEQ at the 2018 instalment of the Arctic Frontiers conference to discuss some of the geopolitical challenges facing...
Bee populations and the changing climate

Bees and the changing climate

Norman Carreck, Science Director of the International Bee Research Association, spoke to SciTech Europa Quarterly to outline some of the environmental challenges facing bee...
Are rapid air pollution increases harmful to the heart?

Are rapid air pollution increases harmful to the heart?

Rapid increases in air pollution may be as harmful to the heart as sustained high levels, according to research published today in the European...

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