Friday, October 18, 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.

Smart villages and social innovation: the SIMRA project

Bill Slee, an Associate of the Rural Development Company and an Emeritus Fellow of the James Hutton Institute, discusses the urban origins of smart...
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Are otters threatening amphibian populations due to the scarcity of fish?

A new study has reviewed amphibian populations which are in global decline and are being eaten by Eurasian otters. Typically, the Eurasian otter eats fish....
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Aquaculture: the future of fish farming for food production

Aquaculture is also known as aquafarming or fish farming. Is it the future of food production to meet the growing global seafood demand? A new report, titled "Towards...
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Disrupting the water industry: a sustainable and radical desalination approach

A new approach to desalination could disrupt the water industry, and provide a sustainable way to desalinate hypersaline brines which cause water pollution. A team...
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How does diet and echolocation influence the evolution of diverse skull shapes in bats?

Diet and echolocation caused the evolution of such diverse skull shapes in different species of bats, according to the University of Washington. The biologists at...
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An aircraft will study methane emissions due to natural gas extraction in the North...

Today, scientists have embarked on a three week flying mission, where an aircraft will study methane emissions due to natural gas extraction in the North...
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Green refrigeration: the new material for eco-friendly fridges

Fridges are often inefficient and contribute to carbon emissions. Researchers have identified an eco friendly material for green refrigeration. The problems of carbon emissions from...
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The blue economy in Europe: the latest news from the European Commission

The European Commission endorses sustainable investment in the ocean, and has met to discuss the future of the blue economy in Europe. The Commission for Natural Resources...
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Chemical toxicity testing: A new algorithm from Rutgers University could reduce animal testing

Will the use of animal testing to determine chemical toxicity soon become outdated? A new algorithm could offer a quicker, animal-free testing process. Chemical toxicity...
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Key actions for the progress of the UN Sustainable Development Goals from the World...

What are the World Summit on the Information Society Action Lines, and why are they key for the progress on the United Nations Sustainable...

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