Thursday, August 22, 2019

Environment & Sustainability News

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Luke and FAO sign MoU to forge closer links in sustainable forestry

Luke and FAO sign MoU to forge closer links in sustainable forestry

A partnership between FAO and the Natural Resources Institute Finland (Luke) promises to forge closer links in the key areas of sustainable forestry, the...
Accurately measuring the Earth’s land temperature

Accurately measuring the Earth’s land temperature

The University of Leicester, UK, researchers are leading a major new project to accurately measure the Earth’s land temperature in order to enhance climate...
Designing flexible solar cells

Designing flexible solar cells

Researchers have found out why new kinds of solar materials are so good at harvesting light, providing the opportunity to enhance the technology and...
Arctic research expedition sets sail

Arctic research expedition sets sail

31 July sees the beginning of the Swedish-American Arctic research expedition ‘Arctic Ocean 2018’ with 40 international researchers to be based and working on...
Are increases in Westerly winds weakening the Southern Ocean carbon sink?

Are increases in Westerly winds weakening the Southern Ocean carbon sink?

A new study of lake sediments from the sub-Antarctic reveals for the first time that increases in westerly winds are likely to reduce the...
New study puts a figure on sea-level rise following Antarctic ice shelves’ collapse

New study puts a figure on sea-level rise following Antarctic ice shelves’ collapse

An international team of scientists have successfully calculated the sea-level rise if two Antarctic ice shelves – the Larsen C and George VI –...
New generation magnetic anomaly map helps unveil Antarctica

New generation magnetic anomaly map helps unveil Antarctica

The most comprehensive magnetic anomaly map of Antarctica ever produced has been published, shedding new light on the structure and evolution of the Antarctic...
Researchers develop method to calculate the nitrogen footprint of university

Researchers develop method to calculate the nitrogen footprint of university

International researchers have developed the first tool to calculate the nitrogen footprint of an organisation, which could revolutionise sustainability. Similar to a carbon footprint, the...
Sustainable forestry should stay at the very core of the new CAP

Sustainable forestry should stay at the core of the new CAP

The European Parliament have said that recognition of the role of sustainable forestry by the Common Agricultural Policy (CAP) will contribute to its common...
Can air quality be better monitored?

Can air quality be better monitored?

Could the air quality of megacities be monitored better – more accurately, and yet inexpensively? Finnish atmospheric scientists have found a way to get...

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