Monday, January 20, 2020

Environment & Sustainability News

SciTech Europa brings you the latest Environment & Sustainability News from across the field of European Science & Technology Research, Development and Innovation.

logging

Continual logging and regrowth is sterilising the soil

Research presented by the University of Cambridge shows that the continual logging and regrowth of tropical forest is reducing the nutrients that are naturally...

Why do apathetic moths taste so bad?

A new collaborative study investigates why some moths appear apathetic in the face of bat attacks and why they taste worse than others. Published in...
Caribou

How does climate warming effect the caribou?

Researcher have concluded that caribou migrate at the same time all over North America and one bad summer can change their migration patterns the...
Plastic bottle recycling

Novel invention to reduce strain on plastic recycling

A private Israeli company has developed a simple and efficient recycling solution for plastic bottles. The invention involves an elastic band which when used...
Killer whale

Grandmother killer whales increase calf survival

New research shows that post-menopausal killer whale grandmothers improve the chances of survival for their grand-offspring. Grandmother killer whales have the biggest beneficial impact on...
Sustainable aquaculture and agriculture

Helping communities thrive with sustainability

SecondMuse: helping communities thrive by developing more sustainable and equitable local economies. SecondMuse collaborates with visionary governments, corporations, foundations and start-ups to build 21st-century economies....
Renewable energy

The benefits of renewable energy

SciTech Europa welcomes Steward McGrenary the director of Plunc, a high end electronics recycling company, to discuss the benefits of renewable energy. Contrary to popular...
Christmas tree

Phytophthora: The mould that stole Christmas

Scientists in Connecticut have accidentally discovered a new species of Phytophthora in Christmas trees. Also known as “the plant destroyer”, this genus of water...
Mirror Lake, road salt runoff

Road salt has been found to pollute US protected lakes

New research shows that the runoff from road salt into Mirror Lake in Adirondack Park, New York, USA, prevents natural water turnover, posing a...
Wind turbines, renewable energy, wildlife

UK renewables may threaten overseas biodiversity

A new study has shown that the UK is among the leading countries threatening oversees biodiversity as a result of its use of renewable...

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