Saturday, July 4, 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.

EU Honeybee

EU honeybee population is on the rise

In recent years, the number of EU beehives and beekeepers has grown, resulting in a 16% increase in production between 2014 and 2018. Agriculture Commissioner...
impact Biodiversity africa

Biodiversity is still affected by 20,000 year old events

Researchers have recently discovered that events from 20,000 years ago are still impacting the global diversity and distribution of animal species. The study’s lead author...
Ocean acidification

Californian oceans acidifying twice as fast

Research by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) used 100 years of microscopic shells to show how California’s coastal waters are acidifying twice...
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...

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