Wednesday, August 21, 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.

Global register lists invasive species

Global register lists alien species

The first global register of alien species shows that a fifth of 6,400 plant and animals catalogued are causing harm. Scientists have said that some...
Heavy fuel oil ban for Arctic shipping

Heavy fuel oil ban for Arctic shipping

An ambitious campaign for a ban on heavy fuel oil (HFO) used by Arctic shipping has successfully harnessed the power and influence of 65...
Is heat from the Earth’s interior melting ice sheets?

Is heat from the Earth’s interior melting ice sheets?

Research indicates that loss of heat from the Earth’s interior is melting Greenland’s ice sheet from below and triggering the sliding of glaciers towards...
European science at the Davos summit

European science at the Davos summit

The European Research Council (ERC) will bring cutting-edge science to the forefront at the meeting of the World Economic Forum (WEF) in Davos, Switzerland. The...
How serious is air pollution?

How serious is air pollution?

Commissioner Karmenu Vella calls air quality ministerial summit for 30 January, and announces new measures to help member states comply with environmental laws. In a...
Europe’s largest transport research and technology conference, #TRA2018

Europe’s largest transport research and technology conference, #TRA2018

Transport Research Arena 2018 is the 7th edition of Europe's largest transport research and technology conference with the motto ‘A digital era for transport’. The...
Manmade climate change dwarfing natural climate trends

Manmade climate change dwarfing natural climate trends

Climate change caused by humans is now dwarfing the influence of natural trends on the climate, as a result scientists are disputing whether 2017...
Renewable energy and electric vehicles

Renewable energy and electric vehicles

Renewables and electric vehicles will see global CO2 emissions plateau by 2030, but this remains a far way from the 2°C temperature increase pathway. McKinsey...
Geothermal: Clean energy transition

Geothermal: Clean energy transition

The European Geothermal Energy Council (EGEC) have reacted to the European Parliament plenary vote on the first half of the Clean Energy Package. The European...
Future of food and farming

Future of food and farming

Scitech Europa reports on the JRC analysis of the impact on the agriculture sector of different policy scenarios, providing a framework for exploration of...

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