Thursday, January 23, 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.

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Microbes can grow on nitric oxide: What this means for the environment

A new study by the scientist Boran Kartal and colleagues has given a new insight into the microbial transformations of nitric oxide. According to the...
Ito-mozuku, the 'superfood seaweed'

Ito-mozuku: The genome behind the ‘superfood’ seaweed

Researchers at the Okinawa Institute of Science and Technology Graduate University (OIST) have sequenced the genome of the brown seaweed ito-mozuku to provide data to local...
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Air pollution deaths: A new estimate of 8.8 million early deaths per year

A new study suggests that the number of early air pollution deaths per year is double that of previous estimates. It has been published in the European...
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Be-Smart: building-integrated photovoltaics for energy

Be-Smart is an EU research project focusing on the deployment of building-integrated photovoltaics, in response to near zero-energy EU regulations for new buildings. What is...
The importance of protecting biodiversity

The importance of protecting biodiversity

Professor Timothy Schowalter explains why protecting biodiversity is important, not least in the context of human health. The Earth is currently experiencing a dramatic reduction...
GMOs – putting the ‘sweet’ back into corn?

Genetically modified organisms: putting the ‘sweet’ back into corn?

The perceived pros and cons of GMOs often leads to a split in opinion, as SciTech Europa explores. The World Health Organization (WHO) defines genetically...
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Fish diseases: Why prevention is better than a cure

As fishing industries such as the £1bn Scottish salmon farming industry are being affected by the growth of diseases, focus is now turning from...
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Marine technology: Scenario-based risk management for polar waters

Aalto University’s Marine Technology Research Group outline a new project to develop risk-based guidelines which holistically consider the impact of risks in ice infested...
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Growing American strawberries: The challenges, needs, and opportunities

The American Society for Horticultural Science has review the challenges, needs, and opportunities for growing American strawberries. Jayesh Samtani of Virginia Tech and Curt Rom...
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Clean Arctic Alliance: we must focus on the Arctic Heavy Fuel Oil ban

Clean Arctic Alliance has encouraged the six IMO Member States to remain focused on developing the heavy fuel oil ban in the Arctic. The campaign...

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