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Hilppa Gregow – Learning from the past to prepare for future extreme weather events
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Understanding which extreme weather events may have caused problems in the past leads to assess the potential impact of future such events on infrastructures.

District heating: Sweden is leading the way out of fossil fuels
EcocitiesDistrict heating: Sweden is leading the way out of fossil fuels

By relying on district heating combined with heat and power production, municipalities in Sweden power their cities from renewable energy sources. 

 
Mitigating the impacts of extreme weather
InterviewsMitigating the impacts of extreme weather

Meteorologists use data of past weather events and climate modelling to improve weather warnings for operators of transport, energy and communication infrastructure

Cities join forces to retrofit districts
EcocitiesCities join forces to retrofit districts
All over Europe cities and towns strive to become climate smart. They revamp their energy districts, step-by-step, while looking across borders to learn from best practices.
Energy
Luigi Crema – how to make solar energy systems more widespreadLuigi Crema – how to make solar energy systems more widespread A novel modular technology paves the way for a potential 50% decrease in monthly energy bills of ...
, 13 Jan 2015
Energy
Multifold challenges for districts level retrofittingMultifold challenges for districts level retrofitting Retrofitting a district is quite different from retrofitting a single building: the technological challenges involved are far greater.
, 18 Dec 2014
Environment
Alan O’Connor - Taming nature’s wild characterAlan O’Connor - Taming nature’s wild character Nature can still shock us with its ferocity.
, 16 Dec 2014
Energy
César Alonso: third parties play a key role to making buildings energy efficientCésar Alonso: third parties play a key role to making buildings energy efficient The town council of Valladolid , Spain, is renovating its heritage buildings to achieve near-zero energy districts, while involving all stakeholders.
, 24 Oct 2014
Energy
Christel Jimenez - MeeFS aims for a retrofitting solution as universal as possibleChristel Jimenez - MeeFS aims for a retrofitting solution as universal as possible To retrofit residential buildings in Europe, there is a growing need for modular solutions that can ...
, 15 Oct 2014
Bioeconomy
Urban agriculture is more than a hippy-style hobbyUrban agriculture is more than a hippy-style hobby Meeting the challenge of developing a sustainable living may require introducing agriculture in urban ...

, 23 Oct 2014
Energy
Building makeover project – retrofitting to boost energy efficiencyBuilding makeover project – retrofitting to boost energy efficiency The Bricker project aims at significantly boosting the energy efficiency of working buildings by ...

, 26 Sep 2014
Bioeconomy
Speeding up nature’s oil spill cleanersSpeeding up nature’s oil spill cleaners Bacteria in the sea slowly break up oil naturally.

, 08 Sep 2014
Health
Renewed hope for gene therapy in rare diseaseRenewed hope for gene therapy in rare disease New virus serotypes are safely used as ‘DNA transporters’ to successfully deliver genes to deficient cells.

, 01 Jul 2014
Mobility
Airbags for ships save lives, environment and cargoAirbags for ships save lives, environment and cargo Innovative rapidly inflating balloon technology could keep damaged ships afloat.

, 23 Jun 2014
Bioeconomy
New bio packaging for food
New bio packaging for food
Nowadays most of food packaging is derived from petrochemicals and not always biodegradable. Moreover, consumers often find that there is more packaging than content.
, 15 Dec 2014
Energy
A Smart Building to save Energy
A Smart Building to save Energy
Boecillo in the province of Valladolid in Spain is a place exposed to an extreme temperature fluctuation: from above 30°C in summer down to below 0°C in winter.
, 10 Dec 2014
Bioeconomy
Revolutionary System Monitors Water Pollution
Revolutionary System Monitors Water Pollution
Scientists are developing a real-time monitoring system for offshore aquaculture, so fish and shellfish farmers can be warned in time and prevent epidemic.
, 07 Oct 2014
Health
Science against caries
Science against caries

Antibodies against caries-producing bacteria could be the ultimate drug to prevent tooth decay, says Charles Kelly

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Health
Health communication 2.0
Health communication 2.0

With the Internet, patients find more information than anyone can possibly read. We need to select what is significant,
says Natasha Martineau

Health
Fighting food addiction
Fighting food addiction

Over-eating should be treated as a brain disorders, and we desperately need new drugs for it, says Suzanne Dickson

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