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In a world hungry for energy, top scientist Michael Grätzel hopes to make solar cells more affordable by copying photosynthesis
Understanding which extreme weather events may have caused problems in the past leads to assess the potential impact of future such events on infrastructures.
Meteorologists use data of past weather events and climate modelling to improve weather warnings for operators of transport, energy and communication infrastructure
Nature can still shock us with its ferocity. Hence, the need to minimise the impact on the most modern transport, energy and communication networks of Nature’s extreme events.
European scientists globally monitor wildfires with the help of satellites. The emission data are important for globally and regionally forecasting air quality.
Global simulation models taking into account the varied sources of emission and behaviour of principal air pollutants are now available to climate, weather and pollution forecasting scientists
Science is becoming closer emulating the fiction of the Avatar movie, by deciphering plants’ electrical signals to devise new holistic environmental biosensors
Air quality forecasts have become more accurate and will soon become as ubiquitous as weather reports
An integrated approach to better manage land use and the water resources of river systems aims at developing strategies for mitigating climate change impact
By investigating health risks associated with bathing waters, scientists are contributing to future reviews and revision of the EU’s Bathing Water Directive.
Reducing the environmentally damaging fertilisers is one of the challenges of modern agriculture. A solution based on animal waste could be an option.
Why there are challenges in exporting a viable bitumen recycling process throughout Europe
The oceans are one of the sink absorbing carbon dioxide derived from human activity. Yet fully quantifying the ocean’s carbon uptake under a changing climate remains challenging.
Estimating the contribution of greenhouse gases from Africa is key in ensuring our picture of global warming is accurate. But this would require constant monitoring that has not been sustained.
A network solution enables business users to share environmental information across supply chains, albeit at the cost of considerable effort to gather it all into a single information space.
Marine genomics needs to raise its profile to ensure that relevant researchers and industries make the most of the amazing resources found in our oceans
Preparing for extreme weather events that cannot precisely be anticipated, such as flash floods, is a challenge that can be addressed. But the predictions are only as good as the models used.
Exploring land use policy can support sustainable development in developing countries, but implementation of scientific advice is difficult to achieve.
The Arctic represents a unique environment that can tell scientists a great deal about air pollution mechanisms, due to the effect of climate change
Exposure to sub-lethal doses of neonicotinoids may have a long-term effect on bees. One of Italy’s top bee researchers recommends a ban on insecticide-coated seeds and in reintroducing rotating cultures against pests invasion.