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23 October 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 areas

15 October 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 be applied to the diversity of European climates

07 October 2014
Environment
Revolutionary System Monitors Water PollutionRevolutionary 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 October 2014
Bioeconomy
Early warning system for fish farmersEarly warning system for fish farmers

A novel autonomous biosensor may help scientists to detect environmental hazards in the sea at an early stage. But applying such approach to the marine environment is a huge challenge.

26 September 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 combining passive and active technologies

16 September 2014
Bioeconomy
Reducing pesticides and boosting harvestsReducing pesticides and boosting harvests

Scientists in Italy are experimenting with sound vibrations to replace pesticides. Adapting different eco-friendly methods they are able to boost harvests and open up a new chapter in sustainable farming.  

16 September 2014
Bioeconomy
Free ecosystem services for better cropsFree ecosystem services for better crops

European scientists are developing a web-based tool for farmers so they can see what is available in terms of ecosystem services.  

09 September 2014
Bioeconomy
Microbes clean up the oceansMicrobes clean up the oceans

Oil spills and plastic waste are polluting our oceans – destroying marine life and contaminating beaches. Now scientists are exploring how they can get microbes to degrade these substances more effectively and thus reduce the pollution in the sea.

08 September 2014
Environment
Ridding the sea and land from toxic plastics fragmentsRidding the sea and land from toxic plastics fragments

New ways identified to tackle the presence of small fragments of plastics in the environment, to prevent toxic chemicals absorbed into them from entering the food chain

08 September 2014
Bioeconomy
Speeding up nature’s oil spill cleanersSpeeding up nature’s oil spill cleaners

Bacteria in the sea slowly break up oil naturally. But artificially providing them with thriving growth conditions could accelerate oil spill mop-ups. 

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