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20 July 2015
Environment
Italy, Vajont “tsunami” and Malborghetto-Valbruna floods: such different lessons from the pastItaly, Vajont “tsunami” and Malborghetto-Valbruna floods: such different lessons from the past

More and more frequent extreme weather events lead to new projects on risk management and spatial planning. Past experiences represent an added value and suggest the importance of greater involvement of local communities

08 July 2015
Energy
Going Green: Nottingham's hi-tech transport becomes EU modelGoing Green: Nottingham's hi-tech transport becomes EU model

Keeping growing populations moving in urban areas, while limiting environmental damage, is a major challenge across Europe. But the English city of Nottingham is speeding ahead with success thanks to its innovative use of green transport technologies - and it’s now a model for others to follow

24 June 2015
Bioeconomy
Sensors and drones: hi-tech sentinels for cropsSensors and drones: hi-tech sentinels for crops

The precision agriculture sector is expected to grow at a high rate over the coming years. This new way of farming is already a reality in northwest Italy, where technologies are being used to keep plants in a good state of health but also to avert the loss of quality yields

16 June 2015
Bioeconomy
Tristram Stuart: “A silent daily tragedy in the back of supermarkets”Tristram Stuart: “A silent daily tragedy in the back of supermarkets”

The activist, renowned for his worldwide fight against food waste, talks about the new French law that bans supermarkets from destroying food: “Good signal, but the real dissipation is in the supply chain”

19 May 2015
Energy
Social acceptance in new smart energy districts: a lesson from SpainSocial acceptance in new smart energy districts: a lesson from Spain

Keeping tenants in retrofitted buildings fully informed about the plans helps foster their acceptance of such change in their housing

 

18 May 2015
Energy
Bio-based insulation materials: the construction industry's best kept secret?Bio-based insulation materials: the construction industry's best kept secret?

Currently a niche in construction, their high potential benefits in terms of energy saving and overall cost to the environment give them significant appeal for the future

04 May 2015
Bioeconomy
Food innovation ideas inside and outside Expo MilanFood innovation ideas inside and outside Expo Milan

Food innovation is generating many different products with a significant impact also on health, cultural entertainment, and food education

27 April 2015
Environment
Preventing a Fukushima disaster in EuropePreventing a Fukushima disaster in Europe

Improved safety management and further collaboration between experts are required to minimise the risk of flooding at coastal nuclear plants in Europe

22 April 2015
Energy
Clean and affordable: the wind energy challengeClean and affordable: the wind energy challenge

Taxes and renewable energy surcharges raises the amount of electricity bills in countries increasingly relying on renewable energy sources such as wind power 

21 April 2015
Energy
A green revolution in the heart of SpainA green revolution in the heart of Spain

Today, buildings represent the sector with the highest energy consumption in Europe, covering almost 40 % of the energy demand.

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