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29 August 2016
Energy
Going sustainable to rejuvenate the suburbsGoing sustainable to rejuvenate the suburbs

Peripheral areas often face poverty, crime, waste, pollution and decay. A new trend, however, considers suburbs the best places to develop green initiatives and energy efficiency interventions. Now a social housing building in Zaragoza, Spain, is piloting the regeneration of a suburb

25 August 2016
Bioeconomy
Satellites and high-tech solutions help African farmers face historic droughtSatellites and high-tech solutions help African farmers face historic drought

African and European researchers are employing high-tech water management research methods to help low-tech South African smallholders improve food security. Additionally, extremely high levels of Microcystin toxicity and uranium contamination in important river systems spark calls for extra research on bioaccumulation through the human food chain

24 August 2016
Energy
Social, green, but primarily as an investment: all the features of energy crowdfundingSocial, green, but primarily as an investment: all the features of energy crowdfunding

Platforms to raise funds for renewable projects want to take care of our planet and its inhabitants, but often they’re also looking for good returns

12 July 2016
Energy
Saving a Monster: Retrofitting of Social HousingSaving a Monster: Retrofitting of Social Housing

In Genoa, Italy, there are tenants who only pay as little as €50 in rent for a small apartment in a social housing estate, but this is only part of the story.

07 July 2016
Energy
Gauging public opinion on small wind turbinesGauging public opinion on small wind turbines

There are currently more than 900'000 small wind turbines in use worldwide and estimates suggest that could increase by 20 percent by 2020. But, there has been a lack of research on public opinion on these independent energy systems

05 July 2016
Bioeconomy
Which is more wholesome: wild or farmed fish?Which is more wholesome: wild or farmed fish?

Science gives us a heads-up for choosing at the counter and helps in the struggle to save the global fish stocks

20 June 2016
Energy
Fashion “detox” catwalks - Towards sustainable textile productionFashion “detox” catwalks - Towards sustainable textile production

Many companies in the textile sector are investing in more sustainable production methods as a way to save energy, reduce costs and limit environmental impact

17 June 2016
Energy
Gone with the wind farms – Six of the world’s top offshore arrays in picturesGone with the wind farms – Six of the world’s top offshore arrays in pictures

Offshore wind turbines play an increasingly important role in renewable power generation. More than 3,000 megawatts of new offshore wind power capacity was connected to the grid during 2015 in Europe, up 108% on 2014

13 June 2016
Environment
Bracing for summer thunderstormsBracing for summer thunderstorms

Railways and public transport systems are particularly vulnerable to thunderstorms. But early warning remains a challenge, which makes it hard for operators to take adequate measures

09 June 2016
Energy
Saving energy through a user-friendly experienceSaving energy through a user-friendly experience

The ingredients of good user experience of highly energy efficient buildings: a pinch of empowerment and a sprinkling of knowledge about the building’s features