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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

Social, green, but primarily as an investment: all the features of energy crowdfunding
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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

Gauging public opinion on small wind turbines
Renewables Gauging 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

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, 20 Apr 2016
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The Social Life of BricksThe Social Life of Bricks A celebrity in the materials world, Mark Miodownik dreams of colour-changing walls and looks at the ...
, 20 Apr 2016
Environment
Power of the Sun. Dirt cheapPower of the Sun. Dirt cheap In a world hungry for energy, top scientist Michael Grätzel hopes to make solar cells more affordable ...
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A hundred percent greener outlook for cities in TurkeyA hundred percent greener outlook for cities in Turkey Endowed with renewable resources, such as wind, sun, geothermal and hydro, the country is still relying on coal and other fossil fuels to produce its energy.
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Preventing a Fukushima disaster in EuropePreventing a Fukushima disaster in Europe Improved safety management and further collaboration between experts are required to minimise the ...

, 27 Apr 2015
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Mitigating the impacts of extreme weatherMitigating the impacts of extreme weather Meteorologists use data of past weather events and climate modelling to improve weather warnings for ...

, 08 Jan 2015
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Cities join forces to retrofit districtsCities join forces to retrofit districts All over Europe cities and towns strive to become climate smart.

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Saving a Monster: Retrofitting of Social Housing
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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.
, 12 Jul 2016
Energy
New erosion protection for offshore wind turbines
New erosion protection for offshore wind turbines
Danish Researchers have developed an innovative coating system which significantly increases the performance of offshore wind turbine blades.
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Environment
Climate change and extreme weather events: is Europe ready?
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The damage and threats caused by extreme weather events have become more varied in different regions across Europe and worldwide in recent years.
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Science against caries
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With the Internet, patients find more information than anyone can possibly read. We need to select what is significant,
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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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