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Greater granularity on anthropogenic emission
Improved estimates of anthropogenic emissions contribute to better overall air quality forecasts, thus allowing people to manage health conditions associated with air cleanliness.
Revolutionary 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.
Third parties play a key role to making buildings energy efficient
In a strategic plan for the municipality, the town council of Valladolid , in Spain, has given top priority to the renovation of its heritage buildings to achieve nearly zero energy districts. In one of its neighbourhoods, ...
Peering down protein-DNA interactions to better understand how genes work
Almost every one of our cells has an entire copy of our genome. But only differing subsets of genes are active and expressed in any given cell. Epigenetics is the study of how the activity of our genes is controlled and regulated. ...
Early 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.
Global solar radiation map
A new service is making high-resolution data of direct sunlight publicly available for users such as planners of large solar power systems
Boosting the energy efficiency of working buildings with passive and active technologies
There is nothing like the real world to reveal a project's true worth. This is why a project called BRICKER will test its mettle out by retrofitting public buildings situated in three different countries in three different ...
Cow fertility – not so black and white
Holstein cattle - the black-and-white dairy cows you might see in a child's picture book - have been bred in northern Europe for hundreds of years. Over the last few decades, better management and selective breeding of the ...
Video: Using microbes to generate bioplastics
European scientists are experimenting with bacteria and algae and turn them into bioplastic factories. Their vision: these microorganisms should produce a large portion of our plastic materials without any petroleum.
Reducing 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.