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Lessons from the Italian ban on pesticides

Exposure to sub-lethal doses of neonicotinoids may have a long-term effect on bees. One of Italy's top bee researchers recommends a ban on insecticide-coated seeds and in reintroducing rotating cultures against pests invasion.

dateMay 03, 2013 in Ecology
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Culturally correct sustainable initiatives

Scientists studying way of protecting the environment while encouraging economic growth have mapped cultural and spiritual vulnerabilities for the first time, thus giving new a dimension to the notion of sustainability.

dateApr 05, 2013 in Environment
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Closing the water cycle

Combining advanced wastewater treatment technologies may enable industrial companies to use water in a more sustainable way. But the approaches are mainly suited for high-income countries.

dateSep 05, 2013 in Environment
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More forest biodiversity for less money?

Increasing the visibility over decisions relevant to preserving forests can improve the ability to get the right mix of economic instruments used for forest conservation policy. But change is slow.

dateSep 19, 2013 in Ecology
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Many tongues, one voice, one common ambition

There is much need to develop energy efficient solutions for residential buildings in Europe. The EU-funded project, MeeFS, due to be completed by the end of 2015, is developing an innovative multifunctional and energy efficient ...

dateJul 31, 2014 in Energy & Green Tech
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Peering through the global carbon cycle

The oceans are one of the sink absorbing carbon dioxide derived from human activity. Yet fully quantifying the ocean's carbon uptake under a changing climate remains challenging.

dateAug 21, 2013 in Environment
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