As people use water in various industrial processes, they tend to pollute it. To protect the environment and ensure people have clean drinking water, people need to treat wastewater.
Drought and water scarcity are impacting the agricultural industry in Europe, and farmers may need to change their tactics to adapt to the changing climate.
A network of young scientists demonstrated that they have a unique role to play in helping to protect endangered fish species. Specifically, they are involved in developing better production strategies for salmon, eels and sturgeons, under the umbrella of a European project called IMPRESS. To develop conservation solutions through innovative research, they seek to pair their research objectives with understanding the needs of fishing communities and conservation policy makers. This example shows the potential for evidence-based policies can make a difference to wild fish species.
This story began as a report of a one-off case of potential predatory practice last month, and has escalated to an official call to disband an entire international editorial board, and an accusation against the editor of mass-scale nepotism and other Read more […]
The voyage towards open access was never going to be easy, especially in a field as conservative as academic publishing. Of late the seas have been stirred to greater turbulence by the waves of activity spreading open access across the globe.The increasing apparent complexities surrounding open access can be off-putting. But given that the rise of open access publishing is now widely seen as inexorable it is more important than ever that researchers take the trouble to inform themselves about this issue.
The coronavirus crisis is showing us that working together is possible when the threat is direct and immediate. Let’s hope that it will open the way to drive real collaborative actions for other threats such as climate change with more indirect or distant impacts.
Agrivoltaics might just be the redemptive cooperation that would salvage humanity from the ill-thought pursuit of indiscriminate competition. This adaptable, integral solution has the potential to not only make economic pursuits sustainable in general but also help achieve individual self-sufficiency and energy independence.
The Norse settlement extinction from Greenland can teach us some lessons about our current resource-extraction and production recklessness, economy-environment incompatibility and the importance of collective responsibility and globally-coordinated planning.
The need to live more sustainably and reduce our carbon footprint is weighing heavily on the population. What can individuals do to make an impact on the fight against climate change?
Between 2002 and 2017, 1,558 people across 50 countries were killed for defending their environments and lands, this is more than double the number of United Kingdom and Australian armed service people killed on active duty in war zones over the same period.
Farming contributes 10% to European greenhouse gas emissions, especially when current techniques are anything but eco-conscious.
The agricultural industry must conduct a massive overhaul of its current practices to avoid pushing the planet closer to permanent harm.
Finding new ways to solve problems and approach challenges is a significant part of the engineering industry. Engineers rely on science and mathematics to solve everything from power generation to how to build the world’s tallest skyscraper without it falling over.