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Environment - Media - 19.02.2024
Research explains how depopulation was used to justify wind farms without taking the environment into account
Research explains how depopulation was used to justify wind farms without taking the environment into account
Jaume Pla and Javier Esparcia, researchers from the University of Valencia (UV), have analysed rural depopulation in the Valencian press between 1996 and 2022, and conclude that this factor or job creation has been subordinated to the construction of parks wind farms, often without paying enough attention to environmental issues.

Environment - 13.02.2024
Peak flowering in Doñana is brought forward by 22 days due to climate change
Peak flowering in Doñana is brought forward by 22 days due to climate change
A team from the University of Seville has analyzed the evolution in the flowering date of fifty plant species during the last 35 years in the Doñana National Park .

Environment - Earth Sciences - 26.01.2024
CIDE analyses the impact of forest fires on marine ecosystems
CIDE analyses the impact of forest fires on marine ecosystems
An article published in the journal Trends in Ecology & Evolution by the Desertification Research Centre (CIDE, UV-CSIC-GVA) and the ECOAQUA Institute (ULPGC) proposes for the first time a conceptual framework for the study of fire ecology in the marine environment. The work warns about the disturbances caused by forest fires in marine systems and raises the main ideas and questions to be resolved from this new study perspective.

Social Sciences - Environment - 24.01.2024
Women have higher levels of performance and green behaviours in social economy organisations
Women have higher levels of performance and green behaviours in social economy organisations
A study by IDOCAL (Research Institute in Psychology of Human Resources, Organisational Development and Quality of Work Life) of the University of Valencia concludes that women have higher levels of performance and green behaviours in social economy organisations, especially in cooperatives.

Environment - 11.01.2024
A novel methodology used in deserts confirms that the beaches in the south of Valencia lost 70% of their surface in the last 30 years
A novel methodology used in deserts confirms that the beaches in the south of Valencia lost 70% of their surface in the last 30 years
Researchers from the Cavanilles Institute of the University of Valencia (UV) reveal in an article published in the journal Urban Science that the surface area of three beaches south of the port of València (Pinedo, El Saler and La Garrofera) has increased from 170 hectares of sand in the decade of the 90s to 43 in 2022.

Environment - Computer Science - 15.12.2023
Artificial Intelligence shows that socioeconomic level conditions migrations due to environmental catastrophes
Artificial Intelligence shows that socioeconomic level conditions migrations due to environmental catastrophes
An article from the Image and Signal Processing (ISP) research group of the University of Valencia (UV), led by Gustau Camps-Valls and which has used Artificial Intelligence (AI) as a tool, concludes that the socioeconomic level explains the population movements that occur after catastrophes generated by extreme natural phenomena such as floods, windstorms and landslides.

Environment - Chemistry - 25.09.2023
A promising method for the degradation of nanoplastics in water
A promising method for the degradation of nanoplastics in water
Researchers at the Autonomous University of Madrid (UAM) have developed a process based on the photo-Fenton method that allows the efficient degradation of polystyrene nanoplastics in water. This breakthrough could be key in the fight against plastic pollution, especially in wastewater treatment plants (WWTP).

Health - Environment - 05.09.2023
The UPF Genomics Service analyses the DNA of the bone remains of three skeletons, one of which may belong to Pere d’Aragó i d’Anjou (Peter of Aragon)
Empowering Europe against infectious diseases: innovative framework to tackle climate-driven health risks Empowering Europe against infectious diseases: innovative framework to tackle climate-driven h

Environment - Computer Science - 19.07.2023
New causal inference algorithms to address climate and environmental problems
New causal inference algorithms to address climate and environmental problems
Researchers from the University of Valencia show recent advances and research opportunities in causal inference for the Earth and environmental sciences. The new algorithms integrate causal reasoning using machine learning techniques. The objective is to improve the understanding, based on observational time series, and promise to advance science and engineering.

Environment - Earth Sciences - 12.07.2023
A new study warns of high levels of plastic waste pollution in lakes and reservoirs around the world
A new study warns of high levels of plastic waste pollution in lakes and reservoirs around the world
An international study published in Nature, a scientific journal in collaboration with UV researchers, confirms the threat of plastic waste and microplastic contamination to humans and aquatic life. Up till now, the majority of research in this area has been centred on the world's oceans, yet this study reveals the presence of plastic pollutants in lakes and reservoirs, beyond large urban or highly human-transformed areas.

Environment - 26.06.2023
Mapping of areas best suited to restore ecosystems after a mega-fire
Mapping of areas best suited to restore ecosystems after a mega-fire
A study led by the Autonomous University of Madrid (UAM) has created a method to predict the optimal conditions of different tree species in areas affected by fires in Spain. Using ecological niche models (ENM), the researchers were able to generate valuable information for the management and restoration of areas affected by mega-fires.

Environment - Astronomy / Space - 07.03.2023
Statistics and data science to measure the vital signs of the Earth from satellite
Statistics and data science to measure the vital signs of the Earth from satellite
An international research team led by the University of Valencia manages to automatically identify the most relevant changes that have occurred on planet Earth in the last 10 years and determine whether their causes are natural or anthropogenic. The results of the work, published in National Science Review, are obtained by combining a new statistical method with data from ESA-s SMOS satellite, which regularly provides global maps of soil and vegetation water content.

Paleontology - Environment - 01.03.2023
A study reconstructs the habitats and lifestyles of the first sharks capable of emitting light
Sharks acquired bioluminescence in a unique event during the Jurassic Period, after colonising the deep sea.

Environment - 23.02.2023
Carbon sequestration is at risk of destabilisation in large regions of the planet
Carbon sequestration is at risk of destabilisation in large regions of the planet
Recerca The Mediterranean region, the eastern part of East Africa, the western coasts of North and Central America, India, Pakistan and Southeast Asia are the regions of the planet where the carbon sequestration process is most at risk of destabilisation, according to a study published in the journal Nature .

Environment - Agronomy / Food Science - 21.02.2023
A study establishes the appropriate level of irrigation for a more profitable and sustainable almond crop
A study establishes the appropriate level of irrigation for a more profitable and sustainable almond crop
Scientists from the Desertification Research centre (UV-CSIC-GVA) have analysed the irrigation strategies of the almond tree, in order to determine the optimum water levels for this crop. The analysis serves to establish sustainable irrigation protocols under semi-arid conditions such as those found in Spain, the world's second largest producer of almonds.

Environment - Life Sciences - 21.02.2023
Detecting the impact of drought on plants with user-friendly and inexpensive techniques
Detecting the impact of drought on plants with user-friendly and inexpensive techniques
Recerca Climate change is aggravating the impact of droughts —one of the factors that only affect plant physiology— on all plant ecosystems worldwide. Although new tools have been developed to detect and assess drought stress in plants —transcriptomic or metabolomic technologies, etc.— they are still difficult to apply in natural ecosystems, especially in remote areas and developing countries.

Environment - 14.02.2023
Project Challenge: studying human impact and natural hazards threatening Antarctic marine ecosystems
Project Challenge: studying human impact and natural hazards threatening Antarctic marine ecosystems
The Antarctic Peninsula —from Adelaide Island to Hope Bay, the South Shetland Islands and Elephant Island— is the marine study region of the second Challenge scientific campaign, which be

Environment - Earth Sciences - 08.02.2023
Marine reserves unlikely to restore marine ecosystems
Marine reserves unlikely to restore marine ecosystems
Recerca Protected marine areas are one of the essential tools for the conservation of natural resources affected by human impact —mainly fishing—, but, are they enough to recover the functioning of these systems? A study published in the ICES Journal of Marine Science , led by researchers from the Biodiversity Research Institute ( IRBio ) of the University of Barcelona, in collaboration with researchers from the Group of Ecosystem Oc

Environment - History / Archeology - 02.02.2023
Evolution of wheat spikes since the Neolithic revolution
Evolution of wheat spikes since the Neolithic revolution
Recerca Around 12,000 years ago, the Neolithic revolution radically changed the economy, diet and structure of the first human societies in the Fertile Crescent of the Near East. With the beginning of the cultivation of cereals —such as wheat and barley— and the domestication of animals, the first cities emerged in a new social context marked by a productive economy.

Life Sciences - Environment - 23.01.2023
The Emerging Science project shows young research from the Cavanilles, López Piñero and BIOTECMED institutes
Emerging Science, a science dissemination project where the youngest researchers at the University of Valencia explain their work through short videos, has published a new series.
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