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Campus - Environment - 14.07.2022
UB sustainability roadmap approved
Institucional The first ordinary session of the Governing Council of the 2021-2022 academic year took place today.

Environment - Life Sciences - 08.07.2022
Knowing and protecting the marine biodiversity in Catalonia with acoustic telemetry and citizen science
Knowing and protecting the marine biodiversity in Catalonia with acoustic telemetry and citizen science
The behaviour and movements of many marine species in the different marine ecosystems is still quite unknown.

Environment - Transport - 05.07.2022
A report analyses the impact of MOTs on road safety and the environment
This Monday, the Duque de Santomauro Automobile Vehicle Safety Institute (IVSA, in its Spanish acronym) of the Universidad Carlos III de Madrid (UC3M) presented the results of the study on the "Contr

Computer Science - Environment - 30.06.2022
The University of Valčncia partners with Microsoft Research to develop Artificial Intelligence models for food security
The University of Valčncia partners with Microsoft Research to develop Artificial Intelligence models for food security
Microsoft Research has decided to fund a project in collaboration with the Universitat de Valčncia and the University of Reading (UK).

Earth Sciences - Environment - 09.06.2022

Environment - Earth Sciences - 30.05.2022

Environment - 19.05.2022

Environment - Agronomy / Food Science - 18.05.2022

Innovation - Environment - 17.05.2022
The European Innovation Council supports E.T. PACK-Fly, a project to mitigate space debris
The E.T.PACK-Fly consortium, coordinated by the Universidad Carlos III de Madrid (UC3M) and made up of the University of Padova, the Technical University of Dresden (TU Dresden), the Sp

Environment - 01.04.2022
Stop ghost fishing: more than 100 extraction operations of lost fishing gears in the Catalan coasts
Stop ghost fishing: more than 100 extraction operations of lost fishing gears in the Catalan coasts
The Catalan coasts have undergone a total of 102 extraction operations of lost fishing gears in the seafloors since 2009, when the first removal of lost gears took place in the Montgrí, Illes Medes a

Earth Sciences - Environment - 31.03.2022
Geo-debate: coexistence with a volcano
Geo-debate: coexistence with a volcano
Can we anticipate an eruption? How is an active volcanic area monitored? What are the tools scientists work with during a volcanic episode? How is a communication crisis handled in the midst of such

Environment - Social Sciences - 28.02.2022
Droughts and rising sea levels are the impacts of climate change that will most affect the Mediterranean basin
Droughts and rising sea levels are the impacts of climate change that will most affect the Mediterranean basin
Human-induced climate change is causing a dangerous and generalized perturbation in nature and it is affecting the life of billions of people worldwide.

Environment - Earth Sciences - 23.02.2022
A scientific study recommends excluding and moving offshore wind farms away from the protected areas in the Mediterranean
A scientific study recommends excluding and moving offshore wind farms away from the protected areas in the Mediterranean
A scientific team on marine sciences and geography of the University of Barcelona, the University of Girona (UdG), the Centre for Advanced Studies of Blanes (CEAB-CSIC) and the Institute of Marine Sc

Environment - 18.02.2022
Fossil fuel industry can’t rely on carbon capture and bioenergy to save its assets
If we want to keep global heating below 2ºC, many fossil fuel plants need to be unusable. Specifically, we would need for these plants to reduce the electricity production at least by 267 PWh (the equivalent of ten times the global electricity production in 2019).

Environment - Agronomy / Food Science - 10.02.2022
How to improve crop management in organic horticulture
How to improve crop management in organic horticulture
Sowing crops with agroeconomical services, that is, with benefits for the global ecosystem in crop practices is an efficient strategy for improving environmental sustainability.

Environment - Life Sciences - 21.12.2021
New UB Antarctic campaign to study global threats affecting the marine benthos
New UB Antarctic campaign to study global threats affecting the marine benthos
Studying the impact of the anthropic pressure and the natural threats that affect the Antarctic benthos —organisms that live in the seafloor— is the main objective of the new Antarctic campaign of the Challenge research project, led by Professor Conxita Ŕvila, from the Faculty of Biology and the Biodiversity Research Institute ( IRBio ) of the University of Barcelona.

Physics - Environment - 20.12.2021

Environment - 09.12.2021
Deadline for submitting projects to UNI-ECO’s ’Green Challenges’ extended until January 2
Institucional The deadline for submitting proposals in the second edition of the campaign "Green Challenges: towards a more sustainable campus", organized by the European project UNI-ECO, has been extended until January 2.

Environment - Life Sciences - 01.12.2021
How does the climate crisis affect the Antarctic fur seal?
How does the climate crisis affect the Antarctic fur seal?
The climate crisis is limiting the availability of krill —small crustaceans that are vital in the marine food chain— during summer in some areas of the Antarctica.

Economics / Business - Environment - 28.10.2021
An innovative model allows the fair distribution of costs for preparedness for natural disasters in the Caribbean
The research, which is committed to multinational collaboration to better respond to increasing natural disasters in the region, based on joint advanced provision of emergency supplies, is led by Jessica Rodríguez-Pereira, a researcher with the UPF Department of Economics and Business.

Environment - 19.10.2021
The artificial beach in the Barcelona Forum reveals a surprising marine biodiversity
The artificial beach in the Barcelona Forum reveals a surprising marine biodiversity
A study identified 514 marine species in the bathing areas of the Barcelona Forum, an artificial beach affected by different anthropogenic impacts.

Environment - Agronomy / Food Science - 08.10.2021

Environment - 07.10.2021
A report analyses the implementation of the SDGs in Madrid’s municipalities
The INAECU Institute, linked to the Universidad Carlos III de Madrid (UC3M) and the Universidad Autónoma de Madrid (UAM), and the Spanish Sustainable Development Network (REDS, in its Spanish acronym) have presented the "Municipalities of the Community of Madrid and the 2030 Agenda.

Environment - Life Sciences - 10.09.2021
Landfills and meat industry: new food sources for the Medes Islands yellow-legged gull
Landfills and meat industry: new food sources for the Medes Islands yellow-legged gull
The diet of the yellow-legged gull in the Medes Islands has changed extremely over the last decades, according to a study that analyses the changes in the diet of this species over the last twenty years.

Environment - Agronomy / Food Science - 21.07.2021
Management measures improve the conservation of the steppe bird in Lleida
Management measures improve the conservation of the steppe bird in Lleida
Over the last forty years, the agricultural intensification, as well as the urban and farming development in the Lleida Plain, have reduced the expansion and quality of the available habitat for the steppe birds of this area, which covers a great part of species of such kind in Spain.

Environment - Earth Sciences - 16.07.2021
The African lake Sonachi: behind the mysteries of the great production of methane in extreme habitats
The African lake Sonachi: behind the mysteries of the great production of methane in extreme habitats
A study published in the journal , from the Nature publishing group, reveals the unusual high concentrations of methane in surface waters of the volcanic soda lake Sonachi (Kenya), in the African Rift Valley.

Environment - 14.07.2021
Sharks in Costa Brava: evidence of an ongoing decline
Some shark species, such as the basing shark and the spiny dogfish, are in populational decline in the Costa Brava, and even blackspotted smooth-hounds can have disappeared due to the fishing pressure of this marine region in the Catalan coasts.

Environment - Earth Sciences - 08.07.2021
Team analyses the impact of climate change in dry and hot periods in the Pyrenees
Team analyses the impact of climate change in dry and hot periods in the Pyrenees
A team of the University of Barcelona has analysed for the first time what the dry and hot periods could be like in the area of the Pyrenees depending on different greenhouse emission scenarios.