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Scientists have long suspected that the acidification of our seas may harm their flora and fauna. But the likely impact in the Mediterranean was a mystery - until now. The knowledge on acidification gained by EU-funded researchers is of great concern - the team is now calling for urgent action to protect the Mediterranean Sea's precious biodiversity and its many other benefits.
Published: 17 November 2015
Earth monitoring - observing land, security and climate change from space - can help countries protect resources and improve lives. But the technology is no use without human capacity. So that capacity-building in Africa targets the continent's priorities, an EU-funded project brought together African and European specialists to build networks and make key investment decisions.
Published: 4 September 2015
Akpan, bissap, jujube fruit and monkey bread are part of Africa's rich food heritage, but are relatively unknown to European palates. Thanks to the EU-funded AFTER project these exciting flavours, and others, could soon be available here, boosting the competitiveness of small food manufacturers on both continents.
Published: 4 June 2015
Published: 19 March 2014
Virtual Museums are an exciting development that allows 'visitors' to explore their cultural heritage in an interactive way. The international V-MusT.net project created a network of institutions to produce sustainable tools and share know-how on establishing such virtual reality experiences.
Published: 23 January 2014
Urbanisation is a significant and growing worldwide trend which raises increasingly important environmental issues for policymakers.
Published: 21 January 2014
Cities around the world are facing a myriad of pressures, including rapid urbanisation and urban sprawl. As a result, authorities are finding it increasingly difficult to manage scarce water resources, deliver water and sanitation services, and dispose of wastewater. At the same time, authorities must do their utmost to minimise the negative impact of such developments on the environment and urban populations.
Published: 27 May 2013
It doesn't look much like the car of the future: the vehicle parked in a workshop in Sharm el-Sheikh, Egypt's Red Sea tourist haven, resembles nothing more than a golf cart or a milk float. But thanks to its pioneering solar technology, it could pave the way for the production of Egypt's first ever eco-friendly road vehicle.
Published: 24 May 2013
It's a phenomenon known locally as the "black cloud", and it plagues Egypt every autumn after the rice harvest: an estimated 4 million tonnes of rice straw is burnt every season, spewing some 80,000 tonnes of carbon dioxide into the skies. It leaves a choking, toxic layer of thick smog hanging just 25 meters above over the entire Nile valley for weeks, and adds to the already polluted air over the Cairo megalopolis.
Published: 21 May 2013
Where better to enjoy a relaxing coastal trip than the Mediterranean? However, with large areas of this and the Black Sea basin under threat from environmental change, collaboration within the local scientific communities is more important than ever.
Published: 8 May 2013