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In northern Sweden, some 150km inside the Arctic Circle where winter temperatures can fall to -45c, it's thaw season. Futuris went to meet a group of biologists studying the basic mechanisms used by plants to survive in this challenging ecosystem.And the variety of colours of their flowers is one of those survival mechanisms as pollinating insects are attracted by their colours.
Published: 20 January 2017
In a fish farm in the west of Scotland around 1,000 tons of salmon are bred every year. Marine biologists think todays European aquaculture can become more imaginative, more profitable, more efficient and more sustainable.
Published: 22 December 2016
Sustainable farming practices and a chemical process that turns brown coal into organic compounds are bringing over-farmed fields back to good health, boosting crop yields and locking greenhouse gases underground.
Published: 22 November 2016
Bringing together an international team of coral reef scientists, an EU-funded project is generating crucial insights into reef ecosystems that may contribute to the conservation of these environmentally, socially and economically important habitats.
Published: 26 September 2016
Published: 14 September 2016
Water covers most of our planet, but we still lack knowledge of the deep changes that are going on in our seas and oceans. This scientific expedition trying to better understand the marine environment.
Published: 11 August 2016
The EU-funded project INSPIRATION aims to develop a European research roadmap on sustainable land management practices. The agenda would help focus Europe's research, supporting policymaking on environmentally friendly, socially acceptable and economically affordable soil and land use management.
Published: 16 June 2016
EU-funded project REMOURBAN will demonstrate strategies that European cities can use to reduce energy consumption, improve transport sustainability and cut greenhouse gas emissions. The aim is to improve the quality of life in urban areas through cooperative efforts on green energy and transport solutions.
Published: 18 May 2016
Published: 20 April 2016
While the motto 'local problems, local solutions' holds particular sway for environmental problems, is it possible to take one local solution and transfer it to another region? Yes, according to EU-funded researchers who did exactly that in Latin America.
Published: 5 April 2016