EASME news

  • 11/01/2019

    Measuring and protecting Andalusian coastal carbon sinks

    When forests disappear it is easy to notice. Much less visible, and happening 4 times faster, is the loss of marine meadows which keep significant reserves of carbon out of the atmosphere. Saltmarshes, which were traditionally disregarded, are now recognised as provide important ecosystem services. LIFE Blue Natura is focusing on measuring and protecting these vital carbon sinks.
  • 09/01/2019

    Recycling construction foams

    The REPOLYUSE project is pioneering solutions to recycle plastic waste from the refrigeration or construction industry, car seats and manufacturing waste from the automotive industry and lock it back into new construction materials. Its main target are polyurethane foams, commonly used for insulation.
  • 18/12/2018

    What is your wish for LIFE?

    As we head into a new year, we asked key policymakers involved in LIFE programme support and development what are their wishes for the programme. Here is what they answered.
  • 17/12/2018

    LIFE news from 2018 – readers' favourites

    Calls for funding, info days and big ticket events were top of readers’ favourite news items for 2018. But some project news also attracted special attention.
  • 17/12/2018

    Working together for better waste management in Finland

    From Rovaniemi, the gateway to Lapland, to the south-western tip of Turku, Finnish towns and cities are pushing forward with a national waste management plan. The 7-year LIFE Integrated Project, CIRCWASTE is helping put this plan into action.
  • 14/12/2018

    Monitoring air quality from street to country

    More and more environmental agencies and city planners across the EU are using air quality monitoring technology developed within LIFE ATMOSYS, 5 years after the project concluded.
  • 14/12/2018

    Low emissions at high altitudes

    Mountain huts by their nature are remote, off the grid and dependent on fuel deliveries. The LIFE SustainHuts project is showing that installing green technologies in extreme conditions can make even off-grid buildings more energy efficient.
  • 14/12/2018

    Spanish farmers go organic at a profit

    Organic agriculture is boosting crop revenues and restoring soils across some of the driest regions in Spain. As part of the LIFE-funded Crops for better soil project, some farmers boosted their profits from €50 a hectare to over €300 in just five years. To do so, they abandoned fertilisers, adopted soil-friendly farming techniques and shifted to higher-value organic produce.
  • 14/12/2018

    LIFE supports international biodiversity efforts at COP14

    The EU is calling for an urgent global response to the existential threat posed by losses to wildlife and ecosystems. To gain from international efforts, several LIFE projects exhibited at the COP14 UN biodiversity conference in Egypt.
  • 13/12/2018

    Saving energy on a tight budget

    Climate change can feel overwhelming to us as individuals. For people on a low budget, taking steps to make everyday life more environmentally friendly is even tougher. ClimAct in Austria is taking steps to support and empower families to adapt.