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Seagrass meadows play an important role in keeping our oceans healthy and providing a home for all kinds of marine life. © Damsea, Shutterstock
Ordinary people are at the heart of new projects to turn the tide on marine damage and biodiversity loss.
Athens, one of the most densely populated cities in Europe, needs more green spaces and the means to water them to adapt to a warming climate. Image credit: Clara CALDERINI via Pixabay
European projects are helping cities and regions find the best ways to adjust to more frequent – and…
Big cities have a lot to learn from communities that live simpler lifestyles based on livestock raising. Image credit: David Mark via Pixabay
Lessons in resilience and adaptability for urban communities are filtering in from the edges of the city and…
Climate adaptation requires communities to plan ahead for the unavoidable changes coming our way not just immediately but decades from now.
As supplies of fresh water shrink around the world, efforts are under way to extract more of it from the air and sea. European research projects and companies are at the forefront of this…
Ahead of this month's COP27 conference in Egypt, we speak to the co-chair of the IPCC's Sixth Assessment Report who tells us the destructive influence of climate change is coming more quickly and…
Urban smog is a major threat to human health. New sensors and data-collection techniques will help to improve air quality.
Scientists track birds with electronic tags and radar to solve flight mysteries. In answering ecological questions, the research findings may also improve infrastructure planning
Forests combat global warming by absorbing carbon dioxide but they are depleted by drought. Trees that adapt to climate change conditions could hold some answers.
Every day food is thrown away and squandered by the lorry-load. EU researchers are developing ways to cut waste – of both food and its packaging.
The grey whale is the focus of research projects anticipating its eventual return to European waters after an absence of half a millennium.
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Recycling silicon from solar panels advances Europe’s green goals as well as creating jobs and harnessing scarce resources.
Char from ancient fires and stalagmites in caves hold clues to the mysterious disappearance of Neanderthals from Europe.