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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 increasingly severe – heat waves, storms and floods.
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…
Researchers are working on making ‘best-before’ dates more accurate to prevent food from being discarded unnecessarily. © Oleksboiko, Shutterstock
Every day food is thrown away and squandered by the lorry-load. EU researchers are developing ways to cut…
Extreme weather events are becoming more frequent and intense, sometimes with tragic consequences. Europe's coastal cities are preparing to meet the challenges with help from nature and data from…
The most significant changes can be sudden, not gradual, if the circumstances are right. Horizon Magazine listened in on a recent discussion between leading climate change scientists on the role of '…
Energy  |  Environment  |  Policy  |  Interview
In June 2021, the EU's Group of Chief Scientific Advisors (GCSA) published the Scientific Opinion entitled "A systemic approach to the energy transition in Europe", arguing that the clean energy…
Even with brilliant, original ideas, social innovators are often limited by funding and skills shortages when it comes to scaling up. A new Horizon Europe call is opening on May 12 2022 to set up a…
Initiatives to help citizen science projects communicate about their results are paving the way for ordinary people to take the lead as effective and trustworthy science communicators.
While knowledge itself is good, it’s even better when it’s applied to help solve the big challenges facing our societies. Many components must come together to ensure research has a lasting impact on…
With a goal of making scientific knowledge more freely available to researchers and the public, ORE has spent the first year of its existence establishing its profile and winning over the scientific…
Environment  |  Energy  |  ICT  |  Policy
Researchers are finding ways to ensure we have a sufficient supply of the raw materials needed to make everything from laptops to satellites. We look at the high-tech geomodels that could lead Europe…
Basic, or ‘frontier’, research that expands the boundaries of our knowledge can help address some of the most important challenges of our time – and it’s important that more people become aware of…
Care homes that let people age with integrity, green kindergartens and community centres that bring together people of all ages were some of the visions for how to build a better Europe presented by…