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Battling pollution by navigating particle traffic

Humanity is facing a water crisis. Industry requirements exceed our fresh water resources and water scarcity is on the horizon. Underground water is an essential source of freshwater, but it is very susceptible to contamination. As such we need to perfect processes we use to... click to read more

  • Aleksa Djorović | PhD Student at Department of Applied Physics, University of Geneva, Geneva, Switzerland
Views 620
Reading time 4 min
published on May 10, 2021
Could COVID-19 decide our climate future?

In early 2020, the world suddenly fell quiet as measures were put in place to combat the COVID-19 pandemic. No more traffic jams — the clear roads and skies and cleaner air were a brief silver lining. But has the pandemic really been making an... click to read more

  • Piers M. Forster | Professor; Director of the Priestley International Centre for Climate at Priestley International Centre for Climate, University of Leeds, Leeds, UK
  • Deborah Z. Rosen | Science and Policy Manager for the EU Horizon 2020 CONSTRAIN project at Priestley International Centre for Climate, University of Leeds, Leeds, UK
Views 888
Reading time 4 min
published on Mar 10, 2021
Microplastics are raining down from the sky

It's entirely possible that tiny fragments of the windbreaker from your childhood, the straw you used sometime last year, or the label from a soft drink you had yesterday are now floating around in the atmosphere. The amount of plastic produced globally increases every year... click to read more

  • Janice Brahney | Assistant Professor at Utah State University, Logan, US
Views 1243
Reading time 3.5 min
published on Feb 5, 2021
Aquatic plants are influenced by the surrounding landscape

Flowering plants living submerged in lakes or streams evolved from terrestrial ancestors. However, successful adaptations to living submerged required several adjustments in anatomy, morphology, and physiology. Nevertheless, all aquatic plants utilize CO2 in their photosynthesis to produce carbohydrates and release O2 as a waste product.... click to read more

  • Ole Pedersen | Professor at Department of Biology, University of Copenhagen, Copenhagen, Denmark
Views 2155
Reading time 3 min
published on Aug 18, 2020
Shrimp on cocaine – what’s the big deal?

The environment is facing a seemingly endless number of problems. From climate change to extinction-level biodiversity losses, the spread of antibiotic resistance, harmful algal blooms, and pollution from multiple chemicals, to name just a few. The consequences and impacts of these issues are far-reaching for... click to read more

  • Thomas Miller | Postdoctoral Research Fellow at Department of Analytical, Environmental and Forensic Sciences, King's College London, London, UK
Views 3128
Reading time 4 min
published on Jan 23, 2020