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plant cold hardiness

Agricultural Research: Plant cold hardiness in a changing climate

Michael Wisniewski and David Livingston III from the U.S. Department of Agriculture – Agricultural Research Service (USDA-ARS) share their expert thoughts on the topic of plant cold hardiness in today’s changing climate
deposit return systems

Recycling: The ‘return-to-retail’ model for deposit return systems

Truls Haug, Country Manager, UK Collection Solutions at TOMRA details the ‘return-to-retail’ model for deposit return systems
radioiodine in the environment

Radioiodine in the environment: The importance of natural organic matter

Peter H. Santschi, Regents Professor at the Department of Marine Sciences, Texas A&M University – Galveston discusses radioiodine in the environment, focussing on the importance of natural organic matter
electric vehicles

What can we expect for the future of electric vehicles?

With so many technological advances, cars are rapidly changing, with fully autonomous cars set to be rolled out by 2020. The concept of the electric car may have been around for over 100 years, but it’s only now that it is becoming a driving force in the car industry.
ocean sciences

Ocean sciences in the United States

The role of the National Science Foundation (NSF) in supporting the ocean sciences in the United States is examined here by Open Access Government
urbanisation

Epidemiological interactions between rural and urban populations

Romola Davenport and Richard Smith from the University of Cambridge explore epidemiological interactions between rural and urban populations and the consequences of urbanisation.

Modernising and simplifying EU food safety policy

The work of European Commissioner for Health & Food Safety Vytenis Andriukaitis around modernising and simplifying EU food safety policy is investigated here by Open Access Government
full fibre broadband

Meeting the challenge of full fibre broadband for new high-rise developments

Andy Mackintosh, National Sales Manager – Fibre Networks at Power On Connections explains how the challenge of full fibre broadband for new high-rise developments can be met.
climate science

Hurricane hazards and climate science research in the U.S.

Ning Lin, Associate Professor at Princeton University’s Dept. of Civil & Environmental Engineering details her fascinating research on hurricane and climate science by refining methods in risk analysis in this in-depth interview

Water, temperature and crop science productivity research

Prof Robert Aiken, research crop scientist at Northwest Research—Extension Center tells us about his fascinating research into water and temperature, including the extent to which they limit crop productivity.
harsh weather

Wood: reducing the impacts of harsh weather

Herje Bojström, CEO of Sioo Wood Protection AB in Sweden highlights the benefits of protection systems to reduce the impact that weather has on wood

Transformative research on Cowpea: Innovative trap crop development and deployment

Louis E. N Jackai and Beatrice N. Dingha from the Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Design at North Carolina A&T State University discuss their transformative research on Cowpea for increased and sustained production and use in the USA
radioactivity

State-of-the-art technology for natural radioactivity removal in groundwater

Anna Goi, Senior Research Scientist at the Tallinn University of Technology turns our thoughts towards state-of-the-art technology for natural radioactivity removal in groundwater.
baltic sea action plan

The update of the Baltic Sea Action Plan (BSAP) beyond 2021

Susanna Kaasinen, Project Manager at the Baltic Marine Environment Protection Commission – Helsinki Commission (HELCOM) explains the update of the Baltic Sea Action Plan (BSAP) beyond 2021
exogenous factors

The impact of exogenous factors on high rise housing estates

Dr Gideon Bolt from the Faculty of Geosciences at Utrecht University details the impact of exogenous factors on high rise housing estates.
environmental health problem

Polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs): A persistent environmental health problem

Carolyn R. Klocke, Postdoctoral Scholar and Pamela J. Lein, Professor at University of California, Davis both argue that polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs) are a persistent environmental health problem today
recycling

Making a mess of recycling? Households could soon be charged a return fee

Households who fail to recycle properly could soon be hit with a fee by their local council in a bid to reduce landfill waste
humanitarian assistance

U.S. efforts to promote food security and provide humanitarian assistance

The vital work of the US Agency for International Development (USAID) is examined here by Open Access Government, with a focus on their efforts to promote food security and provide humanitarian assistance in other countries, such as Ethiopia
green belt

Redefining the green belt to tackle the UK’s housing crisis

astudio argues that redefining the green belt will help tackle the UK’s current housing crisis 
clean growth strategy

Reducing greenhouse gas emissions: The UK’s government’s Clean Growth Strategy

David Taylor, Head of Corporate Affairs and Innovation at Flogas shares his views on the UK’s government’s Clean Growth Strategy and the extent to which this will help to reduce greenhouse gas emissions

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