Environment Reports


Regeneration in the City of Varberg: A hidden gem in Sweden

Varberg is an attractive community, based in the south-west coast region of Sweden, with a long history of growth. In fact, 2017 marked the year where the municipality experienced 60 years of continuous population growth, which is quite unique in a Swedish context. Only 14 municipalities in Sweden have achieved this.
University of Florida - Biodiversity institute

University of Florida Biodiversity Institute: Addressing the issues

Professor Pamela Soltis discusses how the Biodiversity Institute at the University of Florida was founded to address critical societal issues of the 21st century related to biodiversity.

Radioiodine in the environment: Importance of Natural Organic Matter

Professor Peter Santschi discusses the effects of radioiodine, in the human body and in the wider environment, following research into the biogeochemistry.

New food production systems need sustainable energy worldwide

Sustainable energy is a crucial requirement for the future of food production.  Here Håkan Sandin discusses the requirements of energy for agriculture.

Environmental ethics: spiritual resources and human development

Juri Martin of Euroacademy discusses environmental ethics and the moral responsibilities we have on our world Environmental ethics asks about the moral relationships between humans...
Climate Service Center

Climate Service Center Germany (GERICS) – Decisions around a changing climate

Climate Service Center Germany (GERICS) discuss understanding information on climate change and how it affects investments and scientific projects A lack of accessible, policy relevant and...
Agricultural Systems for Sustainable Development

Agricultural systems are key for sustainable development

Cristina Cruz from the Foundation for Science and Technology discusses agricultural systems and their crucial link to maintaining sustainable development.  

Agriculture sustainability: a question of crowd control!

Cristina Cruz from FCiencias.Id discusses agriculture sustainability, high demand and the need for the use of fertilizers We all know how much pressure agriculture is under....
Healthy Minor Cereals Project

HealthyMinorCereals project – Ensuring nutrition by growing diversity

The HealthyMinorCereals project studies five species of currently less cultivated cereals with the aim to ensure human nutrition through diversity. Cereal production across the EU...

Healthy food and environments for all people in Sweden

In this special report, SSEC (Swedish Surplus Energy Collaboration) focus on their exciting and successful work concerning the production of both healthy food and...
Labrador Institute of Memorial University

The eNuk program: Developing a community-based, participatory health and environment surveillance strategy

Prepared by: Alexandra Sawatzky, Ashlee Cunsolo, and Sherilee Harper The call for community-based environment & health monitoring in Rigolet, Nunatsiavut The Canadian North is experiencing intense...
Climate Service Center

How to brace for climate change as a business

Climate Service Center Germany (GERICS) discusses the need to prepare for climate change as a business, presenting a tool to advance the understanding of...
Climate Service Center

National Assessment on Climate Change in Germany recently published

The Climate Service Center Germany (GERICS), together with the international publisher Springer, recently published a new scientific assessment comprising the first ever collection and...
Labrador Institute of Memorial University

Implementing a community-driven environment and health surveillance program with Inuit in Rigolet, Nunatsiavut

For Inuit across the Canadian North, notions of good wellbeing are multi-faceted – including physical, mental, emotional, social, and spiritual dimensions – and are...

Biobased electrospun nanofibers for recovery of precious metals from e-waste liquid streams

Waste electrical and electronic equipment (WEEE) also known as “e-waste” is actually one of the fastest growing waste streams all around the world. This...
global climate

Staking a Carbon Claim

Carbon sequestration is a concept that has been pervasive in discussions of climate change research and policy. The idea is simple enough. Any process,...

Addressing the world’s water shortage

Acute shortage of drinking water reserves across the globe is one of the biggest problems these days. According to the study conducted by NASA...
global climate

Drought, Food, and Trees

As we consider the challenges that global climate change poses for food security, it is insightful to look at past episodes of food insecurity...

A new bio-based sorbent for water and wastewater treatment applications

Water is essential to life and there is no substitute to it. It is one of the most important natural resources on Earth contributing...

Low Cost Production of Nematodes for Biological Control of Insect Pests

J.A. Morales-Ramos1, M. G. Rojas1 and D. I. Shapiro-Ilan2 1USDA ARS SEA Biological Control of Pests Research Unit, Stoneville, MS 2USDA ARS SEA SE Fruit and...

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