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Antarctic sea ice uniquely changes for first time in 100 years

An increase in sea ice surrounding Antarctica since 1979 is a unique feature of the Antarctic climate - not seen since 1905, according to Ohio University researchers.
mussel beds

Some marine creatures protect each other from climate warming

Scientists reveal that some marine species are able to protect others from dangers of climate change by shielding them from heat

Reversing destruction of biodiversity should be top priority

Over 50 experts say reversing biodiversity loss will take take more than placing protection on land and sea zones.

Iodine in desert dust may be helping the climate

The iodine in desert dust has the ability to decrease ozone air pollution - however, it also allows greenhouse gases to stick around for longer.
biologging devices, killer whale conservation

Scientists use bio-logging devices for killer whale conservation

Scientists use biologging devices to track animal behaviour in order to build conservation strategies for killer whales, and other endangered animals.
least stressful city, most stressful city

Research shows Helsinki is least stressful city in the world

According to data on light pollution, LGBT safety and living costs, Helsinki is the least stressful city in the world - with 0% of the population living in poverty.
Asia analysis january

Asia Analysis January 2022

We welcome 2022 with our January volume of Asia Analysis, which features an array of compelling articles - We hear from Sarah Moran, Vice President, International from USA Rice, who walks us through what we need to know about rice, the little world traveller.
california drinking water, sanitary water

Californians continue to struggle with a lack of safe, sanitary drinking water

Safe drinking water in California is becoming scarce, as contaminated drinking water continues to disproportionately impact communities of colour in the state.
sea temperature

Upper ocean temperatures break records for sixth year

Earth’s oceans are hotter than ever with accumulated heat in the upper ocean at record levels, breaking the temperature record for a sixth consecutive year.
animal movement, enerscape

Researchers use technology to calculate movement of large land animals

Tracking the movements of large wild animals, researchers developed the software ‘enerscape’, protecting species and helping humans avoid animal contact.
socioeconomic vulnerability

Climate change disproportionately impacts Indigenous communities

Research by the University of Waterloo reveals that Indigenous communities are at higher risk from climate change flooding, due to pre-existing socioeconomic vulnerability.
Increasing the battery safety for the renewable energy sector using calorimeters

Increasing the battery safety for the renewable energy sector using calorimeters

Here, Dr Carlos Ziebert, head of IAM-AWP’s Calorimeter Center, KIT, explains how the safety of battery storage for renewables can be increased by battery calorimetry.
Open Access Government January 2022

Open Access Government January 2022

We welcome 2022 with our January volume - this publication includes health & social care, then research & innovation followed by digital transformation, equality, economic development, transport, environment, energy and agriculture and more.
tropical governments, deforestation

Scientists examine the impact of deforestation on tropical governments

Panama and other governments of tropical countries set out to understand how to inhibit deforestation and deliver reforestation tactics following the COP26 conference.
air pollution race, mortality and race

Study finds race erased in air pollution mortality calculations

Study finds older Black and Hispanic people are more likely to die prematurely due to exposure to air pollution, with race disparities in health costing $100 billion in the US.
climate change adaptation

Nature-based solutions for climate change: OPERANDUM project

Professor Silvana Di Sabatino, tells us about the H2020 funded OPERANDUM project as a nature-based solution for climate change adaptation The OPERANDUM (OPEn-air laboRA-tories for Nature baseD solUtions to Manage hydro-meteorological risks) is a four and half year project funded by the European Commission within the H2020 programme that aims...
biodiversity loss, green technology

Protecting Europe’s oceans

Open Access Government look ahead to the 2022 priorities of Virginijus Sinkevičius, European Commissioner for Environment, Oceans and Fisheries.
Social Value act

10 years of the Social Value Act

As 2022 marks 10 years since the Social Value Act came into force, Guy Battle, CEO, Social Value Portal takes stock of where we are, and how things look for the year to come.
attract programme

ATTRACT as a funding experiment for innovation (2/4)

Professor Sergio Bertolucci, Chair of the ATTRACT R&D&I Committee (IC), enlightens us on ATTRACT as a funding experiment for innovation
community dialogue

How do you build dialogue with the community?

Following COP26, it is clear that local governments have a huge role to play in policy change and combatting socio-ecological challenges. To work towards global promises, they must listen to their communities, and here, we learn about innovative tools enabling them to do so.

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