Earth and Environment

30 million euros for research into climate change feedbacks

Environment - May 24

Climate change can accelerate due to feedback mechanisms: complex phenomena caused by climate change that in turn can further drive climate change. An example is the extra CO2 emissions from thawing permafrost. Research into the influence of feedback mechanisms in the long term has been ongoing, and modern climate change research is obviously happening as well, but the connection between the two has so far been underemphasized. EMBRACER, a globally unique center with leading climate experts, aims to change that with a 10-year research project of 30 million, funded by NWO. "This is really the next step in climate research."

Environment - May 22

Seaweed forests are an overlooked component of oceanic carbon storage


A groundbreaking study by an international team of researchers has revealed seaweed forests to be significant contributors to oceanic carbon storage.

Environment - May 10

When simply reusing solar panels beats recycling


Core changemakers wants to give used solar panels a second life. As the world steadily progresses towards a more sustainable future, recycling solar panels becomes increasingly relevant.

Paleontology - May 15

Summers warm more than winters, fossil shells reveal

In a warmer climate, summers warm much faster than winters in northwestern Europe. That is the conclusion of research into fossil shells by an international team of earth scientists. With this knowledge we can better map the consequences of current global warming in the North Sea area.

Environment - Apr 30

Residual waste from mushroom cultivation removes pollutants from water

Water can be purified using mushroom substrate: the mixture of fungal filaments and horse manure that remains after harvesting mushrooms. The substrate effectively decreases concentrations of pesticides and drugs in contaminated water.