Norwegian solid-wood structures can protect Italian cities from earthquake damage. A European research project shows how concrete buildings can be reinforced with wood to prevent them from collapsing when an earthquake strikes.
The technology will ensure that the food that ends up on your table is safe to eat, even before it leaves the farm. The solution is a simple, portable device that quickly scans the food and identifies mould, pesticides and antibiotics.
A review led by the Norwegian University of Life Sciences (NMBU) and the University of Oxford has found that rather than reducing vulnerability to climate change, many internationally-funded adaptation projects reinforce, redistribute or create new sources of vulnerability in developing countries.
There are enough biomass resources available to meet the Nordic demand for biofuels and bioheat. Increased production of biofuel will change the traditional forest sector, and the forest owners stand to gain.
If the bioeconomy with its utilisation of renewable land-based biomass does not develop in a sustainable way, the alterations of the rural landscape, in combination with expected climate change, will seriously affect our freshwater resources.
“The knighthood is a major recognition of Salbu’s fantastic effort in the service of science over several decades. Salbu’s research has been decisive in shaping better risk assessments tied to radioactive radiation and environmental toxins,” says NMBU Rector Sjur Baardsen.
With a small, foldable microscope, Sheri Bastien has managed to get children and young people in poor countries interested in how bacteria and viruses spread, and in recognising the importance of washing their hands. That can potentially save a lot of lives.
Coconut oil is often hailed as an environmentally friendly alternative to, for example, palm oil, but new research shows that it actually threatens more species than the controversial palm oil. How to choose environmentally friendly vegetable oils in a world full of disinformation?