Investigadores del ICTA-UAB y el ISGlobal denuncian la falta de estudios sobre los efectos perjudiciales de los vertidos petroleros...

Un proyecto impulsado por el ICTA-UAB, ISGlobal, y la Facultad de Veterinaria de la UAB en la selva amazónica de Perú analiza los efectos de los vertidos petroleros en la salud de las personas que viven cerca de las zonas de extracción en países en vías de desarrollo.

Els Severo Ochoa i Maria de Maeztu de la UAB comparteixen estratègies en una jornada

Els cinc Centres “Severo Ochoa” i les dues Unitats “María de Maeztu” de la UAB van organitzar dimarts una jornada per debatre les estratègies de consecució d'excel·lència investigadora.

Past 2,000 years of Iberian Peninsula climate reconstructed

Researchers from ICTA-UAB participated in a study of the sediments of Cimera Lake (Sierra de Gredos) which has allowed them to characterise the conditions of temperatures and rainfall in the Central System from 200 BCE up to today.

Coastal Occupation Affects Tropical Reefs in Brazil

Researchers from the Institute of Environmental Science and Technology of the Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona (ICTA-UAB), the Federal University of Ceará (UFC) and the Federal University of South of Bahia (UFSB) in Brazil warn of the negative environmental impacts of unplanned coastal occupation on tropical reefs and consequently on the conservation of marine biodiversity.

Humans have caused climate change for 180 years

An international research project involving ICTA-UAB researcher P. Graham Mortyn has found human activity has been causing global warming for almost two centuries, proving human-induced climate change is not just a 20th century phenomenon.

Do Greener Cities Become More Unjust?

A new research project led by ICTA-UAB researcher Isabelle Anguelovski and funded by the European Union will assess the “green gentrification” process by which the creation of green urban amenities tends to attract the higher social classes and excludes the most vulnerable groups.

Report on Future of the Seas and Oceans Submitted to G7

ICREA research professor at ICTA-UAB Patrizia Ziveri is part of the international expert group that submitted a special report for policymakers on oceans and seas to the science ministers of the United States.

Ocean Warming and Acidification Impact on Calcareous Phytoplankton

Researchers from the Institute of Environmental Science and Technology of the Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona (ICTA-UAB), the University of Cambridge and the Marine Biological Association of the United Kingdom warn of the negative impacts of rapid ocean warming and ocean acidification on coccolithophores.

Fukushima and the oceans: what do we know, 5 years on?

A major international review of the state of the oceans 5 years after the Fukushima disaster shows that radiation levels are decreasing rapidly except in the harbour area close to the nuclear plant itself where ongoing releases remain a concern.

ICTA-UAB to Become Global Hub of Degrowth and Environmental Justice Theories

The Institute of Environmental Science and Technology (ICTA-UAB) will organize the third edition of the Summer School on Degrowth and Environmental Justice from July 4th- 15th.

SS.MM. los Reyes reciben al ICTA-UAB y al resto de centros y unidades de investigación ‘Severo Ochoa’ y ‘María de Maeztu’

Jordina Belmonte y Patrizia Ziveri, directora del ICTA-UAB y directora científica de la Unidad María de Maeztu del ICTA-UAB, respectivamente, han asistido hoy en el Palacio de la Zarzuela a la audiencia de Sus Majestades los Reyes a los directores y representantes de los 33 centros y unidades que han sido acreditados con el mayor reconocimiento institucional a la investigación científica en España.

The ICTA-UAB Will Assess, in Collaboration with EU Staff, the Effectiveness of EU Sustainability Policies

The EU Project MAGIC (H2020) coordinated by the Institut de Ciència i Tecnologia Ambientals de la Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona (ICTA-UAB) has the goal to study and develop new strategies for a better use of science for governance.

Biodiversity Conservation Policies in Tropical Forests Threaten the Livelihood of Indigenous Peoples

Current conservation policies make difficult the access of indigenous peoples to forest resources on which their livelihood depend, such as hunting and wild plant gathering.

Importance of Saharan dust and climate change effects under study

ICREA researcher Antoni Rosell, from ICTA-UAB, participates in an international research which analyses the processes of transport and deposition of Saharan dust and African fires.

What If Solar Energy Becomes Really Cheap? A Thought Experiment on 'Environmental Problem Shifting'

A study on the development of future energy has shown the need to consider the ultimate consequences of these.

Some Moths Behave like Butterflies to Mate

A new study led by ICTA-UAB researcher Víctor Sarto describes a striking example of evolutionary convergence in the order of Lepidoptera.

LIFE AQUAENVEC, involving ICTA-UAB, ''Best LIFE Project 2015''

The LIFE Aquaenvec project, with the involvement of the research group Sostenipra from ICTA-UAB led by researchers Joan Rieradevall and Xavier Gabarrell, has been declared Best LIFE-Environment Project 2015, along with 24 other European LIFE funded projects.

Antarctica at the centre of the ice age CO2 mystery

A new study published in Nature involving ICTA-UAB researcher Eric Galbraith demonstrates the existence of increased carbon storage in the deep Southern Ocean during the Ice Age, when the atmospheric CO2 was lower.

ICTA-UAB receives María de Maeztu Excellence Award

The Institute of Environmental Science and Technology has received the award as a "María de Maeztu" Unit of Excellence 2015 from the Spanish Ministry of Economy and Competitiveness (MINECO).

Distintivo de garantía de calidad ambiental para el edificio ICTA-ICP

El edificio del Institut de Ciència i Tecnologia Ambientals-Institut Català de Paleontologia (ICTA-ICP) ha obtenido el Distintivo de garantía de calidad ambiental en la categoría de edificios de uso de oficinas de la Generalitat de Catalunya.

ICTA publication in Nature on carbon rebound as neglected reason for climate negotiations

ICTA researcher Jeroen van den Bergh had recently a commentary in Nature on energy/carbon rebound as a neglected reason for climate negotiations, discussing implications for carbon pricing.

Sea warming and ocean acidification could make Mediterranean scuba diving areas less attractive

The increase in ocean temperatures and acidification could lead to economic and welfare losses in Mediterranean areas with gorgonians and other sea-floor corals, such as the Medes Islands (l'Estartit, Catalonia).

Living in areas with more services is beneficial to active ageing

According to a study by ICTA-UAB and the Department of Geography, the urban design of Barcelona's different neighbourhoods has a direct influence on the levels of physical activity reached by their older residents.

Researchers trained in USA and UK, main authors of the IPCC report

A new investigation published recently in the journal Nature Climate Change, involving researcher Esteve Corbera of the ICTA-UAB notes that most of the participating authors in the report got their training in the United States or the United Kingdom.

The Industrial Revolution put an end to 1,800 years of ocean cooling

The increase in magnitude and frequency of volcanic eruptions favoured the cooling of the sea surface over centuries.

ICTA-UAB thesis quantifies the great potential of urban agriculture

According to this thesis, urban rooftop agriculture has great potential for increasing local production and consumption of foodstuffs: just 8% of the rooftops in the Zona Franca district would be enough to supply 10% of the Barcelona population with tomatoes.
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