4 PhD studentships at ICTA-UAB María de Maeztu Unit of Excellence to address anthropogenic climate change

4 PhD studentships at ICTA-UAB María de Maeztu Unit of Excellence to address anthropogenic climate change.

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 underlying 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.

Enjoy Sant Jordi's Day with ICTA-UAB

On the occasion of the celebration of Sant Jordi's Day, we recommend you some books on environmental topics written by ICTA-UAB researchers that can be given as a present this lovely day.

Schooling, Local Knowledge and Working Memory: A Study among Three Contemporary Hunter-Gatherer Societies

Does knowledge learn in school supplements or replace the knowledge acquired through non-formal ways?

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.

Joan Martinez Alier receives ERC Advanced Grant to analyze Global Environmental Justice Movement

ICTA-UAB researcher Joan Martinez Alier receives ERC Advanced Grant to analyze Global Environmental Justice Movement.

Boat mooring chains scour Rottnest (Australia) seagrass releasing CO2

Seagrass covering 48,000sqm has been scoured from the sands of Rottnest Island (Western Australia’) by almost 900 mooring chains used by recreational boats according to research from Edith Cowan University and Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona.

Differences in zooplankton forms in the Gulf of Mexico during the last deglaciation

Specialists in oceanography and the study of climate change have studied fossil remains of planktonic foraminifera from the Gulf of Mexico with the aim of investigating temperature, salinity and oceanic productivity during the last deglaciation.

Continuous leaking of radioactive strontium and cesium from Fukushima to the Pacific Ocean

The results suggests the need of a continuous monitoring of radioactive levels in the Pacific Ocean.

Local environmental knowledge helps indigenous societies to adapt

Researchers see alternative ways of using knowledge in indigenous societies as a way to improve our own societies in Europe.

La Secretaria de Estado de I+D+i intercambia impresiones con los investigadores del ICTA-UAB

La Secretaria de Estado de Investigación, Desarrollo e Innovación de Ministerio de Economía y Competitividad (MINECO), Carmen Vela y la Subdirectora General de Planificación y Seguimiento de la misma Secretaría.

The selection of techniques and crops can determine the environmental impact and economic cost of rooftop gardens

Researchers from the Institute of Environmental Sciences and Technology (ICTA) of UAB, in collaboration with the Department of Agricultural Sciences of the University of Bologna, evaluated the environmental impacts and economic costs of community rooftop gardens from a quantitative perspective.

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).

Seagrasses reveal devastation of coastal ecosystems

The analysis of marine phanerogams reveals how and when devastation of seagrass meadows started.

ICTA-UAB project to assess citizens’ resistance to environmental injustices

The project has been selected by the International Social Science Council (ISSC) out of a hundred of international proposals and will receive €850,000 in three years.

El ICTA-UAB volverá "Locos por la Naturaleza" a 25 alumnos de Bachillerato

Un total de 25 estudiantes de bachillerato participarán en la segunda edición del programa Locos por la Naturaleza que ofrece el Institut de Ciència i Tecnologia Ambientals de la Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona (ICTA-UAB) con la voluntad de promover el talento científico entre los jóvenes potenciando el conocimiento del medio natural y poniéndolos en contacto con los principales investigadores en la materia.

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.

European project coordinated by ICTA-UAB to use performing arts to foster young people's interest in science

The PERFORM project will study the use of educational methods based on the performing arts to improve secondary pupils' attitudes towards science.

A researcher from ICTA-UAB expresses in Nature his concerns about the Bolivian Pachamama

The Bolivian government has recently announced both a decree opening the country’s protected areas to hydrocarbon exploration and plans to construct a deeply-contested highway crossing the Isiboro Secure National Park and Indigenous Territory (TIPNIS).

Projects to mitigate climate change in developing countries questioned by scientists

ICTA-UAB researcher Dr Esteve Corbera and Dr Adrian Martin from the University of East Anglia have published a special issue of the journal Environment and Planning A (October 2015) in which they discuss in depth the implications of carbon offset mitigation projects in the Global South.

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.

Carbon release from ocean helped end the Ice Age

A release of carbon dioxide (CO2) from the deep ocean helped bring an end to the last Ice Age, according to new collaborative research by the University of Southampton, Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona (UAB).
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