The study, published in Science of the Total Environment, shows that contamination of heavy metals experienced a very important growth between the 1930s and 1980s, while a drastic descent in levels occurred in the 1990s.
Ending perceptions of women and other disadvantaged groups simply as victims and instead empowering them as decision-makers in natural resource management are basic steps to deal with ecological crises more effectively.
A project led by ICTA-UAB, ISGlobal and the UAB Faculty of Veterinary Medicine in the Peruvian Amazon analyses the health effects of oil spills among people living close to oil extraction areas in developing countries.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 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.
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.
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.
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.
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).
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.
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.