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 ...

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 ...

Seagrasses reveal devastation of coastal ecosystems

The analysis of marine phanerogams reveals how and when devastation of seagrass meadows started. The research, involving researcher Dr Pere Masqué from ICTA-UAB, UAB Department ...

ICTA-UAB hosts the presentation of the State of the World on sustainable cities

The Worldwatch Institute presented for the first time in our country the renowned annual report State of the World 2016, which this year is ...

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 ...

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 ...

“Para hacer un Doctorado, la edad ayuda porque lo asumes con mucha serenidad”

“Para hacer un Doctorado, la edad ayuda porque lo asumes con mucha serenidad” María Mercedes Hermida Lucena, de 79 años, es la estudiante de ...

Álvaro Palacios: "La Naturaleza nos dice qué hacer para trasladar la belleza del paisaje a la copa"

Álvaro Palacios: "La Naturaleza nos dice qué hacer para trasladar la belleza del paisaje a la copa" . El reconocido enólogo Álvaro Palacios ofreció un ...

A web tool to improve the eco-efficiency of the urban water cycle

The European project Life Aquaenvec, with the involvement of the research group Sostenipra from the ICTA-UAB, has developed a web tool that helps decision ...

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 ...

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 The project is ...

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 ...

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 ...

Nursery schools have significant environmental impacts and great potencial for improvement

Environmental impacts from nursery schools are important and there is room for improvement, according to an ICTA-UAB study. Each child in a nursery school consumes ...

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 ...

ICTA-UAB receives María de Maeztu Excellence Award

The Institute of Environmental Science and Technology (ICTA-UAB) is one of the four units that have been accredited as a “María de Maeztu Unit ...

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 ...

Rainwater harvesting systems can help save on laundry detergents

Laundry additive savings are the key to a profitable RWH system. Domestic rainwater harvesting systems could bring savings on laundry detergent, up to 5 euros ...

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 ...

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 ...

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. A new study analyses variations in ocean ...

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 ...

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 ...
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