ICTA-UAB launches the first master’s Degree in “Political Ecology. Degrowth and Environmental Justice”

The Institute of Environmental Science and Technology (ICTA-UAB) launches the master’s Degree in “Political Ecology.

Pioneering study analyses the effects of forests on human health

A group of volunteers have participated in an experimental study conducted by the ICTA-UAB to analyse the potential health benefits of forests.

Marine Litter on Mediterranean Beaches Triples in Summer

The Institute of Environmental Science and Technology of the Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona (ICTA-UAB) analyses and quantifies the waste generated by tourists in eight islands of the Mediterranean as part of the European BLUEISLANDS project.

Mapping the Urban Vitality of Barcelona

Researchers at the UAB have mapped Barcelona and and 9 surrounding towns using a new methodology based on urbanism activist Jane Jacobs' ideas on how cities should be configured to become vital spaces: 25% of the area is classified as having high vitality.

Agricultural intensification not a “blueprint” for sustainable development

Social and ecological results of increased agricultural intensification are not as positive as expected.

Tracking the battles for environmental justice: here are the world’s top 10

Today is World Environment Day. Environmental conflicts should not be seen as disruptions to smooth governance, fixable with market solutions, technology or police bullets.

Green urban planning must consider social equity criteria

Cities that do not include social equity criteria into their political strategies to make their urban environment greener and more ecological will not achieve long-term sustainability and risk creating green enclaves only for the social elite.

The ICTA-UAB alerts of a new invasive Asian beetle pest in Catalonia that kills mulberry trees

A study by researcher of the ICTA-UAB and the Department of Agriculture Víctor Sarto i Monteys has identified in the province of Barcelona the presence of a species from Asia that could spread through Europe.

More than 120 ICTA-UAB researchers addressed environmental challenges at a symposium, especially those arising from global and...

The Institut of Environmental Science and Technology of the Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona (ICTA-UAB) organized its 1st Spring Symposium with the aim of addressing some of the main environmental and sustainability challenges.

Low-carbon energy transition requires more renewables than previously thought

A new study by ICTA-UAB analyzes the impacts on lifestyles of substituting fossil fuels for cleaner energies.

Are Farmers Who Belong to Local User Associations Better Adapted to Climate Change?

Droughts, floods and high temperatures derived from climate change are not the only threats that farmers with irrigated crops must face.

Climate Change Threatens World's Largest Seagrass Carbon Stores

Shark Bay seagrass carbon storage hotspot suffers alarming losses after a devastating marine heat wave, according to a study led by ICTA-UAB researchers.

Amazon's indigenous people hunt animals feeding in areas contaminated by oil spills

A study by the ICTA-UAB and the UAB Department of Animal Health and Anatomy demonstrates that the main species hunted by the indigenous popoulations of the Peruvian Amazon ingest water and soil contaminated with hidrocarbons and heavy metals.

The new Planttes app warns of allergy risks in different urban areas

The Planttes application is a citizen science project which aims to encourage people to identify and locate on a map the existence of allergy-causing plants and indicate their phenological state.

New Project to Link Extreme Weather Events, Atmospheric Biodiversity and Human Health

A new ICTA-UAB project led by researcher Jordina Belmonte will study the effects of extreme meteorological events on the biological biodiversity present in the atmosphere in order to predict changes in the environment and possible affectations on human health.

ICTA-UAB’s success: five ERC grants in two years

The Institute of Environmental Science and Technology of the Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona (ICTA-UAB) has been awarded five European Research Council (ERC) grants in two years, which is about ten per cent of all ERC grants arriving in Catalonia over the period from the end of 2015 to the end of 2017.

Scientists Alert of Swift Degradation of Marine Ecosystems and Grave Consequences for the Planet

A book edited by researchers from the ICTA-UAB, the UB, the CNRS and the IEO addresses the concept of "animal forest" and highlights the importance of the role seas and oceans have in combating climate change.

New ICTA-UAB 'Welcome Guide'

The new ICTA-UAB 'Welcome Guide' it is at your disposal now. With this document, we aim to help you discover the basics of the PhD programme, ICTA-UAB’s structure, etc.
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El Observatorio de la Tordera, distinguido con uno de los Premios del Agua

Date: 2018-03-06

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El Observatorio de la Tordera, impulsado por el ICTA-UAB a través de su grupo de investigación Nycticorax, recibirá uno de los 19º Premios del Agua 2018 que cada año otorga la Asociación Catalana de Amigos del Agua en reconocimiento a su larga trayectoria científica y académica en la cuenca fluvial del Tordera.

El galardón se entregará con motivo de las celebraciones del Día Mundial del Agua, y pretende estimular, de forma no dineraria, todas aquellas iniciativas, actuaciones o trayectorias que tengan algo que ver con la nuestra voluntad de mejorar la relación de la población catalana con el agua y su entorno natural.

La concesión de los premios se realiza a través de un proceso de consulta entre todos sus socios, con el objetivo de que sean ellos quienes decidan las propuestas de candidaturas a someter a la consideración del Jurado, nombrado por la Junta Directiva de la Asociación Catalana de Amigos del agua e integrado por personalidades de reconocido prestigio en el mundo del agua en Catalunya.

La ceremonia de entrega de los galardones tendrá lugar el día 20 de marzo, a las 19.30 horas, en el salón de actos del Colegio de Ingenieros Técnicos de Obras Públicas, c / Numancia, 95 de Barcelona.

El Observatorio es un proyecto impulsado por el ICTA-UAB, el Consorci Besòs Tordera, la Diputació de Barcelona y los ayuntamientos de Sant Celoni, Arbúcies, Hostalric, Santa Maria de Palautordera i Malgrat de Mar. El proyecto realiza un seguimiento a largo plazo de indicadores de estado socioecológicos en la cuenca del Tordera centrando sus estudios en líneas de investigación biológicas, hidrológicas y sociales a su curso principal ya la riera de Arbúcies.

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