Food and Natural Resources

EU-backed researchers show how to achieve precise and frequent monitoring of growth rates in grazing sheep without human intervention.
How much have different countries contributed to climate change since 1850? A new study ranks countries’ culpability based on their emissions of key greenhouse gases.
A new temperature-modulating robotic system reveals previously unknown collective honeybee behaviour, opening the door to new possibilities for helping bees survive in a changing climate.
An EU-backed project presents what it has learned so far about efficiently designing industrial symbiosis at an early stage.
Researchers stumble across new clues on caffeine’s possible role in gut health.
If coughs and sneezes spread diseases, are animals that spend their lives underwater immune to the sniffles? We take a deep dive with veterinary virologist Hans Nauwynck.
An EU-backed project is demonstrating systematic, city-wide planning of nature-based solutions (NBSs) for urban water treatment, storage and reuse.
EU-backed researchers are exploring the benefits of cultivating legume and cereal crops on the same piece of land. Any farmers interested?
What will happen if we overshoot the 1.5 ℃ Paris Agreement temperature goal? An EU-backed report looks at the challenges facing four vulnerable regions and cities around the world as they attempt to adapt to climate change.
An EU-backed project has developed a self-assessment tool that helps decision-makers check planned climate adaptation actions and anticipate potential risks.
EU-backed researchers begin a new round of tests to see how selected potato varieties respond to different environmental stresses.
EU-backed VALID project hosts a workshop to showcase advances made in hybrid testing for wave energy.
You may have heard that lobsters never stop growing. So why aren’t restaurant tables groaning under the weight of monster crustaceans? Biologist turned ‘aquapreneur’ Asbjorn Drengstig helps us get under their shell.
Understanding how some plants clean themselves has opened up a range of commercial applications, says expert Nico Bruns – including a kind of environmentally friendly glitter.
Scientists show there is a clear connection between deforestation and a decrease in regional rainfall across the tropics.
An Innovation Days event held in Burkina Faso brought together academic and civil society stakeholders from Europe and Africa to brainstorm solutions to digital transformation challenges.
Stevia-based sweeteners produce only 10 % of sugar’s greenhouse gas emissions, according to EU-backed research.
The tinder fungus’s newly discovered properties are inspiring biodegradable alternatives to current plastics and other materials.
Can today’s scientists accurately predict global biodiversity trends? No, according to a new study, since current approaches make it impossible.
Is an inventory of the carbon stocks of all trees throughout a country possible? Yes, say EU-backed researchers, and go on to demonstrate it in Rwanda, Africa.
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