Articles Posted in the " Envi " Category

  • Untilled fields lock carbon underground

    A life-sized trial has shown that tilling soils is not necessary to maintain crop yields, but avoiding it can help tackle climate change. So-called conservation agriculture has allowed Spanish farmers to match the food output of conventionally ploughed land, while cutting their production costs, reducing greenhouse gas emissions, and locking more carbon in their soils. […]

  • Orchids bloom again in Luxembourg

    The dry grasslands of south-east Luxembourg are home to an array of different species of orchid. These beautiful flowers include the lady orchid (Orchis purpurea), which favours the shade, the sun-loving bee orchid (Orchis apifera) and fly orchid (Ophrys insectifera), and the adaptable early-purple orchid (Orchis mascula). Powered by WPeMatico

  • Rural Ghana gains from LIFE-backed energy storage breakthrough

    As solar and wind power grow cheaper, the core challenge of climate change is shifting from generating clean energy to storing it. With support from LIFE, Swedish SME SaltX has demonstrated a technology that locks sunlight inside the chemical bonds of salt crystals. This keeps the solar power safe until needed to heat – or […]

  • ESC gives volunteers a chance to ‘Choose Nature’

    Camilla Zuretti, is one of the first 150 volunteers taking part in a pilot nature conservation project for the European Solidarity Corps (ESC). A recent graduate, Ms Zuretti has always been interested in nature, and when her friends told her about the volunteering opportunity at the Choose Nature (CHOO-NA!) project she decided to get involved […]

  • Onboard with marine protection in Spain

    “The marine environment is very important for Spain, covering one million square kilometres in diverse regions with fantastic biodiversity,” says Itziar Martin from the Spanish Ministry of Agriculture and Fisheries, Food and Environment (MAPAMA), ahead of World Oceans Day this Friday (8 June). Powered by WPeMatico

  • Solving the Italian beach litter mystery

    Clean Sea Life sounded the alarm about millions of small plastic discs washing ashore in south-west Italy. The LIFE project is monitoring the situation, organising beach clean-ups, and using the incident to study the movement of marine litter. Powered by WPeMatico

  • Mobility of Polish high school students

    European Development Agency, s.r.o. arranged a study internship for students of secondary vocational school from Poland. The internship took place from the end of April till the beginning of May 2018 for a period of three weeks, which was mainly focused on practical training. This mobility was carried out within the "Eurostażysta", within the Operational […]