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Quest to solve global water plant mystery

Mass development of water plants in river and lakes causes headache for researchers and water managers all over the world. New research aims to reveal the causes of the explosive development and identify ecosystem effects of removing the water plants.

The youngest smoke more

An increasing number of children under 15 years old have started to smoke during the last 40 years in Europe.

What does sheep grazing do to the mountains?

Livestock grazing affects the landscape. What effects does it have on the vegetation?

Bigger people will need more food

Food demand is growing as people get bigger. Feeding a population of 9 billion in 2050 will require much more food than previously calculated.

New report will assess how humans evaluate nature

The new intergovernmental assessment will try to understand how humans value nature and the impact of these views on biodiversity and ecosystems.

Trans-Arctic shipping and the tragedy of the polar ice cap

The Arctic sea ice is melting. Areas that previously have been covered with ice are opening up, facilitating increased access for ship traffic in the Arctic Ocean. How can the need for preservation of the vulnerable Arctic environment meet the world's need for trade and transport?

Helping older adults become physically active

How can we entice more seniors to get up and out of their easy chairs? The Generation 100 study has combed through 70,000 exercise logs to find some answers.

Restriction on pollution helps: Infertile snails have recovered along the Norwegian coast

For 27 years, NIVA has monitored TBT and reproductive disorder – so called imposex – in dogwhelk along the Norwegian coastline.

Making sense of Big Data

UiB researcher Saket Saurabh embarks on a new ERC funded project, aiming to revolutionise how we handle, utilise and compress Big Data.

Mum's habits determine their children’s weight

A mother's weight influences that of their kids, but Dad’s choices appear to be less influential.
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