The future of renewable energy targets in Europe in the era of the Green Deal
OPINION: The EU as a whole has committed to ensure that 32% of its energy consumption comes from renewable sources by 2030 but individual targets for member states towards this goal are not binding. Still, there are other ways for the EU to ensure compliance by member states.
Quinoa is a super crop that can resist future climate change
Quinoa is exceptionally nutritious and robust – it even withstands extreme conditions of drought and salinity. A large new research project wants to uncover the mechanism that makes quinoa so resilient. This is meant to create the basis for future improvement of this unique plant.
The Arctic: we don’t know as much about environmental change in the far north as we'd like to think
The region is warming faster than anywhere else on Earth and its polar bears and melting glaciers have become a key symbols of climate change. But the Arctic, it seems, is not as well researched as you might think.
An open letter to Danish universities: Let us show the way towards a more ambitious climate agenda
The letter is signed by more than 650 academics from a number of research fields in Denmark. They are calling for universities to lead by example, and implement climate friendly policies in the workplace in the hope of inspiring change in other sectors.
How kite skiing and weighing snow helps improve projections of sea level rise
For the past two years, scientists from the Geological Survey of Denmark and Greenland have skied across the Greenland ice sheet to see how much snow is accumulating. Their data will ultimately improve projections of sea level rise.
Scientists: Europe is committed to Earth monitoring programs, even if the USA is not
Possible cuts to US climate and satellite programs have scientists on both sides of the Atlantic concerned. Europe is already talking a lead in the face of US uncertainty, but they should not be complacent, say scientists.