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Natural Sciences of the Environment

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Microplastics widely detected in freshwaters, yet most studies are not fully reliable Microplastics are widely detected in freshwater, wastewater and a limited number of drinking water studies. But the majority of the studies (92% of the reviewed studies) cannot be considered fully complete or reliable on at least one crucial aspect of quality assurance. This is the outcome of a critical review study commissioned by the World Health Organization (WHO) and performed by the Wageningen Microplastic Research team led by prof. Bart Koelmans at Wageningen University & Research (WUR). The study will inform the forthcoming WHO report on possible human health risks associated with microplastics in drinking water, due in May 2019.
Wednesday 10 April 2019
Frank Biermann (UU) in Dutch newspaper: “Investigate ‘cooling down’ the Earth” The Netherlands have to take a stance in the increasing international discussion on the deliberate intervention in the Earth’s climate system as a possible solution to climate change and investigate the risks of this technique, argues Frank Biermann, professor of Global Sustainability Governance at the Copernicus Institute of Sustainable Development of Utrecht University, today in an op-ed in the Dutch national newspaper De Volkskrant. He was also interviewed about this topic on Dutch national radio.
Wednesday 10 April 2019





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PhD graduations

Maíra Nunes Teixeira Mucci From green to transparent waters. Managing eutrophication and cyanobacterial blooms by geo-engineering
Wageningen University, Aquatic Ecology and Water Quality Management
Graduation date: 18 April 2019