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North Atlantic Current may cease temporarily in the next century The North Atlantic Current transports warm water from the Gulf of Mexico towards Europe, providing much of north-western Europe with a relatively mild climate. However, scientists suspect that meltwater from Greenland and excessive rainfall could interfere with this ocean current. Simulations showed that there is a 15 percent likelihood that there will be a temporary change in the current in the next 100 years.
University of Groningen, Monday 30 December 2019
How to tackle climate challenges in cities? Heavier rainfall and storms, higher temperatures, rising sea levels, and other climate change consequences present challenges to Amsterdam’s urban environment. What measures can we take to guarantee the quality of life in cities?
Amsterdam Institute for Advanced Metropolitan Solutions, Tuesday 17 December 2019
European Green Deal strives for climate neutrality in Europe by 2050 The European Commission presented The European Green Deal – a roadmap for making the EU's economy sustainable by turning climate and environmental challenges into opportunities across all policy areas and making the transition just and inclusive for all.
European Commission, Wednesday 11 December 2019
Plastic nanoparticles make larval zebrafish hyperactive Nanoplastics influence the behaviour of larval zebrafish, says new research by the Institute of Biology Leiden (IBL) and the Institute of Environmental Sciences (CML). The researchers observed that a certain type of nanoparticles leads to stress reactions in the sugar balance, resulting in hyperactivity in the fish larvae. The study was published on 18 October in Nature Communications Biology.
Leiden University, CML, Thursday 24 October 2019
Art performance Marten Scheffer (WUR) inspired by Trajectories of the Earth System in the Anthropocene Artist Tone Bjordam and scientist and musician Marten Scheffer performing live on stage on May 28th, 2019. The performance was the opening act at ECCA, European Climate Change Adaptation Conference 2019 at CCB in Lisbon, Portugal, in front of 1200 people in the audience.
Monday 8 July 2019