When your water is contaminated March 2014
Every year 300.000 Europeans are falling ill because of contaminated drinking water. A new high-speed test is being developed to identify the contamination of drinking water much faster than today and thus reduce the number of victims considerably.
Champions of Waste Reduction February 2014
14 years ago, the region of Lahti in Finland has implemented a model of integrated waste management. As a result the people of Lahti were able to increase their rate of recycling to more than 90%.
Decoding the oceans February 2014
Marine genomics has the power to reveal the many undiscovered secrets of the oceans.
Forecasting air pollution November 2013
Sophisticated computer algorithms mimicking the law of physics are used to forecast global air pollution levels
Palms Conquer the North
The Chusan palm started to spread and regenerate outside the gardens in forests in Southern Switzerland and Northern Italy. (Jan. '08)April 2009
Safe Drinking Water March 2009
Clean drinking water is a basic requirement for a healthy life and the drinking water demand of an adult person is two litres a day. But worldwide over one Billion people do not have access to clean water
Saving our Cultural Heritage December 2007
Parchment, made from partially-tanned animal skin, has been used since the 2nd century B.C. and it undergoes the irreparable damage caused by time