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How people think about risks, politics, and sustainable development

The world is contested: trade wars between giant economies, disagreements over climate change policies, diverse measures to control pandemics, or even just two men shouting at each other on the street. Apart from using scientific insights, which tools do we, as individuals and governments, rely... click to read more

  • Frank Chuang | PhD Student at Bartlett Centre for Advanced Spatial Analysis and Department of Science, Technology, Engineering and Public Policy, University College London, London, UK
  • Ed Manley | Professor at School of Geography, University of Leeds, and Bartlett Centre for Advanced Spatial Analysis, University College London, London, UK
  • Arthur Petersen | Professor at Department of Science, Technology, Engineering and Public Policy, University College London, London, UK
Views 1234
Reading time 4 min
published on May 17, 2021
Go with the flow: dams could have a far-reaching impact on fisheries in tropical rivers

We need energy to sustain modern life. In most tropical developing countries, such as Brazil, energy is produced mainly through hydropower. This usually requires building dams, which negatively impacts the environmental and socioeconomic situation in the area. Many such dams are planned in tropical rivers, such... click to read more

  • Renato A. M. Silvano | Professor at PPG Ecology and Department of Ecology, Federal University of Rio Grande do Sul, Porto Alegre, Brazil; Fisheries and Food Institute, UNISANTA, Santos SP, Brazil
  • Anne Runde | MSc. at PPG Ecology and Department of Ecology, Federal University of Rio Grande do Sul, Porto Alegre, Brazil
  • Gustavo Hallwass | Professor at Fisheries and Food Institute, UNISANTA, Santos SP, Brazil; Federal University of Western Pará, Oriximiná, Brazil
Views 835
Reading time 4 min
published on Mar 29, 2021
Deep-sea mining may threaten microbial communities

Have you ever wondered how your smartphone was built? Or how our modern lifestyle can threaten our planet? Modern technologies sustaining our life rely on the availability of valuable metals, their important components. In response to today's increasing industrial demand, and as the supply from... click to read more

  • Tobias R. Vonnahme | PhD Student at Max-Planck Institute for Marine Microbiology, Bremen, Germany; The Arctic University of Norway (UiT), Tromsø, Norway
Views 1038
Reading time 3.5 min
published on Mar 15, 2021
Making the coral reef ‘A-list’

Coral reefs around the world are in crisis. Climate change, overfishing, and pollution are devastating coral reefs. The Great Barrier Reef in Australia, the largest coral reef in the World, has had three major coral bleaching events in just 5 years, which have killed nearly... click to read more

  • Joshua Cinner | Professor at ARC Centre of Excellence for Coral Reef Studies, Queensland, Australia
Views 861
Reading time 4 min
published on Mar 4, 2021
More droughts, more war?

Historically, violent conflicts tend to predominantly erupt in bad years, when droughts, floods, or heatwaves put the functioning of societies to the test. Does this mean that violent conflicts will become more frequent as extreme weather becomes increasingly common, globally, because of climate change? While each... click to read more

Views 1473
Reading time 3.5 min
published on Dec 14, 2020