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Return to the Moon

Considerable financial and intellectual resources were invested to take humans to the moon. Immediately after this goal had been achieved, the Apollo programme...

19.07.2019 · Energy transition & environment / Statements
Institut für Raumfahrtsysteme, Technische Universität Braunschweig (IRAS)
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Reservoirs release large quantities of methane

Coal-fired electricity, natural gas, crude oil, nuclear power - by comparison, energy from hydropower appears to be a clean alternative. However, large-scale...

15.07.2019 · Climate change / Climate-relevant substances
Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT)
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Permafrost is warming at an alarming rate

Worldwide permafrost temperatures rose on average by 0.30°C over a ten year period from 2007 to 2016 most notably in the Russia North. Permafrost warming has...

07.03.2019 · Climate change / Permafrost
Alfred-Wegener-Institute, Helmholtz-Centre for Polar and Marine Research (AWI)
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coastMap visualises nutrient loads in the North Sea

Measures to reduce harmful nutrient loads from the river basin have, contrary to expectations, led to oxygen deficits in the Hamburg Harbour. Only by combining...

06.08.2018 · Climate change / Oceanography
Helmholtz-Centre Geesthacht, Centre for Materials and Coastal Research (HZG)
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coastMap – Scientists Harvest Data Treasures

Collected measurement data from the North Sea’s seabed, its overlying water column and atmosphere are integrated into the coastMap marine geoportal, developed...

01.08.2018 · Climate change / Oceanography
Helmholtz-Centre Geesthacht, Centre for Materials and Coastal Research (HZG)
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Carbon emissions from future land use

In particular forests buffer the effects of climate change. Two new studies at the Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT) examine this effect in detail. It is...

19.07.2018 · Climate change / Land-use
Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT)
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Civilization meets VEI-7 Eruption: humanity is poorly prepared

Naples lies in the middle of a complex caldera that formed 39,000 years ago, its magma chambers emptied in a huge volcanic eruption and having an impact...

27.06.2018 · Natural hazards / Volcanic eruption
Helmholtz Centre Potsdam - German Research Centre for Geosciences (GFZ)
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A Lengthy Life Everywhere

Whether geotextiles, disposable coffee cups, shop receipts or insecticides, they all have something in common. A conversation with Prof Ralf Ebinghaus, head of...

12.04.2018 · Pollutants / Chemicals-in-the-Environment
Helmholtz-Centre Geesthacht, Centre for Materials and Coastal Research (HZG)
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So what can your outdoor jacket do?

More and more new persistent organic pollutants are coming on the market. The industry is inventive and there is a great demand. A conversation with Prof Ralf...

30.03.2018 · Pollutants / Chemicals-in-the-Environment
Helmholtz-Centre Geesthacht, Centre for Materials and Coastal Research (HZG)
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How vulnerable is the coast of Bali? Tsunami Simulations for Indonesia

The Alfred Wegener Institute provides an interactive tsunami map for a public audience – for media, experts and travelers in Indonesia

09.03.2018 · Natural hazards / Tsunami
Alfred-Wegener-Institute, Helmholtz-Centre for Polar and Marine Research (AWI)
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When the bumblebees are suddenly silent

New study by KIT shows that pesticides reduce the buzz of bumblebees and thus the amount of pollen collected

28.02.2018 · Pollutants / Soil
Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT)
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Expedition with flying research platform

How does Elbe flooding change the river ecosystem and the water quality in the North Sea? MOSES measurement campaign studies effects of severe rain events

12.10.2017 · Climate change / Oceanography
Helmholtz-Centre Geesthacht, Centre for Materials and Coastal Research (HZG)
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Thunderstorm activity in central and western Europe

Thunderstorm frequency fluctuates strongly even on small spatial scales. In addition, it varies significantly from year to year, which can partly be explained...

22.08.2017 · Natural hazards / Thunderstorm
Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT)
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Increasing Flood Risk in the Mekong Delta – A Homemade Problem?

Human encroachment on the river system or natural factors: what are the influences and how heavily do they factor in? Researchers at the GFZ quantitatively...

18.08.2017 · Natural hazards / Flood
Helmholtz Centre Potsdam - German Research Centre for Geosciences (GFZ)