Earth and Environment

Environment - Jun 12
A new study finds that climate has affected the risk of armed conflict. Though other drivers of violence were found to be substantially more influential, as global temperatures continue to rise, the changing climate is expected to further amplify the risk of conflict. Can a changing climate trigger organised armed conflict, such as civil war, or make it more severe?
Environment - Apr 16

New process makes the production of pharmaceuticals more efficient and sustainable. In the near future, fossil raw materials can be replaced in the production of two important anticancer drugs. An interuniversity team with researchers from UAntwerp and KU Leuven developed a process that starts from … wood.

Environment - Apr 2

The impacts of climate warming are buffered inside forests due to the thermal insulation of forest canopies. These results are based on an international study led by Ghent University researchers. Temperature difference of 4 degrees - Scientists of eight universities have quantified the temperature difference between sites within forests and outside, for the first time across the globe.

Environment - Apr 15
Environment

A team of Belgian and French researchers is back from a 6-week mission studying Antarctica on a sailing ship.

Environment - Feb 26
Environment

Bioscience engineers at KU Leuven have created a solar panel that produces hydrogen gas from moisture in the air.