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Far-right hopeful Hofer within reach of Austrian presidency on Sunday

Austria faces a stark choice on Sunday, just as it did in May when left-leaning Alexander Van der Bellen and the far-right’s Norbert Hofer last faced off to become the country’s…

Austria faces a stark choice on Sunday, just as it did in May when left-leaning Alexander Van der Bellen and the far-right’s Norbert Hofer last faced off to become the country’s…

Science_technology

Digging deep to help Europe's soil

European scientists have been digging deep so they can better understand the multiple threats facing soil which include erosion, pollution, decline of biodiversity and…

European scientists have been digging deep so they can better understand the multiple threats facing soil which include erosion, pollution, decline of biodiversity and…

Environment

Morocco launches Triple A initiative to challenge climate change

COP 22 host nation Morocco takes over from France to launch the Triple A initiative (Adapting African Agriculture) to the challenges of climate change. Morocco faces the same difficulties as other Af

COP 22 host nation Morocco takes over from France to launch the Triple A initiative (Adapting African Agriculture) to the challenges of climate change. Morocco faces the same difficulties as other Af

Environment

World's largest oasis threatened by climate change

Morocco launches a sustainable environmental protection program promoting local products and ecotourism as well as the conservation and development of oases

Morocco launches a sustainable environmental protection program promoting local products and ecotourism as well as the conservation and development of oases

Environment

Morocco cleans up its act for COP 22

The COP 22 climate conference will soon begin in Casablanca, Morocco, and ahead of the event the country is mobilising to raise awareness of rubbish and pollution problems, and engaging the people the

The COP 22 climate conference will soon begin in Casablanca, Morocco, and ahead of the event the country is mobilising to raise awareness of rubbish and pollution problems, and engaging the people the

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Penguin paradise - world's largest marine park agreed for Antarctica

24 countries and the EU agree the 1.55 million square kilometre Ross Sea marine park will be protected from commercial fishing for three to five years.

24 countries and the EU agree the 1.55 million square kilometre Ross Sea marine park will be protected from commercial fishing for three to five years.

Science_technology

The future of food technology

In a special edition of Futuris, we investigate how scientists and engineers are helping farmers and food entrepreneurs across Europe.

In a special edition of Futuris, we investigate how scientists and engineers are helping farmers and food entrepreneurs across Europe.

Science_technology

Takeaway: ship safety

Ships burn fuel, polluting the atmosphere New regulations demand to cut the emissions The easiest way would be to reduce engine power But underpowered ships can be unsafe in storm They’re also slower,

Ships burn fuel, polluting the atmosphere New regulations demand to cut the emissions The easiest way would be to reduce engine power But underpowered ships can be unsafe in storm They’re also slower,

Business

South Korea: Volkswagen boss questioned over emissions scandal

The man who oversees Volkswagen’s emissions certification – Detlef Stendel – has been questioned by the authorities in South Korea over the so-called dieselgate…

The man who oversees Volkswagen’s emissions certification – Detlef Stendel – has been questioned by the authorities in South Korea over the so-called dieselgate…

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Austria's president-elect talks of uniting his divided country

Supporters of former Greens party leader, Alexander Van der Bellen, are breathing sighs of relief after Austria came close to becoming the first European Union country to elect a far-right head of…

Supporters of former Greens party leader, Alexander Van der Bellen, are breathing sighs of relief after Austria came close to becoming the first European Union country to elect a far-right head of…

Science_technology

The travelling greenhouse

Can a small greenhouse help to guarantee the sustainability of European forests? To find out, the Futuris team travelled to northern Italy. What

Can a small greenhouse help to guarantee the sustainability of European forests? To find out, the Futuris team travelled to northern Italy. What

Science_technology

Takeaway: the traveling greenhouse

Looks like a carousel but in fact it is a portable greenhouse. Baby oaks, pines or firs are grown here Humidity, temperature and soil moisture

Looks like a carousel but in fact it is a portable greenhouse. Baby oaks, pines or firs are grown here Humidity, temperature and soil moisture

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Great Barrier Reef suffers worst coral bleaching on record

Scientists say parts of Australia’s Great Barrier Reef are going through the worst coral bleaching on record. Experts have looked at more than 500

Scientists say parts of Australia’s Great Barrier Reef are going through the worst coral bleaching on record. Experts have looked at more than 500

Science_technology

Replacing oil in plastics production with organic waste

Oil is vital for far more than just energy; it is at the heart of the plastics family, but as waste it is highly polluting. Now Spanish scientists are creating a new generation of organic plastics tha

Oil is vital for far more than just energy; it is at the heart of the plastics family, but as waste it is highly polluting. Now Spanish scientists are creating a new generation of organic plastics tha

Science_technology

Takeaway: eco-friendly plastics

Plastic packaging can be safe for the environment These bottles are made from vegetable materials They are biodegradable and

Plastic packaging can be safe for the environment These bottles are made from vegetable materials They are biodegradable and

Business

Boost your business and the environment with the European Ecolabel system

This week, Business Planet has been to the Czech capital, Prague, to find out more about the European Ecolabel system: how it works and how it businesses can benefit from it.

This week, Business Planet has been to the Czech capital, Prague, to find out more about the European Ecolabel system: how it works and how it businesses can benefit from it.

Science_technology

From peelings to pork - animal feed reimagined

In this week’s Futuris we look at an ambitious research project appears to have set out to prove the old adage that ‘you are what you eat’ by

In this week’s Futuris we look at an ambitious research project appears to have set out to prove the old adage that ‘you are what you eat’ by