In a special edition of Futuris, we investigate how scientists and engineers are helping farmers and food entrepreneurs across Europe.
New international standards require ocean vessels to reduce air pollution. How does altering power affect the safety of a ship?
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,
The man who oversees Volkswagen’s emissions certification – Detlef Stendel – has been questioned by the authorities in South Korea over the so-called dieselgate…
Target Madagascar continues this week in the south west of the island, in one of Madagascar’s 43 national nature reserves.
The first global overview of planet Earth’s plant life has revealed a shocking 21% types of plant worldwide are at risk of extinction. In total
About eight million tons of plastic enters the oceans every year.
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…
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Can a small greenhouse help to guarantee the sustainability of European forests? To find out, the Futuris team travelled to northern Italy. What
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
In a day of resignations across Europe, Denis Baupin has stepped down as Vice President of the French National Assembly. The move follows accusations
Thirty years after the Chernobyl nuclear disaster, euronews spoke to three people who worked in and around the site of the power station in the
‘Tomorrow’ is an inspiring documentary by French filmmakers Melanie Laurent and Cyril Dion.
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
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
Plastic packaging can be safe for the environment These bottles are made from vegetable materials They are biodegradable and
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.
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
Cute, aren´t they? Every day, these piglets eat a special menu… … a mix of cereals, soy and olive waste. Researchers want to understand if
Winds are stronger and more reliable high in the sky. If only we could use that source of alternative energy! In this story, we're joining an international team of scientists testing a flying energy g
This is a new way to produce clean energy It’s based on a phenomenon known as the Magnus effect Helium makes this balloon lighter than
This edition of Business Planet looks at how innovative entrepreneurs can have an edge when it comes to securing public contracts.
Italian researchers say they have developed a device that can convert a conventional front wheel drive car into a four-wheel drive hybrid. The
Futuris producer Denis Loctier has a fishy tale for foodies and scientists: ‘‘Smoked salmon is a speciality dish. Still it’s hard to believe that
Looks delicious, doesn’t it? Actually, this snack comes from industrial waste. And it’s made using live bacteria. Factories reject a lot of
In this edition of Real Economy, we take you on a journey to discover how our waste can become sustainable gold – powering the circular economy of