Butterflies show pollution with nitrogen

Butterflies show pollution with nitrogen

Agriculture, industry and traffic cause emissions of reactive nitrogen, NH4 for agriculture and NOx in industry and traffic. This also comes down as deposition in nature reserves. As nitrogen is a plant nutrient this changes the vegetation but it also causes...
Citizen scientists to tackle ocean plastic pollution

Citizen scientists to tackle ocean plastic pollution

A crew of citizen scientists will embark in October on a round-the-world voyage to address ocean plastic pollution. The voyage sets sail on October 8th. The team behind the EXXpedition voyage are partnering with researchers at The University of Plymouth to develop...
Citizen data meets urban planning to win prestigious prize

Citizen data meets urban planning to win prestigious prize

This weekend at digital art festival Ars Electronica, participatory urban planning project 300.000 Km/s won the STARTS Prize for Innovative Collaboration. The project, which combined research with citizen co-creation to generate a new urban plan for the Ciutat Vella...
Microplastics found in the Arctic snow fly there

Microplastics found in the Arctic snow fly there

By Kat Austen – IGB A study from the Alfred-Wegener-Institute reports that microplastic particles have been found in snow from the Alps to the Arctic. Of those particles found in Arctic snow varnish, rubber, polyethylene, and polyamide are most common. Most of...