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KInsecta: A Census for Insects

How many insects fly around us? Which species are out and about in our gardens, meadows and cities? It’s not an easy question to answer. But in the future, the KInsecta project will make it possible for researchers and interested laypeople to easily collect and evaluate data on the local insect world. Read on

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RESET Special Feature: Civic Tech - Ways out of the Climate Crisis with Digital Civic Engagement

Collecting air data with sensors, searching satellite images for methane leaks or making environmental data accessible - with the help of digital tools, citizens can uncover environmental problems, collect important data and support protective measures. In our new upcoming Special Feature, we explore the question: How can civic tech solutions advance climate protection? Read on

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The Community of Thousands of Volunteers Providing Free, Accurate Digital Maps for Humanitarian Response

We may be used to using digital maps in our everyday life, but they form an essential tool for humanitarian response. Unfortunately, vast regions of the Earth still lack accurate information, especially those in rural, developing regions. A group of mapping volunteers are now working to close those gaps and help aid get to where it is needed. Read on