Environment

 

Climate change, environmental destruction, biodiversity loss – the challenges we face are huge. But despair isn’t a great source of motivation. Here we flip the narrative of typical climate change reporting to look at innovative solutions to today’s environmental challenges.

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Edible Electronics: Reducing Electronic Waste With Digestible Robots and Nutritious Drones

Ever heard of edible electronics? Sounds like a contradiction in terms, but it could be a solution to reducing electronic waste, among other benefits.

Vegan Meat: A Climate-Friendly and Healthy Alternative?

Meat substitutes are booming - but what are vegan substitutes actually made from? And, are they actually nutritious?

Harnessing Digitalisation to Protect Mediterranean Great White Sharks

Among the ocean’s predators, the great white shark is possibly the most feared. Yet, despite its notoriety, the Mediterranean white shark population remains shrouded in mystery. 

Open Source Platform LiteFarm Supports Sustainable Farmers

Large corporations dominate the provision of digital services in agriculture. However, open-source platform LiteFarm focuses on cooperation in making agriculture more sustainable.

Fraunhofer UMSICHT (Vertikaler Anbau in der SUSKULT-Pilotanlage)
Fraunhofer Umsicht

Agriculture as a Cycle: Growing Produce With Nutrients From the SUSKULT Sewage Treatment Plant

With SUSKULT, plants don't need soil - they're fed by sewage treatment plants. This hydroponic system is breaking completely new ground.

“Agriculture Can Do So Much More Than Produce Food”: We Interview Sonoko Bellingrath-Kimura

Agriculture primarily produces food, but can also help to protect the climate. We spoke to Prof. Dr Sonoko Bellingrath-Kimura about how digitalisation can assist.

Our Digital Carbon Footprint: What’s the Environmental Impact of the Online World?

Every single search query, every streamed song or video and every email sent, billions of times over all around the world - it all adds up to an ever-increasing global demand for electricity, and to rising CO2 emissions too. Our increasing reliance on digital tools has an environmental impact that's becoming increasingly harder to ignore.

Turning Electronic Waste Into Gold with Whey Protein

Electronic waste is not only resource intensive, but, recycling it is also inefficient. Could this common food byproduct improve the process, and is this really the best solution, after all?

Can Sensors, Cameras and “Big Data” on the High Seas Make Fishing More Sustainable?

Modern sensors and data processing can make fishing more sustainable. However, new technologies such as SUSTUNTECH run the risk of having the opposite effect.