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  • 16.04.2024

    ECH-Director Thilo Hofmann at the EGU Press Conference

    The General Assembly of the European Geosciences Union (EGU) 2024 took place[...]

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  • 16.04.2024

    We Congratulate: Prestigious ERC Grants for ECH Members

    A considerable number of 6 scientists at the University of Vienna have[...]

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  • 10.04.2024

    (DE) Erster Nachhaltigkeitstag am Institut für Soziologie

    Podiumsdiskussion mit ECH-Mitgliedern beim Nachhaltigkeitstag des Instituts für Soziologie Der erste Nachhaltigkeitstag[...]

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  • 10.04.2024

    Workshop: Carbon Dioxide Removal as a Building Block of Climate Policy

    On the 17th of April, ECH members Alina Brad[...]

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  • 25.03.2024

    Panel Discussion: Nutrition and Sustainability

    Around a third of global greenhouse gas emissions come from the food[...]

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  • 14.03.2024

    Launch of the Environment and Climate Research Hub (ECH) on 8 March 2024: Global Crises Need Interdisciplinary Research

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  • 14.03.2024

    (DE) Gründungsfeier des ECH am 8. März: Globale Krisen brauchen interdisziplinäre Forschung

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  • 14.03.2024

    Interview With Climate Scientist Stefan Rahmstorf

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  • 14.03.2024

    (DE) Klimaforscher Stefan Rahmstorf im Interview

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  • 12.03.2024

    The Public is Ready for Climate Reform – so What now? A Talk With Kimberly Doell

    If climate change is to be tackled, we need both individual behavior[...]

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  • 08.03.2024

    (DE) Weltfrauentag 2024: ECH ehrt herausragende Frauen mit seinem Umwelt- und Klimapreis

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  • 08.03.2024

    International Women’s Day 2024: ECH Honors Outstanding Women With Environment and Climate Award

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  • 14.02.2024

    ECH in the Spotlight

    The University of Vienna’s research magazine Rudolphina has compiled a collection of[...]

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  • 24.01.2024

    Review: ECH in Discussion With Viennese Students

    On 24 January, ECH member Katrin Attermeyer and coordinator Timo Bühler, together[...]

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  • 17.01.2024

    Review: Semester Question Panel Discussion – „What Will Our Future be Made of?“

    Energy transition, circular economy, self-repairing cities: what innovative materials are needed to[...]

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  • 10.01.2024

    Thomas Böttcher Develops Alternatives to Antibiotics

    The ever-growing crisis of antibiotic resistance highlights the importance of new approaches[...]

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  • 09.01.2024

    Shape Matters: How Microplastic Travels That Far

    How far microplastics travel in the atmosphere depends crucially on particle shape,[...]

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  • 09.12.2023

    “Scientist of the Year” Franz Essl: Making Biodiversity Research Tangible

    Biodiversity researcher and ECH member Franz Essl from the University of Vienna[...]

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  • 29.11.2023

    Austrian Biodiversity Council meets Federal President Alexander Van der Bellen

    Experts from the Austrian Biodiversity Council met Federal President Alexander Van der[...]

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  • 13.11.2023

    The Power of Neuroscience to Fight Against Climate Change

    Today an international research team, including scientists from the Environment and Climate[...]

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  • 11.10.2023

    (DE) Nachbericht: 10. Umwelt im Gespräch – „Unser Leben mit Abfall: Zwischen Konsum und Umweltschutz“

    Zum zehnjährigen Jubiläum von „Umwelt im Gespräch“ beschäftigte sich die Veranstaltungsreihe mit[...]

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  • 11.10.2023

    Microbial Metabolites: A New Link to Parkinson’s Disease?

    Published in Environment International, a groundbreaking study from the Institute of Biological[...]

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  • 11.10.2023

    What the Future Is Made Of

    New materials are considered very promising for solving the acute challenges of[...]

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  • 05.10.2023

    Non-native Plants Migrate North

    In Europe and America, many of the alien plant species there originate[...]

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  • 29.09.2023

    Soil Bacteria Prevail Despite Drought Conditions

    Recent research uncovers the resilience of certain soil microorganisms in the face[...]

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  • 25.09.2023

    Thilo Hofmann Selected for the Wiener Klimateam

    This year, the Wiener Klimateam of the City of Vienna started[...]

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  • 25.09.2023

    How Does the Use of Plastics in Agriculture Become More Sustainable?

    It is impossible to imagine modern agriculture without plastics. 12 million tonnes[...]

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  • 21.09.2023

    Invasion of the Parasitic Fungi

    Fungi carried by humans can cause great damage to our ecosystems. Biodiversity[...]

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  • 11.09.2023

    Bicycle, Politics, and Social Transformation in Indonesia

    ECH member Sanderien Verstappen was a guest on PolgovTalks by PARES, an[...]

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  • 04.09.2023

    Invasive Species Threaten Global Diversity and Livelihoods

    Invasive species are a major cause of global species loss and threaten[...]

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  • 21.08.2023

    Why We Need to Protect the Peatland Ecosystem Now

    Peatlands are underestimated – yet they are flood protection, drought insurance, sewage[...]

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  • 14.08.2023

    New Materials for Climate Neutrality

    In the Cluster of Excellence Materials for Energy Conversion & Storage (MECS)[...]

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  • 14.08.2023

    Understanding the Importance of Microbiomes for Planetary Health

    Microbiomes Drive Planetary Health: Under this title, 30 scientists led by microbiologist[...]

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  • 08.08.2023

    Evidence of Hydrothermal Animals in the Pacific Ocean

    During a research cruise, an international research team led by marine biologist[...]

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  • 25.07.2023

    1st Sustainability Idea Challenge Award

    On Monday the 24th of July the Sustainability Idea Challenge Award,[...]

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  • 21.07.2023

    Tracking down Microplastics in the Air

    Tiny plastic particles, also known as microplastics, are polluting rivers and oceans.

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  • 12.07.2023

    Plastic Waste: Pollution in Lakes Sometimes Higher Than in the Ocean

    Global data on microplastic pollution of freshwaters has been lacking until now.

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  • 10.07.2023

    Kinderuni Goes Into 21st Edition

    What is energy, anyway? Where do young trees come from? Children can[...]

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  • 28.06.2023

    Pollutants Go through the Stomach

    Pesticides, contaminated food or packaging chemicals – pollutants from food and the[...]

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  • 20.06.2023

    Review: Semester Question Panel Discussion – „Can We Still Be Saved?“

    On the question of planetary health and future, science researcher Ulrike Felt,[...]

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  • 15.06.2023

    Vodcast: Sabine Pahl and Andreas Stohl on #microplastics and #climateaction

    What still needs to happen for us to finally change our behavior?[...]

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  • 02.06.2023

    Podcast: The Climate Between Politics and Science

    Why aren’t governments doing everything in their power to stop climate change?[...]

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  • 31.05.2023

    (DE) Nachbericht: 9. Umwelt im Gespräch – „Landwirtschaft und Planetary Health – Möglichkeiten für eine gesunde und nachhaltige Ernährung“

    Die Frage nach einer gesunden und nachhaltigen Ernährung ist Gegenstand zahlreicher öffentlicher[...]

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  • 24.05.2023

    For a Healthier Planet: Climate Activism Must Be Rewarded

    The current discussion around the climate protests show that the social perception[...]

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  • 11.05.2023

    Environmental Protection Within Our Body

    The microbial community we carry inside us is as individual as it[...]

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  • 05.05.2023

    Nuno Maulide Receives ERC Proof of Concept Grant

    The chemist and ECH member Nuno Maulide has been awarded an ERC[...]

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  • 04.05.2023

    Initiative to Establish a Climate Audit Office

    A key demand of the 2020 climate referendum was the establishment of[...]

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  • 18.04.2023

    Can We Feed the World’s Population in 2050 Without Plastic in Agriculture?

    Despite its negative effects, plastic is currently indispensable for agriculture. In this[...]

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  • 18.04.2023

    Invasive Species Cause as Much Damage as Natural Disasters

    Animal and plant species introduced by humans displace native species, are responsible[...]

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  • 13.03.2023

    Researching for the Next Nitrogen Revolution

    Petra Pjevac, Holger Daims and Michael Wagner from the University of Vienna[...]

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  • 19.10.2022

    (DE) Nachbericht: 8. Umwelt im Gespräch – „Umweltpolitik in der Krise?“

    In Zeiten akuter Krisen wie des Ukraine-Kriegs, der Inflation oder der Energiekrise[...]

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  • 14.02.2024

    ECH in the Spotlight

    The University of Vienna’s research magazine Rudolphina has compiled a collection of[...]

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  • 10.01.2024

    Thomas Böttcher Develops Alternatives to Antibiotics

    The ever-growing crisis of antibiotic resistance highlights the importance of new approaches[...]

    Read more

  • 13.11.2023

    The Power of Neuroscience to Fight Against Climate Change

    Today an international research team, including scientists from the Environment and Climate[...]

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  • 25.09.2023

    How Does the Use of Plastics in Agriculture Become More Sustainable?

    It is impossible to imagine modern agriculture without plastics. 12 million tonnes[...]

    Read more

  • 14.08.2023

    Understanding the Importance of Microbiomes for Planetary Health

    Microbiomes Drive Planetary Health: Under this title, 30 scientists led by microbiologist[...]

    Read more

  • 15.06.2023

    Vodcast: Sabine Pahl and Andreas Stohl on #microplastics and #climateaction

    What still needs to happen for us to finally change our behavior?[...]

    Read more

  • 02.06.2023

    Podcast: The Climate Between Politics and Science

    Why aren’t governments doing everything in their power to stop climate change?[...]

    Read more

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