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06.06.2024

(DE) Nachbericht: 11. Umwelt im Gespräch: Klimawandel und urbaner Hitzestress: Wie können Städte der Zukunft begegnen?

„Klimawandel und urbaner Hitzestress: Wie können Städte der Zukunft begegnen?“[...]

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04.06.2024

Event Recommendation: Thilo Hofmann at “From Pollution to Solution”

ECH co-director Thilo Hofmann will be member of a[...]

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04.06.2024

New Paper: Uptake of Tire Wear Additives by Vegetables

Tire additives find their way into leafy vegetables through irrigation with treated[...]

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23.05.2024

Workshop: Discovering the (un)sustainable

Program Discovering the (un)sustainable is a full-day event that takes place on[...]

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22.05.2024

Lecture: Groundwater-Surface Water Exchange Processes

Lee Slater, professor of Geophysics at the Rutgers University Newark, expert[...]

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16.05.2024

The Future of Global Environmental Negotiations: Assessing the Role of Science and Technology

Program Global environmental negotiations have become central sites for studying the interaction[...]

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09.05.2024

Lecture: the Challenges of the Green Deal

Have you ever tried and failed to achieve a holistic understanding of[...]

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08.05.2024

(DE) Stadtforscherin Kerstin Krellenberg im Interview

Die Sommer werden heißer, extreme Wetterereignisse häufiger. Städte wie Wien stehen vor[...]

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06.05.2024

(DE) Lange Nacht der Forschung (LNF) an der Uni Wien

Am Freitag, 24. Mai 2024 von 17:00 bis 23:00 Uhr findet die “Lange Nacht der[...]

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02.05.2024

Climate Fresk for Students and Employees

The Sustainability Office and the ECH are pleased to offer the Climate Fresk experience for employees and students[...]

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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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04.06.2024

Event Recommendation: Thilo Hofmann at “From Pollution to Solution”

ECH co-director Thilo Hofmann will be member of a[...]

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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[...]

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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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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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