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EFGeoWeek #356 | 18 de junio de 2024

EFGeoWeek #356 | 18 de junio de 2024

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Hollis: Pan-European geological data, information, and knowledge for a resilient...

Many fields of research relevant to climate-change-related policy are grounded in geological sciences – far more than is generally recognised by the public or policy makers.

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Over 200 stakeholders called for a #Geothermal strategy and action

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CRM-Geothermal Video Contest for 12-18-year-olds (Deadline: 24 June)

Geothermal energy can play a significant role in the fight against climate change. It is a renewable and sustainable heat and electricity source that is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

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CRM-geothermal achieves milestone in microbial metal processing

The CRM-geothermal project has recently reached a milestone in its quest to harness microbial capabilities for metal recovery from geothermal fluids. Researchers from the Laboratory of Microbiology at the University of Neuchâtel and Dr. Brill + Partner...

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CEEGS Project in the Science Fair 2024 in Seville: New Technologies for the Energy Tran...

The CEEGS project participated in the 22nd edition of the Science and Space Fair in Seville. The project was present with a stand, dissemination activities, and a micro-conference.

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Leak: Hungarian Presidency's plans for energy, transport, environment

On 1 July, Hungary will take over the Presidency of the Council of the EU from the Belgians. Euractiv has seen and reviewed Hungary's indicative plan for energy, transport and the environment during its six months as Council President.

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Experts: France will not submit its national energy and climate plan to Brussels on time

The current political situation in France makes it almost impossible to send the EU Commission the French national energy-climate plan (NECP) by 30 June.

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Christophe Grudler - the European Parliament's nuclear man

Since his election in 2019, liberal French MEP Christophe Grudler has become the figurehead for nuclear power energy in the European Parliament. Euractiv spoke to the Renew lawmaker, who is running for a second term in the Parliament.

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Nuclear: SMRs alliance unveils their roadmap up to early 2025

Last week's General Assembly of the SMR Industrial Alliance (May 29 and 30) provided an opportunity to define the roadmap for the coming months, and to appoint the chairmen of the working groups.

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MEPs need green hydrogen on their radar from day one

How the EU addresses the climate crisis has been high up the political agenda in the approach to this week’s elections. But there are two sectors that continue to fly under the radar in the bloc’s pursuit of decarbonisation: shipping and aviation.

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EU's 14th package of Russia sanctions held up by Germany

BRUSSELS, June 14 (Reuters) - The European Union failed on Friday to agree a 14th package of sanctions against Russia, EU diplomats said, as Germany held out over the extent to which EU companies would be responsible for sanctions violations. Officials...

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Germany’s Uniper wins $14 billion arbitration ruling against Gazprom

German utility Uniper has won a multi-billion euro arbitration against former long-time supplier Gazprom, it said on Wednesday (12 June), allowing it to tear up dormant gas supply contracts and potentially setting a precedent for similar cases.

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The European Green Deal has matured: the path forward

A European Green Deal 2.0 was always going to be a very different agenda, especially if the original European Green Deal succeeded.

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Swiss parliament snubs European court climate ruling

The lower house of the Swiss parliament voted on Wednesday (12 June) to reject a ruling ordering Switzerland to do more to combat global warming in a move that could encourage others to resist the influence of international courts.

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Study details huge emissions resulting from Russia's invasion of Ukraine

Russia's invasion of Ukraine has directly caused or paved the way to the emission of 175 million tonnes of carbon dioxide (CO2) into the atmosphere, a joint report said on Thursday (13 June).

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G7 cooperation with China on climate-aligned trade is vital

G7 countries should work with China to put in place climate-aligned trade policies needed to accelerate global climate action, by harnessing the power of international trade to promote innovation, reduce costs, and stimulate demand for green goods, wri...

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EU unveils ‘virtual earth’ to advance climate research

The EU has activated a digital model of the planet which it says will allow scientists, policymakers and companies to simulate the impact of climate change adaptation measures with unprecedented accuracy.

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Commission launches digital ocean twin prototype

The European Commission has unveiled the prototype Digital Ocean Twin, which it hopes will act as a key tool for understanding and researching the earth’s oceans.

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Toxic Metal on the Rise in the Baltic Sea - Eos

Postwar reconstruction is likely the cause of elevated thallium levels, but low-oxygen, high-sulfide conditions keep the material, which is extremely dangerous to mammalian health, from moving into the human food chain.

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Radioactive Sediments May Have Built Earth’s Cratons - Eos

Weathering of the earliest continents could have set in motion the formation of cratons, the immutable roots of continents.

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A Splashy Meteorite Was Forged in Multiple Collisions - Eos

The Winchcombe meteorite was recovered, largely from a driveway, just hours after it fell to Earth, preserving evidence that its early relatives could have filled Earth’s oceans.

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Antarctic Ice Doughnuts May Hold the Key to Shelf Collapse

The first direct record of ring fractures in Antarctic ice shows how the phenomenon could cause rapid ice shelf collapse.

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Icelandic insights

The spectacular eruptions on the Reykjanes Peninsula, which have been ongoing since 2021, have once again turned the world’s attention to Iceland, land of fire and ice. As one of the most volcanically active regions on the planet, much of the country, ...

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The fourth revolution

“A fourth revolution is underway,” explains Trond Torsvik, Professor of Geodynamics at the University of Oslo, Norway. “Over the last century our description of the movement and deformation of Earth’s outer layer evolved from the hypothesis of Continen...

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Behind the oak door

What first drew you to geology? A friend at school gave me a little piece of galena. It was only about 2 cm long, but the weight fascinated me, as did the metallic lustre. I then consumed the contents of any geology book I could find, such as the littl...

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Pride and pressure: Ruth Allington

What achievements are you most proud of from your time as President? I’m proud of so much – not of what I’ve done, but of what’s happened. The most amazing thing is that we’ve finally negotiated a long lease with the government to stay at Burlington Ho...

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Creating family-friendly conferences in geosciences: a new study needs your help!

Do you think managing a scientific career and having a family is difficult? Would you like to see more family support at conferences? So do we! ‘We’ are Lisa Schielicke, Leonie Esters, and Elena Päffgen from the Meteorological Department of the Univers...

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The hydropower renaissance in Europe

Dr Jeremy Bricker, a hydraulics and coastal engineer, is dreaming big.Somewhere on the North Sea coast, he imagines construction of a dam to manage the supply of clean energy to Europe’s “lowlands”.Dam goodBricker is also working towards that goal. He ...

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Electronics made of wood and paper

To develop eco-friendly electronics such as sensors and circuit boards, Dr Valerio Beni is following the paper trail – literally.An expert in green chemistry at Swedish research institute RISE, Beni has switched his focus to wood from pulp in a bid to ...

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How European academics can set up safe research collaborations with China

In the leafy Berlin suburb of Dahlem sits a research group whose expertise is in short supply across Europe.

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