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The recovery of populations of wolves, bears, lynx and wolverines in Europe over the past 50 years has been overwhelmingly successful, but it has come at the price of increased conflicts of interest with the people living alongside them. John Linnell of the Norwegian Institute for Nature Research has been part of a large pan-European research effort to gain a deeper insight into these conflicts, int the hope that more effective methods for resolving them can be constructed..
Copper substituted zeolites have long been considered prime candidates as catalysts for reducing NOx emissions from exhaust fumes. Until recently, the catalytic cycle by which they work had not been fully understood, but researchers from the Technical University of Denmark (DTU) believe they may have finally found the answer..
The theoretical appeal of RNA drugs is tempered somewhat by the multiple barriers that impede their development. Now, a large scale international collaboration based at the University of Copenhagen is paving the way towards safe and effective drugs fro the treatment of human disease..
Green policies can be rationalised using concepts such as \"natural capital\" and \"ecosystem services\", but these terms and their benefits can seem abstract to policymakers. In response, the international OpenNESS projects is exploring methods that can compellingly illustrate their importance in local decision making processes..
The changing face of energy production in Europe necessitates a rethink in the way that electricity markets are structured. The “5s“ (Future Electricity Market) is a multidisciplinary project that is challenging the current approach to the design and operation of electricity markets as penetration of renewable energy sources increases..
Future climate change could see beech forests expand further north in southeast Norway at the expense of spruce forests. A project based at the Norwegian University of Life Sciences is now investigating the physiology, ecology and historical distributions of both tree species and the ecosystems they inhabit in order to gain a a better understanding of how far the beech forests may expand in the future .
Global consensus is that the world can no longer afford to lean on the crutch of fossil fuels. It is likely that a number of alternatives will be needed to support the growing population, biomass being one of them. The BIORESOURCE project is looking to improve efficiency and sustainability of biomass production by better exploiting the potential of land use and biomass conversion technologies..
Allergic reactions to food represent a major and growing medical, social and economic problem worldwide. Researchers Maaike Dooper and Eliann Egaas of the Norwegian Veterinary Institute have devised a potential vaccine for food allergies that uses a fusion protein comprised of a ligand and the relevant allergen..
Silicon carbide is a semiconductor that has the potential to be used to create faster, cheaper transistors that can operate at higher voltages, which could prove useful for handling megawatts of power such as in wind turbines. Researchers from the Intelligent Efficient Power Electronics (IEPE) platform are looking to demonstrate the advantages of this new technology.
Teratogenicity — the risk of congenital anomaly — is of great importance when making decisions about whether medicines are safe to use during pregnancy. When medicines first become available, however, there is little information to advise women and clinicians about which are safer than others. The EUROmediCAT consortium has been working over the last four years to combine dat sources from around Europe in order to create a permanent and reliable platform for providing this kind of advice..