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ICBM (2023): Oceans emit microplastics into the atmosphere

Marine air worldwide contains microplastic particles that enter the atmosphere both from land sources and via seawater. A research team led by the Institute of Chemistry and Biology of the Sea (ICBM) at the University of Oldenburg conducted air sampling studies along the Norwegian coast to the Arctic.

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Earth Comission (2023): Safe and just Earth system boundaries

The Earth Commission, an international coalition of scientists, warns that life on Earth is threatened by global warming, dwindling freshwater reserves, pollution and a reduction in biodiversity.


TU Darmstadt (2023): Decline of insect populations in forests

Forests are also suffering from an increasingly severe insect mortality. According to a study by the Technical University of Darmstadt, this also has an impact on other organisms.


IGZ (2023): Potential of human excrement as fertilizer

Human excrements are valuable raw materials for fertilizers. They could replace commercial products at least in part, researchers at the Leibniz Institute of Vegetable and Ornamental Crops (IGZ) show in a recent study.


WWF (2022): Living Planet Report

According to the World Wildlife Fund's (WWF) 14th Living Planet Report, declines in all observed populations of mammals, birds, fish, amphibians, and reptiles averaged 69% between 1970 and 2018.

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Global Footprint Network (2022): Earth Overshoot Day

Earth Overshoot Day 2022 is even earlier than last year. According to calculations by the Global Footprint Network, the world's population would need 1.75 Earths measured by its resource consumption.

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F4B Initiative (2022): Nature Loss and Sovereign Credit Ratings

Economists at the Finance for Biodiversity (F4B) Initiative warn in a study that the loss of biodiversity could severely damage the revenue streams of many countries.

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Osnabrück University (2022): Acceptance of cultured meat in Germany

According to a study by the University of Osnabrück on the acceptance of in vitro meat, 47% of consumers surveyed said they would eat a lab-grown burger more often instead of conventional meat.

WWF and AWI (2022): Impacts of plastic pollution in the oceans on marine species, biodiversity and ecosystems

The World Wide Fund For Nature (WWF) has warned of dramatic effects of the increasing plastic waste in the oceans. It refers to a study by the Alfred Wegener Institute.


University of Bonn and Breakthrough-Institut (2022): Genetically modified crops support climate change mitigation

A new study by the University of Bonn and the Breakthrough Institute (USA) shows that genetically modified plants could have a positive impact on the environment and especially on the climate.

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University of Bayreuth (2021): Diversity of ecological functions on marine islands decreases

Human impact reshapes ecological communities through the extinction and introduction of species. Researchers at the University of Bayreuth have studied these processes using the example of birds on ocean islands. They were able to show that the loss of species causes a long-term unification of ecosystems and their functions.


RWTH, ETH (2021) | Achieving net-zero greenhouse gas emission plastics by a circular carbon economy

A study recently published in the journal Science by RWTH Aachen University in collaboration with ETH Zurich shows that net-zero greenhouse gas emissions from plastics are possible.

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Global Footprint Network (2021): Earth Overshoot Day

Earth Overshoot Day marks the date when humanity’s demand for ecological resources and services in a given year exceeds what Earth can regenerate in that year. In 2021, Earth Overshoot Day lands on July 29. This is according to calculations by the Global Footprint Network.

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IINAS | NABU (2021): Sustainable Bioeconomy

In order not to push the earth beyond its carrying capacity, global CO2 emissions and resource consumption must be significantly reduced. A study by the International Institute for Sustainability Analysis and Strategies (IINAS) commissioned by the Naturschutzbund Deutschland e.V. (NABU) shows where the potential for sustainable use of raw materials is greatest.

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nova-Institut (2021): Turning off the Tap for Fossil Carbon

The chemical sector has a growing demand for carbon. Today, 450 million tonnes of carbon, mostly from fossil resources, are contained in chemicals and polymers. How can this growing demand be met in the future? This is the question the nova-Institut is investigating.

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Leibniz-IZW (2021): How the loss of forest fauna undermines the achievement of the SDGs

A study by scientists from the Leibniz Institute for Zoo and Wildlife Research (Leibniz-IZW) and the Lund University Centre for Sustainability Studies (LUCSUS) looks at the link between increasingly animal-less tropical forests and the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).

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UNEP (2021): Food System Impacts on Biodiversity Loss

Biodiversity, which is crucial for the health of people and the planet, is declining faster than ever before in human history. Meat consumption is the world's biggest destroyer of nature, according to a recent study.

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Empa (2020): Life cycle assessment of corona masks

We wear masks to protect others and ourselves. Empa researchers asked themselves what the environmental balance of this mass-produced product looks like and examined the environmental impact using the example of cotton and disposable masks by means of life cycle assessment analyses.


Hungernde Kinder in der Drtten Welt
Starving children in the Third World

Welthungerhilfe (2020): Global Hunger Index

One crisis after the other destroys the livelihood of millions of people. Wars, droughts, floods, plagues of locusts and also COVID-19 have dramatic effects on world hunger.

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University of Queensland (2020): Mikroplastics in seafood

Scientists at the University of Queensland examined a wide variety of seafood for microplastic contamination. The result is alarming.