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Cooling the planet
25 June 2019
The lacklustre political response to the climate crisis is fuelling the call for resolute technological interventions, observes Jeroen Oomen.
Ontbossing in beheerde bossen in Washington (VS). Foto via iStock/halbergman
17 June 2019
Planting trees in arid areas can sometimes worsen the environmental circumstances, environmental researchers from Utrecht University confirm.
Sanne Akerboom at the Makkelijk Praten podcast
14 June 2019
Scientists from Utrecht University talk about their research (and funny science facts) in the 'Makkelijk Praten' podcast.
Verzakte huizen
12 June 2019
A broad national consortium led by Utrecht University has received a 5 million euro grant to study soil subsidence in the Netherlands.
6 June 2019
The earth’s rotation has surprising effects on narrow, deep lakes such as Lake Garda, according to a new publication in Scientific Reports.
Aanpak stikstof
5 June 2019
Prof. Chris Backes (Utrecht University) briefed the national commissions on Agriculture, Nature and Food Quality and Infrastructure and Water Management.
4 June 2019
A new research programme will investigate pathways towards more inclusive and sustainable water planning in deltas in the global South.
Energy transition
3 June 2019
Utrecht University and Eindhoven University of Technology are joining forces by establishing a joint Fair Energy Transition Center.
Plastic soep
1 June 2019
On World Water Day, we pay extra attention to one of the most urgent threats to our oceans: plastic. What do you actually know about the plastic soup?
29 May 2019
Utrecht University researcher Dr Joost Vervoort awarded an NWO Vidi grant to research how simulation gaming can experiment with sustainable future societies.

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