Scramble for Arable Land

GIGA German Institute of Global and Area Studies

Agrofuel production is one of the main drivers of the global rush for land, shows a new study. more info

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Special Exhibition: FLIES

Museum für Naturkunde Berlin

“FLIES” is a new exhibition that may convince you that dipterans are not only an annoying nuisance, but even more largely misunderstood and underestimated contemporaries. more info

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Russia's Answer

Leibniz Institute of Agricultural Development in Transition Economies

Russia announced an import ban on most agricultural products from the EU and other countries. The full extent of the effects is as yet unclear. more info

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A small wave of relief: Oxygen measured in the Baltic Sea

Leibniz Institute for Baltic Sea Research

Oxygen-rich saltwater has entered the Central Baltic Sea and has displaced hydrogen sulfide in the deep water. more info

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Back from the atoll

Leibniz Center for Tropical Marine Ecology

Anke Mösinger, PhD candidate at ZMT´s Social Science Department, is back from her expedition to Takuu Atoll, where she spent eight months for her PhD research on local knowledge of climate change. more info

© Anke Mösinger


Antibiotics - not the only solution

27/08/2014 | Leibniz-Institute for Zoo and Wildlife Research

Scientists found a way to reduce the application of antibiotics in pig breeding by using antimicrobial peptides. more info

Trapped atmospheric waves triggered more weather extremes

15/08/2014 | Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact Research

The magnitude and duration of recent weather extremes is not so easily explained. It has been linked to a recently discovered mechanism: the trapping of giant waves in the atmosphere. more info

Food for evolution

06/08/2014 | Zoological Research Museum Alexander Koenig

The sequential evolution of angiosperm plants and their mammal herbivores was tracked by the evolution of beetles, shows a newly published study. more info

Water desalination – efficient and environmentally friendly

29/07/2014 | Leibniz Institute for Interactive Materials

Leibniz scientists now developed an environmentally friendly and efficient technology for water desalination. The applied electrochemical process uses novel, carbon particle-based... more info

Federal Fiscal Equalization System Before Reform

10/07/2014 | German Institute for Economic Research

One of the key tasks of this legislative period is to restructure the federal fiscal equalization system by 2020. The existing system has developed over time, is highly complex and convoluted. more info

Rhino foot disease – hope for better treatment

30/06/2014 | Leibniz Institute of Zoo and Wildlife Research

A new imaging strategy of synchronising computed tomography with digital radiography helps to diagnose and initiate appropriate treatment of foot diseases in mega-vertebrates. more info

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