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CEAB-CSIC and Ercros sign an agreement to carry out a plastic biodegradation experiment in rivers from the mountain

This is a key experiment of Plastic0Pyr project and it will evaluate the degradation of plastic materials, bioplastics and natural materials abandoned in rivers from the mountain. Both parties trust in creating synergies that will allow them to tighten relationships and secure future collaborations in environmental preservation research.

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Marine reserves contribute to the recovery of species exposed to overfishing

A study by the Institute of Marine Sciences (ICM-CSIC) shows that areas where fishing is prohibited are contributing to the recovery, in just a few years, of species such as hake, one of the most commercially interesting in the Mediterranean. According to the study, the effect of the reserve especially favours juvenile individuals, but it also contributes to an increase in their catches around the area where fishing is not allowed.

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FutureMARES, the ocean as a pillar of the strategy against climate change

The EU-funded project FutureMARES, which is funded by H2020 programme and seeks to provide socially and economically viable solutions based on ecosystems and the services they provide for the adaptation and mitigation of the effects derived from climate change in marine ecosystems, started on September 1.

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Scientists find out a ‘superenzyme’ that reduces pollution associated with paper industry

The molecule, developed and patented by the CSIC, reduces the amount of chemicals needed to bleach paper and provides an environmentally friendly alternative.

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Bacteria-based technology to degrade toxic compounds of mercury in marine sediments

The MER-CLUB Project, in which the Instituto de Ciencias del Mar (ICM-CSIC) is involved, aims to develop a marine bacteria-based technology to degrade a toxic mercury compound and thus to improve the quality of the marine environment. This compound, monomethylmercury, accumulates in marine sediments and enters the food chain.

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