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A project analyzes the microparticles in European subway

Hexacomm  is a European Project aimed at studying the risks associated with human exposure to particles in the air. One of its sub-projects will analyze the exposure of passengers to the particles in the subway of some European cities: Barcelona, Prague, Athens and Porto.

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The first global genetic catalogue of the ocean microbiome

The Tara Oceans expedition describes the unknown planktonic diversity of the planetary ocean. CSIC scientists have participated in this project whose first results are published in a special issue of Science. This first global genetic catalogue of the ocean microbiome includes several million genes, 80% of which are totally new to science.

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The SETAC next meeting will be held in Barcelona

The SETAC (Society of Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry) Annual Meeting will be held in Barcelona from May the 3rd to the 5th. The Congress will discuss on environmental pollution, its effects on human health and ecosystems and pollution remediation. This edition celebrates the 25th  anniversary of its delegation in Europe.

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Recommendations to reduce the atmospheric pollution

Scientists involved on the European project  AIRUSE LIFE+ have delivered the authorities the results of this project, including recommendations for minimizing the atmospheric pollution in Southern European cities. Certification of biomass burning systems and pellets, the implementation of low emission zones, and eco-labelling for all cars, are some of the recomended measures.

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Human activity may be supporting growth of harmful algae in lakes

Scientists at the CSIC and CREAF have been involved in an international study that quantifies the correlation between the increasing use of fertilizers and detergents rich in phosphorus and nitrogen, and the proliferation of potentially harmful ‘blue-green’ algae in lakes all over the world. The algae proliferation has increased disproportionately over the past two centuries relative to other species, with the greatest increases since 1945.

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