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  • In European cities, heat waves affect the most vulnerable
    by Editorial Board on 10 Giugno 2024 at 01:00

    Heat waves in Europe are on the rise, causing a 57 percent increase in the number of people exposed compared to the decade 2000-2009. Especially in urban areas, the impacts of these extreme events are particularly pronounced due to urban structures causing the so-called heat island effect (urban heat island): heat stress from heat waves The post In European cities, heat waves affect the most vulnerable first appeared on SmartGreen Post | news about the environment.

  • The Queen of the Rivers is back
    by Editorial Board on 29 Maggio 2024 at 01:00

    The Otter Day is celebrated on 29 May, World Otter Day (Lutra lutra) dedicated to one of the rarest and most endangered species of European fauna and to celebrate it, the definitive data from the latest research carried out in Italy thanks to the Project have been released Lontra, promoted and financed by WWF Italy The post The Queen of the Rivers is back first appeared on SmartGreen Post | news about the environment.

  • Microalgae as biosensors to detect heavy metals in water
    by Editorial Board on 22 Maggio 2024 at 01:00

    Researchers from the Institute of Applied Sciences and Intelligent Systems ‘Eduardo Caianiello’ of the National Research Council (CNR-Isasi), in collaboration with the Anton Dohrn Zoological Station in Naples (Szn), have developed an optical test for the detection of the copper dose dispersed in water samples isolated from the Sarno river in Campania, the results of The post Microalgae as biosensors to detect heavy metals in water first appeared on SmartGreen Post | news about the environment.

  • Climate change, East Africa hit by unprecedented heavy rains
    by Editorial Board on 13 Maggio 2024 at 01:00

    Large numbers of people in Kenya, Burundi, Tanzania and Somalia were displaced and significant damage was reported to homes, schools and infrastructure, as well as the loss of crops and livestock. Many families have been forced to leave their homes, seeking refuge in makeshift structures or evacuation centres. These are the people who are already The post Climate change, East Africa hit by unprecedented heavy rains first appeared on SmartGreen Post | news about the environment.

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  • Odors are encoded in rings in the brain of migratory locusts
    on 18 Giugno 2024 at 15:57

    Researchers describe how odors are encoded in the antennal lobe, the olfactory center in the brain of migratory locusts. Using transgenic locusts and imaging techniques, the researchers were able to show a ring-shaped representation of odors in the brain. The pattern of olfactory coding in the antennal lobe is the same at all stages of locust development. A better understanding of olfactory coding in the locust brain should help to learn more about how the behavior of these insects is controlled, especially their swarming.

  • The declining diet of Japan’s youth
    on 18 Giugno 2024 at 15:57

    Researchers performed a study to quantify highly processed food consumption and to investigate its association with diet quality among Japanese children and adolescents. Highly processed foods (HPFs) accounted for over one-fourth of the total energy intake amongst youths. Consumption was negatively associated with the intake of healthy foods, such as fruits, vegetables and pulses, and positively associated with the consumption of confectioneries.

  • How targeted nutrients can fight cancer
    on 18 Giugno 2024 at 15:57

    An international research team has discovered a new way to effectively treat cancer, by using nutrients to reactivate suppressed metabolic pathways in cancer cells.

  • Fishy parenting? Punishing offspring encourages cooperation
    on 18 Giugno 2024 at 15:56

    Scientists discovered that Neolamprologus savoryi fish use punishment to encourage offspring to cooperate in brood care, revealing advanced cognitive abilities previously thought unique to higher vertebrates. This study highlights that punishment for promoting cooperation exists beyond human societies, prompting a reevaluation of animal intelligence.

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