Feinstaub ist gesundheitsschädlich - und noch nicht hinreichend erforscht

Die Debatte über #Luftschadstoffe aus Verkehr und Industrie drehte sich lange Zeit um #Stickoxide. Eine Stellungnahme der Nationalen Akademie der Wissenschaften Leopoldina rückt jetzt den #Feinstaub in den Vordergrund. Da hat #Deutschland viel zu tun, denn die Grenzwerte entsprechen noch nicht den internationalen Empfehlungen.


Scientists have discovered a way to suck CO2 from the atmosphere and turn it into biodegradable building products! Show more

Last chance to fill the survey on Latin American Early Career 🌎

If you know someone that could be interested, please share the form with them:


Interesting :

📄 Perceptions and impacts of gender inequality in the geosciences are strongly gendered

eartharxiv.org/3jkcp/ :OpenAccess:

Ffs, if you're still searching through Google - please don't. There are DuckDuckGo, Ecosia, Startpage, SearX and in almost all cases it's enough. If you really can't find something, switching to Google search is one "!g" away in DuckDuckGo.

Concerns of young protesters are justified | Science

Proud to be among the signatories.

RT @gretathunberg
”We declare: Their concerns are justified and supported by the best available science. The current measures for protecting the climate and biosphere are deeply inadequate.”
World leading climate scientists support #FridaysForFuture #schoolstrike4climate science.sciencemag.org/content

Really glad and honored to be elected as member of the YESS community executive committee. Looking forward to work with this great team :)


Invitation to join the international initiative

We invite you to become an initial signatory of the ScientistsForFuture (International) support letter for the climate protesters. The letter will be published in a renowned journal, with the list of initial signatories attached.


Deadline is 8 April noon UTC.

Open call for two PhD fellowships at University of Puerto Rico Show more

is launching a call for nominations for the Earth Commission. 🌍

The Commissioners will provide the scientific insights needed to underpin the setting of science-based targets for a stable and resilient planet. The deadline for nominations is 23 April 2019.


First day of carbonaceous conference today in Vienna. It started with an ice-breaker evening, which was actually pretty nice. We had a nice view to the city (see pic). It is a rather small conference (~120 people). Lots of known faces and famous people around. 🙂

Just realizing how inaccessible scientific conferences can be.🤮

Let's make a contest! 🏆
See who finds the ugliest academic-related logo design.

I will start with this one 😄

Rapid global shift to renewable energies can save millions of lives.

Fossil energy is the main source of and related health burdens.


The results of the final vote: 348 in favor, 274 against. No amendments were considered. #Article13 #SaveYourInternet

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