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Singular forest in Catalonia. Image: Lluís Comas.
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Galdric Mossoll

What is forest resilience?

The changing climate paradigm, coupled with the accumulation of disturbances, is testing the resilience of forests around the world. The capacity of species to adapt to these conditions will define the forests of the future. But, are Mediterranean forests resilient enough?

Cuadro 'Grupo de personajes en el bosque' de Joan Miró en enero de 1931. Óleo sobre tela que se puede visitar en la Fundació Joan Miró (Barcelona).
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Veronica Couto Antelo

What are nature-based solutions?

It is almost a year since a worldwide agreement to protect Earth’s biodiversity was reached (at long last). Its official name is the Kunming-Montreal Global

Sitges beach. Photo: Annelies Broekman.
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Veronica Couto Antelo

What does it mean that the coast is eroded?

Have you noticed that the beaches have less sand than before, the cliffs collapse and we find rocks everywhere? It is the impact of a phenomenon known as ‘coastal erosion’ and we are doing its scientific monitoring.

Pont de Querós (in Sant Hilari Sacalm), a medieval bridge that is usually underwater in Susqueda Reservoir. Source: Jordiavus (Wikimedia Commons).
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Anna Ramon

How to tackle the current water shortage, and the one on the horizon

Catalonia has declared a drought-induced “state of exceptionality”. The situation is serious, and simply folding our arms and hoping for rain is not enough. All this is explained in full inside, based on a discussion with CREAF’s water management expert, Annelies Broekman.

A bird bathing in a fountain (source: Timothy Kindrachuk, Unsplash)
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Florencia Florido

What are climate shelters?

Climate shelters are a natural or urban area that offers benign environmental conditions to protect against an unfavorable context. The conditions of each climatic shelter determine whether they benefit one species or another – including humans – depending on the needs of each one.

Image taken by Copernicus on 14 June. It shows the land surface temperature in a scale of warm colours; the darker the colour, the higher the temperature.
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Veronica Couto Antelo

Trees are a must for the cities of the future

A few days ago, the Copernicus Earth observation programme published a hair-raising satellite image. It shows the land surface temperature in some parts of Spain

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