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Solitary bee (Osmia sp.) in a “bee hotel”. Public domain image.
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Veronica Couto Antelo

Climate change is making bees more sensitive to pesticides

In recent decades there have been significant declines in bees populations, which are linked to factors such as climate change, changes in land use, the arrival of new natural enemies and the use of pesticides.

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CREAF

Bees and flowers: made for each other

When someone is indecisive, or goes after someone to get something, they are said to do the butterfly, or to go from flower to flower… These are popular sayings that perhaps nowadays people do not keep in mind, especially those who do not go out in the countryside, or who wear the green glasses of naturalism. Today, on World Bee Day, we want you to put on these glasses and see how the insects that visit our flowers behave.

Science points out that nature is a critical ally in the fight against climate change and nature loss. From left to right, a dragonfly, an oak tree and an orchid. Images: Galdric Mossoll
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Adriana Clivillé

Biodiversity and climate crisis, an inseparable tandem

On the International Biodiversity Day promoted by the Convention on Biological Diversity we want to emphasise its intimate link with climate change, of which it practically becomes the other side of the coin.

A high mountain lake in Andorra. Image: Galdric Mossoll
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CREAF

Expedition begins to chart the invisible biodiversity of Pyrenean lakes

The Pyrenees region is experiencing a warming rate higher than the global average, making it a critical observatory for the impacts of climate change. Researchers have begun efforts to chart the biodiversity of microorganisms living under the surface of 300 different lakes across the Pyrenees.

De Waal eats a banana at the Barcelona Zoo, while a chimpanzee watches him. Image: Xavier Cervera, Panos Pictures, Redux.
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CREAF

Frans de Waal: Bridging the Primate-Human Divide

Frans de Waal, the Dutch primatologist who revolutionised the perception of emotions in primates, has died at the age of 75. CREAF pays tribute to his research career and prolific writing.

Severo Ochoa Excelence. Source: Ministry of Science, Innovation and Universities.
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Adriana Clivillé

CREAF receives for the second time in a row the Severo Ochoa Centre of Excellence accreditation 

CREAF has obtained for the second consecutive time the Severo Ochoa Centre of Excellence distinction awarded by the Ministry of Science, Innovation and Universities of the Spanish government, with the aim of “promoting the quality of Spanish scientific research by recognizing the best centers and units, that stand out for the relevance and impact of their research results on an international scale”.

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