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

Quercus robur in the Alta Garrotxa. Image: Galdric Mossoll
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How do trees handle thirst?

Plants play a crucial role in the biosphere: they absorb carbon dioxide, release oxygen, and transfer water from the soil to the atmosphere. How do trees drink, and what happens when the water in the ground runs out?

A recently launched project breaking new ground in Spain, Esfera Climática is a major communication hub that connects media outlets with leading female researchers to increase media coverage of climate issues in the country. Image: Esfera Climática.
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Science takes to the microphones to communicate the climate crisis

Esfera Climática, a large communications office and pioneering project in Spain that connects media and researchers to increase media reports related to climate change in Spain, was created in order to answer questions about the current climate crisis.

Angham Daiyoub, forest engineer and doctoral researcher. Image: Angham Daiyoub.
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The war in Syria has wiped out 19% of the country’s forests, equivalent to the entire metropolitan area of Barcelona

The sustained destruction of forest cover is the critical result of the war that Syria has been experiencing since 2011, especially in the northeastern mountain range and around Damascus -the capital in the south- with long-term environmental and humanitarian consequences. CREAF pre-doctoral researcher Angham Daiyoub is the first author of the scientific article analysing the situation.

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

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