Crossbill (PublicDomainImages from Pixabay)

Bird diversity in the Alps in decline

WNM | Nov 26, 2020 at 7:19 AM

An analysis has revealed a loss of functional and compositional diversity in Alpine bird communities. This trend is likely connected to rising temperatures and changes in land use.

Fuel cells for hydrogen vehicles are becoming longer lasting

WNM | Nov 20, 2020 at 7:41 AM

A research team has developed an electrocatalyst for hydrogen fuel cells which does not require a carbon carrier and is therefore much more stable. The new process can be used to further optimize fuel cell powered vehicles without CO2 emissions.

Carbon pricing can reduce social inequality – study

WNM | Nov 18, 2020 at 3:35 PM

There is a particularly high probability in developing and emerging countries that carbon pricing reduces social inequality, and thus may be more easily communicated politically. This also applies to carbon pricing in the transport sector in general.

Covid winter (Anna Shvets from Pexels)

Natural UV radiation in winter not strong enough against coronavirus

WNM | Nov 17, 2020 at 9:44 AM

In winter, daily solar irradiation is not sufficient to reach a level of sterilization of the SARS-CoV-2 virus that causes COVID-19. This enables the virus to survive long enough outdoors to stay infective for several hours or even over whole days.