Deforestation-free and carbon-negative alternatives for palm oil
A team of scientists from EPFL and Switzerland’s WSL research institute has studied the conversion of savannas into oil palm plantations as a deforestation-free way of growing these plantations. What’s more, if improved management practices are adopted at the plantation scale, then the net carbon balance could be enhanced and a great leap could be made towards reducing the environmental impact of palm oil.
“Taking part in expeditions was an unbelievable experience”
Andrea Baccarini, now a scientist at ENAC’s Extreme Environments Research Laboratory, has been awarded the ETH Medal for his thesis investigating aerosol formation in the Arctic and Antarctic and the role aerosols play in climate change.
“Sustainable design must be emotionally and environmentally durable”
Hannah Casey, a second-year student in the Master of Science in Digital Humanities program offered by EPFL’s Digital Humanities Institute, describes her experience in the program, and what inspired her to enter this interdisciplinary field.
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Campus Lecture with Sonia Seneviratne
"State of the climate crisis: Conclusions from the latest Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) reports" Sonia I. Seneviratne, ETH Zurich This presentation will provide an overview of the main conclusions of…
With: Sonia Seneviratne, ETH Zurich
Place and room: Forum Rolex
Category: Conferences – Seminars
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