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Could Brexit farm nature back to health?

Could Brexit farm nature back to health?
Louise Montgomery

Louise Montgomery

Policy Researcher at Politheor: European Policy Network
Louise Montgomery holds an LLM in Global Environment and Climate Change Law from the University of Edinburgh. She is currently a Research and Campaigns intern in OneKind, an animal welfare organization.
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Under the current membership of the EU, farmers in the UK receive £3 billion a year in subsidies and income support under the Common Agricultural Policy (CAP). Once Brexit comes into play and Article 50 is triggered CAP will be no more. Fortunately, the National Trust has come up with a holistic, post-Brexit solution proposing […]

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Cutting towards the future with molecular scissors

Cutting towards the future with molecular scissors
Jakub Rusek

Jakub Rusek

Policy Researcher at Politheor: European Policy Network
Jakub Rusek is a PhD candidate at the University of Munich. He currently works at the EASAC (European Academies Science Advisory Council) as Assistant liaison officer and at FEDRA (Federation of Regional Actors) as a Young Regional Ambassador.
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Breeding techniques The process of classical breeding is very lengthy and with the beneficial traits, some defects are also inherited. A simple example of how classical breeding is done is when two parents with beneficial traits, for example high yield and cold resistance are crossed together and their offspring is then observed and tested in […]

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Let the next round for the lives of the bees begin

Let the next round for the lives of the bees begin
Jakub Rusek

Jakub Rusek

Policy Researcher at Politheor: European Policy Network
Jakub Rusek is a PhD candidate at the University of Munich. He currently works at the EASAC (European Academies Science Advisory Council) as Assistant liaison officer and at FEDRA (Federation of Regional Actors) as a Young Regional Ambassador.
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Neonicotinoids are pesticides used among others for protection of crops against herbivorous insects. Their application can be performed in many different ways (e.g. spraying on leafs or trunk injections). However by far the most popular is the prophylactic seed coating. The idea is to have higher crop yields, although it is not always the case. […]

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What use is gas if we have no water?

What use is gas if we have no water?
Louise Montgomery

Louise Montgomery

Policy Researcher at Politheor: European Policy Network
Louise Montgomery holds an LLM in Global Environment and Climate Change Law from the University of Edinburgh. She is currently a Research and Campaigns intern in OneKind, an animal welfare organization.
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Shortly, Dragon Class ships will deliver the first shipment of shale gas (fracked gas) from the USA to Grangemouth, Scotland. Alarm sirens should be sounding, for with it will likely bring fiery pressure for the Scottish Government to lift the moratorium on fracking and endanger arguably the most important resource of all; water. Fortunately, in […]

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After 10000 years, it’s time for the ocean-agricultural revolution!

After 10000 years, it's time for the ocean-agricultural revolution!
Jakub Rusek

Jakub Rusek

Policy Researcher at Politheor: European Policy Network
Jakub Rusek is a PhD candidate at the University of Munich. He currently works at the EASAC (European Academies Science Advisory Council) as Assistant liaison officer and at FEDRA (Federation of Regional Actors) as a Young Regional Ambassador.
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Marine ecosystem services provide different functions that directly (through human use) or indirectly (impacts on supporting and regulating services in other environments) offer a variety of economic services of value to human society. Among those are, for example, food production, water quality, coastal protection from storm, suitable habitats for commercial species, recreational opportunities, climate change […]

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Ivory trade: Back on the market?

Ivory trade: Back on the market?
Louise Montgomery

Louise Montgomery

Policy Researcher at Politheor: European Policy Network
Louise Montgomery holds an LLM in Global Environment and Climate Change Law from the University of Edinburgh. She is currently a Research and Campaigns intern in OneKind, an animal welfare organization.
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A ‘global ban on ivory trade’ has been a hot topic that has left the EU in defence mode. Why? Well, it is a misinterpretation over the EU’s opposition to moving the African Elephant to the highest legal protection under the Convention for International Trade of Endangered Species (CITES). On closer inspection however, the problem […]

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The ethics of NGOs and what happens when it fails

The ethics of NGOs and what happens when it fails
Tine Stausholm

Tine Stausholm

Policy Researcher at Politheor: European Policy Network
Tine has a BSc in biology and a MSc in biogeography, both obtained in her native Denmark. She has been working with science communication and public engagement since her graduation. Alongside this she has been doing research and surveying of land use and cover in the EU for Eurostat. Her international experience includes working as a education mentor on a rhino relocation project in Zambia and a stint as a research diver in Mexico. She currently lives in London where she works as a freelance writer and editor of research funding opportunities.
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Businesses all over the world are subjected to a multitude of legislation regulating their activities. This happens to ensure that human health and the environment are not harmed during their efforts to make money. Society tries to keep a lid on dubious claims about products and activities with the threat of litigation or fines. What […]

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The New Olympic Golf Course: Risks vs. Benefits?

The New Olympic Golf Course: Risks vs. Benefits?
Jakub Rusek

Jakub Rusek

Policy Researcher at Politheor: European Policy Network
Jakub Rusek is a PhD candidate at the University of Munich. He currently works at the EASAC (European Academies Science Advisory Council) as Assistant liaison officer and at FEDRA (Federation of Regional Actors) as a Young Regional Ambassador.
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Barra de Tijuca is the new golf course is inside the Marapendi reserve covered by protected Atlantic Forest (Mata Atlântica). Just like any Olympic sport, golf also needed a decent venue. Rio 2016 will re-introduce golf into the Olympics after more than 100 years. The choice was not one of the two already existing golf […]

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Not-so-green games for a blue planet

Not-so-green games for a blue planet
Tine Stausholm

Tine Stausholm

Policy Researcher at Politheor: European Policy Network
Tine has a BSc in biology and a MSc in biogeography, both obtained in her native Denmark. She has been working with science communication and public engagement since her graduation. Alongside this she has been doing research and surveying of land use and cover in the EU for Eurostat. Her international experience includes working as a education mentor on a rhino relocation project in Zambia and a stint as a research diver in Mexico. She currently lives in London where she works as a freelance writer and editor of research funding opportunities.
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Back in 2009 Rio de Janeiro won the rights to organise the 2016 Olympic and Paralympics games. During the bidding process, Rio branded its vision for the event as ”Green Games for a Blue Planet”. One of the major pledges made was the “cleaning and regeneration of Rio’s waterways and lakes, through government projects for […]

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The Rio Olympics: Green or a Greenwash?

The Rio Olympics: Green or a Greenwash?
Louise Montgomery

Louise Montgomery

Policy Researcher at Politheor: European Policy Network
Louise Montgomery holds an LLM in Global Environment and Climate Change Law from the University of Edinburgh. She is currently a Research and Campaigns intern in OneKind, an animal welfare organization.
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Much of the negativity surrounding the Rio Olympics warns of the Zika virus, the political and economic insecurities and the gang culture endemic to the city’s favelas. This op-ed, however, will focus on a largely ignored topic that poses an imminent and increasing risk to the world’s natural heritage: Wildlife trafficking. The protection of wildlife, […]

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