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Transgenic salmon home

Is the AquAdvantage transgenic salmon safe for human consumption and for the environment? More...

This is a faithful summary of the leading report produced in 2015 by the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA):" AquAdvantage® Salmon Environmental Assessment

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Climate Change (2013) home

"Climate Change 2013: The Physical Science Basis" is a comprehensive assessment of the physical aspects of climate change, which puts a focus on the elements that are relevant to understand past, document current, and project future climate change. More...

This Digest is a faithful summary of the leading scientific consensus report produced in 2013 by the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC):" Climate Change 2013: Technical Summary

Latest EU Summary

Synthetic Biology home

SynBio uses faster and easier methods for producing genetically modified organisms (GMOs). What could be the potential risks of synthetic biology? More...

The answers to these questions are a faithful summary of the scientific opinion produced in 2015 by the Scientific Committee on Emerging and Newly Identified Health Risks (SCENIHR) and the Scientific Committee on Health and Environmental Risks (SCHER):" Opinion on Synthetic Biology I - Definition

Solar Energy home

Solar power has become significantly cheaper in the last few years, and installed capacity has grown substantially in the same period. What are the advances that are needed to reduce the cost further and deploy the technology on a larger scale ? More...

This is a faithful summary of the leading report produced in 2015 by Massachusetts Institute of Technology Energy Initiative (MITEI):" The Future of Solar Energy

Wind Resources home

Wind blows everywhere on the planet, and can be converted to electricity by wind turbines.

How much wind power capacity is there in the world? More...

This is a faithful summary of the leading report produced in 2014 by World Wind Energy Association (WWEA):"World Wind Resource Assessment Report 

Sand Extraction home

The extensive use of sand and gravel in the production of concrete is having consequences on the environment.

What exactly is happening ? More...

This is a faithful summary of the leading report produced in 2014 by the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP):" Sand, rarer than one thinks -Why is this issue important

Indonesian forests home

More forest is cut down each year in Indonesia than in any other country.

What can be done to preserve Indonesia’s forests ? More...

This is a faithful summary of the leading report produced in 2015 by The United Nations Office for REDD+ Coordination in Indonesia (UNORCID) (Unorcid):" Forest Ecosystem Valuation Study: Indonesia.

Acupuncture home

Acupuncture is used more and more, is it safe and effective? More...

This is a faithful summary of the leading report produced in 2014 by French National Institute of Health and Medical Research (INSERM):" Review of the scientific literature conducted by INSERM - Unit 669 - 2014

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