Nicolaus Dahmen wants to obtain high-quality petrol from straw, waste wood and other waste material from agriculture and forestry. In five years, the procedure should be ready to put into practice.
If we are not successful in significantly reducing worldwide CO2 emissions, marine biologists expect severe damage to the oceans' habitat. The economic consequences would also be clearly noticeable.
Climatologist Peter Lemke talks about mild winters, extreme hailstorms, and new tree species arriving in Europe.
It has only been possible thus far to reliably predict the water level of rivers a few days in advance. Scientists are now developing a calculation model that enables longer term predictions.
Mit der Radiokarbonmethode bestimmen Forscher das Alter von Knochen, Holz, Keramik, Textilien oder Eisen. Doch der menschengemachte CO2-Ausstoß könnte die Aussagekraft der Methode schwächen.
As a young research scientist Peter Herzig ploughed through the ocean in 1983, in order to find the previously unknown “black smokers”.
The microbiologist Hauke Harms in a discussion regarding the new possibilities in bacteria research – and regarding the issue of how bacteria can clean up even contaminated stretches of land.
As long as it concerns medical progress, hardly anybody has anything against genetic engineering. Conversely, what ends up on our plates should be free of genetically-modified DNA. Insights into the debate between scientists and their critics.
The severe earthquake in Nepal at the end of April shifted the earth’s surface by several metres at many locations. These powerful forces arise from the convergence of two continental plates – and have been recurring for 50 million years.
When the scientists at the Alfred-Wegener-Institute talk about their HAUSGARTEN, they are talking about a multi-disciplinary observatory in the Arctic deep sea.
Marine, Küsten- und Polare Systeme
Atmosphäre und Klima