New tool shows best location for blue-green infrastructure
The amount of rain is increasing, and in urban areas the big question is what to do with all the water. A new GIS-based tool indicates where blue-green infrastructure, such as rain gardens, is best located.
Basic safety measures will save lives in tunnels
What has to happen to facilitate more effective rescues from tunnel fires? Researchers have been investigating how 80 research subjects wearing VR glasses reacted in a virtual tunnel fire. Their conclusion is that basic measures can save lives.
How to cut emissions and save on transmission costs
Even Norway, which already heats with green energy sources, could contribute more to shrinking Europe's CO2 emissions. Building zero emission neighbourhoods would also help lower rising electrical transmission fees.
Digitalization of geohazards with Internet of Things
In the coming four years, the research project KlimaDigital aims to study the use of digital solutions to mitigate societal risks due to geohazards in a changing climate.
Minerals and Materials for a Sustainable Future
For the first time this week, the Nature Research Group, publishers of Nature, will host an international conference in Trondheim in cooperation with NTNU, SINTEF and the Geological Survey of Norway. The theme for the conference, which runs from 11-13 September, is the sustainable use of minerals and materials.
Will home delivery and e-commerce make our transport habits more eco friendly?
How is the travel pattern of a family affected by the delivery of foods to the door? And does this make them more environmentally friendly? Researchers will now find the answer.
In the future, our houses will have built-in solar cells
A new EU project will provide greener cities through cheaper and simpler solar cell systems.
New filter removes run-off chemicals
The filter will first be used to recover aircraft de-icing chemicals. In the future it will also be used in urban areas to remove environmental toxins, pollution and probably microplastics.