It's a hidden global change: away from the public eye, residues of medicines in water have been causing increasing disruption. They can kill aquatic animals, and play havoc with their food web and reproductive cycle. An international team of researchers led by the NIOO makes an urgent case for better wastewater treatment and biodegradable pharmaceuticals.
The WarmingUP project, STOWA and water managers will present their findings on the ecological effects of thermal energy from surface water during a 'knowledge day' hosted by the Netherlands Institute of Ecology (NIOO-KNAW) on 10 November.
Swimming in nature is healthy. A group of British researchers have started a project to spread the word.