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SUSTAINABILITY (continued)

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SELECTIVE RECOGNITION

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Vicente Martí-Centelles has developed an innovative model for the selective recognition of nitrates, which is big news for the

prevention of environmental pollution. Speaking to PEN, he outlines the necessity of such a model, the challenges he encountered

in its design, and the future applications of nitrate selective receptors moving forwards

PROFILE:

The University of Birmingham looks forward to the future of environmental nanoscience

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PROFILE:

An environmental chemist at Umeå University writes about the substitution of hazardous chemicals in various processes

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CHEMICAL SOLUTIONS

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PEN looks at continuing efforts in Sweden with regard to environmental issues, with a focus on chemicals and cosmetics

PROFILE:

At Stockholm University, research in Earth and environmental sciences studies how Earth systems work and how humans affect them

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THE HUMAN FACTOR

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The University of Leicester’s Professor Mark Williams spoke to Pan European Networks about new research into the Anthropocene,

which has revealed how human activity is creating a ‘striking new pattern’ in the planet’s global energy flow, and how this can

perhaps be used in aiding the formalisation of the Anthropocene as an epoch of geological time

PROFILE:

The Department of Biosciences at the University of Helsinki outlines how sediments can reveal ecosystem changes

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The University of Helsinki’s Department of Physics discusses the exploration of molecular collisions

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SPECIAL FEATURE: TRANSPORT

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TOMORROW’S TRANSPORT, TODAY

PEN travelled to TRA2016 in Warsaw, which hosted an extensive discussion of innovative solutions for tomorrow’s mobility

GOOD ADVICE

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ERTRAC co-chair Dr Jean-Luc di Paola Galloni met with PEN at TRA2016 in Warsaw to discuss the issue of sustainable transport in Europe

PROFILE:

The VIRTUAL VEHICLE Research Center in Graz, Austria, is working at the forefront of embedded systems

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AUSTRIAN ACTION

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Ursula Zechner, director general for transport at the Austrian Ministry for Transport, outlined her country’s progress at TRA2016

URBAN SUSTAINABILITY

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PROFILE:

The College of Engineering at the University of Georgia discusses its focuses and research activities

BUILDING SUSTAINABILITY

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SBE16 saw delegates, including PEN, gather in Hamburg, Germany, to outline sustainable building strategies and successes

GERMAN SUSTAINABILITY

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Urban sustainability is high on the German agenda, as PEN heard in Minister Barbara Hendricks’ speech at SBE16 in Hamburg

THE URBAN CLIMATE

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Professor Mojib Latif spoke at the SBE16 event in Hamburg, where he considered the issue of climate change in relation to cities

A MODEL CITY

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At SBE16 Hamburg’s deputy mayor, Katharina Fegebank, discussed the city’s status at the forefront of sustainable urban development

PLUS ENERGY

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Hans-Dieter Hegner, from Germany’s environment ministry, spoke about some successful sustainable building projects at Hamburg’s SBE16

DRUGS IN SPORT

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A NEW CODE

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Recent revelations about drug misuse have rocked the global sports community. With all eyes now turned toward the Summer

Olympics in Rio, Brazil, PEN spoke to the World Anti-Doping Agency’s Ben Nichols about how the organisation is fighting back

against doping, his reaction to the latest allegations and the potential implications for this year’s games