The heavy price of shale gas
5/18/16

The concentration of ethane in the atmosphere has begun increasing again since 2009. This reversal has also been accompanied by a significant surplus of methane, a well-known greenhouse gas. The exploitation of shale gas is the primary cause of this trend. 

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Spotlight on Mercury!
5/6/16

The transit of Mercury serves as a timely reminder of the importance of this planet to an understanding of our solar system. Geologists at the University of Liege are slowly but surely shedding light on the mysteries…

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Lake Kivu, an eldorado under supervision
4/29/16

How will Lake Kivu react to the massive exploitation of methane and climate change? And what will the impact be on local fishing, among other things? This unique ecosystem is the start of a major turning point that requires supervision.

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The mystery of the extinction of the ichthyosaurs
3/8/16

We know a little more today about the disappearance of the ichthyosaurs at the end of the Cretaceous. A fascinating study on this subject has been published. It reads like a mystery novel whose ending remains open!

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Periurban areas 
3/7/16

In a few decades, the majority of the world’s population will live in periurban areas. How can human activities in these areas be organised harmoniously?

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