Beyond Epica: exploring past climate through Antarctic ice

The first ice core drilling campaign of Beyond Epica-Oldest Ice is starting at the Little Dome C site, in the South Pole. Its aim is to go back in time by 1.5 million years and discover invaluable information on temperature and on the concentration of greenhouse gases in the atmosphere in the past.

Haters gonna hate? Online haters just regular users, according to study

Ca’ Foscari University of Venice leads a study published in Scientific Reports and conducted within the  framework of the IMSyPP European project. Online hate speech seems to involve regular users who are occasionally triggered to use toxic language. 

Climate benefits from oil demand dips underestimated

In a study published in Nature, researchers consider 1,933 global oil fields, linking econometric models of production profitability and carbon intensity. According to Valerio Dotti, “These results have implications for policymaking when it comes to reducing global warming.”

Air-conditioning: a rising emergency for emissions and inequalities

A study published in Nature Communications and coordinated by Ca' Foscari on four emerging economies - India, Brazil, Mexico and Indonesia - reveals that by 2040 between 64 and 100 million households will not be able to meet their cooling requirements.

Venice wetlands to be “restored” with Green Deal funds

Ca' Foscari and the NGO We are here Venice are involved in WaterLANDS, a €23-million European project with 32 partners in 14 countries, seeking to benefit the environment and local communities.

G20 Climate Risk Atlas: a preview of future scenarios

GDP losses caused by climate change in G20 countries could reach 4% per year by 2050, and exceed 8% by 2100. The report was published by CMCC Foundation with the contribution of Ca' Foscari professors, PhD students and researchers. 

UCAMP: universities and citizens envision a resident-friendly future

Seven European cities join forces to envision a "resident-friendly" future: this is Urban Good Camp - UCAMP, an Erasmus+ KA2 project that over three years will involve universities and citizens who will co-design cities for residents, students and workers.  

Microenterprises and entrepreneurs from the Veneto region meet industry 4.0

The Department of Management and six European partners participate in the ECOS4IN project, financed by the Interreg Central Europe 2014-2020 programme. The goal is to contribute to the evolution of organisational and technological culture within micro, small and medium-sized enterprises.  



How the ozone hole influences Antarctic Ice

An international team of scientists has shown that ozone depletion has had a direct effect on the geochemical cycle of iodine trapped in Antarctic ice. The paper, published in Nature Communications, is a key to understanding the impact of this phenomenon on environmental chemical processes and future climate predictions.