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Effect of bottom trawling on carbon emissions from seabed overestimated

10/05/2023

In 2021, an article in Nature made world headlines because it equated the carbon released from seabed disturbance due to bottom trawling to the amount of CO2 generated by the global aviation industry.

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Two victims of Bois du Cazier mine fire identified

25/04/2023

August 8 1956, 262 miners lost their lives in the Bois du Cazier mine fire in Marcinelle (Charleroi).


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HOME research project recommends repatriation of historical human remains from former Belgian colonies

28/03/2023

A multidisciplinary research team coordinated by the Royal Belgian Institute of Natural Sciences (RBINS) is calling to change the law to facilitate the repatriation of human remains where requested and to put human remains out of commerce.

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Worldwide collections database maps 1 billion objects

24/03/2023

A new database maps the total collections from 73 of the world’s largest natural history museums and herbaria in 28 countries, revealing a total collection of more than 1.1 billion objects.


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Monograph provides overview of fossil cartilaginous fishes in our collection

23/03/2023

Two experts have published a richly illustrated reference work of fossil chondrichthyans, cartilaginous fishes including sharks, in the collections of the Royal Belgian Institute of Natural Sciences. The monographic update is the result of a thorough check-up.

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Environmental impact of offshore wind farms: getting ready for expansion in the Belgian North Sea

22/03/2023

In their latest annual report, the scientists that monitor the environmental impact of offshore wind farms in the Belgian part of the North Sea focus on the continued development of the programme and on the upgrade in anticipation of the wind energy capacity expansion in our waters.

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New treaty protects biodiversity on high seas

08/03/2023

From 20 February to 4 March, the very last BBNJ negotiations, aimed at adopting an international treaty for the protection of biodiversity on the high seas, took place in New York. The agreement was reached after 17 years of intense discussions and negotiations at the United Nations.

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Ice Age Survivors

01/03/2023

An international team of researchers led by the University of Helsinki has revised the phylogeny of the Elapoidea, an important group of snakes. By doing so, they discovered a new family of snakes.

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Scientists find a new family of snakes

13/02/2023

An international team of researchers led by the University of Helsinki has revised the phylogeny of the Elapoidea, an important group of snakes. By doing so, they discovered a new family of snakes.


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Bright Festival : du 16 au 19 février

06/02/2023