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Major volcanic eruptions may contribute to global warming

According to a new international study – in which Eawag scientists played a leading role – the global climate shifted to a warmer state in the late 1980s.


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Eawag director Janet Hering at the induction of the “National Academy of Engineering” in Washington. Photo: Cable Risdon for NAE
October 29, 2015

In February the “National Academy of Engineering” (NAE) has elected 67 new members and 12 foreign members. Among the new members is also Eawag director, Prof Janet Hering. The induction took place at the beginning of October 2015. Read more

The RUV Hybis returns to the research vessel «Sonne» with samples collected from the depths. Photo: Jens Karstens, Geomar
October 29, 2015

An international research team, including scientists from Eawag, has discovered an uncharted and unusually large hydrothermal vent field – with several black smokers – in the Guaymas Basin in the Gulf of California. Read more

October 26, 2015

Wastewater treatment plants in the EU could soon be transformed from consumers to producers of energy – European municipal wastewater is estimated to contain around 315 000 terajoules of energy per year. Read more