A research team from ICTA-UAB has developed a new approach to study controversies over technology governance, applied to the case of nuclear power, which has been one of the most largely deployed man-made technologies. According to the researchers, this controversy can be understood as a series of mismatches between expectations and experience.
Two of the most prominent traits of the Spanish residential system in recent decades have been the high proportion of owners and the absence of effective policies to promote rental housing. This article argues that the system is undergoing a transformation due to structural demographic change and influenced by the housing bubble and current crisis.
Water resources in coastal cities support many tensions due to different phenomena. This thesis presents new lines of research and strategies to improve urban water policies linked to the tourism sector, with frames to analyse and evaluate physical and social water flows and their governance in Mediterranean coastal cities.
The yellow sugarcane aphid feeds on plants of the family of grasses. Researchers from the UAB and CREAF and from the University of León have discovered this species for the first time in Spain. It is needed a distribution map of this species in Europe in order to evaluate its potential pest behaviour on extensive European crops of rice or maize, for example.
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