Science

Out of recycled material (rice chaff) researchers build bat-houses in agricultural lands and help farmers to control rice pests using an ecofriendly approach. Bats on rice fields eat the harmful insects that destroy the rice. The adapted bat boxes don’t get more than 40 degrees inside even with a heat wave.

Rosmarie De Wit from the Austrian meteorological organisation ZAMG visited the 10th ICUC in New York. With MyClimateServices she speaks about how cities can adapt to climate change best and about her new project CLARITY.

Plinius is an italien based institute that researches on natural hazards like volcanic eruptions, earthquakes or floods. Being located in the City of Naples between three major volcanoes it is essential for the responsible scientist, Giulio Zuccaro, to make cities in Europe safer towards natural hazards.