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When a pipeline has a leak – hydrogen is to become a key element for the post-fossil age

“Water is the coal of the future. Tomorrow’s energy will be derived from water that has been broken down by an electric current. The constituent …
Tief eingeschnittenes Flussbett des Spiti, Himachal Pradesh, Indien

Narrow Valleys, steep river gradients – how Big Data Analyses help understanding the Himalayas

Based on over 1000 measurements of uplift rates in the Himalayas, a team with participation of the University of Potsdam were able to show that …
Künstlerische Darstellung von Wasser

“Security is One of the Most Important Concerns of Society Today” – New “WaterHub” aims to facilitate the networking of research on Water water extremes

Two thirds of the Earth’s surface are covered by water. It dominates our everyday lives, even if we do not always notice it. But there is trouble if …
The Great Barrier Reef.

Climate Witnesses on the Seabed – Dr. Manfred Mudelsee develops statistical methods to evaluate data from climate archives

Natural climate archives provide a glimpse into bygone times. Researchers extract data from these archives that go back thousands, hundreds of …
Illustration: blauer Regenschirm

Recognizing dangers during floods and droughts: Science looks at risks of extreme events

Masses of water pushing mud and piling up debris. Idyllic streams that turn into raging rivers within just a few hours, burying bridges, houses, and …
African antelopes seeking for shady places during phases of extreme heat

Keeping cool – how African antelopes respond to the climate crisis

The climate crisis is turning the temperature up all over the world, but in southern Africa, the rise has been particularly concerning. Scientists …
Illustration ökologischer Prozesse

“We need a more complex picture of ecological processes.” – Why a paradigm shift towards an individual-based ecology is necessary

The world is in crisis. But not only climate change is alarming researchers; the biodiversity crisis has also assumed threatening proportions. There …
Der botsuanische Bodenwissenschaftler Prof. Peter Eze sitzt am Schreibtisch an seinem Laptop.

“Soils build the basis for existence of lives on our planet” – Georg Forster Research Fellowship for Batswana soil scientist Peter Eze

Peter N. Eze is a soil scientist and professor at the Botswana International University of Science & Technology. His research centers on pure and …
The researchers of the KAHR project are investigating what lessons can be learned from the flood of the century and how such devastating damage can be avoided in the future.

After the Flood – what can be learned from reconstruction in the flooded areas along the Ahr and Erft rivers

In July 2021, parts of Rhineland-Palatinate and North Rhine-Westphalia experienced one of Germany's most severe natural disasters after 1945. The …
The walk-in sample chamber from the "DynaTrait" project.

Diversity Provides Stability – In the Priority Program “DynaTrait”, biologists combine mathematical models, field studies, and laboratory experiments to explore how nature works

It is comfortably warm and bright in the climate chamber. At first glance, you don’t see that the numerous glass flasks filling the illuminated …