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Teknopolis: Rainwater is Not So Clean

In a recent episode of the EITB (Basque Public Television) program “Teknopolis,” an important topic was discussed regarding the quality of rainwater. Often considered a natural and pure source, rainwater carries a variety of contaminants and particles from exposed surfaces such as roads, roofs, and gutters, which flow directly into rivers, potentially impacting river ecosystems.

Núria de Castro presentation for the 34th Annual SETAC Europe Meeting

On Monday, May 6th, experts and stakeholders from around the world gathered at the 34th Annual SETAC Europe Meeting. Among the presentations, Núria de Castro’s session stood out, titled “The tire rubber-derived contaminant 6-PPD-quinone and increased temperatures: too much for the freshwater snail Radix balthica”.

Analyzing the impact of multiple urban pollutants on algae and biofilm

Our colleagues at ICRA have been conducting experiments under controlled conditions to understand the impact of pollutants on algae and biofilm communities. In this particular study, a planktonic algae and benthic biofilm communities were exposed to acute concentrations of various urban pollutants present in urban runoff.

Last meeting of CityPoll members in Barcelona

On January 25th, members of the CityPoll Project gathered in Barcelona to discuss and update relevant information about the project. Throughout the day, various updates were presented by the different member institutions.

Blending science and sports

Last Saturday, January 13th, ICRA conducted an outreach activity during the basketball game between Bàsquet Girona and Zunder Palència. Throughout the event, we showcased some of ICRA’s ongoing projects and highlighted completed ones.