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hard of amber. Photo: M. Murillo-Barroso
Tue, 10/17/2023 - 20:11

Researchers identify the oldest pieces of Baltic amber found on the Iberian Peninsula: imports began over 5,000 years ago

Baltic amber is a luxury material used in jewellery and handicrafts all over the world. Researchers from the Universities of Granada (UGR) and Cambridge, as well as the Government of Catalonia, have shown that Baltic amber arrived on the Iberian Peninsula at least in the 4th millennium BC, more than a millennium earlier than previously thought

Forest affected by a megafire in Sweden in 2014. Planting conifers at a high density over large areas increases the risk of fire propagation
Tue, 12/20/2022 - 12:29

Experts warn: Planned reforestation vital to prevent spread of wildfire

An international group of experts, led by the University of Granada (UGR), has signalled the need for carefully planned reforestation on a worldwide scale—and not simply in terms of planting as many trees as possible but, rather, planting specific species that can help curb the propagation of wildfires and that are able to re-sprout following fire damage. The experts have shared their views in an open Letter published in Science, one of the world’s most prestigious journals dealing with scientific matters.