Category: Photo of the Week

Snapshot: Where Geology Meets Early Modern History

A Millstone Quarry in Upper Bavaria By Katrin Kleemann   The Mühlsteinbruch Hinterhör in Altenbeuren, Upper Bavaria—this millstone quarry was the first stop on a recent LMU geology field trip to the Northern Limestone Alps. The site is an official geotope of Bavaria (geotope…

Snapshot: Start with a Bang

For many, a New Year celebration would not be the same without fireworks. But have you ever noticed what happens to all that leftover packaging wrapped around the rockets and bangers? It seems that an awful lot falls to the floor and gets swept up…

Snapshot: RCC Olympic Table Tennis

Combining a well deserved break from the computer, green surroundings, and fresh air, some RCC’ers recently held their own table tennis competition! They took advantage of the warm weather and Munich’s outdoor facilities to share in the spirit of the Olympic Games. Thanks to all…

Snapshot: As Far As the Eye Can See

The low-lying islands and shores of Germany’s western coast are as much water as they are land, subject to both frequent storms and the daily ebb and flow of the tides. For humans, living in this landscape means living with the weather: although humans…

Doctoral Students Attend Workshop

Environment and Society doctoral candidates Ruhi Deol and Vikas Lakhani participated in a workshop entitled “Risk, Livelihoods, Capacity, Recovery, Insurance, and Tourism” on 24 May 2016, organized by Prof. Dr. Gordon Winder of the Geography Department at LMU, and the RCC. They presented their…

Snapshot: Hochschultage Science Slam

The Hochschultage Munich, cosponsored by the RCC, took place in the second week of June this year. Following a stimulating talk given by Oliver Richters at the RCC’s weekly Lunchtime Colloquium, speakers and spectators gathered in the evening for some creative wordplay at the Expert Slam. Contestants and organizers gave…

Snapshot: Lunchtime Colloquium

The RCC’s weekly lunchtime colloquium series is always a hub of activity at the center. Here people meet, greet, and discuss their interests over a buffet lunch before watching a presentation given by an RCC fellow or guest speaker. The talks often focus on…

Snapshot: Beach Litter in a Sustainable Exhibition

By Katrin Kleemann A few weeks ago, “Snapshot: Zero Waste?” featured an exhibition exploring global waste production. Today’s feature looks at what happens to that waste. As part of its Planet Oceans Initiative, the National Maritime Museum in Greenwich hosts one of London’s first sustainable galleries: the…

Snapshot: Fueling Up

Last year, Strasbourg won the “Smart City” category at the EU-China Smart Mobility City Awards. In its devotion to sustainable mobility, the city has revitalized its bus system, implemented a car share system, and expanded its cycling network considerably; several innovative projects are currently underway.  

Snapshot: RCC Staff Trip to Nuremberg

  “At Nuremberg, I had the same surreal feeling I often experience in my hometown of Gettysburg, where I am surrounded by land that marks one of the bloodiest and most decisive battles of the American Civil War. The sunshine and the bucolic beauty of…

Snapshot: Zero Waste?

At the Muséum National d’Histoire Naturelle (National Museum of Natural History) in Paris, the third floor of La Grande Galerie de l’Évolution (the Great Gallery of Evolution) is dedicated to humans’ impact on the environment. This collection of garbage represents a meager portion of the waste we produce globally. The…

Snapshot: A Living, Breathing Thing

Living walls aren’t just a wonderful way to brighten up urban spaces—greening grey walls has benefits inside and out. Green walls help protect building façades, reduce noise, and make structures more energy efficient, and they improve biodiversity and outdoor air quality, and our well-being in general. Living walls and vertical…