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Call for expressions of interest from HEIs/universities - Collaborative Doctoral Partnership programme (2020)

04/03/2020, JRC

The Joint Research Centre of the European Commission is calling for applications for its Collaborative Doctoral Partnership programme (CDP) by 3 May 2020. read more


Climate and health impacts of residential wood combustion in Finland

03/17/2020, Environment and Health, SYKE

According to the dissertation by Mikko Savolahti, a researcher at the Finnish Environment Institute, residential wood combustion causes 200 premature deaths in Finland each year. read more


Pesticides increase the risk of schistosomiasis, a tropical disease

03/02/2020, Environment and Health, UFZ

Researchers examined 48 bodies of running water in Kenya for pesticide contamination, composition of the biological communities and occurrence of snails. Photo: UFZ

Schistosomiasis is a severe infectious disease caused by parasitic worms. As an intermediate host, freshwater snails play a central role in the life cycle of the parasite. In a read more


Helen Mirren adds her voice to campaign against devastating plant disease Xylella

02/13/2020, Natural Hazards and Environmental Risks, CEH

Xylella damage to olive trees (photo Steven White, UKCEH)

A new animation narrated by Dame Helen Mirren warns of the devastation caused by the plant disease Xylella fastidiosa, which has wiped out millions of olive trees in southern read more


Overweight from cosmetics

02/12/2020, Environment and Health, UFZ

If pregnant women use cosmetics containing parabens, this may have consequences. Photo: Blue Planet Studio/Adobe Stock

Parabens are used as preservatives in cosmetics. If pregnant women use cosmetics containing parabens that remain on the skin for protracted periods, this may have consequences for read more


New emissions calculation system for all Finnish municipalities – an average emissions reduction of 15 per cent since 2005

02/11/2020, SYKE

Climate emissions have decreased in nearly all Finnish municipalities since 2005. The average decrease is 15 per cent. The reduction in municipal emissions has been driven by the read more


A new study identifies the most damaging invasive non-native species likely to arrive in the Antarctic Peninsula region

02/10/2020, Fragile Environments, CEH


The work by an international research team, led by the UK Centre for Ecology & Hydrology (UKCEH) and the British Antarctic Survey (BAS), will inform measures to prevent and read more


Analysis outlines a new approach for assessing chemical risks

02/10/2020, Natural Hazards and Environmental Risks, CEH

Pesticide analysis

Computer modelling and long-term ecological monitoring will be essential to assess the environmental risks of the rapidly growing number of chemicals across the world, according to read more