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Finland’s comprehensive Red List of Ecosystems (RLE) now in English

01/08/2020, Biodiversity and Land Use, SYKE

One of the most comprehensive in the world, the assessment of threatened habitat types in Finland is now available also in English. The Red List of all of Finland’s terrestrial and read more


Tracking water resilience: how a hotter planet could put pressure on our plants

12/20/2019, JRC

Failure to limit global warming will lead to a less resilient supply of the ‘green water’ that plants and crops need to thrive, according to new climate modelling from the JRC.   read more


More efficient risk assessment for nanomaterials

12/18/2019, Natural Hazards and Environmental Risks, UFZ

Nanomaterials. Photo: Siarhei_AdobeStock

Nanotechnology is booming, but risk assessment for these tiny particles is a laborious process that presents significant challenges to the German Federal Institute for Risk read more


CEH becomes independent as the UK Centre for Ecology & Hydrology

12/18/2019, Society, CEH

UKCEH directors

We are pleased to announce that, as of 1 December 2019, the UK Centre for Ecology & Hydrology is an independent research institute. Our mission, purpose and scientific integrity read more


More vegetables, more contact with nature, less food waste - new operating model for day-care centres

12/12/2019, Environment and Health, SYKE

Children like vegetables, fruit, and berries that they have grown and cooked themselves. Day-care centres can reduce their food wastage through long-term cooperation and planning. read more


More reliable information with Product Environmental Footprint

12/12/2019, Environment and Health, SYKE

There are dozens of different environmental labels and ecodesign tools for products in operation in the marketplace. The environmental information on products intended for read more


EU ecosystem services valued at almost €125 billion a year

12/11/2019, JRC

A recent JRC article describes a new method for assessing ecosystem services and their monetary value in the EU, and tracking their changes over time.   Based on 2012 data, the read more


New findings reveal a need to optimise the use of phosphorus in agriculture

12/05/2019, JRC

The first continent-wide assessment of the chemical properties of EU soils reveals high levels of phosphorus in agricultural soils.   Fertiliser use has an impact on agriculture read more