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SYKE - Finnish Environment Institute (Finland) DCE - Danish Centre for Environment and Energy, Aarhus University (Denmark) EC JRC - European Commission, Joint Research Centre IRSTEA - National Research Institute of Science and Technology for Environment and Agriculture (France) CEH - Centre for Ecology & Hydrology (United Kingdom) Wageningen Environmental Research (Alterra) UFZ - Helmholtz Centre for Environmental Research (Germany) CIENS - Oslo Centre for Interdisciplinary Environmental and Social Research peer

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Extreme climate events impact domestic and international agricultural prices

A recent JRC study investigated the effects of extreme climatic events on agricultural commodity markets. read more >>

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Global Surface Water Explorer – a virtual time machine documenting the 'When and Where' of global water presence over the past 35 years

An updated version of the Global Surface Water Explorer was launched at the Living Planet Symposium in Milan last month. read more >>

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Assessing the greenhouse gas impact of forest management activities in EU countries

On 18 June 2019, the Commission published its assessment of Member States' draft plans to implement the EU's Energy Union objectives, in particular the agreed EU 2030 energy and climate targets, as well as technical recommendations on Member States'... read more >>

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European droughts in 2018: a warning of things to come

A recent JRC article warns that the extreme drought conditions that affected central and northern Europe's 2018 spring/summer growing season could become the norm within 25 years, and calls for innovative adaptation measures to deal with extremes. read more >>

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Significant risk of blue-green algae blooms in summer across Finnish sea areas – warm and sunny summer may dramatically increase occurrence of blooms

The risk of significant and widespread blue-green algae blooms in Finnish sea areas matches that of previous years, since the nutrient situation has remained largely the same. This summer brings with it a substantial risk of blue-green algae... read more >>

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New steps taken to improve the standards of molecular methods for water analysis

Powerful novel DNA-based methods are being developed to assess biodiversity and the ecological status of water bodies, yet little consensus about method standardisation exists. In order to tackle this issue the European Standardisation Committee... read more >>

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Are there ghost nets in Finnish waters?

Ghost nets refer to nets and other gear lost by fishermen that fish by themselves in seas and bodies of water. They are harmful to animals and constitute a part of the plastic problem in the seas. The Finnish Environment Institute (SYKE) and the... read more >>

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Recovering critical and other raw materials from landfills and mining waste

There's untapped potential to extract strategic raw materials from mining waste and landfills in Europe, according to a new report from the JRC. read more >>

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Global bill for soil erosion by water: US$8,000,000,000

A recent JRC study finds that soil erosion by water costs the world economy about US$8,000,000,000 (eight billion US dollars) a year. read more >>

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New guidelines for sustainable European seaweed

A new report gives scientific guidance to help meet a growing global demand for seaweeds while also protecting resources and the environment. read more >>