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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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New international guidelines for food security and malnutrition analysis

New IPC food security classification: ‘Famine Likely’   The Integrated Food Security Phase Classification (IPC) has today published new guidelines that will improve the precision of global food security and nutrition analyses, for better and more... read more >>

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With high-end climate change the same old solutions are not enough

What could a future above 2°C look like? What do we want our future to look like? The EU-funded IMPRESSIONS project found out that a more participatory and engaging scientific method can help identify solutions to climate change. The project... read more >>

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Using microbes as environmental indicators of water quality

A recent EU-funded study introduces a new holistic approach to water quality assessment that combines the microbiological world with chemical measurements. read more >>

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How do the Páramos store water?

Páramos biome in the Northern Andes

UK and Colombian scientists are collaborating on PARAGUAS, a project studying how the diversity of plants and activities of people contribute to the water regulation and provision of the Páramo, a unique mountain biome of the Northern Andes in South... read more >>

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Testing the waters using mesocosm experiments

CEH Lancaster mesocosms

The mesocosm facility is highly versatile and can be used for an array of different experiments from a few weeks to years and from just a few mesocosms to the entire 32 mesocosms. read more >>

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Landscape setting gives unique insight in the life of Yde Girl

The Girl from Yde is the most iconic bog body of the Netherlands, also because of the facial reconstruction from 1994. Thanks to new research of Wageningen University & Research we now know in what kind of physical and cultural landscape she lived at... read more >>

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Tool development for reporting environmental impact in agriculture sector

The agriculture sector faces increasing environmental risks, such as drought, flooding and erosion, related to climate change and resource degradation. With the appropriate information, investors and decision-makers can direct their capital toward... read more >>

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Scientists identify 66 alien species that pose the greatest threat to European biodiversity

Northern snakehead (Channa argus)

Scientists have identified 66 alien plant and animal species, not yet established in the European Union, that pose the greatest potential threat to biodiversity and ecosystems in the region.   The research, led by Professor Helen Roy of the UK’s... read more >>

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Butterfly monitoring project will enable improvements to Europe’s environment

Marsh fritillary (Euphydryas aurinia) -  Picture: Martin Warren

A major new EU Pilot Project, Assessing Butterflies in Europe (ABLE), will monitor population trends of butterflies to assess the health of the environment and to inform EU biodiversity and agricultural policies.   The ABLE project is a partnership... read more >>

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How much nature is lost due to higher yields?

Figure: Responses of species richness and yield to conventional land-use intensification. Source: UFZ

The exploitation of farmland is being intensified with a focus to raising yields. The degree to which yields actually increase as a result and the extent of the simultaneous loss of biological diversity have to date been under-researched factors. read more >>