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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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Assessment of threatened habitat types in Finland 2018: The status of natural habitats continues to deteriorate

The threat status of habitat types in Finland was evaluated for the second time. Almost half (48%) of the nearly 400 habitat types across the country were assessed to be threatened. In southern Finland, the proportion of threatened habitats is... read more >>

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Soil erosion decreases the soil's capacity to fight global warming

A JRC-led article published in Science Advances estimates that accelerated soil erosion will lead to additional carbon losses from agricultural land to the atmosphere, thus increasing the effect of climate change. read more >>

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Bringing crop yield forecasts to you since 1993

Since 25 years, the JRC's 'MARS' Bulletins bring independent and timely forecasts on crop yields in Europe to inform the management of the European agricultural market. read more >>

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Arctic climate change has global scale impacts, say the climate specialists

The Arctic is changing rapidly as a result of global climate change. “Over the past five years, warm Arctic temperatures and large sea-ice deficits show contemporary climate states outside of previous experience. We have already lost 75% of the sea... read more >>

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More floods and water scarcity ahead, but there is still time to mitigate their severity

Flooding and water scarcity in Europe will increase in the coming decades, but to a much lesser extent if the objectives of the Paris Agreement on climate change are met. read more >>

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Coastlines are being eroded twice as fast as they are being replaced

A JRC article published in Nature Scientific Reports finds an increasing trend of erosion along the world's coastlines, with twice as much land lost than what was replaced over the past three decades. read more >>

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EU researchers test cost-saving and soil-protecting potential of farming techniques

“We’ve identified and are testing potential cropping systems that don’t just improve agricultural soil quality, but also boost profitability.” That’s the simple message Rudi Hessel of Wageningen Environmental Research is sending on behalf of the... read more >>

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Closing loops with Nutri2Cycle for a truly circular economy

During the next four years, 19 organisations from 12 EU countries, amongst them Wageningen Environmental Research, will work together to provide an essential contribution to circular economy by closing nutrient loops in the framework of the... read more >>

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Commission launches Knowledge Centre to fight malnutrition

The new centre, bringing together experts and knowledge from different sources inside and outside the European Commission, will help to tackle the root causes of food insecurity around the world. read more >>

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Global warming increases the risk of an extinction domino effect

The complex network of interdependencies between plants and animals multiplies the species at risk of extinction due to environmental change, according to a JRC study.   In the case of global warming, predictions that fail to take into account this... read more >>