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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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Changes in snow coverage threatens biodiversity of Arctic nature

Press release by Helsinki University and Finnish Environment Institute 23.10.2018. Many of the plants on northern mountains depend on the snow melting late in spring and summer. Snow provides shelter from winter extreme events for plants but at the... read more >>


Distribution of bumblebees across Europe

Scientists have mapped the distribution of bumblebees in Europe and created a predictive map that can be used to monitor and mitigate bumblebee decline.   The recent decline in plant and crop pollination represents a threat to ecosystems and... read more >>


Global hotspots for potential water disputes

JRC scientists have identified the hotspots where competition over the use of shared water resources could lead to disagreements between countries.   The new study aims to facilitate the implementation of strategies to encourage cooperation between... read more >>


Tracking land-based CO2 emissions under the Paris Agreement

A study published in Nature Climate Change suggests a way forward for reconciling the different methods currently used to measure land-based greenhouse gas emissions, addressing a limit also acknowledged in the IPCC special report on 1.5oC, published... read more >>


Aranda’s monitoring cruise reveals: Last summer’s algal bloom in the Baltic Sea was the result of a surge of nutrient-rich water from the Baltic Proper

A wave buoy is lifted on board of the Aranda for maintenance. Photo Ilkka Lastumäki.

Research vessel Aranda’s first monitoring cruise after its renovation was a success despite challenging weather conditions and a tight schedule. The results show that salty and oxygen-depleted water reaching as far as the Eastern Gulf of Finland... read more >>


Record high profits for EU fishing fleet, new report finds

The 2018 Annual Economic Report on the EU Fishing Fleet shows record-peak levels in economic performance of the EU fishing fleet in 2016 and closely links this achievement to the use of sustainable fishing methods. read more >>


How much fish do we consume? First global seafood consumption footprint published

JRC scientists have examined the impact of seafood supply chains across national boundaries - the global seafood consumption footprint. read more >>


New methods of environmental footprints can be a game changer for companies

New methods for calculation of the environmental footprint open possibilities for businesses to document and communicate their environmental performance in a more simplified and verifiable way. With the new guidance companies are able to create a... read more >>


Pharmaceuticals screened systematically for the first time in the Baltic Sea

CWPharma, an EU-funded project, has started screening active pharmaceutical ingredients in six river basin districts to get a better picture of the sources, emissions and environmental concentrations of pharmaceuticals in the Baltic Sea region. read more >>


Stemming the tide of beach litter

Over four fifths of the litter on European beaches is plastic, and over 50% is made of single-use plastic, according to a new scientific report.   The European Commission is taking action to stop more plastics from ending up on our beaches. read more >>