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Register for the PEER-TRISD Side Event: Integrating the evaluation and management of risks and sustainable development: a solutions workshop (6.11.)

PEER hosts a workshop on integrating the evaluation and management of risks and sustainable development: a PEER-TRISD solutions workshop (virtually) on 6 November.

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New tool for fast and efficient oil spill response at sea

A new, free tool for oil spill response at sea is now available online for authorities and local response units. The aim of the tool is to minimize environmental impacts of oil spills in the Arctic and around the world.

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Rising use of nitrogen fertilisers could jeopardise global climate goals

The growing use of nitrogen fertilisers in world food production could put ambitious climate targets out of reach, as it leads to rising levels of nitrous oxide (N2O) in the atmosphere, a new study shows.  

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Local measures would provide best protection for habitats threatened by nitrogen pollution

Targeted local action would be the most effective way to protect nature conservation sites from atmospheric nitrogen pollution, according to new research that will inform government policies.

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Lower air pollution during COVID-19 lockdown may improve crop production

Cleaner air since the start of coronavirus restriction measures could lead to a global increase in wheat yields this year of between 2% and 8%, according to a study led by the JRC.

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Easy-to-use app provides boost for European butterfly enthusiasts

A Europe-wide, multilingual mobile phone app, launched by the European Butterfly Monitoring Scheme, will make it easier for butterfly enthusiasts to monitor trends of species across the continent and enable scientists to assess the impacts of...

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Dutch scientist create interactive visual map of the country in a 100 years

In 100 years from now, the Netherlands will be a land of green cities, circular agriculture, and more forests, water and swamps. A climate-proof Netherlands of this description is not just desirable but also feasible, say Wageningen researchers.

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Refined modelling helps map the future spread of malaria in Africa

A new study from an international team of researchers including the JRC, recently published in Nature Communications, refines existing models to map future risk areas for malaria transmission in Africa.

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Microscopic images from pollen. Photo: Susanne Dunker

Efficient pollen identification

From pollen forecasting, honey analysis and climate-related changes in plant-pollinator interactions, analysing pollen plays an important role in many areas of research. Microscopy is still the gold standard, but it is very time consuming and...

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Food production could come under strain as soils lose phosphorus

Soils are losing phosphorus, a vital plant nutrient, at an alarming rate globally.

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