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Loch Leven nominated for Natura 2000 award
Loch Leven recovery nominated for prestigious Natura 2000 award
16 March 2018, Water, CEH
Loch Leven in Scotland is a 2018 finalist for a Natura 2000 Award under the category of ‘Socio-economic benefits’

Marine researchers propose declaring 23 percent of the Baltic Sea as ecologically significant areas
02 March 2018, Marine, SYKE
Ecologically or Biologically Significant Marine Areas have been proposed for different parts of the planet, but not yet for the Baltic Sea. SYKE research professor Markku Viitasalo and researcher Juho Lappalainen were closely involved last week in a working group in Helsinki for naming the EBSA areas. As a result, nine proposals were made for different parts of the Baltic Sea. The proposed areas cover 23 percent of the surface area of the Baltic Sea.



Very mild winter so far
22 January 2018, JRC
According to the January issue of the JRC MARS Crop monitoring Bulletin, which was published today, the low-temperature acclimatisation of winter wheat remains delayed and weaker than usual in large regions of western, southern and central Europe because of the mild temperatures experienced so far.

Emerging pollutants: a growing concern for our oceans
22 January 2018, JRC
The majority of chemicals on a combined list of more than 2700 potential marine contaminants are what's known as 'emerging pollutants': substances that have the potential to enter the environment and cause adverse ecological and human health effects, but are still largely unregulated and whose fate and potential effects are poorly understood.