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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 CentreIRSTEA - 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 Researchpeer

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Python skins in a tannery in West Malaysia for the international market. To date, it has been almost impossible to prove whether such skins are from legal or illegal harvests. Photo: Mark Auliya, UFZ
Hope for improving protection of the reticulated python
20 September 2017, Biodiversity and Land Use, UFZ
Trading in skins of the reticulated python is such a lucrative business that illegal exports are rising sharply and existing trade restrictions are being circumvented on a large scale. This is endangering the stability of populations. Therefore, researchers from the Helmholtz Centre for Environmental Research (UFZ) and the Royal Zoological Society Scotland (RZSS) are developing genetic methods for tracking down individual origins and potential trade routes of the skins.
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Researchers have shown that the combination of microbial and electrochemical conversion of complex biomass can yield valuable products. Photo: UFZ / André Künzelmann
Fuel from waste and electricity?
20 September 2017, Environmental Technologies, UFZ
Production of drop-in fuel from biomass and electric energy by combined microbial and electrochemical conversion
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Continued positive outlook for summer crops
18 September 2017, JRC
According to the JRC MARS crop monitoring Bulletin for Europe, published today, favourable conditions prevailed in most of France, Germany and the Benelux countries. In Mediterranean regions and eastern Europe, heatwaves and low precipitation continued until the end of August.
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Black Sea water temperatures may buck global trend
15 September 2017, JRC
Average surface temperatures of the Black Sea may not have risen, according to the surprising results of a new study from the JRC.
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