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SYKE - Finnish Environment Institute (Finland)DCE - Danish Centre for Environment and Energy, Aarhus University (Denmark)EC JRC IES - European Commission, Joint Research Centre, Institute for Environment and Sustainability (Italy)IRSTEA - National Research Institute of Science and Technology for Environment and Agriculture (France)CEH - Centre for Ecology & Hydrology (United Kingdom)Alterra Wageningen UR (The Netherlands)UFZ - Helmholtz Centre for Environmental Research (Germany)CIENS - Oslo Centre for Interdisciplinary Environmental and Social Researchpeer

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Low levels of environmental toxins in Lapland, climate change and new chemicals the main risks
25 August 2016, Natural Hazards and Environmental Risks, SYKE
The Finnish Lapland is renowned for its purity, even if environmental toxins are present at low concentrations in the air, water and living organisms. The main concern in the Arctic region is the long-range transport of substances and increased ...
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Reduced ecosystem functions in oil palm plantations
15 August 2016, Biodiversity and Land Use, UFZ
Large areas of tropical lowland forests have been replaced by oil palm plantations, with major impact on environment and people. An interdisciplinary team of scientists from the University of Göttingen, the Helmholtz Centre for Environmental ...
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Big Data Integration, Exploration and Analytics in Environmental Sciences - Open PEER scientific seminar
27 July 2016, Environmental Technologies, Irstea
With the kind support of the scientific department of the French Embassy, the Institute Francais in Munich and the BFHZ (Bayerisch-Französisches Hochschulzentrum). ...
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Forest carbon sinks must be included in bioeconomy sustainability assessments
21 July 2016, Climate Change, SYKE
Forest carbon sinks reduce the atmosphere’s carbon dioxide content. The utilisation of wood and forests inevitably affects carbon sinks, which is an issue that must be considered when seeking cost-effective means for mitigating climate change. ...
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Gecko clearance sale - The European pet trade is jeopardising the survival of rare reptile species
12 July 2016, Biodiversity and Land Use, UFZ
A gecko for your terrarium? Or a tortoise? Or would you rather have a snake? Reptiles are exceedingly popular as pets, trade is booming. Between 2004 and 2014, official imports to the EU came to just under 21 million live specimens, more than six ...
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Joint procurement of solar power plants to cover 34 municipalities – Tampere Hall to receive its own solar panels
04 July 2016, Environmental Technologies, SYKE
34 municipalities intend to take part in the joint procurement of solar power plants organised by the Finnish Environment Institute and KL-Kuntahankinnat Oy. Of the largest cities, Helsinki, Tampere, Oulu and Seinäjoki, among others, have committed ...
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A new research project analyses synergies between ecolabels, product environmental footprint and circular economy
04 July 2016, Society, SYKE
The European Commission is developing environmental footprint methodology to measure products’ environmental effects during their life cycle and to improve the comparability of products. The objective of the three-year project “The Nordic Swan ...
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Handbook of Zambian mushrooms gaining international recognition
20 June 2016, Biodiversity and Land Use, SYKE
Mycologists Marja Härkönen, Tuomo Niemelä and Heikki Kotiranta along with their Zambian colleague Keddy Mbindo and British colleague Graham Piearce have published a guidebook on Zambian mushrooms, entitled Zambian mushrooms and mycology. Being the ...
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Fairly good crop yield outlook for the EU-28
20 June 2016, JRC - IES
The latest MARS crop monitoring bulletin, published today, reports that crop yield prospects at the EU-28 level remain clearly above the five-year average. Crop-growing conditions in Spain are excellent, but are less positive in western Europe....
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Soil quality key for future food security, better data is vital
20 June 2016, JRC - IES
Future food security depends on a variety of factors - but better soil data could substantially help improve projections of future crop yields, a new study shows....
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