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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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New estimate - every ninth species in Finland is threatened

03/08/2019, Biodiversity and Land Use, SYKE

Finnish Environment Institute SYKE and Ministry of the Environment report A new assessment of threatened species indicates an increasing loss of biodiversity in Finnish nature. read more


Global change shrinks habitat of Asian elephants

03/05/2019, Biodiversity and Land Use, UFZ

Asian elephants Photo: Priya Davidar & Jean-Philippe Puyravaud

Asian elephants could lose up to 42 percent of their habitats in India and Nepal. read more


Doctoral dissertation: The duration of the ice cover of Finnish inland waters has shortened, and seasonal winter and spring discharges have increased

02/19/2019, Water, SYKE

The duration of the ice cover on Finnish inland waters has shortened due to milder winters. Correspondingly, the seasonal river discharges in winter and spring have increased, read more


CITEPro will make the evaluation of environmental chemicals more efficient

02/06/2019, Environment and Health, UFZ

Automated pipette platform for preparing high-throughput bioassays Photo: ©Bodo Tiedemann

New technology platform launched at the UFZ. read more


Ramped up efforts needed to protect the world's inland waters

02/05/2019, JRC

At least 15% of the world’s inland surface water areas are covered by protected areas, according to a new study from the JRC.   This is close to the global target of 17% set out read more


Making the most of our green spaces

01/30/2019, JRC

Cities, as large human settlements and the powerhouses of Europe’s economy, generate 67% of the EU’s GDP.   They are also faced with a range of challenges, including social read more


Screening Baltic Sea for pharmaceuticals

01/28/2019, Marine, SYKE

Although pharmaceuticals are useful and often lifesaving for people, they may contaminate the Baltic water and marine life, for example if inappropriately disposed. CWPharma, an read more


Ingenious techniques in neighbourhood dispute

01/25/2019, Biodiversity and Land Use, UFZ

After the wild tobacco plant (Nicotiana attenuata) has been attacked by a caterpillar of the tobacco hawk moth, it waits a few days and only then starts its chemical defence. Photo: Pia Backmann

Wild tobacco plants gain an advantage by the timely sending of hungry caterpillars to the competition. read more