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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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