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Changes in snow coverage threatens biodiversity of Arctic nature

10/26/2018, Climate Change, SYKE

Press release by Helsinki University and Finnish Environment Institute 23.10.2018. Many of the plants on northern mountains depend on the snow melting late in spring and summer. read more


Aranda’s monitoring cruise reveals: Last summer’s algal bloom in the Baltic Sea was the result of a surge of nutrient-rich water from the Baltic Proper

10/02/2018, Marine, SYKE

A wave buoy is lifted on board of the Aranda for maintenance. Photo Ilkka Lastumäki.

Research vessel Aranda’s first monitoring cruise after its renovation was a success despite challenging weather conditions and a tight schedule. The results show that salty and read more


New methods of environmental footprints can be a game changer for companies

09/27/2018, Environmental Technologies, SYKE

New methods for calculation of the environmental footprint open possibilities for businesses to document and communicate their environmental performance in a more simplified and read more


Pharmaceuticals screened systematically for the first time in the Baltic Sea

09/26/2018, Marine, SYKE

CWPharma, an EU-funded project, has started screening active pharmaceutical ingredients in six river basin districts to get a better picture of the sources, emissions and read more


eLTER on European Ecosystem Roadmap ESFRI 2018

09/07/2018, Biodiversity and Land Use, UFZ

The TERENO Observatory in the Harz is to become a part of the EU infrastructure eLTER.

The pan-European Long-Term Ecosystem Research Infrastructure (eLTER RI) has been included on the roadmap of the European Strategy Forum on Research Infrastructures ESFRI 2018. This read more


EU households waste over 17 billion kg of fresh fruit and vegetables a year

08/13/2018, JRC

A recently published JRC article finds that EU households generate about 35.3 kg of fresh fruit and vegetable waste per person per year, 14.2 kg of which is avoidable. read more


2017 was third warmest year on record, international report confirms

08/07/2018, JRC

The State of the Climate in 2017 reports that last year was the third-warmest year on record (after 2016 and 2015), and that the planet also experienced record-high greenhouse gas read more


Measuring climate impact of forests management – a groundbreaking approach

08/02/2018, JRC

A JRC-led group of forestry research experts has developed a rigorous new fact-based carbon accounting system that reflects how forest management practices can help mitigate read more