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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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Climate change: now is the moment to rebuild better

05/15/2020, JRC

The urgency of actions to recover from the COVID-19 crisis must not deter long-term climate objectives. The recovery efforts must seize the opportunity to increase the resilience read more

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Environmental footprint method to support the assessment of climate impacts of public procurements

05/07/2020, Climate Change, SYKE

The Product Environmental Footprint (PEF) method developed by European Commission is used to assess the environmental impact of products throughout their life cycles. A new study read more

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Food insecurity and the knock-on effects of COVID-19 in the hungriest countries

04/29/2020, JRC

The number of people battling acute hunger and suffering from malnutrition is on the rise again. The upheaval set in motion by the COVID-19 pandemic may push even more families and read more

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Call for expressions of interest from HEIs/universities - Collaborative Doctoral Partnership programme (2020)

04/03/2020, JRC

The Joint Research Centre of the European Commission is calling for applications for its Collaborative Doctoral Partnership programme (CDP) by 3 May 2020.   read more

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Climate and health impacts of residential wood combustion in Finland

03/17/2020, Environment and Health, SYKE

According to the dissertation by Mikko Savolahti, a researcher at the Finnish Environment Institute, residential wood combustion causes 200 premature deaths in Finland each year. read more

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Pesticides increase the risk of schistosomiasis, a tropical disease

03/02/2020, Environment and Health, UFZ

Researchers examined 48 bodies of running water in Kenya for pesticide contamination, composition of the biological communities and occurrence of snails. Photo: UFZ

Schistosomiasis is a severe infectious disease caused by parasitic worms. As an intermediate host, freshwater snails play a central role in the life cycle of the parasite. In a read more

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Helen Mirren adds her voice to campaign against devastating plant disease Xylella

02/13/2020, Natural Hazards and Environmental Risks, CEH

Xylella damage to olive trees (photo Steven White, UKCEH)

A new animation narrated by Dame Helen Mirren warns of the devastation caused by the plant disease Xylella fastidiosa, which has wiped out millions of olive trees in southern read more

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Overweight from cosmetics

02/12/2020, Environment and Health, UFZ

If pregnant women use cosmetics containing parabens, this may have consequences. Photo: Blue Planet Studio/Adobe Stock

Parabens are used as preservatives in cosmetics. If pregnant women use cosmetics containing parabens that remain on the skin for protracted periods, this may have consequences for read more