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Visualisation of the adsorption of phages on E. coli bacteria.  The images were taken with a helium ion microscope from the UFZ research platform ProVIS. Photo: UFZ / ISME Journal / CC BY 4.0

The Hitchhikers guide to the soil

A UFZ study shows: viruses can hitch a ride on bacteria - a winwin strategy in the conquest of new habitats. The interaction of fungi and bacteria in the transport of viruses in the soil ecosystem has been examined by a UFZ research team in a study...

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Pollutant Release and Waste Transfer Data for Finnish Industry and Agriculture published in the map service

Information on the largest sources of pollutant releases and waste transfers for Finnish industry and agriculture can now be found in the public data service at prtr.fi.

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SYKE Policy Brief: It is time for sustainability transformation

It is time to move beyond solving environmental problems one by one, to systemic societal sustainability transformations. This is the message of the SYKE Policy Brief published today. Sustainability transformation is about rapidly fitting all our...

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Soil improving agents reduce water pollution from agricultural soils – a new guide is now available for farmers

Soil improving agents may quickly and effectively reduce the water pollution from agricultural land. Gypsum, pulp mill fibre, and structural lime have been studied comprehensively, and based on the results, a practical guide has been compiled, from...

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Raw Materials Scoreboard highlights urgency to strengthen the resilience and sustainability of raw materials supply in the EU

Today, the Commission presented the 3rd Raw Materials Scoreboard at the 2021 Raw Materials Week.   The Scoreboard presents an in-depth analysis of Europe’s raw material supply chains, their competitiveness and trade flows.

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Mainstreaming ecological restoration of streams, rivers and peatlands promotes green development in Europe

This year's exceptional weather conditions, such as the floods in Germany, have drawn attention to the inefficiency of dams and flood walls in the flood management. Instead of these, Professor Daniel Hering from the University of Duisburg-Essen, is...

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The UFZ platform CITEpro (Chemicals in the Environment Profiler) Photo: Seabstian Wiedling / UFZ

Evaluation of the risks of chemical mixtures to human health

Panoramix (Providing risk assessments of complex real-life mixtures for the protection of European citizens and the environment) is a 4-year project supported by the European Commission with a € 4.4 M grant through the Horizon Europe program. The...

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Harbour porpoises are not very affected by the North Stream 2 pipeline

Harbour porpoises and the construction of Nord Stream 2

Nord Stream 2 pipeline could be constructed without affecting the Baltic Proper porpoise population or the integrity of the Natura2000 area.

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Bacteria that hijack the host immune system Photo: Daphne Stapels

Consortium on microbiological research started

The National Research Data Infrastructure for Microbiological Research (NFDI4Microbiota) aims to achieve better access to data, new tools for analysing data, standards for data and metadata, and a comprehensive training programme for scientists. It...

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Earth observation applications for climate change adaptation and mitigation

Climate change adaptation and mitigation are to be studied with the help of data and Artificial Intelligence in a new international research project.

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