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Warming in the Baltic Sea area increases blue-green algae blooms

07/25/2019, Marine, SYKE

Since 1990, the Baltic Sea has on average warmed by almost 2 °C, Finnish sea areas even more than that. Nutrient pollution has continued to visibly decrease on this millennium but read more


Millions of farmers depend on meltwater from Himalaya glaciers

07/16/2019, Climate Change, Wageningen Environmental Research (Alterra)

Around 129 million farmers depend on meltwater from the Himalayan glaciers for their crop production and livelihoods. This is shown by an international group of researchers from read more


Problem solving in Zanzibar with the expertise of the Finnish Environment Institute

07/02/2019, Fragile Environments, SYKE

Underwater nature of Zanzibar, Tanzania, is spectacular with its coral reefs, seagrass meadows and mangrove forests. Marine life is however facing severe threats as coastal zone is read more


Frankincense in peril

07/01/2019, Biodiversity and Land Use, Wageningen Environmental Research (Alterra)

Frankincense is being traded for a few thousand years already and cherished by hundreds of millions worldwide. But its production is expected to half within 2 decades. This is the read more


Soils may reduce the impact of drought, or enhance damage

06/27/2019, Soils, Forests and Agriculture, Wageningen Environmental Research (Alterra)

Tundra and natural forests in Northern Europe are more sensitive to extreme dry and hot climatic events than Mediterranean areas in Southern Europe. The soil plays an important read more


4 million euro for training programme new experts in wildfires

06/21/2019, Natural Hazards and Environmental Risks, Wageningen Environmental Research (Alterra)

The past two years were characterized by deadly wildfires in Southern Europe and an increasing number of wildfires in northern regions. This is a glimpse of what is expected in the read more


Extreme climate events impact domestic and international agricultural prices

06/21/2019, JRC

A recent JRC study investigated the effects of extreme climatic events on agricultural commodity markets. read more


Global Surface Water Explorer – a virtual time machine documenting the 'When and Where' of global water presence over the past 35 years

06/20/2019, JRC

An updated version of the Global Surface Water Explorer was launched at the Living Planet Symposium in Milan last month. read more