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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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Pesticides: Improved effect prediction of low toxicant concentrations

Crustacean Daphnia magna. Photo: André Künzelmann / UFZ

Toxic substances such as pesticides can cause effects on sensitive individuals in concentrations up to ten thousand times lower than previously assumed. This was shown by Researchers at the Helmholtz Centre for Environmental Research (UFZ) in their... read more >>


Four scenarios for EU agricultural production in 2040: win-win solutions are possible

A recent JRC-led article compares four different policy scenarios for EU agricultural production in 2040 and their respective impacts on European environment and biodiversity.   Results show that, if appropriate land use and land management choices... read more >>


Storing renewable energy to improve consumption

Storing energy, particularly on an industrial scale, is a key advantage in the efficient use of renewable energy. Funded by the European Union, the H2020 CryoHub project has brought together 13 European partners, including Irstea, with the aim of... read more >>


Water footprint of EU energy consumption: 1,301 litres per person per day

However, not all energy sources are equal. There are vast differences in the amount of water required to produce the same amounts of energy from different sources, especially renewables. read more >>


North Macedonian environmental management and its journey towards becoming part of the European Union

Towards the end of the autumn, during Finland’s EU presidency, it will be decided whether to begin European Union accession negotiations with North Macedonia and Albania. These countries have implemented many reforms in order to make it possible to... read more >>


Guiding Principles for Sustainable Healthy Diets

Today is World Food Day, a day of action dedicated to tackling global hunger.   This year’s theme is ‘Healthy Diets for a #ZeroHunger World’. read more >>


Plant Health: prioritising the fight against 20 quarantine plant pests on the EU territory

Following a new methodology, the JRC assessed a list of quarantine pests for their potential economic, social and environmental impact on EU agriculture and forestry. read more >>


Energy garden of the future combines sustainable energy generation, nature and landscape

Energy generation can be of value for landscape and environment. That is what the Dutch Nature and Environment Federations (NMF) and Wageningen University & Research (WUR) want to show with the project of Energy gardens in the Netherlands. In the... read more >>


Future supply of raw materials must not repeat the sustainability problems of the past

Raw materials play a fundamental role in achieving the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), but their production and consumption can also have negative impacts. read more >>


Food, feed, fibres, fuels. Enough biomass for a sustainable bioeconomy?

JRC data reveals a growing demand for biomass in the EU, mostly associated with rising use of bioenergy. read more >>