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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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Record high profits for EU fishing fleet, new report finds

The 2018 Annual Economic Report on the EU Fishing Fleet shows record-peak levels in economic performance of the EU fishing fleet in 2016 and closely links this achievement to the use of sustainable fishing methods. read more >>

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How much fish do we consume? First global seafood consumption footprint published

JRC scientists have examined the impact of seafood supply chains across national boundaries - the global seafood consumption footprint. read more >>

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

New methods for calculation of the environmental footprint open possibilities for businesses to document and communicate their environmental performance in a more simplified and verifiable way. With the new guidance companies are able to create a... read more >>

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Pharmaceuticals screened systematically for the first time in the Baltic Sea

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 environmental concentrations of pharmaceuticals in the Baltic Sea region. read more >>

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Stemming the tide of beach litter

Over four fifths of the litter on European beaches is plastic, and over 50% is made of single-use plastic, according to a new scientific report.   The European Commission is taking action to stop more plastics from ending up on our beaches. read more >>

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Change your diet to save both water and your health

Shifting to a healthy diet is not only good for us, but it also saves a lot of precious fresh water, according to a JRC study published in Nature Sustainability. read more >>

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eLTER on European Ecosystem Roadmap ESFRI 2018

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 is a significant achievement for the European ecosystem, critical... read more >>

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Extending palm oil production in Africa threatens primate conservation

Future expansion of the palm oil industry could have a dramatic impact on African primates, according to the findings of a new study led by the JRC. read more >>

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

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 >>

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2017 was third warmest year on record, international report confirms

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 concentrations as well as rises in sea level. read more >>