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Extreme weather conditions and climate anomalies account for 40% of global wheat production variability

JRC scientists have proposed a new approach for identifying the impacts of climate change and extreme weather on the variability of global and regional wheat production. The study analysed the effect of heat and water anomalies on crop losses over a... read more >>

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Hot and dry start to summer

The June issue of the JRC MARS crop monitoring Bulletin for Europe was published this week, alongside four Bulletins in the JRC MARS Bulletin global outlook series: on Russia, Turkey, Ukraine and northern Africa (Morocco, Algeria, Tunisia, Libya and... read more >>

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Finns value urban living

According to the latest “Asukasbarometri” (Residents’ barometer) survey, more and more Finns want to live in an urban environment. Urbanisation is also seen in changes in life style such as the increased popularity of cafés and an increase in... read more >>

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Smallholder forest producers in a changing climate

Smallholder forest producers are playing an important role in mitigating climate change, both through innovative practical action and political efforts via their producer organizations. This conclusion was made in a study produced by the Finnish... read more >>

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Coastal spatial planning forms the basis for sustainable business activities

The planning of coastal spatial management enables account to be taken of the effects of land-sea activities on coastal nature and local business activities. The objective of such planning is to examine all human activities affecting coastal areas... read more >>

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Public procurements are leverage in circular economy

Municipalities would achieve significant cost savings and increase their material efficiency if new raw materials were to be replaced with recycled and reusable ones or if industrial co-products were used. This is a conclusion of the project funded... read more >>

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An alternative hypothesis on the faunal colonization of the Himalayas?

Until now, the fauna of the Himalayas was considered to be an "immigration fauna", with species that have immigrated primarily from neighbouring regions to the west and east since the geological formation of this mountain range. Using... read more >>

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Identifying realistic species interactions is key to understanding ecological networks

In an article published in Ecology and Evolution on 13 June, Strona and Veech demonstrate how the underlying assumption in ecological network analysis that all species interactions are possible (e.g. all plants can potentially be pollinated by a... read more >>

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Promoting the Good Environmental Status of Marine Waters

On 17 May 2017, the European Commission adopted two legislative instruments designed to help EU Member States to better define the good environmental status of their marine waters and to provide clearer criteria and methodologies as to what should be... read more >>

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JRC Marine Modelling Toolbox extended to cover the Black Sea

The JRC has recently extended its Marine Modelling Toolbox to cover the Black Sea. read more >>