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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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Where will the next food production problem occur? – launch of a new early warning system

A new early warning system detecting agricultural production anomaly hotspots will be launched at the European Development Days on the 8 June 2017 in Brussels. read more >>

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Significant blue-green algae blooms possible in Finnish marine areas during 2017 summer

The risk for vast blue-green algae blooms in the Gulf of Finland is greater than during previous years. The exceptional nutritional conditions are caused partially by major Baltic inflows from the North Sea in 2014 and 2016, which allowed the... read more >>

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Big fish in big trouble in Europe

A new study by an international team of scientists, published in Nature Ecology & Evolution, warns that many large fish species, including many of the sharks and rays of Europe, are threatened with extinction. Confirming the findings of previous... read more >>

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Increased worldwide greening found to mitigate regional temperature differences

A JRC-led article recently published in 'Science' finds that the increase in global vegetation density has had substantial climate impacts in recent decades, with a warming effect in cold areas, and a cooling effect in warm areas. The findings... read more >>

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Environmental heritage paper honoured with international award

An international study warning of how World Heritage Sites are being damaged by human activities, of which the JRC was a co-author, has won a prestigious international award for scientific publishing. read more >>

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Dry and cold weather affects yield outlook

Yield forecasts for winter crops – published today in the May issue of the JRC MARS crop monitoring Bulletin for Europe - were revised downwards by 2-3% at EU level compared to the April Bulletin. The yield forecast for spring barley and rapeseed is... read more >>

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Corridors that can save jaguars

A new study has assessed and provided management recommendations for the main corridors linking the few remaining jaguar populations in northern Argentina, in the southernmost part of the range of this emblematic species in America. The study was led... read more >>

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The science, policy and practice of nature-based solutions

A scientific paper on so-called Nature-Based Solutions has been produced in the ALTER-Net (Europe's Ecosystem Research Network). Such solutions to societal problems are currently being actively pursued e.g. by the European Commission, but the concept... read more >>

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How Essential Biodiversity Variables and remote sensing can help national biodiversity monitoring

Essential Biodiversity Variables (EBVs) have been suggested to harmonize biodiversity monitoring worldwide. Vihervaara, P. et al. studied how well Finland’s current biodiversity state indicators correspond with EBVs, and how national biodiversity... read more >>

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Integrating nitrous oxide emissions to inform climate-smart agriculture

In a recently published article, JRC scientists describe a new model framework that extends a large-scale soil survey to include nitrous oxide (N2O) emissions, in order to provide an independent instrument in support to policies oriented towards... read more >>