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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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Last summer’s fish kill was caused by a toxic dinoflagellate: emerging algal toxins in coastal Finnish waters

Scientists at SYKE Marine Research Centre have related the fish kill in Ersöströmmen near Tammisaari last July to a dinoflagellate species, Karlodinium veneficum, not previously known to form blooms in Finnish waters. read more >>

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Investigating long-range transported contaminants in Finnish Lapland

There is little information available on the presence and concentration of contaminants commonly used in consumer goods in the living environment. The Finnish Environment Institute (SYKE), the National Institute for Health and Welfare and the Finnish... read more >>

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New evidence confirms human activities drive global warming

A new statistical technique, analysing data records since measuring started 150 years ago, independently confirms that man-made carbon dioxide (CO2) and methane (CH4) emissions have led to global warming, according to a JRC-led article published on... read more >>

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El Niño - devastating impact on Southern Africa’s harvests and food security

Southern Africa is currently in the grip of an intense drought that has expanded and strengthened since the earliest stages of the 2015-2016 agricultural season, driven by one of the strongest El Niño events of the last 50 years. Across large swathes... read more >>

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First ever UK digital crop map from satellite data

The first ever digital map of the UK’s arable crops has been created through an innovative collaboration between environmental researchers and business using data from the Copernicus Sentinel-1 Radar Satellite.   read more >>

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Transitions to a Green Economy require political will and far-reaching transformations in society and economy

Transitions to a green economy are never purely based on win-win solutions, but require taking into account potential trade-offs among multiple goals, across sectors and international leakage. read more >>

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Join our Marie Curie Masterclass in May 2016 at Aarhus University

Aarhus University Dept. of Environmental Science would like to collaborate with ambitious postdoctoral researchers with excellent research track records on Marie Skłodowska-Curie Individual Fellowships (MSCA IFs) in 2016 and onwards. read more >>

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2016 access application to Zackenberg

Zackenberg Research Station is situated in a unique setting in an undisturbed high arctic ecosystem in Northeast Greenland. Deadline for the 2016 access application to Zackenberg is 15 February 2016 read more >>

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Climate Change Rapidly Warming World’s Lakes

Climate change is rapidly warming lakes around the world, threatening freshwater supplies and ecosystems, according to a new study spanning six continents. read more >>

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Decreasing nitrogen emissions will cause relatively fast reductions of impacts on ecosystems

The negative effects of acidic deposition in Europe and North America on natural ecosystems have been reduced significantly over the past decades, but the impacts of nitrogen on ecosystems are still persistent. read more >>