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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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ASAP: Exceptional rainfall and floods in East Africa, dry conditions in the Middle East

The May edition of the JRC's Anomaly Hotspots of Agricultural Production (ASAP) assessment, which was published on Monday, highlights agricultural production hotspots in East Africa due to heavy rainfall, in the Middle East due to failed sowing... read more >>

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The risk of significant blue-green algae blooms in summer 2018 is lower than earlier years in Finnish marine areas

The risk of widespread blue-green algae blooms in Finnish sea areas is less than during the last two years, because the algae have less nutrients available in comparison to previous years. However, significant algae blooms may form in the Gulf of... read more >>

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Calling for soil analysis services

To measure soil properties and biodiversity across Europe, the Joint Research Centre (JRC) is currently conducting a large soil survey, with soil samples collected from 26 000 locations. To support this ongoing work, the JRC has launched a call for... read more >>

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Towards the future CAP

The European Commission has today launched a proposal on how to modernise and simplify the Common Agricultural Policy (CAP), one of the core policies of the EU. read more >>

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Protecting Pollinators – the EU Pollinators Initiative

In response to calls by the European Parliament and Member States for action to protect and mitigate the decline of pollinators and their habitats, the European Commission has today adopted a Communication on the first-ever EU initiative on... read more >>

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Call for participation in an EU-wide monitoring campaign of manure

The JRC is looking for participants to help with its monitoring campaign of manure to help develop criteria for safe processed manure. In order to promote the sustainable recovery of nutrients from manure, it is vital to make a careful evaluation of... read more >>

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A future the planet can accommodate requires policy change in Finland as well

The United Nations Agenda 2030 puts binding goals on countries for the promotion of sustainable well-being. However, research indicates that Finland cannot achieve these goals because our ecological sustainability deficit is so great. The change can... read more >>

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Making sense of the situation in Cape Town

Cape Town has come dangerously close to running out of water after 3 years of persistent drought. Tight water usage restrictions have been successful in stalling 'day zero' - when the city's taps will be turned off - until 2019, buying time for... read more >>

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Commission proposes new Regulation on using reclaimed water for irrigation

A Commission proposal for a new Regulation on the use of treated water for irrigation has been adopted today. read more >>

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JRC provides scientific policy support for new Commission proposal on single-use plastics

The JRC provided DG Environment with information on the most common marine litter items found on European beaches to help draft today's new European Commission's proposal for a Directive on the reduction of the impact of certain plastic products on... read more >>