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Fluviosat graphic The FluViSat concept combines several significant advances that distinguish it from many other satellite-based streamflow and flood mapping projects.

Videos of rivers taken from space could revolutionize flood management

FluViSat (Fluvial Video from Satellite) has the potential to enable the accurate determination of flow rates in medium and large rivers anywhere on the planet, with no requirement for people or equipment to be on site, or even on the same continent!...

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Titanium dioxide particles in soil

Investment will transform UK research into pollutants

The UK Centre for Ecology & Hydrology (UKCEH) has secured funding for state-of-the-art laboratory equipment that will transform our understanding of chemical pollutants as well as natural and man-made particles, and their potential impact on the...

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The Rappbode reservoir in the Harz region. Photo: André Künzelmann/UFZ The Rappbode reservoir in the Harz region is surrounded by forests and is the largest drinking water reservoir in Germany. Photo: André Künzelmann/UFZ

Climate Change is Affecting Drinking Water Quality

The disappearance of forests will have consequences for water quality in reservoirs. The water stored in reservoirs ensures our supply of drinking water. Good water quality is therefore important - but is at significant risk due to climate change. In...

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Get the latest scientific findings on migrant settlements, urban food systems and research on the relation between nature and health in the city.

PEER webinar Nature Based Solutions for Climate Resilient Cities

30 September 2022, 11:00-12:00 CET, Zoom meeting Green Cities is the Wageningen Environmental Research programme that focuses on understanding and applying a nature-based approach in urban areas. Join our free pre-lunch PEER Webinar!  

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Current-use flame retardants have been detected in the Arctic environment

New study examines the prescence of flame retardants by modelling long-range transport and emissions from local sources of new contaminants in the Arctic.

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Puffins There is concern about the impacts of developments on key seabird species in the North Sea, including puffins. Photo: Gwyn Rees

Dynamic project will safeguard seabirds alongside offshore wind farms

New research led by the UK Centre for Ecology & Hydrology (UKCEH) will investigate the impacts of offshore wind farms on seabirds, and produce solutions to protect and increase populations.

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Will Europe's forest and its firewood help Europe through the winter?

How will we get through the winter with the looming gas crisis looming? The European Commission wants European countries to start using less gas as soon as possible. Among other measures, it is also looking at an all-time energy reserve that is...

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The map shows the land use intensity index (LUI). Source.UFZ The map shows the land use intensity index (LUI). Source.UFZ

Studying grassland from space

UFZ researchers develop a method with which they can utilise satellite data and artificial intelligence to determine the land-use intensity of meadows and pastures. Extensively used grassland is host to a high degree of biodiversity, and performs an...

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Tree mortality in the Italian Alps driven by windstorms and bark-beetle infestations © Alessandro Cescatti

Climate variability drives global decline of forest resilience

Understanding the underlying mechanisms of forest resilience is of paramount importance to develop sound conservation and management plans.

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16 coal-fired power stations operate in the region. © despotodstiga - 2022

Limited progress on environmental and climate protection in the Western Balkans

The Western Balkans made some improvements in aligning environmental and climate monitoring, as well as reporting legislation with EU standards. Implementation, however, is patchy, concludes a JRC report released today.

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