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Visualisation of the adsorption of phages on E. coli bacteria.  The images were taken with a helium ion microscope from the UFZ research platform ProVIS. Photo: UFZ / ISME Journal / CC BY 4.0

The Hitchhikers guide to the soil

A UFZ study shows: viruses can hitch a ride on bacteria - a winwin strategy in the conquest of new habitats. The interaction of fungi and bacteria in the transport of viruses in the soil ecosystem has been examined by a UFZ research team in a study...

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Household waste turns into new raw materials

"There is a persistent myth in Finland that sorting is not worthwhile because all the waste ends up in the same place. We decided to find out where the recyclable waste ends up from the households of the Timanttikylät villages in the small North...

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Stronger management of hazardous chemicals is needed in industry

There is a clear need to increase the knowledge of the industrial sources of hazardous chemicals and to apply measures to reduce their use and emissions to the environment. The EU funded project HAZBREF worked for more than 3 years to identify the...

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Pollutant Release and Waste Transfer Data for Finnish Industry and Agriculture published in the map service

Information on the largest sources of pollutant releases and waste transfers for Finnish industry and agriculture can now be found in the public data service at prtr.fi.

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SYKE Policy Brief: It is time for sustainability transformation

It is time to move beyond solving environmental problems one by one, to systemic societal sustainability transformations. This is the message of the SYKE Policy Brief published today. Sustainability transformation is about rapidly fitting all our...

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Environmental marketing claims in Finland – an ongoing research by SYKE

The Finnish Environmental Institute SYKE has collected a sample of environmental claims in internet advertisements during autumn 2021. The share of internet in advertising has continuously grown and was about half of all advertisement in Finland in...

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Soil improving agents reduce water pollution from agricultural soils – a new guide is now available for farmers

Soil improving agents may quickly and effectively reduce the water pollution from agricultural land. Gypsum, pulp mill fibre, and structural lime have been studied comprehensively, and based on the results, a practical guide has been compiled, from...

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EU fleet maintains good profits overall, mainly thanks to sustainable fishing practices and management

The 2021 Annual Economic Report on the EU Fishing Fleet confirms that in 2019, the fleet maintained overall profitability. The report projects similar profitability levels for 2020, despite the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic on the fleet and fish...

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Raw Materials Scoreboard highlights urgency to strengthen the resilience and sustainability of raw materials supply in the EU

Today, the Commission presented the 3rd Raw Materials Scoreboard at the 2021 Raw Materials Week.   The Scoreboard presents an in-depth analysis of Europe’s raw material supply chains, their competitiveness and trade flows.

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Mainstreaming ecological restoration of streams, rivers and peatlands promotes green development in Europe

This year's exceptional weather conditions, such as the floods in Germany, have drawn attention to the inefficiency of dams and flood walls in the flood management. Instead of these, Professor Daniel Hering from the University of Duisburg-Essen, is...

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