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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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The UFZ platform CITEpro (Chemicals in the Environment Profiler) Photo: Seabstian Wiedling / UFZ

Evaluation of the risks of chemical mixtures to human health

Panoramix (Providing risk assessments of complex real-life mixtures for the protection of European citizens and the environment) is a 4-year project supported by the European Commission with a € 4.4 M grant through the Horizon Europe program. The...

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SYKE’s vision is Sustainability Transformation!

Finland is one of the top countries in overconsumption. Our unsustainable lifestyle accelerates biodiversity loss and climate change – two of the most pressing environmental crises of our time. Along with other Western countries, Finland needs to...

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Research: Recycling the metals and minerals of smartphones and televisions is difficult, design is key

Great expectations are being set for digital solutions to reach climate targets, but their environmental impacts are not widely known. For example, the demand for critical raw materials used in smartphones and televisions, metals and minerals, is...

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Harbour porpoises are not very affected by the North Stream 2 pipeline

Harbour porpoises and the construction of Nord Stream 2

Nord Stream 2 pipeline could be constructed without affecting the Baltic Proper porpoise population or the integrity of the Natura2000 area.

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Bacteria that hijack the host immune system Photo: Daphne Stapels

Consortium on microbiological research started

The National Research Data Infrastructure for Microbiological Research (NFDI4Microbiota) aims to achieve better access to data, new tools for analysing data, standards for data and metadata, and a comprehensive training programme for scientists. It...

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Earth observation applications for climate change adaptation and mitigation

Climate change adaptation and mitigation are to be studied with the help of data and Artificial Intelligence in a new international research project.

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New handbook to guide water allocation across borders

A new handbook will promote sustainable and equitable allocation of transboundary water resources. The publication is the first of its kind and is the latest example of Finland’s significant role in international water cooperation.

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