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Recent monitoring results: The state of the Gulf of Finland better than in the past few years, the Bothnian Sea is becoming eutrophic

The Finnish Environment Institute SYKE has again produced an assesment of the state of the coastal waters of the Gulf of Finland and the open sea surrounding Finland from the southern Baltic Sea to the Bay of Bothnia. The state of the Gulf of Finland...

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Mixed forest stands better resist insect pests

Mixed forest stands better resist insect pests

As a result of climate change, insect pests are causing ever greater levels of damage to forests in Europe and other temperate regions of the world. To explore how tree diversity affects forest resistance to insect pests, researchers at INRAE and...

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Register for the PEER-TRISD Side Event: Integrating the evaluation and management of risks and sustainable development: a solutions workshop (6.11.)

PEER hosts a workshop on integrating the evaluation and management of risks and sustainable development: a PEER-TRISD solutions workshop (virtually) on 6 November.

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New tool for fast and efficient oil spill response at sea

A new, free tool for oil spill response at sea is now available online for authorities and local response units. The aim of the tool is to minimize environmental impacts of oil spills in the Arctic and around the world.

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Rising use of nitrogen fertilisers could jeopardise global climate goals

The growing use of nitrogen fertilisers in world food production could put ambitious climate targets out of reach, as it leads to rising levels of nitrous oxide (N2O) in the atmosphere, a new study shows.  

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Local measures would provide best protection for habitats threatened by nitrogen pollution

Targeted local action would be the most effective way to protect nature conservation sites from atmospheric nitrogen pollution, according to new research that will inform government policies.

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Lower air pollution during COVID-19 lockdown may improve crop production

Cleaner air since the start of coronavirus restriction measures could lead to a global increase in wheat yields this year of between 2% and 8%, according to a study led by the JRC.

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Easy-to-use app provides boost for European butterfly enthusiasts

A Europe-wide, multilingual mobile phone app, launched by the European Butterfly Monitoring Scheme, will make it easier for butterfly enthusiasts to monitor trends of species across the continent and enable scientists to assess the impacts of...

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Dutch scientist create interactive visual map of the country in a 100 years

In 100 years from now, the Netherlands will be a land of green cities, circular agriculture, and more forests, water and swamps. A climate-proof Netherlands of this description is not just desirable but also feasible, say Wageningen researchers.

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Refined modelling helps map the future spread of malaria in Africa

A new study from an international team of researchers including the JRC, recently published in Nature Communications, refines existing models to map future risk areas for malaria transmission in Africa.

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