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Control of SCR-systems using roadside remote sensing. Source: DCE

Control of SCR-systems using roadside remote sensing

Cheat or cold engine? Scientists and police performed Heavy Duty Truck control of SCR cleaning systems for removal of nitrogen oxides (NOx) in the exhaust from trucks and methods for identification of manipulated and defect SCR-systems.

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A bee collects pollen from a blossom. Photo: André Künzelmann/UFZ

Awareness raising alone is not enough

It is a well-known problem: too rarely do nature conservation initiatives, recommendations or strategies announced by politicians lead to people really changing their everyday behaviour.

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SYKE Policy Brief: Environmental impact needs to be considered in nutrition recommendations

Increasing the proportion of vegetables, legumes, and fish in the diet helps ease climate change, eutrophication of the Baltic Sea and inland waters, and the decline of biodiversity. SYKE Policy brief emphasises that national nutrition...

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Global soil erosion projected to be worse than previously expected

Erosion caused by water flow wearing down soil surfaces could rise by up to two-thirds compared to today, according to a JRC-led study that modelled changes until 2070.

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Microplastics are found in all waters, quantities in aquatic organisms and fish vary

Finnish Environment Institute SYKE and University of Eastern Finland: Microplastics are found in all water systems and in fish, bivalve molluscs and benthic fauna. Microplastics cause stress to the aquatic organisms and may expose them to harmful...

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Doctoral dissertation: Spring bloom dynamics in the Baltic Sea: From the environment to macroelements and microbial interactions

Global warming changes the composition of phytoplankton in marine ecosystems, also in the Baltic Sea. There has been the recently observed shift in the phytoplankton community composition during the Baltic Sea spring bloom. M.Sc. Tobias Lipsewers,...

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Workshop series: Strengthening and connecting science for policy eco-systems in Europe (First workshop 08.09.2020)

The Covid-19 pandemic and the substantial involvement of science in informing policy responses suggests that stronger and better connected science for policy eco-systems are essential for creating better prepared and resilient societies and...

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Illustration: Ckinate change and land use reduce the biomass of soil animals. Source: Lisa Vogel / UFZ

Shrinking dwarves

As a result of climate change, soil animals are getting smaller, and their numbers are falling due to intensive land use.

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10 Tips for Researchers: How to achieve impact on policy

The JRC’s Science for Policy Handbook provides advice on how to bring science to the attention of policymakers.

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Climate change projected to set off substantial rise in methane emissions from wetlands

By the end of this century, natural methane (CH4) emissions from wetlands are projected to increase by up to 80%, compared with the beginning of the century, if no concrete actions are taken to reduce anthropogenic greenhouse gas emissions, a JRC led...

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