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Millions to be exposed to extreme Humidity and heat globally. ©Fotolia, Kwangmoo

Super-heatwaves of 55°C to emerge if global warming continues

Heatwaves amplified by high humidity can reach above 40°C and may occur as often as every two years, leading to serious risks for human health.   If global temperatures rise by 4°C, a new super heatwave of 55°C may regularly impact many parts of the...

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Weather-related disasters could affect around two-thirds of the Europeans. ©Fotolia, victor zastol'skiy

Europe to be hit hard by climate-related disasters in the future

Weather-related disasters could affect around two-thirds of the European population annually by the end of this century. This could result in a 50-fold increase in fatalities compared to today if no measures are taken, according to a new study by the...

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Solar energy in the municipality of Ii.

Complementing and challenging the national cleantech innovation system in Finland

A study by SYKE's researchers develops an approach of analysing the strengths and weaknesses of Technological Innovation Systems (TIS) in a multi-scale context.

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Image: Seppo Knuuttila

Finland’s cormorant population at previous summer’s level

A total of approximately 25,750 cormorant nests were counted in the summer of 2017. This means that the cormorant population in Finland’s marine areas only grew by one per cent, or a little over 200 nests, from the previous year, despite the...

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Forest-covered land is increasing in Europe ©Fotolia apfelweile

Study identifies land cover susceptible to change and soil resources most at risk

The area of soils covered with trees and artificial surfaces is increasing in Europe, while arable land areas are declining. Sparsely vegetated areas are the most vulnerable to soil loss.

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The Bioeconomy Knowledge Centre will provide relevant information in an easy-to-use format. ©European Union, 2017

New Knowledge Centre will provide scientific evidence on bioeconomy

A new Bioeconomy Knowledge Centre has been created by the JRC and DG RTD to better support policy makers with science-based evidence in this field.

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Maize in several important south-eastern European production regions is negatively affected by heat waves and scarce precipitation. ©Fotolia, author: saratm

Heat waves affect maize-producing regions in south-eastern Europe

The July issue of the JRC MARS crop monitoring Bulletin for Europe was published yesterday, alongside one of the JRC MARS Bulletin global outlook series: on Kazakhstan.

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From April to June, rainfall in key crop producing areas in North Korea were well below the long-term average. ©Fotolia Mieszko9

North Korea’s crop production has been severely damaged by prolonged dry weather, and food insecurity is expected to worsen, concludes a joint FAO-JRC report.

North Korea’s crop production has been severely damaged by prolonged dry weather, and food insecurity is expected to worsen, concludes a joint FAO-JRC report.

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Narrating expectations for the circular economy: Towards a common and contested European transition

The EU Public Consultation on the second Circular Economy package has been explored through an analysis of the position papers of European stakeholders.

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Developing key indicators of green growth

Greening the economy has been widely discussed as a new strategy for simultaneously reducing environmental pressures, promoting economic growth and enhancing social well-being. Indicators are one tool that can be used to describe the development of...

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