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Policy brief: How green will a bioeconomy be for our Nordic water resources?

In the future, our world may increasingly rely on renewable biomass resources for the provision of food, fodder, fibre and fuel. How this transition to bioeconomy will affect Nordic water resources, is something Biowater, a Nordic Centre of...

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IPBES WORKSHOP ON BIODIVERSITY AND PANDEMICS

Pandemics represent an existential threat to the health and welfare of people across our planet. The scientific evidence reviewed in this report demonstrates that pandemics are becoming more frequent, driven by a continued rise in the underlying...

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Sea-ice loss disrupts Arctic Ocean ecosystems and biogeochemistry

A new perspective review published in the scientific journal Nature Climate Change on the ecological and biogeochemical implications of the loss of Arctic sea-ice highlights the need for the production of new research knowledge to support global...

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First-of-its-kind surface water Atlas brings together 35 years of satellite data

The Atlas of Global Surface Water Dynamics illustrates the changes in the Earth’s lakes, rivers and wetlands over time.

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Commission launches knowledge centre to reverse biodiversity loss and protect Europe’s ecosystems

Today, the European Commission launches a new Knowledge Centre for Biodiversity: a one-stop shop for science-based evidence to protect the natural ecosystems that provide us with food, medicines, materials, recreation, and well-being.

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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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