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Sustainable pathways should not leave the most vulnerable behind

Without integrated policies and international assistance to the less fortunate regions, the pursuit of climate targets could make developing countries slip back on key Sustainable Development Goals.

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Algal rafts, water temperature, ice extent – Finnish Environment Institute is a European forerunner in the use of satellites

The Finnish Environment Institute SYKE monitors the state of the environment with the help of satellite technology and is a European forerunner in the efficient use of satellites. The TARKKA service, which contains plenty of open data, can be...

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Nature in Conflict: Lessons from conflicts about conservation management by hunting and tree cutting

Using hunting as a way of nature management and clearing forests in order to transform these into other types of nature signify two forms of conservation management that spark strong reactions in society at large. Reactions can evolve into conflicts:...

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Plant roots increase carbon emission from permafrost soils

Plant roots increase carbon emission from permafrost soils

A key uncertainty in climate projections is the amount of carbon emitted by thawing permafrost in the Arctic. Plant roots in soil stimulate microbial decomposition, a mechanism called the priming effect. An international research team co-lead by...

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New tool to continue tracking freshwater ecosystems during coronavirus

An innovative new tool allows countries to continue to track, monitor, and improve the health of freshwater ecosystems, despite limited movement during the coronavirus pandemic.

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Work in food or agriculture? We want to hear how the coronavirus pandemic is affecting your business

The JRC has launched a survey to monitor the impact of the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic on the EU’s agricultural-food supply chain - from farm to fork.

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Efficient waste water treatment processes can help reduce the pharmaceutical load released into the environment

The load of active pharmaceutical ingredients released into the environment can be reduced by treating waste water at primary sources, such as hospitals, healthcare institutes, households and pharmaceutical industry, and by boosting waste water...

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Recent surge in EU forest harvesting, according to JRC study

The total area of forests 'clear-cut' harvested in the EU in 2016-2018 was 49% higher than in 2011-2015, according to a JRC study published in Nature.

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Asian tiger mosquitoes (Aedes albopictus) on human skin. Photo: ©RealityImages / AdobeStock

Scientists warn of increasing threats posed by invasive alien species

In a new study, scientists from around the world warn that the threats posed by invasive alien species are increasing. They say that urgent action is required in order to prevent, detect, and control invaders at both local and global levels.

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The MAAMERI project investigates how the ecosystem of the Archipelago Sea reacts to changes in the nutrient load

Despite long-term work on water protection, the condition of the marine environment of the Archipelago Sea has not improved as hoped. The aim has been to improve the condition of the sea with water protection measures in the catchment area, but the...

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