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Human pressures along the boundary of the Selous Game Reserve, a natural World Heritage site in Tanzania. © EU, author: Gregoire Dubois

Natural World Heritage Sites under severe pressure from human activities

The first ever global quantification of the impact of humanity on natural World Heritage sites (NWHS) finds that the vast majority of NWHS are under severe pressure from increasing human activities and forest loss. Led by an international team of...

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Working together with Lebanon for water infrastructure and agricultural development

World Waternet, Acacia Water and Wageningen Environmental Research (Alterra) are working together to support Lebanon using Dutch water and agricultural expertise. This project is supported by the Dutch Ministry of Foreign Affairs.

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The easiest way to reduce nutrient pollution is to eat more domestic wild fish and vegetables. Photo: Johanna Kinnari

The new calculator shows how consumption contributes to nutrient pollution in the Baltic Sea

With the calculator developed by the Finnish Environment Institute and the Natural Resources Institute Finland, consumers can determine the impacts of their consumption habits on nutrient pollution in the Baltic Sea. Finland’s contribution to the...

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The UNECE report calls for increased coordination and cooperation to ensure best management of the water-food-energy-ecosystems nexus in the Sava River Basin ©UNECE

Assessment of water, energy and agricultural needs for sustainable development in the Sava River Basin

A new report co-authored by UNECE-JRC-KTH looking at the Sava River Basin shows that water management planning is needed in order to meet the long-term renewable energy targets.

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When protected areas are well connected, animal species can move from one protected site to another. ©EU, 2017 photo credit: A Kontou

EU scores high in connectivity of protected areas

A new indicator developed by the JRC enables, for the first time, the measurement of progress towards meeting the UN connectivity target for protected areas. The indicator shows that the objective is far from being reached at the global level. The EU...

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Global temperature increase should be kept below 2˚C to limit flood risk. ©Fotolia, Bernd Leitner

Global flood risk to increase five-fold with a 4°C temperature rise

A new JRC report looks at flood risk and economic damages under different global warming scenarios with 1.5˚C, 2˚C, and 4˚C temperature increases. It concludes that, if global temperatures rise by 4°C, the flood risk in countries representing more...

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Photo: Mats Westerbom

Underwater noise in the Baltic Sea a risk for fish and marine mammals

Underwater noise in the Baltic Sea has been measured for the first time. According to an international project co-led by the Finnish Environment Institute, the level of human-introduced underwater noise is remarkable. However, the situation varies...

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Climate change is leading to more extreme weather in Europe. ©Fotolia, author: @swa182

Significant JRC contributions to European Environment Agency report on Climate Change

Changes in climate are already having wide-ranging impacts on ecosystems, the economy and on human health and well-being in Europe, according to the report ‘Climate change, impacts and vulnerability in Europe 2016’, launched today by the European...

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The EU fishing fleet registered record-high net profits of €770 million in 2014. ©Fotolia, author: Bruno Barracuda

Good news for the EU Fishing Fleet – Positive trends in economic performance and sustainability

A JRC-DG MARE report has just been published, showing that the performance of the EU fishing fleet has significantly improved in recent years, moving from a loss-making position in 2008 to record-high net profits of €770 million in 2014 – up from...

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The first MARS bulletins of 2017 were published today

Crop monitoring and forecasts for Europe and northern Africa

Today, the JRC issued two MARS (Monitoring Agricultural ResourceS) crop monitoring bulletins: one focussing on the winter hardening and frost damage of winter cereals in Europe, and the second focusing on crop sowing conditions in northern Africa....

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