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El Niño will affect food security and harvests in southern Africa. © Fotolia, Africa

El Niño - devastating impact on Southern Africa’s harvests and food security

Southern Africa is currently in the grip of an intense drought that has expanded and strengthened since the earliest stages of the 2015-2016 agricultural season, driven by one of the strongest El Niño events of the last 50 years. Across large swathes...

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Above: detail from Land Cover plus: Crops. Note, white areas are non-agricultural. Land Cover Plus: Crops © NERC (CEH) 2016; © Remote Sensing Applications Consultants Ltd 2016. © Crown Copyright 2007 OS 100017572.

First ever UK digital crop map from satellite data

The first ever digital map of the UK’s arable crops has been created through an innovative collaboration between environmental researchers and business using data from the Copernicus Sentinel-1 Radar Satellite.

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Cover Implementing The Green Economy

Transitions to a Green Economy require political will and far-reaching transformations in society and economy

Transitions to a green economy are never purely based on win-win solutions, but require taking into account potential trade-offs among multiple goals, across sectors and international leakage.

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Join our Marie Curie Masterclass in May 2016 at Aarhus University

Aarhus University Dept. of Environmental Science would like to collaborate with ambitious postdoctoral researchers with excellent research track records on Marie Skłodowska-Curie Individual Fellowships (MSCA IFs) in 2016 and onwards.

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2016 access application to Zackenberg

Zackenberg Research Station is situated in a unique setting in an undisturbed high arctic ecosystem in Northeast Greenland. Deadline for the 2016 access application to Zackenberg is 15 February 2016

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Climate Change Rapidly Warming World’s Lakes

Climate change is rapidly warming lakes around the world, threatening freshwater supplies and ecosystems, according to a new study spanning six continents.

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Decreasing nitrogen emissions will cause relatively fast reductions of impacts on ecosystems

The negative effects of acidic deposition in Europe and North America on natural ecosystems have been reduced significantly over the past decades, but the impacts of nitrogen on ecosystems are still persistent.

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