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Up to 50% increase in wildfires projected by 2100

A United Nations Environment Programme report predicts a substantial increase in wild fires, even if greenhouse gases are reduced.   The report found some of the biggest increases in areas not used to seeing wildfires, such as the Arctic and central...

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COVID-19 wastewater sampling technique used in anti-microbial resistance project

A £1.25 million project will research the role of managing antibiotic use in combatting anti-microbial resistance (AMR) transmission. It will use the novel wastewater sampling technique UKCEH developed in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. This is...

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Today around 1,370 wastewater treatment plants are under regular surveillance across the EU © felipe caparros - 2022

Coronavirus response: monitoring of wastewater contributes to tracking coronavirus and variants across all EU countries

One year ago, the European Commission adopted a Recommendation asking EU Member States to put in place wastewater monitoring to track COVID-19 and its variants.

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The frequency of compound hot-dry events in Europe is mainly determined by local precipitation trends. Image: © UFZ

Two extremes at the same time

Prolonged droughts and heat waves have negative consequences both for people and the environment. If both of these extreme events occur at the same time, the impacts, in the form of wild fires, tree mortality or crop losses - to name a few examples -...

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This regional environmental baseline assessment of mining activities in South Greenland is based on a project idea developed between Environmental Agency for Mineral Resource Activities (EAMRA), Greenland Institute of Natural Resources (GINR) and DCE (AU). (Photo: Katrine Raundrup).

Environmental baseline assessment for mining activities in South Greenland

New Arctic study identifies potential conflict zones between possible future mining activities and areas of biological, human and heritage values interest.

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Dead puffins wash up on Scottish shores

More than 100 dead puffins washed up across the northeast coast of Scotland, Orkney and Shetland over a few weeks near the end of 2021, making it one of the most significant reports of its kind in the UK for the time of year over the past 50 years.

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UKCEH helps UN member states to tackle nitrogen waste

Scientists at the UK Centre for Ecology & Hydrology (UKCEH) have contributed to the first global agreement to reduce nitrogen waste and reduce adverse impacts on human health, biodiversity and climate change.   Nitrogen is essential to the growth...

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Urban green space, London Mitre Square in London is seen as a good example of a new urban green space. The multi-functional area was co-designed with the local community. Photo: Roschue via Wikimedia Commons

Natural features support urban areas’ adaptation to climate change

A new project involving the UK Centre for Ecology & Hydrology (UKCEH) will support Britain’s towns and cities as they adapt to the impacts of climate change.   The initiative will bring together experts in a range of disciplines and aims to ‘reclaim...

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Aranda's monitoring cruise: Baltic Sea oxygen level normal, but nutrient conditions have deteriorated

The research vessel Aranda has returned from its annual winter monitoring cruise. The cruise investigated the current physical and chemical state of Finnish sea areas and the levels of harmful substances in the sea. Phosphorus levels were found to...

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Collecting nutrient data on individual field parcels into a digital data system would significantly enhance the efficiency of water protection in agriculture

A reform of environmental regulation of agriculture is currently under way in. Maximum levels are being set for phosphorus-based fertilisers, and they will be applicable to all farms. Enforcement of the restrictions needs to be made easier than it is...

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