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Aranda’s monitoring cruise reveals: Last summer’s algal bloom in the Baltic Sea was the result of a surge of nutrient-rich water from the Baltic Proper

A wave buoy is lifted on board of the Aranda for maintenance. Photo Ilkka Lastumäki.

Research vessel Aranda’s first monitoring cruise after its renovation was a success despite challenging weather conditions and a tight schedule. The results show that salty and oxygen-depleted water reaching as far as the Eastern Gulf of Finland... read more >>

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New methods of environmental footprints can be a game changer for companies

New methods for calculation of the environmental footprint open possibilities for businesses to document and communicate their environmental performance in a more simplified and verifiable way. With the new guidance companies are able to create a... read more >>

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Pharmaceuticals screened systematically for the first time in the Baltic Sea

CWPharma, an EU-funded project, has started screening active pharmaceutical ingredients in six river basin districts to get a better picture of the sources, emissions and environmental concentrations of pharmaceuticals in the Baltic Sea region. read more >>

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eLTER on European Ecosystem Roadmap ESFRI 2018

The TERENO Observatory in the Harz is to become a part of the EU infrastructure eLTER.

The pan-European Long-Term Ecosystem Research Infrastructure (eLTER RI) has been included on the roadmap of the European Strategy Forum on Research Infrastructures ESFRI 2018. This is a significant achievement for the European ecosystem, critical... read more >>

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EU households waste over 17 billion kg of fresh fruit and vegetables a year

A recently published JRC article finds that EU households generate about 35.3 kg of fresh fruit and vegetable waste per person per year, 14.2 kg of which is avoidable. read more >>

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2017 was third warmest year on record, international report confirms

The State of the Climate in 2017 reports that last year was the third-warmest year on record (after 2016 and 2015), and that the planet also experienced record-high greenhouse gas concentrations as well as rises in sea level. read more >>

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Measuring climate impact of forests management – a groundbreaking approach

A JRC-led group of forestry research experts has developed a rigorous new fact-based carbon accounting system that reflects how forest management practices can help mitigate greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions. read more >>

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Global food security requires a careful design of emission mitigation policies in the agricultural sector

Food Security. ©C. Schüßler - stock.adobe.com

Climate change can directly exacerbate food insecurity due to crop production-related impacts of, for example, warmer and drier conditions. Efforts to mitigate climate change through comprehensive, economy-wide greenhouse gas emission mitigation... read more >>

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EU winter crop yield forecasts revised further downwards

The July issue of the JRC MARS Bulletin Crop monitoring in Europe was published today, alongside the Northern Africa issue of the JRC MARS Bulletin global outlook series. read more >>

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Climate change: is soil the missing link?

Speakers at last week's high-level stakeholder consultation conference on the EU’s long-term strategy for reducing greenhouse gas emissions lamented the fact that the importance of soil in climate change, global warming and prosperity is severely... read more >>