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SYKE - Finnish Environment Institute (Finland) DCE - Danish Centre for Environment and Energy, Aarhus University (Denmark) EC JRC - European Commission, Joint Research Centre IRSTEA - National Research Institute of Science and Technology for Environment and Agriculture (France) CEH - Centre for Ecology & Hydrology (United Kingdom) Wageningen Environmental Research (Alterra) UFZ - Helmholtz Centre for Environmental Research (Germany) CIENS - Oslo Centre for Interdisciplinary Environmental and Social Research peer

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More floods and water scarcity ahead, but there is still time to mitigate their severity

Flooding and water scarcity in Europe will increase in the coming decades, but to a much lesser extent if the objectives of the Paris Agreement on climate change are met. read more >>

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Coastlines are being eroded twice as fast as they are being replaced

A JRC article published in Nature Scientific Reports finds an increasing trend of erosion along the world's coastlines, with twice as much land lost than what was replaced over the past three decades. read more >>

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EU researchers test cost-saving and soil-protecting potential of farming techniques

“We’ve identified and are testing potential cropping systems that don’t just improve agricultural soil quality, but also boost profitability.” That’s the simple message Rudi Hessel of Wageningen Environmental Research is sending on behalf of the... read more >>

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Closing loops with Nutri2Cycle for a truly circular economy

During the next four years, 19 organisations from 12 EU countries, amongst them Wageningen Environmental Research, will work together to provide an essential contribution to circular economy by closing nutrient loops in the framework of the... read more >>

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Commission launches Knowledge Centre to fight malnutrition

The new centre, bringing together experts and knowledge from different sources inside and outside the European Commission, will help to tackle the root causes of food insecurity around the world. read more >>

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Global warming increases the risk of an extinction domino effect

The complex network of interdependencies between plants and animals multiplies the species at risk of extinction due to environmental change, according to a JRC study.   In the case of global warming, predictions that fail to take into account this... read more >>

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Securing raw materials for the future

The raw materials sector is showing some encouraging signs of development and recovery, but more efforts are needed to diversify supply and increase use of secondary materials. read more >>

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Low exposure of people to microplastics through drinking water

According to a preliminary study, Finnish household water contains only small amounts of microplastics. Water treatment processes effectively remove particles from the raw water that is used in the production of household water, according to a study... read more >>

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Climate change: the human and economic outlook for Europeans

If warming rises more than 2°C above pre-industrial levels and no adequate adaptation measures are implemented, Europe is in danger of being exposed to more frequent and intense extreme weather conditions, which will also have significant economic... read more >>

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WWF Living Planet: Interview with JRC experts

wo JRC scientists discuss their contribution to the Living Planet Report 2018 published today by the World Wildlife Fund (WWF).   The WWF's Living Planet Report is a science-based assessment of the health of our planet. It has been tracking the... read more >>