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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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Heatwaves test the limits of energy and water systems in Europe

Heatwaves are affecting the supply of water, which is essential for cooling power plants and for the production of fuels and hydropower. read more >>


By 2050, business as usual will wipe out pristine tropical moist forests the size of more than half the EU

Unless we take action, pristine tropical moist forests more than half the area of the EU will disappear by 2050 – new EU data shows.   read more >>


Warming in the Baltic Sea area increases blue-green algae blooms

Since 1990, the Baltic Sea has on average warmed by almost 2 °C, Finnish sea areas even more than that. Nutrient pollution has continued to visibly decrease on this millennium but the surface area of anoxic seabed is at an all-time high. read more >>


Millions of farmers depend on meltwater from Himalaya glaciers

Around 129 million farmers depend on meltwater from the Himalayan glaciers for their crop production and livelihoods. This is shown by an international group of researchers from Wageningen University & Research and Utrecht University, among others,... read more >>


Impending threats to biodiversity

The world map illustrates where an expansion of agricultural use will pose a particular threat to biodiversity (red markings). In contrast, the areas marked in yellow show a low biodiversity. An expansion of agricultural land in these regions would therefore mean less loss of biodiversity. Photo: Map: Florian Zabel / Tomáš Václavík

How does the expansion or intensification of arable farming affect global agricultural markets and biodiversity? read more >>


Problem solving in Zanzibar with the expertise of the Finnish Environment Institute

Underwater nature of Zanzibar, Tanzania, is spectacular with its coral reefs, seagrass meadows and mangrove forests. Marine life is however facing severe threats as coastal zone is affected by increasing tourism, coastal building, overfishing and... read more >>


Frankincense in peril

Frankincense is being traded for a few thousand years already and cherished by hundreds of millions worldwide. But its production is expected to half within 2 decades. This is the worrisome conclusion of a study by a group of Ethiopian and Dutch... read more >>


Soils may reduce the impact of drought, or enhance damage

Tundra and natural forests in Northern Europe are more sensitive to extreme dry and hot climatic events than Mediterranean areas in Southern Europe. The soil plays an important role in determining the climate adaptability of these regions. A soil... read more >>


4 million euro for training programme new experts in wildfires

The past two years were characterized by deadly wildfires in Southern Europe and an increasing number of wildfires in northern regions. This is a glimpse of what is expected in the future. The European Union assigns a 4 million euro grant to... read more >>


Extreme climate events impact domestic and international agricultural prices

A recent JRC study investigated the effects of extreme climatic events on agricultural commodity markets. read more >>