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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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Global bill for soil erosion by water: US$8,000,000,000

A recent JRC study finds that soil erosion by water costs the world economy about US$8,000,000,000 (eight billion US dollars) a year. read more >>


New guidelines for sustainable European seaweed

A new report gives scientific guidance to help meet a growing global demand for seaweeds while also protecting resources and the environment. read more >>


Occurrence and fate of microplastic in the marine environment

Expedition across the Pacific Ocean. Photo: © Die Aktivisten, Leipzige Aktivisten, Leipzig

To date, little is known about what happens to microplastic in the sea. The MICRO-FATE project that is now starting under the leadership of the Helmholtz Centre for Environmental Research (UFZ) is expected to bring about a change to this situation. read more >>


EurAqua 25th anniversary celebration on June 11 in Brussels

The European Network of Freshwater Research Organisations (EurAqua) holds its 25th anniversary in an event that will take place in Brussels on the 11th June (14:30-19:30)at the BluePoint building (address: 80 Bd A. Reyers Ln). During the event, that... read more >>


How big is the EU's Blue Economy? The EU report on potential of coasts and oceans to provide for sustainable economic growth published

The European Union's blue economy continues growing. The economic activities related to oceans, seas and coastal areas recorded gross profit of EUR 74.3 billion in 2017, with 4 million persons employed, which is an increase of half a million since... read more >>


Forest microbiome: Mapping the symbiotic relationships between trees and microbes

A scientific article published in Nature today shows how the world’s forests are built on symbiotic partnerships between trees and microbes, and how these could be affected by a warming climate. read more >>


Human activities impeding the flow of two-thirds of the world’s longest rivers

A recent Nature article that maps the world’s free-flowing rivers shows that the flow of most of the world’s longest rivers has been impeded by man-made constructions such as dams and reservoirs, leading to the rapid decline of some of the most... read more >>


A warmer Arctic will have a large and complex impact to algal production

The warming of the Arctic Ocean could generally increase the primary production provided by algae living in sea ice, but the impact varies greatly between latitudes, claims a study published in the renowned scientific journal Science Advances. Since... read more >>


First overview on chemicalization of aquatic environment completed

A new assessment of levels of harmful substances in Finnish waters has been completed. According to monitoring activities, harmful levels of mercury, fire retardants and surface treatment agents are found in Finland’s aquatic environment. However,... read more >>


Nature's Dangerous Decline – extinction rates set to accelerate

A global social and ecological emergency has been declared at today's launch of the IPBES Global Assessment of Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services, the first global biodiversity assessment since 2005. read more >>