JRC Newsletter: latest research results and news on policy support activities
May 2012 issue of the JRC newsletter
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This issue features an editorial by Julia Slingo, Met Office Chief Scientist, UK. The cover story focuses on matching water supply and demand in Europe and Africa.
Among the news are stories on a model predicting inundation height after a cyclon, the state of biodiversity in Congo basin forests and an analysis of strategic energy technologies worldwide. Further reading provides details on mapping the potential of pumped hydropower storage and assessing the impact of the Japanese disaster on the global car industry.
The newsletter also includes briefs on alternative methods to test carcinogenity of chemicals, the release of the JRC’s second certified nanoparticle reference material and the inauguration of European Crisis Management Laboratory.
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