JRC News

  1. 30 Nov 2015

    One of the Commission's top priorities for 2015 is to secure a fair, ambitious and legally binding global climate deal at the United Nations Climate Change Conference in Paris (COP21), which starts today.

  2. 30 Nov 2015

    Together with the World Health Organisation, the JRC has identified the main categories of particulate matter in the air of 51 cities; on average traffic is the biggest source of air pollution.

  3. 30 Nov 2015

    Scientists from the JRC developed fit-for-purpose analytical methods for the determination of bisphenol A and 12 similar substances (analogues) in food matrices to support possible future monitoring studies.

  4. 27 Nov 2015

    Regional climate projections for the two coming decades (2021-2040) suggest enhanced probability of heatwaves anywhere in Europe, which would be comparable or greater than the Russian heatwave in 2010 - the worst since 1950.

  5. 26 Nov 2015

    The JRC has published a new database, JRC GMO-Amplicons, which contains more than 240 000 DNA sequences appearing in genetically modified organisms (GMOs). It will help to verify the presence of GMOs in food, feed and environment.

  6. 25 Nov 2015

    New tools for accident investigators and trainers have been developed by the European Safety, Reliability & Data Association (ESReDA), of which the JRC is member. The tools include a model to analyse what has been learned and what has not, a list of barriers that prevent learning, and guidelines on accident investigation training.


    It is important to learn from accidents in order to prevent similar ones from reoccurring. One of the elements of a successful organisation is the ability to learn from both success and failure, and the ability to learn from others.


  7. 25 Nov 2015

    After a decade of rapid growth in global CO₂ emissions, which increased at an average annual rate of 4%, much smaller increases were registered in 2012 (0.8%), 2013 (1.5%) and 2014 (0.5%).

  8. 23 Nov 2015

    In a Comment published in Nature today, JRC scientist Luca Montanarella calls for a voluntary international agreement to protect soil from erosion and degradation through a reinvigorated Global Soil Partnership.

  9. 23 Nov 2015

    The latest MARS crop monitoring bulletin finds that growing conditions have been good for recently sown and emerging winter crops, thanks to above-average temperatures in most European agricultural regions from late October to mid-November.

  10. 23 Nov 2015

    The JRC released a new GMO (genetically modified organism) certified reference material (CRM) to be used by GMO testing laboratories to analyse the GMO maize VCO-Ø1981-5 product in food and feeding stuff.