JRC News

  1. 1 Sep 2015

    A recent assessment carried out by the JRC estimates that water erodes 970 million tonnes of soil every year in the EU.

  2. 24 Aug 2015

    JRC scientists have supported the European Commission's Directorate-General for Humanitarian Aid and Civil Protection (DG ECHO) with information and analysis on the flood crisis in Myanmar/Burma which followed a period of unusually heavy precipitation starting mid-July. By the beginning of August the country began to experience the most severe flooding in decades, while heavy rainfall continued during the first half of the month.

     

  3. 24 Aug 2015

    Continued hot and mostly dry conditions in much of Europe in July and early August have led to a further reduction in the yield forecasts for spring and summer crops at the EU-28 level, particularly for maize and sunflower crops. The yield outlook for winter cereals is slightly improved thanks to favourable weather conditions in northern parts of Europe. Overall, the yield forecast for total cereals dropped to almost 10% below last year’s level, and to 1% below the five-year average.

  4. 21 Aug 2015

    The European Commission has published a call for expression of interest to launch a limited number of risk and recovery activations through its COPERNICUS Emergency Management Service for Risk & Recovery.

  5. 20 Aug 2015

    Much of the European continent has been affected by severe drought in June and July 2015, one of the worst since the drought and heat wave of summer of 2003.

  6. 12 Aug 2015

    A new study analysing available statistics on consumer food waste has estimated that Europeans waste an average of 123 kg per capita annually, or 16% of all food reaching consumers.

  7. 4 Aug 2015

    A newly designed economic equilibrium model based on international trade will help policymakers to examine the impact of policy options on the economic development of the forest-based industry.

  8. 4 Aug 2015

    Rapid technological change is reconfiguring how the data needed to support public policy are produced and used. New satellites, sensors, and mobile devices are increasingly turning the private sector and the public into major producers and users of data, some of which are also very  relevant for public policy. This creates many new opportunities but also challenges for data access, and interoperability among diverse data sources.

  9. 31 Jul 2015

    A JRC report short-lists seven potential aquatic pollutants to complete a first Watch List which will provide high-quality information on the concentrations of emerging or little-known pollutants across the EU.

  10. 29 Jul 2015

    Over two decades, agricultural expansion and neglect have reduced natural vegetation cover in the Brazilian eco-regions Cerrado and Caatinga to 47% and 63% of the original area respectively, according to a study led by the JRC.