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The coming electric vehicle boom will significantly increase the demand for cobalt in the EU and globally The coming electric vehicle boom will significantly increase the demand for cobalt in the EU and globally
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Nov 13 2018
With the coming electric vehicle boom demand for cobalt is expected to exceed supply already in 2020.
Among the impacts measured, scientists predict more river and coastal flooding Among the impacts measured, scientists predict more river and coastal flooding
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Nov 12 2018
Europe is in danger of being exposed to more frequent and intense extreme weather conditions.
Agriculture is an important source of methane Agriculture is an important source of methane
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Oct 30 2018
A new JRC report points to inexpensive and profitable solutions to reduce methane emissions in the energy, waste, wastewater and agriculture sectors.
Potential threats to soil biodiversity (orange = high; red = very high) Potential threats to soil biodiversity (orange = high; red = very high)
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Oct 30 2018
Two JRC scientists discuss their contribution to the Living Planet Report 2018 published today by the World Wildlife Fund (WWF).
The JRC is directly responsible for three EU commitments to protect the health of our oceans The JRC is directly responsible for three EU commitments to protect the health of our oceans
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Oct 29 2018
JRC research supports the EU’s commitments to protect our oceans at this year’s Our Ocean Conference
Cereals and plants harvested green produce the most agricultural biomass in the EU Cereals and plants harvested green produce the most agricultural biomass in the EU
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Oct 22 2018
The European Commission has just updated the strategy to boost Europe's bioeconomy. In this interview, two JRC bioeconomy experts reflect on the challenges, opportunities and scientific achievements linked to bio-based economy.
ASEM Sustainable Connectivity Portal is an online tool offering a wealth of data on the political, economic and social relationship between the two continents. ASEM Sustainable Connectivity Portal is an online tool offering a wealth of data on the political, economic and social relationship between the two continents.
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Oct 19 2018
The ASEM Sustainable Connectivity Portal provides new insights on the political, economic and social relationship between the two continents.
Most bumblebee species are currently located in central Europe Most bumblebee species are currently located in central Europe
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Oct 17 2018
Scientists have mapped the distribution of bumblebees in Europe and created a predictive map that can be used to monitor and mitigate bumblebee decline.
The Colorado River in the United States is also threatened by overuse. The Colorado River in the United States is also threatened by overuse.
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Oct 16 2018
JRC scientists have identified the hotspots where competition over the use of shared water resources could lead to disagreements between countries.
the JRC has published a new guidebook on how to monitor emissions from large industrial installations the JRC has published a new guidebook on how to monitor emissions from large industrial installations
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Oct 09 2018

The Joint Research Centre has published a new guidance to help competent authorities in Member States regulate emissions to air and water from about 55 000 large industrial installations across Europe.

The guidance also contains useful information for operators of these installations, and will facilitate development of new or improved environmental standards in the future.

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