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Scientists assessed ten case studies to identify the impact of insights gained from monitoring the Arctic Scientists assessed ten case studies to identify the impact of insights gained from monitoring the Arctic
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Nov 14 2018
The societal benefits of Arctic observation far outweigh the investment required to conduct it.
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.
Plastic bottle caps and cigarette butts are among the most common litter items found on European beaches. Plastic bottle caps and cigarette butts are among the most common litter items found on European beaches.
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Sep 25 2018
Over four fifths of the litter on European beaches is plastic, and over 50% is made of single-use plastic, according to a new scientific report.
Unusually dry summers in central and northern Europe have led to large fires in countries which have historically seen very few Unusually dry summers in central and northern Europe have led to large fires in countries which have historically seen very few
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Sep 20 2018
The latest JRC report on forest fires shows the need to tackle climate change "to leave a healthier planet for those that follow".
Even with very strong efforts from countries, carbon emissions look set to go beyond the level needed to limit global warming to 1.5 °C
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Jul 04 2018
The JRC contributes to a growing body of evidence showing the need for ramped up climate action to limit global warming’
The JRC is investigating recent progress in considering combined exposures to multiple chemicals to help translate best science into best assessment practice.
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Jun 28 2018
The JRC is investigating recent progress in considering combined exposures to multiple chemicals to help translate best science into best assessment practice.
The water shortage in Cape Town and Southern Africa is indicative of more long-term weather patterns.
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May 29 2018
Scientists analyse Southern African weather patterns, helping policymakers plan actions to minimise the impact of water shortages.
European fires are set to increase in size and scope, putting lives and livelihoods at risk
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Mar 07 2018
Adapting our land use and mitigating the effects of climate change are key to minimising fire danger in Europe
Changes to the way land is used is having a knock-on effect on temperatures
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Feb 20 2018
Scientists reveal how recent vegetation cover changes have ultimately made the planet warmer.
The emerging pollutants include pharmaceuticals, newly registered pesticides, industrial plastic additives, personal care products and new flame retardants.
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Jan 22 2018
The majority of chemicals on a combined list of more than 2700 potential marine contaminants are what's known as 'emerging pollutants': substances that have the potential to enter the environment and cause adverse ecological and human health effects, but are still largely unregulated.

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