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Hot and dry conditions have negatively impacted some of the most important EU maize-producing areas.
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Sep 26 2016

The latest JRC crop monitoring in Europe bulletin, published today, reports that inadequate water supply conditions have had a negative impact on yield formation.

Vladimir Šucha and Martin Kern signing the Memorandum of Understanding Vladimir Šucha, JRC Director-General, and Martin Kern, the EIT’s interim Director sign the Memorandum of Understanding between the two organisations.
©EU, 2016
Sep 22 2016

The European Institute of Innovation and Technology (EIT) and the JRC signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) on 22 September at the EIT’s headquarters in Budapest.

Nearly 70% of the population in sub-Saharan Africa does not have access to electricity - approximately 621 million people. Nearly 70% of the population in sub-Saharan Africa does not have access to electricity - approximately 621 million people.
©EU, credit: C.Gardi
Sep 19 2016
A transformation of poorly used or unexploited energy infrastructure could represent lower-cost opportunities for investors and ensure access to sustainably generated electricity, according to a JRC paper published today in Nature Energy.
The signature of the research framework arrangement is the result of several collaborations and joint activities already underway. The signature of the research framework arrangement is the result of several collaborations and joint activities already underway.
©EU, 2016
Sep 14 2016
The signing of a research framework arrangement opens the path to the strengthening and intensifying of scientific cooperation.
The report provides comprehensive proposals on how to move forward in decommissioning and environmental remediation programmes. The report provides comprehensive proposals on how to move forward in decommissioning and environmental remediation programmes.
©EU, 2016
Sep 12 2016
A recent report looks into the drivers that allow implementing decommissioning and environmental remediation programmes.

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Sep 12 2016
JRC-scientists have investigated the factors that significantly affect the quantification of nucleic acids by digital PCR (dPCR).
Marseilles port A healthy diet containing meat reduces cities' water footprint by 19% to 43%; a pesco-vegetarian diet by 28% to 52% and a vegetarian diet by 30% to 53%.
©EU, 2016 credit J.Gaffuri
Sep 08 2016

The water used to produce food available in urban areas generally doesn’t make it into city sustainability estimates, which only take into account direct water use and parameters such as waste collection and energy efficiency of buildings.

A hybrid car parked in front of a building An expanded labelling scale that also covers zero CO2 emissions would allow differentiation between efficient hybrid and plug-in hybrid vehicles.
©EU, 2016
Sep 06 2016

Car labelling can become more effective if EU Member States adopt a harmonised classification of cars that mirrors the design of the EU energy label and that accurately reflects the fuel consumption and CO2 emissions of cars under real-world driving conditions, according to a paper authored by JRC researchers.

Graphic visual of the event with a world surrounded by elements EU-AU-IIASA evidence and policy event brings together scientists and policymakers.
©EU, 2016
Aug 31 2016
This capacity building evidence and policy event focusing on water-energy-food security nexus is organised jointly by the EU and African Union (AU), together with the International Institute for Applied Systems Analysis (IIASA).
Amatrice as of 25 August: red shows destroyed buildings, orange highly damaged. Amatrice as of 25 August: red shows destroyed buildings, orange highly damaged.
©EU, 2016
Aug 30 2016
The maps were produced by the Copernicus Emergency Management Service (EMS) Mapping, at request of the Italian authorities to support a preliminary assessment of the damage.

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