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The JRC's web tool will monitor fire activity in protected areas worldwide. The JRC's web tool will monitor fire activity in protected areas worldwide.
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Dec 02 2013

Between 3.5 and 4.5 million square kilometres of land surface are burnt every year. More than half of this burnt surface is in Africa, which has more than 6000 protected areas across 50 countries. The Joint Research Centre today launched a web tool to monitor the fire activity in protected areas worldwide.

The three members of the opening panel, from left to right: Dominique Ristori, Monica Frassoni and Jos Delbeke The three members of the opening panel, from left to right: Dominique Ristori, Monica Frassoni and Jos Delbeke
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Nov 29 2013

A high-level JRC roundtable on efficient buildings was organised today as a follow-up to the 26 March event for scientific support to growth and jobs in the areas of efficient buildings, vehicles and equipment. Today the participants deepened the dialogue on efficient buildings, discussing initiatives, financial aspects and the link between technology, policy and behaviour.

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Nov 29 2013

More scientists, techniques and collaborations are needed to characterise nuclear materials, and so deterring illicit trafficking and terrorism, according to a JRC article published in today's Nature edition.

Most of the analysis in the Education and Training Monitor is based on JRC reports. Most of the analysis in the Education and Training Monitor is based on JRC reports.
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Nov 28 2013

According to the 2013 Education and Training Monitor recently launched by the European Commission, sixteen Member States decreased their spending on education between 2008 and 2011, with six showing further significant budget decreases in 2012. The Education and Training Monitor is an annual publication examining the evolution of Europe’s education and training systems, allowing Member States to compare themselves against others. Most of the analysis presented in the Monitor is based on reports produced by the JRC.

Mediterranean Sea temperatures have been rising in recent years
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Nov 27 2013

An article by IES scientists published today in PLoS ONE finds that anthropogenic causes of the warming of the Mediterranean Sea could be masked by the effect of naturally occurring multidecadal oscillations in sea surface temperature.

JRC developed EU Aid Explorer, a unique web tool that provides easy access to clear, complete and accurate data on development and humanitarian aid around the world. JRC developed EU Aid Explorer, a unique web tool that provides easy access to clear, complete and accurate data on development and humanitarian aid around the world.
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Nov 27 2013

Launched today at the European Development Days in Brussels, EU Aid Explorer is a unique web tool that provides easy access to clear, complete and accurate data on development and humanitarian aid around the world. Maps and graphs are used to visualise which donor is active where, which sectors and countries receive how much assistance and how funding changes over time.

The JRC contributed to an innovative rapid test for the detection of certain drugs in honey. The JRC contributed to an innovative rapid test for the detection of certain drugs in honey.
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Nov 25 2013

JRC scientists contributed to the validation of an innovative rapid test for the simplified detection of certain drugs (antibiotic residues) in honey and mould toxins (mycotoxins) in cereals. Some antibiotics are used as preventive or therapeutic treatment to protect honey producing bees from extremely dangerous bacterial diseases and mycotoxins are toxic compounds that are produced when certain species of mould (fungi) infect crops.

Training on GMO quantification held at the European Commission's Joint Research Centre in Geel
Nov 22 2013

On 21 and 22 November 2013, an international training course on "GMO quantification: Proper calibration and estimation of measurement uncertainty" was held at the European Commission's Joint Research Centre in Geel.

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Nov 22 2013

The latest edition of the JRC Newsletter has been published. This issue features an editorial by Dainius Pavalkis, Lithuanian Minister of Education and Science. The cover story provides an insight on the JRC’s assessment of CO₂ emissions and fluctuations of food crop prices resulting from biofuels production. Among the news are stories on a new single indicator for measuring the innovation output of Member States and the challenge of engaging users in smart grids.

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Nov 21 2013

Two proficiency tests organised by the European Union Reference Laboratory for Heavy Metals in Feed and Food (EURL-HM) have concluded that the performance of food control laboratories in the determination of four heavy metals (arsenic, cadmium, lead, mercury) in dry compound feed for cats needs to be improved.

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