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Mar 22 2018
JRC research shows how important natural solutions are in managing resources effectively, securing access to clean water and reducing floods, droughts and pollution.
Mar 21 2018

On 21 March 2018, the Commission presented its proposal establishing rules at EU level to ensure the fair and effective taxation of the digital economy.

JRC scientists have supported the package by providing data and estimates on corporate profit allocation of Web companies and by analysing the macroeconomic impact of the proposal.

Mar 21 2018
The JRC lends its expertise from safety and security of buildings, through 3D laser scanning technologies to neutron resonance analysis for archaeological applications indispensable in preserving the cultural heritage.
Mar 21 2018
The European Commission supports projects to improve the prevention, diagnosis, treatment and social integration of people with Down's Syndrome.
Mar 16 2018
Global warming has allowed disease-bearing insects to proliferate, increasing exposure to viral infections.
Mar 13 2018
Responding to consumer concerns about food quality and fraudulent practices concerning food the European Commission is launching a Knowledge Centre for Food Fraud and Quality, operated by the JRC.
Mar 08 2018
To mark International Women’s Day, some of our leading scientists tell us about their work and why they love science.
Mar 07 2018
Adapting our land use and mitigating the effects of climate change are key to minimising fire danger in Europe
Mar 06 2018

A study just published by the Joint Research Centre (JRC) in Nature Climate Change shows that soils can be a net sink of greenhouse gases through increased storage of organic carbon.

However, unless the use of fertilisers is adjusted to balance additional nitrogen inputs, any climate change mitigation benefit may be offset through higher nitrous oxide (N2O) emissions from soil.

Plants absorb carbon dioxide from the atmosphere and stabilise it in the soil.

Feb 27 2018

Soil erosion costs European countries €1.25 billion in annual agricultural productivity loss and €155 million in the gross domestic product (GDP) loss, according to a JRC new study.

Soil erosion is the biggest threat to soil fertility and productivity, but the consequences do not stop there.

A recent JRC study combined biophysical and macroeconomic models to determine direct and macroeconomic costs of soil erosion, and the results are striking.