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Floodings Weather-related disasters could affect around two-thirds of the Europeans
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Aug 05 2017

Weather-related disasters could affect around two-thirds of the European population annually by the end of this century. This could result in a 50-fold increase in fatalities compared to today if no measures are taken, according to a new study by the Joint Research Centre – the science and knowledge service of the European Commission. 

From 2019, all heavy vehicles must be equipped with new Smart Tachograph From 2019, all heavy vehicles must be equipped with new Smart Tachograph
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Jul 28 2017
New Smart Tachograph security specifications have been prepared by the JRC for better enforcement of driving and resting times of heavy vehicle drivers to maximise road safety.
Forest-covered land is increasing in Europe Forest-covered land is increasing in Europe
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Jul 27 2017
The area of soils covered with trees and artificial surfaces is increasing in Europe, while arable land areas are declining. Sparsely vegetated areas are the most vulnerable to soil loss.
The Bioeconomy Knowledge Centre will provide relevant information in an easy-to-use format. The Bioeconomy Knowledge Centre will provide relevant information in an easy-to-use format.
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Jul 26 2017
A new Bioeconomy Knowledge Centre has been created by the JRC and DG RTD to better support policy makers with science-based evidence in this field.
From April to June, rainfall in key crop producing areas in North Korea were well below the long-term average From April to June, rainfall in key crop producing areas in North Korea were well below the long-term average
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Jul 24 2017
North Korea’s crop production has been severely damaged by prolonged dry weather, and food insecurity is expected to worsen, concludes a joint FAO-JRC report.
Between 2014 and 2015, the total EU photovoltaic production increased by around 8.7% Between 2014 and 2015, the total EU photovoltaic production increased by around 8.7%
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Jul 19 2017
Photovoltaic capacity is steadily expanding with potential for further growth in all EU countries, a JRC report shows
The reaction wall of the European Laboratory for Structural Assessment will be now open to wider scientific community The reaction wall of the European Laboratory for Structural Assessment will be now open to wider scientific community
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Jul 13 2017
The JRC is opening its scientific laboratories and facilities to scientists and researchers from the private and public sectors.
The red-eared terrapin turtle is the most common invasive alien species of Union concern across the EU, found in 24 Member States, according to the JRC report. The red-eared terrapin turtle is the most common invasive alien species of Union concern across the EU, found in 24 Member States, according to the JRC report.
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Jul 12 2017
The first ever Baseline Distribution of Invasive Alien Species of Union concern has been published by the JRC.
The JRC air quality monitoring tower is one of the most advanced research-driven monitoring stations The JRC air quality monitoring tower is one of the most advanced research-driven monitoring stations
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Jul 10 2017
A new state-of-the-art laboratory has been built to host the station which has been measuring air pollution for over thirty years.
Paris leads in culture and creativity among cities with over 1 million inhabitants Paris leads in culture and creativity among cities with over 1 million inhabitants
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Jul 06 2017
Today, the European Commission released the first ever edition of the ‘Cultural and Creative Cities Monitor’. This new tool developed by the JRC provides comparable data on how European cities perform.

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