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City-scape with polluted air The JRC and the WHO measured sources of urban air pollution across the world
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Nov 30 2015

Together with the World Health Organisation, the JRC has identified the main categories of particulate matter in the air of 51 cities; on average traffic is the biggest source of air pollution.

Intense sun image Severe heatwaves in the past have caused crop failures and thousands of deaths.
©Maksim Pasko, Fotolia
Nov 27 2015

Regional climate projections for the two coming decades (2021-2040) suggest enhanced probability of heatwaves anywhere in Europe, which would be comparable or greater than the Russian heatwave in 2010 - the worst since 1950.

DNA extraction After DNA extraction, samples are prepared for the determination of GMO.
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Nov 26 2015

The JRC has published a new database, JRC GMO-Amplicons, which contains more than 240 000 DNA sequences appearing in genetically modified organisms (GMOs). It will help to verify the presence of GMOs in food, feed and environment.

City scape with large industrial chimney In 2014, when the emissions growth was almost at a standstill, the world's economy continued to grow by 3%.
©Fotolia, Gina Sanders
Nov 25 2015

After a decade of rapid growth in global CO₂ emissions, which increased at an average annual rate of 4%, much smaller increases were registered in 2012 (0.8%), 2013 (1.5%) and 2014 (0.5%).

Fish farms in the ocean Managing the seas in a responsible manner can provide food, medicine and energy while protecting ecosystems for generations to come.
©Fotolia, Christian Delbert
Nov 20 2015

This week's declaration of the Union for the Mediterranean (UfM), a partnership of EU28, the European Commission and 15 Mediterranean countries, focused on closer cooperation to promote growth, jobs and investments deriving from the marine and maritime sectors.

Heavy rains in Uganda's capital Kampala. Heavy rains in Uganda's capital Kampala.
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Nov 18 2015

To prevent waterborne diseases (e.g. dysentery) brought on by floods, the Red Cross last week distributed preparedness items to households in flood-prone villages 300 km north-east of Uganda’s capital, Kampala.

Closing event of the REMTh project Closing event of the REMTh project
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Nov 18 2015

The JRC and the European Commission's Directorate-General for Regional and Urban Policy have supported Greek authorities in order to help entrepreneurs and authorities to find out in which areas they should prioritise and further specialise if they want to strengthen their competitive advantage.

A new report proposes a space observation system for monitoring CO2 emissions. A new report proposes a space observation system for monitoring CO2 emissions.
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Nov 16 2015

A recent DG for Internal Market, Industry, Entrepreneurship and SMEs - JRC expert report proposes a strategy for the establishment of a European observation system dedicated to monitoring CO2 emissions from space.

Procambarus clarkii, a freshwater crayfish native to the southeast of the US, is found elsewhere as invasive species. Procambarus clarkii, a freshwater crayfish native to the southeast of the US, is found elsewhere as invasive species.
©Mike Murphy
Nov 13 2015

A JRC-led article has identified escape from aquaculture facilities, releases in the wild due to pet/aquarium trade and stocking activities as the main pathways of alien species introduction in European lakes and rivers.

Vladimír Šucha, JRC Director-General spoke at the WSF plenary session dedicated to science in policy making, held in the House of the Hungarian Parliament. Vladimír Šucha, JRC Director-General spoke at the WSF plenary session dedicated to science in policy making, held in the House of the Hungarian Parliament.
©EU, 2015
Nov 09 2015

The 7th edition of the biennial World Science Forum (WSF) took place on 4-7 November 2015 in Budapest. Its main theme, The Enabling Power of Science, invited to reflect on the way how science opens new paths for the improvement of human life, business innovation and policy making.

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