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Karlsruhe Nuclide Chart 2015: 9th Edition Karlsruhe Nuclide Chart 2015: 9th Edition
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Aug 07 2015

The JRC, together with Nucleonica GmbH, has released a new edition of the Karlsruhe Nuclide Chart, an extended periodic table which displays all known isotopes of every element and their radioactive data.

Photovoltaic panels Electricity produced by renewables accounted for 64% of the GHG emissions savings in 2012.
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Aug 06 2015

Greenhouse gasses (GHG) emission savings due to final renewable energy consumption in electricity, cooling/heating and transport sectors rose at a compound annual growth rate of 8.8% from 2009 to 2012, confirming renewables’ great potential in climate change mitigation.

Forestry workers in the forest Within the bioeconomy, the forest-based sector contributes with job creation and climate change mitigation
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Aug 04 2015

A newly designed economic equilibrium model based on international trade will help policymakers to examine the impact of policy options on the economic development of the forest-based industry.

Blue lake in the forground with white clouds reflected in it Certain chemical substances in surface waters in the EU pose a significant risk to the environment or to human health.
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Jul 31 2015

A JRC report short-lists seven potential aquatic pollutants to complete a first Watch List which will provide high-quality information on the concentrations of emerging or little-known pollutants across the EU.

Typical vegetation of the Brazilian Cerrado ecoregion Typical vegetation of the Brazilian Cerrado ecoregion
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Jul 29 2015

Over two decades, agricultural expansion and neglect have reduced natural vegetation cover in the Brazilian eco-regions Cerrado and Caatinga to 47% and 63% of the original area respectively, according to a study led by the JRC.

New global flood risk models are used to reduce flood impacts around the world New global flood risk models are used to reduce flood impacts around the world
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Jul 24 2015

New computer models that estimate the social and economic impacts of flooding help to protect communities from devastating floods and to reduce the economic losses associated with them.

Windmills offshore The global cumulative capacity of installed wind turbines has gone from 3 GW to 370 GW over two decades.
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Jul 23 2015

EU’s grid connected cumulative capacity in 2014 reached 129 GW, meeting 8% of European electricity demand, equivalent to the combined annual consumption of Belgium, the Netherlands, Greece and Ireland. According to a JRC report, the impressive growth of the industry will allow at least 12% electricity share by 2020, a significant contribution to the goal of the European energy and climate package of 20% share of energy from renewable sources.

Graphical map of Europe with usb cables making the border outlines JRC report identifies innovations and innovators with high potential in EU-funded projects.
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Jul 22 2015

Innovation Radar survey finds that small and medium enterprises (SMEs) are champions of EU research programmes.

Several panel members (from left): F. Schegel, UNESCO; Dr. M. Ouédraogo, African Union Commission; Dr. U. Engelmann, JRC and Dr. I. Naicker, South African Department of Science and Technology Several panel members (from left): F. Schegel, UNESCO; Dr. M. Ouédraogo, African Union Commission; Dr. U. Engelmann, JRC and Dr. I. Naicker, South African Department of Science and Technology
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Jul 15 2015

On 15 July, the European Commission organised a side event to the Third International Conference on Financing for Development, taking place in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia.

Two scientists discussing next to lab equipment JRC scientists work on ways to integrate data obtained through non-animal tests with computer models of the human body.
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Jul 14 2015

The JRC-run EU Reference Laboratory for Alternatives to Animal Testing (EURL ECVAM) has just published its strategy to promote ways of integrating data obtained through non-animal tests with computer models of the human body.

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