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Sand bags against doorways during flooding Global temperature increase should be kept below 2˚C to limit flood risk.
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Jan 27 2017
If global temperatures rise by 4°C, the flood risk in countries representing more than 70% of the global population and of the global GDP will increase by more than 500%.
Waste at a landfill According to the JRC report, 2/3 of all the energy embedded in waste sent for incineration come from household waste, residues from mechanical sorting of waste and wood waste.
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Jan 26 2017
A JRC report on the exploitation of waste to-energy techniques found that the efficiency of waste-based energy generation in Europe could be increased by more than 25% using technical options available today.
A real-driving test performed by the JRC using PEMS. A real-driving test performed by the JRC using PEMS.
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Jan 26 2017
The guidance will help evaluate if car manufacturers use defeat devices or other strategies that lead to higher vehicle emissions outside of the test cycle and analyse whether they are technically justified.
In a circular economy resources are recycled and reused while waste and emissions go down. In a circular economy resources are recycled and reused while waste and emissions go down.
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Jan 26 2017
Progress on the implementation of the Circular Economy Action Plan listing the key milestones of the EU's work in 2016 is published.
A blackboard with mathematics written on it in chalk Significant share of migrant human capital is underused, in particular migrants with higher levels of skills as they have lower employment rates than natives.
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Jan 06 2017
First-generation migrants who arrive before the age of 15 and second-generation migrants overall perform better than the rest of first-generation migrants, sometimes nearly as well as their native counterparts.
A river flowing into a lake surrounded by green rushes In-stream nitrogen retention occurs at unsustainable levels for nearly all European countries, with the exception of Estonia, Finland, Norway and Sweden.
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Jan 04 2017
Taking in-stream nitrogen retention as a proxy for water purification, the study estimates the actual value of the contribution of sustainable water bodies to human activities.
PET Scan PET/CT imaging showed there was no longer sign of the tumour in the two patients.
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Dec 21 2016
Nearly three years of research have brought about remarkable results for the majority of 80 patients subjected to targeted alpha therapy of metastatic prostate cancer.
A scientist in a lab coat walking through space Deadline for the collaborative doctoral partnership application is 15 March 2016.
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Dec 20 2016
To enhance the science-policy interface, the JRC is launching a new Collaborative Doctoral Partnership (CDP) scheme in cooperation with universities from the EU Member States and countries associated to the EU Horizon 2020 research programme.
Digital platforms are the key element of the collaborative economy; they enable matchmaking between providers and users of goods and services at very low costs.
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Dec 16 2016
The latest JRC work puts forward a research agenda to strengthen the scientific evidence base for the development of policies that maximise the benefits and minimise the costs for all the stakeholders involved in the collaborative economy.
An engineering installing a PV solar panel At the end of 2016, worldwide solar PV power capacity is expected to exceed 310 GW, producing roughly 1.5 % of the global electricity demand.
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Dec 14 2016
Although it is still a global leader in photovoltaic (PV) installations, the EU’s share is down from 66% in 2012 and is declining, both in relation to a growing market worldwide and in actual installations.