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Through proper forest management, trees can have a significant impact on carbon reduction. Through proper forest management, trees can have a significant impact on carbon reduction.
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Aug 02 2018
A new climate accounting method finds that forests absorbed more carbon dioxide in the past 5 years than previously thought.
Scientists were able to highlight important variations in lung cancer burden across Europe’s regions Scientists were able to highlight important variations in lung cancer burden across Europe’s regions
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Aug 01 2018
Today is World Lung Cancer Day, which aims to spread awareness about the impact of the disease on individuals and societies across the world.
As the EU is transitioning towards a low-carbon economy, the future of regions with large coal sectors must be planned carefully. As the EU is transitioning towards a low-carbon economy, the future of regions with large coal sectors must be planned carefully.
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Jul 31 2018

Over the past few decades the production and consumption of coal in the EU has been in steady decline, due to the closure of coal mines and the phasing out of coal use for power generation.

Europe has embarked on an energy transition, and in response the EU is creating an Energy Union based on renewables, innovation and digitalisation.

Regions across Europe face the challenges and opportunities of this transition.

The digital transformation is opening up new opportunities for workers with the right skills The digital transformation is opening up new opportunities for workers with the right skills
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Jul 24 2018
As technology transforms the job market, migrant workers are in a more precarious position than others
Using digital technologies for learning in schools improves parents' perceptions of these technologies, which in turn helps children's digital learning
Jul 11 2018

Using digital technologies for learning in schools improves parents' perceptions of these technologies, which in turn helps children's digital learning and supports a healthier and more meaningful use of digital devices.  

Cultural gems aims to increase people's interest in culture and at attract quality tourism through a gamified city exploration experience. The app aims at improving engagement with a city's cultural and creative lifeblood.
Jul 10 2018

A new app is being tested at the Science in the City festival in Toulouse which will enable cities to promote their cultural heritage in a novel and engaging way.

If you are in Toulouse this week for the EuroScience Open Forum (ESOF), you might have seen them around the city's main square Place du Capitole: a curious looking group of researchers, tourists and students with blue caps and smartphones, their eyes fixed on the next cultural point of interest to be found in the city.

Childhood and adolescent obesity are alarming nearly everywhere in Europe with differences in regional, local and socio-economic patterns.
Jul 06 2018
Childhood and adolescent obesity are alarming nearly everywhere in Europe.
Even with very strong efforts from countries, carbon emissions look set to go beyond the level needed to limit global warming to 1.5 °C
Jul 04 2018
The JRC contributes to a growing body of evidence showing the need for ramped up climate action to limit global warming’
The JRC is investigating recent progress in considering combined exposures to multiple chemicals to help translate best science into best assessment practice.
Jun 28 2018
The JRC is investigating recent progress in considering combined exposures to multiple chemicals to help translate best science into best assessment practice.
Physical services are among the main jobs delivered via the digital employment platforms
Jun 27 2018

One in every 10 adults (16-74 years) in several EU countries has used online platforms at least once to provide labour services.

While for the majority it remains only a sporadic source of secondary income, 2% of the adult population works more than 20 hours a week or earns at least half of their income via online labour platforms.

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