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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.
Soil erosion by water is the most serious cause of soil degradation globally. Soil erosion by water is the most serious cause of soil degradation globally.
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Jul 05 2017
The first ever global erosivity map gives new insights into the geography of the rain's impact on soil erosion.
Water excess affects wheat production more than drought in several countries Water excess affects wheat production more than drought in several countries
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Jul 04 2017
JRC scientists have proposed a new approach for identifying the impacts of climate change and extreme weather on the variability of global and regional wheat production. The study analysed the effect of heat and water anomalies on crop losses over a 30-year period.
JRC Data Catalogue - open access to science data JRC Data Catalogue - open access to science data
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Jun 29 2017
New JRC Data Catalogue gives scientists, policy makers, data journalists and other users quick access to all research data produced at the JRC.
The winners of the Malta Young Scientist Award visited JRC Ispra to showcase their own work on 14-16 June 2017 The winners of the Malta Young Scientist Award visited JRC Ispra to showcase their own work on 14-16 June 2017
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Jun 26 2017

Five young scientists from Malta visited JRC Ispra in June to showcase their work with JRC researchers. This study trip was the prize of the Malta Young Scientist Award organised by the Malta Council for Science and Technology (MCST).

James Ciarlò, Sephora Sammut, Joanna Vella, Shawn Baldacchino and Vanessa Petroni were the winners of the Malta Young Scientist Award and had the opportunity to present their work during a three-day study trip to the Ispra Site of the European Commission Joint Research Centre (JRC).

Improving knowledge and data on migration Improving knowledge and data on migration
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Jun 20 2017

One year from its conception, the European Commission's Knowledge Centre on Migration and Demography (KCMD) has made significant progress and has provided EU policymakers with valuable instruments to access information and data about migration.

On the 1-year anniversary of the KCMD, let's have a look at the main achievements and future plans of the Knowledge Centre, as well as at a new migration profile of Mali.

In March 2017, the first three scientists with a refugee background took part in the pilot mentoring scheme in JRC Ispra. In March 2017, the first three scientists with a refugee background took part in the pilot mentoring scheme in JRC Ispra.
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Jun 20 2017

In 2017, the JRC launched a pilot programme to welcome refugee scientists for one-week training programmes at the JRC. The objective of the programme is to introduce them to the European research context, which would allow them to pursue scientific activities in their field of expertise and to help them build up work experience, qualifications and contacts for future employment in Europe.

This scheme is in line with the efforts of the EU, academia and NGOs to help refugee scientists and researchers use their skills and experience to connect to other European researchers.

JRC Ispra interim storage facility JRC Ispra interim storage facility
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Jun 15 2017

An Interim Storage Facility (ISF) at JRC Ispra is set to host the nuclear waste from the site, including already existing waste and waste deriving from the ongoing decommissioning of the JRC Ispra nuclear installations. All nuclear waste from the Ispra site will be transported to the Italian National nuclear waste repository when this facility is completed.

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