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Waste management is an essential part of the EU's transition to a circular economy
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Aug 17 2018
New standards to help national authorities lower the environmental impact of around 4000 waste treatment installations
Scientists estimate that 53Mha of extra land would be required to cope with rising palm oil demand by 2050
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Aug 14 2018
There are few areas in Africa with a high suitability for oil palm cultivation and a low potential impact on the primate species living there.
Scientists found unprecedented flood risk unless timely adaptation measures are taken.
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Aug 13 2018
Coastal floods could impact up to 3.65 million people every year in Europe by 2100.
On average, 29% of fresh fruit and vegetables purchased by households in the EU is wasted
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Aug 13 2018
About 35.3 kg of fresh fruit and vegetable is wasted per person per year, 14.2 kg of which is avoidable.
Scientists evaluated the emissions performance of vehicles both in the laboratory and on the road
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Aug 07 2018
The JRC conducts a pilot study on the market surveillance of light-duty vehicles.
JRC scientists co-edited the overview of "Global Climate"
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Aug 07 2018
The planet also experienced record-high greenhouse gas concentrations and sea level rises.
The flooding has forced families from their homes and many are still missing.
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Aug 03 2018
Scientists carry out a dam break analysis to assist with emergency response efforts following catastrophic flooding in Attapeu Province in Laos.
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
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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.
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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.

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