The latest MARS crop monitoring in Europe Bulletin released today reports that total EU-28 cereal yield is estimated around the five-year average after having been lowered by 2.9% compared to the July Bulletin.
Global change will strike the oldest and most complex ecosystems of the world hardest, regardless of their past stability. This alarming finding is reported in a JRC-led article published in Nature Communications today.
Metal recycling conserves natural ore resources and supports sustainable development, hence benefitting industry, consumers and the environment. However, several accidents in the past decades where inadvertently collected scrap metal contained radioactive material resulted in stricter controls and development of new standards to detect contaminated scrap metal and protect citizens and the environment from its harmful effects.
The European Commission has today proposed the first multi-annual plan for stocks of demersal fish (fish that live and feed near the bottom of the sea) in the North Sea. The plan aims to ensure that stocks are fished at sustainable levels, improve the conservation of stocks, shift decision-making to the regional level, and increase the predictability of catches for fishermen in the long run.
Over the last 15 years, the use of satellite imagery for disaster management support increased significantly, from seven cases in 2000, to 123 in 2014, according to a recent review published in the journal Science.
Scientific knowledge of urban ecosystems can support urban planning at different stages of policy and for various spatial scales; hence it can help policy-making for sustainable cities, a pilot study shows. It has produced a harmonised indicator framework which can be applied to other cities.