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The world is making progress towards conserving biodiversity.
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Aug 16 2018

According to the latest assessment of the UN Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD), some progress has been made over the past two years towards the reaching 2020 biodiversity targets.

Atlas de Solos da América Latina e do Caribe
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Aug 16 2018

The soil experts of the Joint Research Centre (JRC), the European Commission's in-house science service, have just published the first ever comprehensive overview of the soils of Latin America and the Caribbean in the Portuguese language. The atlas was coordinated by the European Commission's JRC and is the result of a fruitful collaboration with the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) and leading soil scientists in Europe, Central and South America and the Caribbean.

By transporting heat and energy, seas and ocean bodies are powerful regulators of the Earth's climate.
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Aug 14 2018

A recent JRC article investigates how regional climate warming is heating the Cold Intermediate Layer (CIL) of the Black Sea. This finding could explain why the Black Sea surface waters have apparently bucked global warming trend, and could have major implications for thermohaline circulation.

Earth observation data is used to monitor agriculture worldwide
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Aug 09 2018

From 17 to 19 April 2018 the JRC hosted the GEOGLAM – CEOS Workshop on Data and Systems Requirements for Operational Agricultural Monitoring, co-organised with DG GROW, GEOGLAM1 and EOFSAC2.

The objective of the workshop was to develop a holistic characterisation of requirements for agricultural monitoring, from data needs to infrastructure and information services, in the GEOGLAM context.

Pastures in large parts of northern Europe are under serious pressure from dry and hot weather conditions.
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Aug 09 2018

The JRC has prepared an update on pasture conditions in Europe, with a particular focus on regions in central and northern EU countries that have experienced exceptionally dry conditions.

The analysis is based on satellite imagery using observations up to 31 July 2018, and compares the results for 2018 with those of the past, since 1999 (the first year of the observations).

Publication Year: 
2018
JRC Publication N°: 
JRC109812
Authors: 
VALVERDE MORALES Victor
BONNEL Pierre
Publication Year: 
2018
JRC Publication N°: 
JRC112270
Authors: 
ROMERO MANRIQUE LARA David
VOELKER Thomas
ZOGHBI Jade
MARTINHO GUIMARAES PIRES PEREIRA Angela
Publication Year: 
2018
JRC Publication N°: 
JRC111185
Authors: 
HERNANDEZ GONZALEZ Yeray
MARINHO FERREIRA BARBOSA Paulo
CORRAL Serafin
RIVAS CALVETE Silvia
ASAP hotspot assessment of 06.08.2018
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Aug 06 2018

The July edition of the JRC's Anomaly Hotspots of Agricultural Production (ASAP) global overview assessment shows evidence of a drop in cereal production in several countries in the Middle East and Central Asia due to dry conditions.

The harvest in Southern Africa was completed in July. This region also experienced a mixed crop season, with production problems mainly caused by a prolonged early season dry spell. A special alert provides full details.

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