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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
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
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.

Battery Materials and Cell Performance Testing at JRC (EVS 30 conference proceedings)
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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.

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.
Earth observation data is used to monitor agriculture worldwide
©Earth observation data is used to monitor agriculture worldwide
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.


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