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Cultural routes are among the interactive maps in the new JRC Story Maps tool
©EU, 2018
Jun 22 2018

On 22 June 2018, on the occasion of the first ever European Cultural Heritage Summit, the European Commission has released a set of interactive maps which will help to raise awareness of cultural heritage in Europe.

The Story Maps, developed by the JRC, inform in an easily accessible way about several initiatives across Europe linked to cultural heritage.

JRC's World Atlas of Desertification shows land degradation at a global level and highlights the urgency to adopt corrective measures.
©European Union, 2018
Jun 21 2018
A new edition of the World Atlas of Desertification; a tool for decision makers to improve local responses to soil loss and land degradation.
Wheat production is particularly under stress in developing countries due to increasing ozone concentrations
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Jun 20 2018

A recent article co-authored by JRC and international experts reports that the benefits of increasing global wheat yield are significantly offset as a result of increasing concentrations of ground-level ozone.

This negative effect on wheat yield is particularly evident in humid rain-fed and irrigated areas of major wheat-producing countries, including the USA, France, India, China and Russia. 

Publication Year: 
2018
JRC Publication N°: 
JRC110968
Authors: 
CARRAO Hugo
NAUMANN Gustavo
DUTRA Emmanuel
LAVAYSSE Christophe
MARINHO FERREIRA BARBOSA Paulo
Spotify has a powerful role in influencing users' listening choices by deciding what to include on some of its most popular playlists
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Jun 19 2018
Artists lucky enough to find their song on Spotify’s most popular playlists could see could see considerable increases in streams and revenue.
Dying pine trees with red and brown leaves as a result of the pine wilt disease caused by the pine wood nematode.
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Jun 19 2018

A recently published article co-authored by Begoña de la Fuente of the Technical University of Madrid (and visiting scientist at the JRC in 2016-2017), and Santiago Saura and Pieter Beck of the JRC, describes a new model for predicting the spread of the pine wood nematode (PWN), one of the most harmful pests for EU forests, and therefore regulated as a "quarantine pest" under EU law.

Knowledge Centre on Migration and Demography - Highlights of two years of activity
Jun 20 2018

The European Commission's Knowledge Centre on Migration and Demography (KCMD) – celebrating its 2nd anniversary – has in its first two years of existence achieved a lot, successfully providing analysis and evidence for EU policymaking on one of the most important issues of our times.

Publication Year: 
2018
JRC Publication N°: 
JRC109181
Authors: 
MENTASCHI Lorenzo
KAKOULAKI Georgia
VOUSDOUKAS Michail
VOUKOUVALAS Evangelos
FEYEN Luc
BESIO Giovanni
Publication Year: 
2018
JRC Publication N°: 
JRC111246
Authors: 
MASNADI Francesco
CRISCOLI Alessandro
LANTERI Luca
MANNINI Alessandro
OSIO Giacomo Chato
SARTOR Paolo
SBRANA Mario
LIGAS Alessandro

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