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Publication Year: 
2019
JRC Publication N°: 
JRC113525
Authors: 
PAULY HYSLOP Nicole
TRZEPLA Krystyna
YATKIN Sinan
WHITE Warren
ANCELET Travis
DAVY Perry
BUTLER Owen
GERBOLES Michel
KOHL Steven
MCWILLIAMS Andrea
SAUCEDO Laura
VAN DER HAAR Marco
JONKERS Armand
Dams and reservoirs are drastically reducing the benefits that healthy rivers provide to people and nature worldwide
May 12 2019

A recent Nature article that maps the world’s free-flowing rivers shows that the flow of most of the world’s longest rivers has been impeded by man-made constructions such as dams and reservoirs, leading to the rapid decline of some of the most diverse, complex and dynamic ecosystems on the planet.

May 13 2019
May 17 2019
Milan
(IT)

The European Space Agency (ESA) Living Planet Symposium is one of the biggest Earth observation conferences in the world. Organised by the ESA every three years, about 3 000 participants attended last time, and at least as many are expected this year.

Portrait of Alessandro Dosio

Alessandro Dosio is a senior scientific officer at the European Commission Joint Research Centre, where, since 2006, he is the responsible person for regional climate change modeling.

Publication Year: 
2019
JRC Publication N°: 
JRC115865
Authors: 
ESTOQUE Ronald
OOBA Makoto
AVITABILE Valerio
HIJIOKA Yasuaki
DASGUPTA Rajarshi
TOGAWA Takuya
MURAYAMA Yuji
Publication Year: 
2019
JRC Publication N°: 
JRC113906
Authors: 
LEIP Adrian
LEDGARD Stewart
UWIZEYE Aimable
PALHARES Julio
ALLER Maria Fernande
AMON Barbara
BINDER Michael
CORDOVIL Claudia
DE CAMILLIS Camillo
DONG Hongmin
FUSI Alessandra
HELIN Janne
HÖRTENHUBER Stefan
HRISTOV Alexander N.
KOELSCH Richard
LIU C.
MASSO Cargele
NKONGOLO Nsalambi V.
PATRA Amlan K
REDDING Matthew
RUFINO Mariana
SAKRABANI Ruben
THOMA Greg
VERTES Francoise
WANG Ying
ASAP hotspot assessment of 6.05.2019
May 07 2019

According to the April edition of the JRC's Anomaly Hotspots of Agricultural Production (ASAP) assessment, which comes at harvest time, the crop production outlook in Southern Africa is strongly impacted by a combination of prolonged drought and two cyclones in less than six weeks.

Meanwhile, large parts of East Africa are facing major rain deficit and high temperatures while still recovering from the 2017 drought and partial failure of the rains during 2018's short wet season.

Main findings of the April global overview:

Publication Year: 
2018
JRC Publication N°: 
JRC112356
Authors: 
GLEASON Arthur C. R.
VOSS K. J.
GORDON Howard R.
TWARDOWSKI Michael
BERTHON Jean-Francois
Publication Year: 
2019
JRC Publication N°: 
JRC116131
Authors: 
BLENGINI Giovanni
MATHIEUX Fabrice
MANCINI Lucia
NYBERG Maria
CAVACO VIEGAS Helena
SALMINEN Justin
GARBARINO Elena
ORVEILLON Glenn
SAVEYN Hans
MATEOS AQUILINO Veronica
LLORENS GONZÁLEZ T
GARCÍA POLONIO F
HORCKMANS Liesbeth
D'HUGUES Patrick
BALOMENOS Efthymios
DINO Giovanna
DE LA FELD Marco
MÁDAI Ferenc
FÖLDESSY Janos
MUCSI Gabor
GOMBKÖTŐ Imre
CALLEJA I.
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This landmark report calls for transformative change to halt the unprecedented and accelerating rate of species extinction
May 06 2019

A global social and ecological emergency has been declared at today's launch of the IPBES Global Assessment of Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services, the first global biodiversity assessment since 2005.

Prepared by the Intergovernmental Science-Policy Platform on Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services (IPBES), the Global Assessment highlights the shocking biodiversity losses suffered over the past 50 years, warns of a bleak outlook for tens of thousands of species, and highlights the threat to humans if the devastation of nature, ecosystems and its services, continues.

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