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Regular life may have resumed for most people, but the pandemic rumbles on as researchers keep a watch on new variants and increase efforts to better identify patients at risk.
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Researchers on a mission
Researchers on a mission
The EU is on a mission with researchers to protect our planet and society. By helping researchers discover new ways to improve people’s lives, and to protect us from climate change and global health shocks, the EU is building a better future for all of us.

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Tech tools will help identify stolen goods and protect archaeological sites from looters. © joserpizarro,
European projects are developing new ways to clamp down on international trafficking of cultural goods.
In the Sierra Morena mountain range of southern Spain, farmers are concerned about water shortages as the climate warms.  © Luma creative,
Tackling threats to water supply in European highlands is crucial for producers of premium foods and drinks ranging from Spanish ham to Scotch whisky.

From Freshwater Blog

Fishers on the Orinoco River, Colombia. Freshwaters across the world support human lives in diverse and important ways.
In a major new journal article, a group of international scientists highlight the vital roles that freshwater biodiversity plays in supporting human lives: from food and materials, culture and recreation, to climate regulation and water purification. They flag the importance mainstreaming freshwater biodiversity conservation across all areas of everyday life.

From the Naked Scientists

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This week the Naked Scientists answer listeners' questions. Are biodegradable plastics just greenwashing? Is there an evolutionary benefit of friendship? What makes a good math question?
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