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Panorama of Helsinki with Cathedral. Source: bearinthenorth,  Pixabay
27.05.2020

European Environmental Evaluators Network Forum (EEEN2020) in Helsinki

The EEEN2020 takes place in Helsinki, Finland from 4-5 November 2020. The workshop´s title reads: „Environmental Evaluation Supporting the Implementation of SDGs and Transformative Policymaking“.

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01.09.2020

Control of SCR-systems using roadside remote sensing

Cheat or cold engine? Scientists and police performed Heavy Duty Truck control of SCR cleaning systems for removal of nitrogen oxides (NOx) in the exhaust from trucks and methods for identification of manipulated and defect SCR-systems.

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26.08.2020

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The butterfly species Small Blue (Cupido minimus). Photo: Erk Dallmeyer
29.05.2020

Turning the spotlight on insects

The European Union's (EU) network of Natura 2000 conservation areas is designed to protect endangered animal and plant species and their habitats. But it also benefits a large number of non-target species. However, these beneficiaries are unevenly...

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28.05.2020

Deforestation and forest degradation a major threat to global biodiversity

The 2020 edition of The State of the World's Forests (SOFO), published last week, calls for urgent action to safeguard the biodiversity of the world's forests amid alarming rates of deforestation and degradation.

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Panorama of Helsinki with Cathedral. Source: bearinthenorth,  Pixabay
27.05.2020

European Environmental Evaluators Network Forum (EEEN2020) in Helsinki

The EEEN2020 takes place in Helsinki, Finland from 4-5 November 2020. The workshop´s title reads: „Environmental Evaluation Supporting the Implementation of SDGs and Transformative Policymaking“.

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18.05.2020

Dry weather reduces crop yield expectations in much of the EU

The May issue of the JRC MARS Bulletin - Crop monitoring in Europe - was published today, alongside the Turkey edition of the JRC MARS Bulletin global outlook series.

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15.05.2020

Climate change: now is the moment to rebuild better

The urgency of actions to recover from the COVID-19 crisis must not deter long-term climate objectives. The recovery efforts must seize the opportunity to increase the resilience of our society, especially to climate impacts.

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07.05.2020

Environmental footprint method to support the assessment of climate impacts of public procurements

The Product Environmental Footprint (PEF) method developed by European Commission is used to assess the environmental impact of products throughout their life cycles. A new study by the Finnish Environment Institute (SYKE) proposes that this method...

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River Elbe (Germany) in June 2018 Photo: © Matthias Koschorreck/UFZ
01.05.2020

CO2 emissions from dry inland waters globally underestimated

Inland waters such as rivers, lakes and reservoirs play an important role in the global carbon cycle. Calculations that scale up the carbon dioxide emissions from land and water surface areas do not take account of inland waters that dry out...

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29.04.2020

Food insecurity and the knock-on effects of COVID-19 in the hungriest countries

The number of people battling acute hunger and suffering from malnutrition is on the rise again. The upheaval set in motion by the COVID-19 pandemic may push even more families and communities into deeper distress.

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