List of News for Researchers

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

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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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

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

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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Environmental monitoring at mine sites in Greenland

Mining in Greenland began in the 1850s with the opening of the cryolite mine in Ivittuut in South Greenland. Since then, mining for lead, zinc, silver, gold, olivine, rubies and feldspar has taken place at a number of mine sites. Mining activities at...

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