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PEER News / May 2019

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What could a future above 2°C look like? What do we want our future to look like? The EU-funded IMPRESSIONS project found out that a more participatory and engaging scientific method can...

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The use of environmental DNA (eDNA) for environmental monitoring has been presented as a technique to replace existing traditional monitoring techniques; being faster, easier and more...

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CEH Lancaster mesocosms

The mesocosm facility is highly versatile and can be used for an array of different experiments from a few weeks to years and from just a few mesocosms to the entire 32 mesocosms.

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The Egyptian Goose, first introduced to the UK in the 17th Century, is one invasive alien species included in the report ©Maciej Olszewski, Adobe Stock 2019

A new JRC report shows where Europe's 'invasive alien species' are located.

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The agriculture sector faces increasing environmental risks, such as drought, flooding and erosion, related to climate change and resource degradation. With the appropriate information,...

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Marsh fritillary (Euphydryas aurinia) -  Picture: Martin Warren

A major new EU Pilot Project, Assessing Butterflies in Europe (ABLE), will monitor population trends of butterflies to assess the health of the environment and to inform EU biodiversity and...

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Microplastics are widely detected in freshwater, wastewater and a limited number of drinking water studies. But the majority of the studies (92% of the reviewed studies) cannot be considered...

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The physical impacts of climate change, such as flooding and extreme weather events, can have significant financial impact. Yet most companies are not accounting for physical climate risk,...

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A new study shows that authorities can reap the benefits of investing in fish DNA analysis techniques to enforce EU laws and protect sustainable fishing activities.

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Formation of small vesicles indicate that Candidatus Argoarchaeum ethanivorans divide by budding. Photo: Matthias Schmidt / UFZ.

With a share of up to ten percent, ethane is the second most common component of natural gas and is present in deep-seated land and marine gas deposits all around the world. Up to now, it...

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A JRC report brings together data on antibiotic levels in water, showing that small concentrations have found their way into a range of Europe's waterbodies.

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