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SYKE - Finnish Environment Institute (Finland) DCE - Danish Centre for Environment and Energy, Aarhus University (Denmark) EC JRC - European Commission, Joint Research Centre IRSTEA - National Research Institute of Science and Technology for Environment and Agriculture (France) CEH - Centre for Ecology & Hydrology (United Kingdom) Wageningen Environmental Research (Alterra) UFZ - Helmholtz Centre for Environmental Research (Germany) CIENS - Oslo Centre for Interdisciplinary Environmental and Social Research peer

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Human activities impeding the flow of two-thirds of the world’s longest rivers

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... read more >>


A warmer Arctic will have a large and complex impact to algal production

The warming of the Arctic Ocean could generally increase the primary production provided by algae living in sea ice, but the impact varies greatly between latitudes, claims a study published in the renowned scientific journal Science Advances. Since... read more >>


First overview on chemicalization of aquatic environment completed

A new assessment of levels of harmful substances in Finnish waters has been completed. According to monitoring activities, harmful levels of mercury, fire retardants and surface treatment agents are found in Finland’s aquatic environment. However,... read more >>


Nature's Dangerous Decline – extinction rates set to accelerate

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. read more >>


eDNA in Environmental Monitoring

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 accurate. However, several technological and data assessment... read more >>


Developing countries lead by example in mainstreaming biodiversity

A recent Biological Conservation article that reviews 144 national biodiversity plans finds that developing countries, particularly those in Africa, score highest in mainstreaming biodiversity, and that developed countries need to do more to... read more >>


New international guidelines for food security and malnutrition analysis

New IPC food security classification: ‘Famine Likely’   The Integrated Food Security Phase Classification (IPC) has today published new guidelines that will improve the precision of global food security and nutrition analyses, for better and more... read more >>


With high-end climate change the same old solutions are not enough

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 help identify solutions to climate change. The project... read more >>


Using microbes as environmental indicators of water quality

A recent EU-funded study introduces a new holistic approach to water quality assessment that combines the microbiological world with chemical measurements. read more >>


How do the Páramos store water?

Páramos biome in the Northern Andes

UK and Colombian scientists are collaborating on PARAGUAS, a project studying how the diversity of plants and activities of people contribute to the water regulation and provision of the Páramo, a unique mountain biome of the Northern Andes in South... read more >>