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global warming

Global Warming Increases the Risk of an Extinction Domino Effect

The complex network of interdependencies between plants and animals multiplies the species at risk of extinction due to environmental change, according to...
methane emissions

Reducing Methane Emissions Can Play a Key-Role in Reducing Ozone Worldwide

Methane is a climate pollutant that leads to the production of ozone with serious health and environmental impacts 60% of all methane emissions...
water resources

Global Hotspots for Potential Water Disputes

The new study aims to facilitate the implementation of strategies to encourage cooperation between countries.The combination of climate change and demographic growth is...

Rising Danger of Deadly River Floods with Global Warming

Scientists modelled human losses and economic damages from river floods at the global scale for three climate scenarios – of 1.5°C, 2°C and 3°C...
healthy diet

Change Your Diet to Save Both Water and Your Health

Compared to existing diets, the water required to produce our food could be reduced by between:11% and 35% for healthy diets containing meat, ...
wildfires

Wildfires Set to Increase: Could We Be Sitting on a Tinderbox...

As the world gets warmer and Europe's land gets drier, fires are set to get even worse - and not just for the hottest...
climate change

Soil Carbon Sink? It Depends Also on Nitrogen

However, unless the use of fertilisers is adjusted to balance additional nitrogen inputs, any climate change mitigation benefit may be offset through higher nitrous...
vaccination

Prevention Is Better Than Cure: Targeted Vaccination to Halt Epidemics

It's an option that is nearly always more effective than either doing nothing or attempting to contain an outbreak through quarantine.Under normal circumstances, the...
emerging pollutants

Emerging Pollutants: a Growing Concern for Our Oceans

The JRC compiled this single reference list of priority, regulated substances and emerging contaminants to support the harmonised and comparable assessment of relevant contaminants...
corals

Tiny Polyps Save Corals from Predators and Disease

In a new study published today in Proceedings of the Royal Society, the scientists show how tiny hydrozoans, polyps smaller than one millimeter and...
greenhouse gas

The Chemical Industry Can Achieve a 36% Reduction in Annual Greenhouse...

The JRC has published a pioneering study on the role of the chemical and petrochemical industry in reaching the EU climate targets. The innovative...
Alzheimer's disease

New Scientific Yardstick to Help Early Diagnosis of Alzheimer’s Disease

The certified reference material will serve to calibrate diagnostic tools for amyloid-β 1-42,  a biomarker for Alzheimer's disease found in cerebrospinal fluid.Reliable measurements support...
bioenergy

Technology Key to Ensuring Sustainable Bioenergy and Biofuel Production

However, its climate performance can vary significantly depending on the production and processing of forest or agriculture biomass and the final use for biofuel...
Automated Road Transport

Coordinated Automated Road Transport – a Transport R-Evolution?

The JRC study "The r-evolution of driving: from Connected Vehicles to Coordinated Automated Road Transport (C-ART)", explores Coordinated Automated Road Transport (C-ART) scenarios for...
black sea

Black Sea Water Temperatures May Buck Global Trend

The study used a model to simulate possible temperature changes and predict long term trends in the Black Sea’s hydrodynamics.While the surface showed no...
global warming

Super-Heatwaves of 55°c to Emerge If Global Warming Continues

A recently published study by the Joint Research Centre (JRC) – the European Commission's science and knowledge service – analyses the interaction between humidity...
climate change

Extreme Weather Conditions and Climate Change Account for 40% of Global...

JRC scientists studied the relative importance of heat stress and drought on wheat yields between 1980 and 2010. They developed a new Combined Stress...
forest

EU Scientists See the Forest for the Trees (EU-Forest)

Its high-quality, standardised data will be used for forestry, biodiversity conservation and even paleoecology purposes, where tree species occurrences help understand past and future...
prostate cancer

Hope for Metastatic Prostate Cancer Patients: Targeted Alpha Therapy Shows Impressive...

The tumour has completely disappeared in the two patients after three to four treatments (Figs. 1 and 2) and can no longer be detected...
nuclear fission

A challenge for nuclear fission theory: Understanding the even-odd effect 

Scientists from the JRC and the University of Bucharest propose a new approach for modelling the local  even-odd effect based on the number of...