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Conserving our biodiversity: Priorities for well-connected protected areas

(European Commission Joint Research Centre) The Joint Research Centre (JRC), the European Commission's science and knowledge service, has measured progress and shortfalls in the connectivity of protected areas in countries across the world, identifying the main priorities to sustain or improve connectivity in each country.

Teaming up to prepare for emergencies: JRC data helps international community

(European Commission Joint Research Centre) The Joint Research Centre (JRC), the European Commission's science and knowledge service, joins forces with the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) to assess similarities in emergency preparedness and response across sectors, identify lessons learned and set out good practices for the nuclear sector.

Conserving our biodiversity—priorities for well-connected protected areas

The Joint Research Centre (JRC), the European Commission's science and knowledge service, has measured progress and shortfalls in the connectivity of protected areas in countries across the world, identifying the main priorities to sustain or improve connectivity in each country.

How far to the nearest city? Global map of travel time to cities published

(European Commission Joint Research Centre) The Joint Research Centre, the European Commission's science and knowledge service, provided expert input on the mapping of urban accessibility worldwide to support global and local decision-making on development and environmental policies.

Harnessing the potential of blockchain to transform education

(European Commission Joint Research Centre) Blockchain technology can help improve old models of data management and bring benefits to learners and educational institutions in the EU -- if policymakers are well prepared to embrace the change.

How the largest European soil dataset was born

Ten years of planning and sampling has led to the creation of the largest harmonised European soil dataset, and the Joint Research Centre, the European Commission's science and knowledge service, is ready to carry out the most comprehensive assessment of soil biodiversity across the continent.

Science for a resilient EU power grid

(European Commission Joint Research Centre) The Joint Research Centre, the European Commission's science and knowledge service, have analysed 16 earthquakes, 15 space weather events and 20 floods, presenting recommendations on how to improve the resilience of the power grid against these natural hazards.

Tiny polyps save corals from predators and disease

(European Commission Joint Research Centre) Corals may have unexpected allies in improving their health and resilience.

How much soil goes down the drain—new data on soil lost due to water

According to a new study by the University of Basel, the European Commission - Joint Research Centre and the Centre for Ecology & Hydrology (CEH, UK), almost 36 billion tons of soil is lost every year due to water, and deforestation and other changes in land use make the problem worse. Show More Summary

How much soil goes down the drain -- New data on soil lost due to water

(European Commission Joint Research Centre) According to a new study, almost 36 billion tons of soil is lost every year due to water, and deforestation and other changes in land use make the problem worse. The study also offers ideas on how agriculture can change to become a part of the solution from being part of the problem.

New scientific yardstick to help early diagnosis of Alzheimer's disease

(European Commission Joint Research Centre) The European Commission's Joint Research Centre (JRC) released a new scientific yardstick, in the form of a certified reference material, to help early detection of Alzheimer's disease.

Science for the AU-EU partnership

(European Commission Joint Research Centre) From air pollutant emissions to zooplankton productivity - over 30 years of the European Commission's science and knowledge service, the Joint Research Centre (JRC) scientific collaboration with Africa have been compiled in one publication, "Science for the AU-EU Partnership - Building knowledge for sustainable development".

Air quality atlas for Europe: Mapping the sources of fine particulate matter

The European Commission published today an Air Quality Atlas for Europe. This new publication produced by the Commission's Joint Research Centre (JRC) helps to pave the way for targeted air quality measures by mapping the origins of fine particulate matter in Europe's largest cities.

JRC at COP23: A cleaner, greener planet is both possible and affordable

(European Commission Joint Research Centre) If countries invest in additional climate mitigation measures, hundreds of thousands of lives could be saved and the co-benefits will already offset the costs by 2030.

Evidence-based action for a competitive, green and trusted European car industry

(European Commission Joint Research Centre) Analysis from the Joint Research Centre, the European Commission's science and knowledge service, provided direct input to a package designed to reinforce EU's global leadership in clean vehicles.

Mapping migrant communities across Europe to support local integration

(European Commission Joint Research Centre) The JRC has launched a data challenge to crowdsource policy ideas for integration, inviting researchers to use a new visual dataset mapping migrants in Europe. The maps show residential patterns at high resolution across 8 EU countries.

Forest fires on the rise as JRC study warns of danger to air quality

(European Commission Joint Research Centre) The JRC's annual forest fires report confirms a trend towards longer and more intense fire seasons in Europe and neighbouring regions, with wildfires now occurring throughout the year. TheShow More Summary

Super heatwaves expected if global warming goes unchecked

Researchers from the Joint Research Centre – the European Commission's science and knowledge service – have looked at the effect of rising temperatures on heatwaves.

Mapping invasive alien species of Union concern

(European Commission Joint Research Centre) The first ever Baseline Distribution of Invasive Alien Species of Union concern has been published by the Joint Research Centre of the European Commission. The 37 invasive alien species covered by this report have been prioritized as species that need to be addressed at the level of the EU territory.

Culture and creativity help cities to thrive

(European Commission Joint Research Centre) The 'Cultural and Creative Cities Monitor', developed by the European Commission's Joint Research Centre (JRC) provides comparable data on how European cities perform across nine dimensions...Show More Summary

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