Copernicus: ECMWF signs agreement with the European Commission for next phase of climate and atmosphere monitoring services

The European Centre for Medium-Range Weather Forecasts (ECMWF) announces the signing of a Contribution Agreement with the European Commission to continue the next phase of the Copernicus Climate Change Service (C3S) and the Copernicus Atmosphere Monitoring Service (CAMS). The Contribution Agreement was signed on 22 July by Timo Pesonen, European Commission’s Director-General for Defence Industry […]

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Circular Valley – start-ups wanted for EU Green Deal

The Circular Economy Accelerator in Circular Valley, founded at the end of 2020, is looking for its first cohort of 15 start-ups. These should focus on issues relating to closing material cycles in the sense of the European Green Deal and contribute to business models for the circular economy.The European Green Deal The European Green […]

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Conservation paradox – the pros and cons of recreational hunting

Recreational hunting is frequently suggested as a way to conserve nature and support local people’s livelihoods. However, recreational hunting, especially hunting of charismatic species for their trophies, raises ethical and moral concerns.In a new article published in the journal One Earth, scientists from the University of Helsinki in Finland and Flinders University in Australia have […]

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Method for temporal monitoring of microplastic sedimentation

[Environment] [EU] Method for temporal monitoring of microplastic sedimentation   &&&startThe effects of microplastics on our health and the environment are being rigorously studied all across the world. Researchers are identifying microplastic sources and their potential routes to the environment by examining rainwater, wastewater, and soil. Microplastics have been found in nearly all organisms and habitats […]

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