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Conserving Europe’s Nature – The EU birds and habitats directives

Europe covers less than 5 % of the planet’s land mass. Yet, despite its small size, it has a stunning diversity of wild plants, animals and landscapes, many of which are found nowhere else in the world. Differences in climate, topography and geology account for much of this biodiversity. So does our long association with the land. Few places in the world have such a varied, contrasting and ...
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Hydrology and Hydrogeology explained

Hydrologists and hydrogeologists are water scientists who study the properties of freshwater and its distribution on the continents. Together, hydrology and hydrogeology provide information on how to manage and protect freshwater, humans most essential natural resource. Hydrology and hydrogeology are distinct fields of study that employ different methods and techniques, but they overlap to p...
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Drugged waters – how modern medicine is turning into an environmental curse

The aquatic and human health consequences of pharmaceutical drugs entering the environment through wastewater treatment plants is not yet well understood.  As the world’s population expands and we become wealthier, drugs and chemical-based care products become more prevalent. While pharmaceuticals are essential for human health and well-being, less is known on the effects they have on the freshwat...
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UN Environment and Google announce ground-breaking partnership to protect our planet

UN Environment and Google recently announced a global partnership that promises to change the way we see our planet. Combining environmental science, big data and unprecedented accessibility, this joint effort aims to expand what the world knows about the impacts of human activity on global ecosystems. When completed, the platform will leverage Google’s cloud computing and earth observation pub...
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Global Groundwater depletion noted in NASA Study of Major shifts in global freshwater

First-of-its-kind study combines NASA satellite observations of Earth with data on human activities to map where--and why--freshwater is changing around the globe. A new global, satellite-based study of Earth's freshwater distribution found that Earth's wet areas are getting wetter, while dry areas are getting drier. The data suggest that this pattern is due to a variety of factors, including hum...
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Contribution of Algae to our healthiest waterways

When people think about algae in rivers, pollution and eutrophication normally spring to mind.  Initiatives such as the EU’s Water Framework Directive can help us better understand the contribution of algae to our healthiest waterways. Algae are an important part of stream ecosystems, but we often only notice them when the natural balance is upset and they can proliferate. Take a tentative step i...
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How tiny plastic particles are polluting our soil

The millions of tons of plastic swirling around the world’s oceans have garnered a lot of media attention recently. But plastic pollution arguably poses a bigger threat to the plants and animals – including humans – who are based on land. Very little of the plastic we discard every day is recycled or incinerated in waste-to-energy facilities. Much of it ends up in landfills, where it may take u...
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