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EU forests: Commission adopts new guidelines to support tree planting actions and to protect old-growth forests
Forests are the lungs of the earth. They play a vital role in maintaining the health and well-being of both humans and the planet.
Big data modelling can indicate risk of bark beetle attacks in Norway spruce forests
Issue 597: Bark beetle is a serious pest in temperate and boreal forests. New research pinpoints some of the factors that increase outbreak risk, especially in the context of more frequent droughts.
Agroecological practices may enhance food production by increasing ecosystem services
Issue 597: A Spanish study finds agroecological practices, such as using crop diversification, increase supply and diversity of ecosystem services on farms.
Noise from wind farm installation activities can impact commercially important cuttlefish
Issue 596: Installing offshore energy facilities is known to impact fish and mammals; this study reports that noise from drilling and pile driving can impair egg hatching and larval survival as well as damaging sensory tissues in common cuttlefish.
New rules banning hunting birds with lead shot in wetlands take full effect
From today, using lead gunshot in wetlands is banned in the EU thanks to new rules that take full effect.
Are waste-water treatment plants failing to protect the ecological health of European streams?
Issue 595: Less than half of the European rivers and streams are in good ecological health due to the multiple pressures from society.
Food security and ecosystem resilience: Commission boosts action on pollinators
Today, the Commission is presenting 'A New Deal for Pollinators' to tackle the alarming decline in wild pollinating insects in Europe, revising the 2018 EU Pollinators Initiative.
Human demand for water-based ecosystems services in the Netherlands under COVID-19: what lessons for their management?
Issue 593: The COVID-19 pandemic led to an ‘anthropause’ – or an abrupt alteration in typical human activities – such as less travel and more recreation in natural spaces.
Climate warming may increase algal blooms caused by sediment nutrient release in lakes – management must adapt
Issue 593: A record-setting algal bloom in Hungary’s Lake Balaton, in 2019, led researchers to investigate the cause. Their findings suggest that the ecological stability of large, shallow lakes is susceptible to the effects of climate change.
Global horizon scan reveals the 15 issues that are expected to impact marine and coastal biodiversity conservation in the near future
Issue 592: Marine and coastal habitats are experiencing unprecedented environmental change – with some of the drivers of change due to overlooked and emerging issues in the areas of resource-exploitation, new-technology and ecosystem issues.