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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.
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.
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.
Indicators of poor condition of north-west Mediterranean swordfish point to need for monitoring
Issue 592: A new study of swordfish (Xiphias gladius) in the Catalan Sea highlights the links between food webs, fish condition and mercury build-up.
Pre-regulation wind turbines may cause substantial bat mortality
Issue 592: In 2011 Germany passed regulations to minimise bat collisions with wind turbines. But turbines installed earlier continue to operate without mitigation measures. This study assesses the potential impact of these facilities on bat numbers.
New study: Ecosystems might lose 27% of vertebrate diversity by 2100
A new JRC study models how climate and land use change will drive local biodiversity loss, further weakening the resilience of ecosystems.