Climate change intensifies droughts in Europe

Global warming will exacerbate soil droughts in Europe—droughts will last longer, affect greater areas, and have an impact on more people. If the Earth warms by three degrees Celsius, extreme events could become the normal ...

The Mediterranean Sea: incomparable wealth in steep decline

Along its 46,000km coastline, the Mediterranean Sea supports around 150 million people living along its shores. The report Reviving the Economy of the Mediterranean Sea: Actions for a sustainable future, launched today, shows ...

Addressing root causes of forest fires

In a new video, the European Forest Institute (EFI) looks at the key factors of increased forest fire risk in the Mediterranean region and advocates for a new vision based on shifting the focus from reactive fire suppression ...

Europe hit by one of the worst droughts since 2003

Much of the European continent has been affected by severe drought in June and July 2015, one of the worst since the drought and heat wave of summer of 2003, according to the latest report by the JRC's European Drought Observatory ...

Heat release from stagnant deep sea helped end last Ice Age

The build-up and subsequent release of warm, stagnant water from the deep Arctic Ocean and Nordic Seas played a role in ending the last Ice Age within the Arctic region, according to new research led by a UCL scientist.

A virtual solution for sharing water treatment innovations

Academics and businesses involved in water treatment technology have the opportunity to foster partnerships through a new online platform. Developed by the groundbreaking EU-funded FP4BATIW project, the platform acts as a ...

Texas producers find new oil fields—olive groves

Texas has been known for its oil production for almost 150 years. Now, a new oil industry is sprouting in what may bring producers cash and consumers a local, edible choice—olive oil.

Forest fires in Spain have evolved with the climate since 1968

A group from the University of Alcalá (Spain) has defined the landscape of forest fires on a nationwide scale over the course of 42 years. The research has found that the abandonment of agricultural land and higher temperatures ...

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