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Satellite technology helps monitor water quality in lakes
New research reveals how scientists can monitor water quality in European lakes using sensors mounted on satellites. The technique is a promising and cost-effective new tool to classify and monitor the ecological status of lakes more reliably under the Water Framework Directive (WFD). Download article (PDF)
Assessing the fit of environmental policy to institutional context
A new tool has been developed to predict the effectiveness of a policy on the basis of its compatibility with the institutional context in place. It is the first of its kind and a recent study has evaluated its ability to identify factors that might affect the successful implementation of policies. Download article (PDF)
Analysing trends in tropospheric levels of ozone
A new study has analysed trends in ozone levels in the European troposphere from 1996 to 2005. It indicated that average levels have been increasing despite reductions in pollutants that influence ozone formation. However, it also identified year-by-year variations, caused by climate and weather events, and suggested they could be masking the impact of emission reductions on long-term ozone trends. Download article (PDF)
Deepwater Horizon: the fate of petroleum in the deep ocean
TIn a new study, scientists have analysed the outcome of millions of barrels of oil and gas discharged into the Gulf of Mexico during the Deepwater Horizon disaster. By measuring changes in the composition of the fluid, scientists now have a better understanding of how pollution behaves in the deep ocean, to improve estimates of environmental impact. (more...
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Measures to reduce the urban pollen count
Despite the health benefits they bring, the trees and shrubs in our cities can cause health problems for pollen allergy sufferers. Now, a study by Spanish researchers has proposed guidelines for urban planting to reduce the effects of pollen on city-dwellers. Download article (PDF)
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