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Figure Losses of agricultural areas to urbanisation
Graph showing estimated loss of agricultural land in 20 EU countries due to urbanization between 1990 and 2000 based on an analysis of CORINE Land Cover Data
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Figure Main contaminants affecting soil and groundwater. Percentage of contaminated industrial or commercial sites by country
Data for Belgium refer to the Flanders Region only Data for Italy refer to the Piemonte Region only
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File Melting Arctic: Environmental Atlas of Europe — Greenland
Last year alone there were 50 more melting days on the Greenland ice sheet than on average, meaning we now see an average net loss of ice mass of 200 gigatons per year - a level that is four times higher than just back in the year 2000.
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Figure Modelled soil moisture in Europe
Left: example of a forecast of topsoil moisture (15 July, 2008), right: subsoil available water capacity derived from modelling data.
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Figure Modelled summer soil moisture (1961-1990) and projected changes (2071-2100) over Europe
Simulated soil moisture by ECHAM5/T106L31 for the baseline period (1961-1990) (left) and relative changes in % under the IPCC A2 scenario (2071-2100) (right).
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File Natural cork: Environmental Atlas of Europe — Spain
The production of high-quality oak cork, one of the main economic activities at this farm in southern Andalusia, is supported by a number of projects which aim to conserve the local habitat and highlight the importance of its natural attributes for present and future generations. The Foundation is committed to a variety of projects focusing on the protection of the ecosystem and natural resources and the conservation of native plants and animals.
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File Nature and biodiversity — SOER synthesis chapter 3
Located in The European environment — state and outlook 2015 Synthesis The European environment – state and outlook 2010: Synthesis
Highlight Not just dirt: the importance of soil
Soil is connected to almost all aspects of our lives, yet we often take it for granted. To mark the International Day of Soil on December 5, we interviewed several project managers at the European Environment Agency (EEA) about this precious resource.
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Figure Overview of activities causing soil contamination in Europe
The graph shows a breakdown of the main sources causing soil contamination in Europe as % of the number of sites where preliminary investigations have been completed
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Figure Overview of economic activities causing soil contamination in some WCE and SEE countries (pct. of investigated sites)
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