DEGREE OF URBANIZATION: for countries with CORINE LC the followed methodology was: crossing of clc90 with a regular grid of 10 km in order to compute an indicator showing the % of artificial surfaces for each grid cell. The % of artificial surface was then reclassified into 3 categories: low (0-25%), moderate (25-50%) and high (50-100%). The crossing & generalization of coastline in base the artificialisation layer was done by manual digitalisation. Countries without CORINE LC coverage the coastline was digitized using different analog sources.OIL SPILLS and WATER POLLUTION: features were digitized from different analog sources.
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Take your electronic waste to a local collection point or give it back to the retailer so that it can be treated or recycled properly. Electronic and electric appliances contain many toxic substances. Since mid 2005, all European Member States are obliged to set up take-back systems for this waste.
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