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Global Climate Change

We together can work to reverse the damage we made. We want to bring in awareness about the simple ways which can get you to understand how your carbon footprint can reak havoc on nature.

Temperature Effects

We have seen the global climate changing, and the different ways it is changing the way we live and nature cares for us.

Funds Support

All the donations that you make will be going to help nature by helping the creatures that are dependent on them.

The Most Important Pathways

Limit Environmental Contaminant

Limit the contamination we are responsible for as this will give a chance to the environment to thrive and have a better impact on overall facts.

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Climate Change & The Arctic

Offshore Energy Development

Finding innovative ways to make your life easier while making the best out of nature.

Funding Opportunities

We are looking for people who have their ideas invested which can give a helping hand to nature.

Human Exposure

One can easily reduce the carbon footprint, which is the best way to get back to nature.

Life Impacts

There is a lot of changes that one has to go through when you are willing to be the change.

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climate changes

Arctic and Europe climate changes and health risks

Climate Change is making its presence known with the impact that is happening when it comes to human and animal health. The Arctic has noticeably warmed up over the last decade and is not showing any signs of stopping. A recent study concluded that the temperature had seen a three times faster rise when it comes ...
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Health Risks

Arctic Health Risks: Impacts on health

In the Arctic and Europe owing to climate-induced changes in contaminant cycling ArcRisk is an international EU funded research activity that is looking at the linkages between environmental contaminants, climate change and human health – aimed at supporting European policy development in these areas. The Arctic setting provides unique opportunities for research in these fields. All ...
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Sea

Arctic Ocean vs Baltic Sea

The Baltic Sea is located in the transition zone between continental and maritime climates and is one of the largest brackish waters in the world. It is recognized to be a sensitive and unique ecosystem which, like the Arctic, is vulnerable to climate change-induced effects. Impact of climate change on POPs in the Arctic and the ...
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Abiotic occurence

Abiotic occurence and processes

Several field campaigns have been carried out as a part of the ArcRisk project. Data from these campaigns have been used for validation of models and to investigate transport processes, especially the link between abiotic and biotic environment. Transfer of POPs from abiotic matrices into biota is an important process, but there are few studies available ...
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bioaccumulation

Occurrence, bioavailability and bioaccumulation

Highest POPs concentrations in Arctic environments have been found in marine organisms due to bioaccumulation along the Arctic marine food webs. However, the transfer from the abiotic into the biotic compartment of the Arctic ecosystems depend on physical-chemical properties of the compound, the composition of the abiotic medium, as well as exchange processes with the organisms ...
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Effects

Human Exposure & Effects

Human exposure to environmental pollutants occurs via the air, water and not the least, via the food we eat. How much pollutant one is exposed to depend on factors such as where we live and our habits. Seafood and fish from high up in the food web is an important exposure route for many contaminants. If ...
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food

Effect of climate change on food web processes

Effects of climate change on the food-web structure can have large consequences for the bioaccumulation of POPs. These can be bottom-up effects, in which changes in the abundance of primary producers influence the relative abundance of biota at higher trophic levels. They can also be top-down effects, where changes in the abundance of predators influence the ...
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Emissions

Emissions Of Contaminants And Environmental Pathways

Environmental contaminants are emitted un-/intentionally. Pesticides are a classic example of intentional release of a toxic chemical to the environment. Other chemicals are released unintentionally to the environment e.g. by-products from industries. Furthermore, contamination from historical use may still be a source of emissions, e.g. via contaminated sediments and land. The further fate of the contaminant ...
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Occurrence

Occurrence & Fate

A number of contaminants are present the Arctic environment even though they have never been used or emitted there. The main pathway of persistent substances from source areas in e.g. Europe is via atmospheric transport and deposition. Another transport pathway of contaminants to Arctic is via the ocean currents. Long-term monitoring of POPs in the air ...
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Technological Development & Demonstration Activities

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