Environment

Revealed: Link between MEPs CO2 votes and domestic car jobs  in depth

Thursday 08 November 2018 | Peter Teffer
| EUobserver
VoxEurop

Members of the European Parliament from countries where there are significant number of jobs in the automotive industry were less likely to support stronger climate measures than those where car jobs are less important, according to an analysis of voting patterns.


How many hot days do your kids face compared to your childhood?  Large investigation

Monday 22 October 2018 | Antonio Hernández
Antonio Villarreal
Daniele Grasso
| El Confidencial

Climate change doesn’t only affect polar bears. The rise in temperatures affects academic performances and hospital admissions, and many Spanish cities suffer more than any others in Europe.


Forest fires in Europe

Wednesday 25 July 2018 | OBC Transeuropa

The European Forest Fire Information System provides users with rich, fine-grained and constantly updated information on wildland fires in Europe, including forecasts and trends.


Air pollution kills more than 500,000 Europeans each year 

Monday 05 November 2018 | Déborah Berthier
| VoxEurop

Despite the efforts of European countries, atmospheric pollution (fine particulate matter, nitrogen dioxide and ozone in particular) continues to kill hundreds of thousands of people every year.


Europe continues to sell more and more pesticides 

Friday 26 October 2018 | Déborah Berthier
| VoxEurop

Between 2011 and 2016, pesticide sales continued to increase in the European Union. Nevertheless, certain member states, such as Denmark, have made serious efforts to reduce their use.


Croatian cities are getting warmer  Large investigation

Tuesday 30 October 2018 | Ana Kuzmanić
| H-Alter

EDJNet's investigation shows that every major city in Europe is warmer in the 21st century than it was in the 20th. Seven Croatian cities are included in the analysis: Zagreb, Split, Rijeka, Osijek, Slavonski Brod, Pula, and Zadar.


Rivers of the Balkans: the siege

Tuesday 30 October 2018 | Davide Sighele
| OBC Transeuropa

Thousands of dams are planned for the rivers and streams of south-eastern Europe, and their environmental and social impact could prove devastating.


EU sets new – though insufficient – limits for cars’ greenhouse gas emissions 

Tuesday 16 October 2018 | Gian-Paolo Accardo
| VoxEurop
EUobserver

The new caps for CO2 emissions approved by the member states are ambitious, though not enough to counter the current trend in global warming.


Romania, the only EU country consuming less earthly resources than the world’s average 

Tuesday 07 August 2018 | Gian-Paolo Accardo
| VoxEurop

In all of EU countries Earth Overshoot Day – the date when all of the inhabitants have used more from nature than our planet can renew in the entire year – falls before 1 August, except for Romania.


Plastic recycling: uneven progress in Europe  in depth

Monday 23 July 2018 | Antoine de Ravignan
| Alternatives Economiques

The “European plastic strategy” is moving forward in Brussels. While certain member states are already doing well, many trail behind.