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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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Thousands of dams are planned for the rivers and streams of south-eastern Europe, and their environmental and social impact could prove devastating.
The new caps for CO2 emissions approved by the member states are ambitious, though not enough to counter the current trend in global warming.
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.
The “European plastic strategy” is moving forward in Brussels. While certain member states are already doing well, many trail behind.