Environment

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.


countryside in Hungary

Do EU green investments in Hungary go where they are the most needed? 

Tuesday 14 June 2022 | Laszlo Arato
Kata Moravecz
| EUrologus

Climate change will heavily affect the economy of some Hungarian regions, but they receive a relatively low share of EU funding meant for green projects, sustainability and environmental protection. 


More trains, fewer emissions 

Wednesday 27 October 2021 | Lorenzo Ferrari
Gianluca De Feo
| OBC Transeuropa

Currently, trains offer a reasonable alternative to around half of the most popular short-haul flights in Europe. Additional improvements and incentives could bring further reductions in CO2 emissions from transport.


Data centres: the last great tech threat to energy sustainability 

Thursday 21 April 2022 | José Luis Marín
| El Orden Mundial

The energy needs of these physical infrastructure, where much of the world’s digital information is stored, have grown exponentially in recent years. While business has been booming, so have concerns about their sustainability and the environmental threats that data centres present.


Romania: 25,000 deaths from pollution per year 

Thursday 16 December 2021 | Mihaela Iordache
| OBC Transeuropa

For years the media have denounced that Romania is becoming the landfill of Europe. Yet, the institutions do not intervene, and meanwhile the European Environment Agency reports that the country ranks first in Europe for deaths caused by pollution.


Covid-19: the plastic pandemic 

Monday 24 May 2021 | Marco Ranocchiari
| OBC Transeuropa

In Europe, the period 2020-2021 was to mark the turning point in the fight against plastic waste, one of the most urgent problems of our century. Then came the new Coronavirus: with masks, gloves, and anti-contagion packaging, the risk of a step back is increasingly concrete


Half of the European funds spent to fight climate change went into ineffective measures 

Tuesday 06 July 2021 | Gianluca De Feo
| OBC Transeuropa

As part of the Common Agricultural Policy, the European Union spent 100 billion Euros to combat climate change between 2014 and 2020. But these funds, which make up half of the entire EU budget earmarked for the fight against climate change, have not led to a reduction in greenhouse gas emissions.


Sustainability labels and the carbon footprint of foods 

Friday 22 October 2021 | Gianluca De Feo
| OBC Transeuropa

If the European Union really wants to meet its Green Deal targets, food related emissions must be curbed. To that end, the introduction of "traffic light" sustainability labels could convince Europeans to cut down on their meat consumption.


EU banks are funding an illegal palm oil bonanza in the “Wild East” 

Thursday 29 April 2021 | Stefano Valentino
| Voxeurop
MobileReporter

Financial institutions from European countries have provided large sums of money to palm oil companies responsible for illegal fires and possibly deforestation in Indonesia.


beaches and village in Tenerife

Beach erosion puts European seaside holidays at risk 

Wednesday 22 July 2020 | Stefano Valentino
| MobileReporter
Voxeurop

The data on global warming suggests that many seaside resorts in Atlantic and Mediterranean Europe could lose their beaches due to sand erosion caused by rising sea levels and human activity.