Environment

Should Europe ban large ships?

Tuesday 22 October 2019 | Antoine de Ravignan
| Alternatives Economiques

Cruise ships, tankers, and giant container ships run on heavy fuel oil. On a global scale, sea transport emits nearly a billion tonnes of CO2 each year: five times more than rail, four and a half times less than cars. How to achieve “zero carbon” in shipping by 2050?


Italy says no to the largest protected area in the Mediterranean  in depth

Monday 04 November 2019 | Stefano Valentino
| VoxEurop
MobileReporter

A ban on trawling in reproduction areas brings fish stocks back to healthy levels. However, the Italian government is holding back impact assessments, forcing the European Commission to remove restrictions in the Strait of Otranto from the current Mediterranean plan. 


Forests of Europe: a stormy future? 

Wednesday 30 October 2019 | Marco Ranocchiari
| OBC Transeuropa

A year after the largest storm in Italy’s living memory, we try to measure its impact. This was no isolated incident – European forests are being hit more violently than ever.


SUVs: climate folly  in depth

Thursday 31 October 2019 | Justin Delépine
| Alternatives Economiques

Heavy and polluting urban SUVs now represent 40% of new car sales worldwide.


Protected Planet

Friday 25 October 2019 | OBC Transeuropa

Protected Planet is the most up to date and complete source of information on terrestrial and marine protected areas, managed by the United Nations' Environment World Conservation Monitoring Centre.


Why and how Bulgaria imports waste from other EU countries 

Monday 14 October 2019 | Nikolay Stoyanov
Velina Gospodinova
| Capital

Bulgarian companies import more and more garbage from abroad, but institutional weaknesses seem to offer some scope for circumventing the EU's strict environmental requirements. An investigation into this business.


Pollution is still killing too many despite cleaner air 

Monday 21 October 2019 | Emanuela Barbiroglio
| VoxEurop

The latest European Environment Agency report shows air is getting cleaner in Europe, but persistent pollution, especially in cities, still damages people’s health and the economy.


Western Europeans more seduced than their Eastern neighbours by Volkswagen diesel “fix”  

Monday 05 March 2018 | Peter Teffer
| EUobserver
VoxEurop

Volkswagen Group is much more successful in convincing Dieselgate-affected consumers to have the illegal defeat device removed from their car in Western Europe than in Eastern Europe.


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Thousands of deaths due to diesel cars  in depth

Monday 18 September 2017 | Stefano Valentino
| MobileReporter
VoxEurop

Every year, about 10,000 people across Europe die prematurely because of diesel car emissions exceeding limits


EU gives a week to countries to come up with clean air plans 

Tuesday 30 January 2018 | Gian-Paolo Accardo
| VoxEurop

Nine member states face fines if they don’t take steps to comply with the emission reduction they promised.