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If the EU is serious about the environment, it can no longer ignore the connection between animal farming and carbon emissions. No wonder a growing number of Europeans are turning vegetarians or even vegans.
Meat and dairy are emissions-intensive when compared to vegetables and fruit, with carnivore diets leading to roughly double the amount of a vegetarian's greenhouse gas emissions.
Maps are among the most powerful data-visualisation tools. Yet, global charts sometimes risk spurring the wrong public debate.
Every year, about 10,000 people across Europe die prematurely because of diesel car emissions exceeding limits
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.
Renewable energy continues to grow in Europe, but increasingly slowly. Certain EU states may find it difficult to keep their 2020 commitments.
In Évora the temperature rose by almost one degree. Cities in Nordic countries, Eastern Europe and Southern Spain warmed the most.
Seven out of eight audited EU countries "have not effectively implemented" a decade-old directive on air quality rules, according to a report published at the end of January.
Increasing amounts of plastic pollution have been detected in Europe's most northern Arctic regions, but the overwhelming majority of litter stems from other parts of the world.
Millions of Europeans cannot heat their homes properly in winter. But household energy poverty is also a problem in summer, particularly in southern and eastern Europe.