Environment

Bears return to the Alps 

Tuesday 22 January 2019 | Laura Pes
| OBC Transeuropa

In the collective imagination, bears are one of the wild animals with which humanity has struggled the most over the course of history. After virtual extermination, the reintroduction of bears in a number of European countries is arousing enthusiasm as well as perplexity.


EU commits itself to 37.5 percent cut in car emissions by 2030 

Tuesday 08 January 2019 | Déborah Berthier
| VoxEurop

EU member states and the European Parliament have agreed to a 37.5 percent reduction in CO2 output for new cars by 2030. A 31 percent cut for utility vehicles is also planned.


Will MEPs vote to ensure the Mediterranean sustainable natural resources? 

Wednesday 09 January 2019 | Lasse Gustavsson
| VoxEurop

On 10 January, the European Parliament should vote on the first multiannual plan for the Western Mediterranean Sea. The head of the NGO Oceana in Europe explains why MEPs should take action to save the “Mare Nostrum” from overfishing.


EDJNet’s collaborative investigation into global warming in Europe

Thursday 20 December 2018 | Valentina Vivona
| OBC Transeuropa

Europe keeps getting warmer, according to the first first collaborative investigation by EDJNet. The investigation involves the analysis of more than a century of meteorological data for 558 European cities.


Slovenia, towards the future of droughts and floods  Large investigation

Tuesday 08 January 2019 | Lenart J. Kučić
| Pod črto

In the coming years, Slovenian citizens will experience a whole range of negative effects of climate change, including heat waves, winters without snow, droughts, floods and other extreme weather events


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.


Heatwaves: global warming threatens more than 100,000 Slovenes  Large investigation

Tuesday 11 December 2018 | Lenart J. Kučić
| Pod črto

Longer uninterrupted heat periods in Slovenia will be increasingly frequent and intense. The country does not have an integrated strategy to combat climate change yet.


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.


EDJNet's collaborative investigation on climate change in Europe - an infographic  Large investigation

Wednesday 28 November 2018 | Roberta Bertoldi
| OBC Transeuropa

The European Data Journalism Network has recently published a collaborative investigation on the dramatic increase of average temperatures in Europe in the last century. The outcome was jointly published in 16 countries and 12 languages, and were republished by more than 100 European media outlets.


Hydrogen cars may be the future – they are not yet the present 

Friday 30 November 2018 | Peter Teffer
Kashyap Raibagi
| VoxEurop
EUobserver

The European consumer is hardly buying any hydrogen cars, despite the EU's belief that it has a potential to reduce the use of fossil fuels.