Environment

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.


EU sets new – though insufficient – limits for cars’ greenhouse gas emissions 

Tuesday 16 October 2018 | Gian-Paolo Accardo
| VoxEurop
EUobserver

The new caps for CO2 emissions approved by the member states are ambitious, though not enough to counter the current trend in global warming.


Romania, the only EU country consuming less earthly resources than the world’s average 

Tuesday 07 August 2018 | Gian-Paolo Accardo
| VoxEurop

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.


Plastic recycling: uneven progress in Europe  in depth

Monday 23 July 2018 | Antoine de Ravignan
| Alternatives Economiques

The “European plastic strategy” is moving forward in Brussels. While certain member states are already doing well, many trail behind.


EU’s Effort Sharing Decision Initiative on its way to reduce carbon emissions by 15 percent by 2020 

Tuesday 23 October 2018 | Kashyap Raibagi
| VoxEurop

The European Union (EU) has set its climate change mitigation objective for 2020, committing itself to reduce its Greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions by at least 20 percent compared with 1990 levels.


Europe’s water quality falls short 

Tuesday 17 July 2018 | Gian-Paolo Accardo
| VoxEurop

Due to pollution, the majority of European rivers, lakes, and estuaries fall below the minimum environmental standards, a report by the European Environment Agency reveals.


European cities are becoming hotter. Portugal is at the bottom of the list   Large investigation

Monday 22 October 2018 | Rita Marques Costa
| Público

In Évora the temperature rose by almost one degree. Cities in Nordic countries, Eastern Europe and Southern Spain warmed the most.


Where temperatures in Germany are rising the fastest  Large investigation

Monday 22 October 2018 | Marcel Pauly
| Spiegel Online

Global warming has reached Germany: everywhere the temperature is rising. We reveal which regions have recorded the strongest increases.


The average temperature in 11 Bulgarian cities has increased by more than 1°C since 2000  Large investigation

Monday 22 October 2018 | Rosen Bossev
| Capital

Since the beginning of the 21st century, the average temperature in eleven Bulgarian cities has increased by more than one degree compared to the average temperature throughout the 20th century.


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