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The new caps for CO2 emissions approved by the member states are ambitious, though not enough to counter the current trend in global warming.
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.
The “European plastic strategy” is moving forward in Brussels. While certain member states are already doing well, many trail behind.
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.
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.
An impressive data collection on how plastic production and waste has rocket-soared in the last 40 years, by Our World in Data.
The annual report on the quality of bathing areas, as reported by the 28 EU Member States, Albania and Switzerland, comes with an interactive map showing the pollution level on 22 000+ beaches across Europe.
The European Union has long been part of various agreements concerning the fight against climate change, with the main goal of limiting global warming by reducing its share of greenhouse gas emissions.
CO2 emissions from fossil-fuel burning increased by 1.8 percent in 2017 in the European Union, raising doubts about its ability to meet long-term targets
Almost 1 million people are exposed to excessively high levels of arsenic in tap water, the Balkan Investigative Reporting Network reveals.