Environment

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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


Forest fires in Europe

Wednesday 25 July 2018 | OBC Transeuropa

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.


Flagging efforts in Europe 

Tuesday 29 January 2019 | Déborah Berthier
| VoxEurop

Renewable energy continues to grow in Europe, but increasingly slowly. Certain EU states may find it difficult to keep their 2020 commitments.


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.


Auditors raise alarm over air pollution in Europe  in depth

Friday 15 February 2019 | Peter Teffer
| EUobserver

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.


Plastic pollution increasing at the top of the Earth  in depth

Friday 25 January 2019 | Martin Breum
| EUobserver

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.


Europe challenged by energy poverty 

Sunday 24 February 2019 | Aude Martin
| Alternatives Economiques

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.


Planned German coal exit boosts case for Nord Stream 2  in depth

Monday 28 January 2019 | Peter Teffer
| EUobserver

A German commission recommends phasing out coal power over the next 19 years – which will provide additional arguments to build the controversial Nord Stream 2 pipeline from Russia, which both the European Commission and the US have reservations about.


Air pollution kills more than 500,000 Europeans each year 

Monday 05 November 2018 | Déborah Berthier
| VoxEurop

Despite the efforts of European countries, atmospheric pollution (fine particulate matter, nitrogen dioxide and ozone in particular) continues to kill hundreds of thousands of people every year.


Floods in Slovenia: millions of euros worth of damage, for which we are mostly guilty  Large investigation

Saturday 16 February 2019 | Lenart J. Kučić
| Pod črto

Hydrogeological disasters in Slovenia account for over 150 million euros of damage a year. And they are often worsened by human interventions. Especially because the country has tolerated construction in flood-prone areas for several decades.