Environment

Coal is undermining Europe 

Tuesday 21 January 2020 | Antoine de Ravignan
| Alternatives Economiques

As the EU wants to get ambitious on climate change, it will have to act fast and decisevely on coal – which is the source of 28 per cent of CO2 emissions. About 600 coal-fired power plants are still in operation in the EU, especially in Germany and Poland.


European bees

Friday 27 December 2019 | Valentina Vivona
| OBC Transeuropa

There are almost 2000 species of bees in Europe, and at least 9% of them are threatened. What can be done by the EU institutions?


Land artificialization in Europe: where will it end?

Thursday 12 December 2019 | Vincent Grimault
| Alternatives Economiques

In Europe, 4.2 per cent of the surface is artificialized by humans. The EU's objective is to halt all new artificialization of land by 2050, but the deadline seems a long way off.


Europe is going veg  in depth

Tuesday 12 March 2019 | Andreas Vou
| VoxEurop

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.


Gas in Cyprus: blessing or curse? 

Monday 17 December 2018 | Chloé Emmanouilidis
| VoxEurop

Since some of the world’s largest gas reserves were discovered in Cyprus, the island has been coveted by fossil-fuel giants. The situation is burdening delicate negotiations on reunification.


Western Europeans more seduced than their Eastern neighbours by Volkswagen diesel “fix”   in depth

Monday 05 March 2018 | Peter Teffer
| EUobserver
VoxEurop

Volkswagen Group is much more successful in convincing Dieselgate-affected consumers to have the illegal defeat device removed from their car in Western Europe than in Eastern Europe.


The top 100 European places where Dieselgate kills the most   in depth

Wednesday 04 April 2018 | Stefano Valentino
| MobileReporter
VoxEurop

Excess diesel emissions produce a tiny portion of harmful dusts. Yet, they cause dozens of deaths in Europe’s highly populated road traffic hotspots.


EU agency: 'Europe will not meet 2030 climate goals' 

Friday 06 December 2019 | Elena Sánchez Nicolás
| EUobserver

The latest report by the European Environment Agency predicts that Europe will not achieve its 2030 climate and energy targets "without urgent action during the next 10 years".


The French pesticides buyers club

Saturday 06 July 2019 | VoxEurop

Mediapart dug into newly released data from the French Agency for Biodiversity to understand where pesticides end up in France at a local level.


Climate action at the centre of crucial EU summit 

Thursday 12 December 2019 | Elena Sánchez Nicolás
| EUobserver

Novelties are in the air for this week's European Council: Charles Michel will preside it for the first time, the gender balance will slightly improve, and it will probably be the last Council in which the UK takes part. Some novelties are expected also in terms of policy proposals.