Pollution

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.


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.


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.


Global plastic pollution

Tuesday 11 September 2018 | VoxEurop

An impressive data collection on how plastic production and waste has rocket-soared in the last 40 years, by Our World in Data.


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.


State of bathing waters in Europe

Tuesday 05 June 2018 | OBC Transeuropa

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.


Air quality and mobility: Greenpeace ranks European cities

Wednesday 23 May 2018 | VoxEurop

Greenpeace has just published its first ranking of the most virtuous European cities in terms of mobility and the fight against air pollution.


Carcinogenic water in the Danube region

Friday 23 March 2018 | OBC Transeuropa

Almost 1 million people are exposed to excessively high levels of arsenic in tap water, the Balkan Investigative Reporting Network reveals.