Pollution

Auditors raise alarm over air pollution in Europe 

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.


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.


Quality of the air (EEA)

Sunday 14 January 2018 | Alternatives Economiques

Every year, the European Environment Agency publishes a report on air quality in 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.


Traffic pollution costs €60 billion per year in healthcare 

Tuesday 15 January 2019 | Déborah Berthier
| VoxEurop

Each year 500 000 Europeans die prematurely as a result of air pollution. Road transport alone causes 18 percent of air pollution.


EU promotes meat, despite climate goals  in depth

Wednesday 13 March 2019 | Peter Teffer
| EUobserver

Meat and dairy are emissions-intensive when compared to vegetables and fruit, with carnivore diets leading to roughly double the amount of a vegetarian's greenhouse gas emissions.


Well d(r)one Europe: The hidden path leading to the European Defence Fund  in depth

Saturday 11 May 2019 | Alexander Damiano Ricci
| VoxEurop

The EU’s reliance on the private industry to steer technological developments in the field of defence are rooted in almost 15 years of drone research conducted under its leading R&D programmes.


EU set to meet its climate change targets 

Sunday 17 March 2019 | Kashyap Raibagi
| VoxEurop

The European Union has already achieved one of its three targets related to climate change and energy, as a part of the Europe 2020 strategy.


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.


European vehicle market (ICCT)

Tuesday 29 January 2019 | Alternatives Economiques

The ICCT publishes every year a statistical overview of the European car fleet. The data goes ten years back, allowing a full appreciation of the recent market evolution.