• Spain has a palm oil problem and it is nothing to do with food. The EU is going to ban the use of the crop in biofuels but Spain continues to import millions of tonnes from countries such as Indonesia and Malaysia.

    November 14, 2019

  • A ban on trawling in reproduction areas brings fish stocks back to healthy levels. However, the Italian government is holding back impact assessments, forcing the European Commission to remove restrictions in the Strait of Otranto from the current Mediterranean plan. 

    November 4, 2019

  • Heavy and polluting urban SUVs now represent 40% of new car sales worldwide.

    October 31, 2019

  • A year after the largest storm in Italy’s living memory, we try to measure its impact. This was no isolated incident – European forests are being hit more violently than ever.

    October 30, 2019

  • Protected Planet is the most up to date and complete source of information on terrestrial and marine protected areas, managed by the United Nations' Environment World Conservation Monitoring Centre.

    October 25, 2019

  • Cruise ships, tankers, and giant container ships run on heavy fuel oil. On a global scale, sea transport emits nearly a billion tonnes of CO2 each year: five times more than rail, four and a half times less than cars. How to achieve “zero carbon” in shipping by 2050?