Environment

Rivers of the Balkans: the siege

Tuesday 30 October 2018 | Davide Sighele
| OBC Transeuropa

Thousands of dams are planned for the rivers and streams of south-eastern Europe, and their environmental and social impact could prove devastating.


EDJNet's collaborative investigation on climate change in Europe - an infographic  Large investigation

Wednesday 28 November 2018 | Roberta Bertoldi
| OBC Transeuropa

The European Data Journalism Network has recently published a collaborative investigation on the dramatic increase of average temperatures in Europe in the last century. The outcome was jointly published in 16 countries and 12 languages, and were republished by more than 100 European media outlets.


Hydrogen cars may be the future – they are not yet the present 

Friday 30 November 2018 | Peter Teffer
Kashyap Raibagi
| VoxEurop
EUobserver

The European consumer is hardly buying any hydrogen cars, despite the EU's belief that it has a potential to reduce the use of fossil fuels.


Revealed: Link between MEPs CO2 votes and domestic car jobs  in depth

Thursday 08 November 2018 | Peter Teffer
| EUobserver
VoxEurop

Members of the European Parliament from countries where there are significant number of jobs in the automotive industry were less likely to support stronger climate measures than those where car jobs are less important, according to an analysis of voting patterns.


Heatwaves: global warming threatens more than 100,000 Slovenes  Large investigation

Tuesday 11 December 2018 | Lenart J. Kučić
| Pod črto

Longer uninterrupted heat periods in Slovenia will be increasingly frequent and intense. The country does not have an integrated strategy to combat climate change yet.


Electric buses: Europe struggles to take off 

Saturday 17 November 2018 | Justin Delépine
| Alternatives Economiques

The lack of a sufficient number of electric-powered buses in Paris area let local transportation company to put back in service several old diesel-propelled buses next year. A vehicle management issue that shows how much European cities lay behind in renewing their buses' fleet.


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.


Slovenia, towards the future of droughts and floods  Large investigation

Wednesday 07 November 2018 | Lenart J. Kučić
| Pod črto

In the coming years, Slovenian citizens will experience a whole range of negative effects of climate change, including heat waves, winters without snow, droughts, floods and other extreme weather events


How many hot days do your kids face compared to your childhood?  Large investigation

Monday 22 October 2018 | Antonio Hernández
Antonio Villarreal
Daniele Grasso
| El Confidencial

Climate change doesn’t only affect polar bears. The rise in temperatures affects academic performances and hospital admissions, and many Spanish cities suffer more than any others in Europe.


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.