Environment

Thousands of deaths due to diesel cars  in depth

Monday 18 September 2017 | Stefano Valentino
| MobileReporter

Every year, about 10,000 people across Europe die prematurely because of diesel car emissions exceeding limits


Romania, the only EU country consuming less earthly resources than the world’s average 

Tuesday 07 August 2018 | Gian-Paolo Accardo
| VoxEurop

In all of EU countries Earth Overshoot Day – the date when all of the inhabitants have used more from nature than our planet can renew in the entire year – falls before 1 August, except for Romania.


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.


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.


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.


What happens to our holiday garbage?  

Wednesday 13 September 2017 | Marzia Bona
Lorenzo Ferrari
| OBC Transeuropa

In tourist areas across Europe, the waste generated by tourism is managed by recycling and disposal systems that are often inefficient, as data collected in various European countries reveals


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.


How are EU countries faring about renewable sources? 

Monday 09 July 2018 | Damiano Bacci
| VoxEurop

The European Union has long been part of various agreements concerning the fight against climate change, with the main goal of limiting global warming by reducing its share of greenhouse gas emissions.


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.


Carbon emissions in the EU on the rise 

Wednesday 16 May 2018 | Carmen Aguilar
| VoxEurop

CO2 emissions from fossil-fuel burning increased by 1.8 percent in 2017 in the European Union, raising doubts about its ability to meet long-term targets