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Pollution & Nature Biodiveristy, Japanese knotweed (credit: AnROOO2, CC by SA 2.0)

Draft invasive species list under fire

The first EU list of priority invasive alien species member states must tackle will include species of squirrel, crayfish and hogweed, a draft seen by ENDS shows

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Controversy over climate draft’s omissions

The chairs of the UN climate talks have tabled a concise draft agreement for Paris from which some elements, including on aviation and shipping emissions, have been controversially removed

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Norway to seek plastic bag law exemption

Norway will push to be exempt from EU law tackling plastic bags on the basis that plastic bags are not a problem there as they are reused as rubbish bags

Energy Fossil fuels, offshore gas Elgin platform. Credit: Total

Experts divided on LNG role in low carbon future

The role of gas in the EU’s future energy mix has divided industry and green groups responding to a recent European Commission consultation on a new liquefied natural gas strategy

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Spanish nuclear storage plan blocked

The Spanish government’s nuclear waste plan has been blocked by a regional government’s decision to give environmentally protected status to the site earmarked for a major storage facility

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Biodiversity Protection

People: Karmenu Vella (CC BY SA 3.0)

At a meeting in Brussels on 12 May, EU environment ministers discussed the importance of integrating biodiversity protection into other policy areas.

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