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    • Chemicals,Pollution,Nature

    Pesticide poses ‘extinction risk’ to bumblebees

    Researchers have found that exposure to the neonicotinoid pesticide thiamethoxam can prevent the creation of new bumblebee colonies, warning of a heightened risk of population ..
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    • Energy,Pollution

    EU launches review of power plant pollution permits

    All pollution permits held by large combustion plants will be reviewed in the next four years to ensure compliance with stricter EU standards by mid-2021, ..
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    • Chemicals,Nature

    Commission prepared to let glyphosate permit lapse

    The European Commission will not renew the EU permit for the use of the herbicide glyphosate without the overt backing of national governments, an official ..
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    • Chemicals

    Pressure builds as EU begins glyphosate talks

    Government delegates will discuss on Thursday morning a draft proposal to renew the EU licence for glyphosate, a European Commission official told ENDS, as advocates ..
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    • Climate,Energy

    Report flags fossil fuel spending ahead of G20 summit

    Half of all G20 government and development bank spending on energy was used to subsidise oil and gas production, a report from environmental NGOs argued ..
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    • Chemicals,Products,Nature

    EU finally agrees blanket regulation for organic farming

    A new EU regulation on the production and labelling of organic produce is set to take effect on 1 July 2020 after MEPs and national ..
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    • Climate,Energy

    Lead MEP tables pro-coal energy efficiency position

    The MEP leading talks on the reform of the Energy Efficiency Directive tabled last week a draft negotiating position, accused by campaigners of favouring coal ..
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    • Energy,Pollution

    One in three coal plants face closure amid new EU limits

    A third of Europe’s coal-fired power will have to close by 2021 unless operators undertake costly retrofitting to meet stricter limits on industrial emissions, a ..
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    • Pollution,General Policy

    Countries resist coal plant emission limits

    Germany and Bulgaria have criticised the EU emission limits proposed for large combustion plants weeks ahead of a crucial vote by member states, ENDS has ..
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    • Climate,Energy,Transport,Waste & Resources

    NGOs name and shame countries on effort sharing

    More than half of EU governments want to stick with or weaken the European Commission’s draft Effort Sharing Regulation on climate change, groups warn ..
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    • Chemicals,Nature

    EU plans full ban on bee-harming pesticides

    The European Commission is proposing to ban across the whole EU the use of three neonicotinoids that have been found to harm bees, limiting their ..
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    • Chemicals,Nature

    ECHA: Glyphosate does not cause cancer

    The herbicide glyphosate should not be classified as carcinogenic in the EU, the European Chemicals Agency has concluded months ahead of a potential 15-year renewal ..
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    • Chemicals,Nature

    MEPs told to leave green farming out of budget debate

    Attempts to change agricultural greening rules under a broader EU budget review could delay the process and weaken environmental obligations, the European Commission has told ..
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    • Chemicals,Nature

    UN advisor calls for global pesticides treaty

    The world needs a comprehensive global treaty against toxic pesticides as existing rules are failing to counter industry’s “extraordinary power”, a UN advisor has said ..
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    • Climate,Energy,Nature

    MEP calls for stronger land-use climate efforts

    EU governments should take on stricter accounting rules for land use greenhouse gas emissions and set long-term targets for net carbon removals, an MEP has ..
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