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    • Chemicals,Pollution

    Commission shelves non-toxic environment strategy

    The current European Commission is not planning to produce a long awaited 'strategy for a non-toxic environment' before it leaves office, the head of its ..
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    • Chemicals,Pollution,General Policy

    EP adopts position on drinking water proposal

    The European Parliament called for tighter limits on pollutants and improved access to safe water supplies as it adopted its position on a proposed update ..
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    • Waste & Resources,Pollution

    Evidence of microplastic contamination in human gut

    European scientists have detected nine types of microplastics in stool samples from a worldwide sample of subjects, in the first study of its kind. ..
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    • Chemicals,Pollution

    EEA report warns of extent of mercury pollution

    Atmospheric mercury levels are five times above natural levels in Europe despite a raft of EU legislation to control the poisonous heavy metal, according to ..
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    • Transport,Pollution

    German car giants face EU emissions investigation

    The European Commission has opened an in-depth investigation to assess whether German carmakers BMW, Daimler, Volkswagen, Audi and Porsche colluded to restrict diesel emissions treatment ..
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    • Pollution

    ECJ to rule on imprisoning leaders over air quality

    A Bavarian court will ask the the European Court of Justice (ECJ) to review whether German courts can imprison officials for failing to act on ..
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    • Pollution

    Germany taken to court over nitrates levels in groundwater

    German environment NGO Deutsche Umwelthilfe has taken the German government to court over claims that it failed to act in tackling water pollution ..
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    • Energy,Pollution,Nature

    Court rejects Polish bid to scotch carbon market fix

    The EU Court of Justice rejected on Thursday a call by Poland to scrap legislation designed to increase the cost to industry of emitting greenhouse ..
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    • Pollution,General Policy

    Spanish NGO criticises EC's air quality decision

    The EC's decision not to refer Spain to the ECJ for ongoing breaches of EU air quality limits will promote repetition of these infringements, according ..
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    • Climate,Pollution

    EC urged to send nine EU countries to court

    The European Commission should send nine governments to Europe’s highest court for failing to demonstrate that they have taken adequate measures to tackle air pollution, ..
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    • Transport,Pollution

    EU citizens lose car emissions case against EC

    The EU’s General Court has dismissed a claim for damages brought by a group of nearly 1,500 citizens over the European Commission’s adoption of the ..
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    • Chemicals,Pollution

    Call for new laws to tackle pharma waste

    A group of NGOs has appealed to the EC's first vice president to ensure that the EU executive takes legislative action to tackle concerns about ..
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    • Transport,Chemicals,Pollution

    MEPs back new workplace diesel limit

    The European Parliament’s employment and social affairs committee has voted to add a workplace exposure limit for diesel exhaust emissions to the EU’s revised carcinogens ..
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    • Chemicals,Pollution

    Pharma waste in water dominates ENVI debate

    The issue of pharmaceutical residues found in urban waterways as a source of environmental pollution dominated the debate at a European Parliament environment committee meeting ..
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    • Pollution

    Brussels set to tighten water contamination limits

    The European Commission plans to propose next week stricter limits on contaminants in drinking water to bring them in line with the latest WHO guidelines, ..
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