The European Commission’s science and knowledge service has compiled a single list of more than 2,700 potential chemical contaminants in the marine environment ..
News 8 Jan 2018
Dutch farmers will soon be able to buy and sell the right to release phosphate into the environment, just as industrial plants can trade permits ..
News 20 Dec 2017
The European Chemicals Agency (ECHA) has launched a consultation on proposals to ban around 200 highly fluorinated chemicals within the European Union ..
News 20 Dec 2017
Government delegates have endorsed a revised set of criteria for identifying endocrine disruptors in pesticides but shelved a vote on an EC proposal to ban ..
News 13 Dec 2017
The European Commission rejected on Tuesday a demand in a citizens' petition for a total ban on glyphosate use in Europe but agreed to address ..
News 12 Dec 2017
Proposed guidelines from EU regulators would make it “impossible” to identify a substance as an endocrine disruptor in the near term “even if there is ..
News 8 Dec 2017
Environmental groups have called for tighter controls on endocrine disrupting pesticides and an outright ban on neonicotinoids blamed for decimating bee populations ..
News 6 Dec 2017
The European Commission secured on Monday an eleventh hour deal to renew authorisation for the systemic herbicide glyphosate with Germany coming down in favour of ..
News 27 Nov 2017
England will miss legally binding 2027 water quality targets, Environment Agency chief executive James Bevan told a House of Commons committee on Wednesday ..
News 23 Nov 2017
Drinking water supply in many areas could be at risk within months unless the Spanish government imposes restrictions on agricultural irrigation during the current severe ..
News 22 Nov 2017
The Danish government has set out to increase protection from the harmful effects of chemicals in food, food contact materials, biocides and consumer products ..
News 21 Nov 2017
The European Commission has failed to muster sufficient backing from national delegates for its proposal to renew the EU licence for glyphosate for five years, ..
News 9 Nov 2017
The Danish government has pledged to reduce the pesticide load on people and nature through stricter controls, more information and better monitoring, under a five-year ..
News 3 Nov 2017
Activists on both sides of a divide over the use of glyphosate in Europe criticised on Monday the European Commission’s proposal to renew the permit ..
News 30 Oct 2017
Prosthetics have been used for hundreds of years but for much of that time had little technological development. That is all changing… ..
Comment 27 Oct 2017