Shipowners are lobbying for the right to scrap old vessels outside Europe, where cost may be lower and environmental standards slacker, despite sufficient capacity in ..
News 24 Sep 2018
The EU should improve its system for licensing pesticides, with stricter requirements on scientific studies and ongoing surveillance after they have been placed on the ..
News 21 Sep 2018
Environmental campaigners have written to MEPs urging them not to back down on a demand to strictly limit content of the toxic heavy metal cadmium ..
News 21 Sep 2018
The campaign group WWF warned that a lack of political will, rather than a lack of EU legislation, is jeopardising Europe's rivers, as government and ..
News 20 Sep 2018
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 ..
News 19 Sep 2018
Italy’s minister for the environment Sergio Costa has announced plans to set stricter limits for polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) in groundwater to tackle water pollution ..
News 13 Sep 2018
- Waste & Resources,General Policy
The European Parliament’s environment committee has backed a report which calls for pollutant-free drinking water for all European Union citizens ..
News 12 Sep 2018
- Climate,General Policy,Nature
The environmentalist party Miljöpartiet is set to lose 10 of its 25 seats in the Swedish parliament after barely scraping past the entry threshold with ..
News 10 Sep 2018
The EU and rest of the world can produce food without resorting to chemicals by adopting sustainable agricultural practices, MEPs heard at a session of ..
News 7 Sep 2018
- Climate,Waste & Resources,Nature
Freshwater and marine ecosystems in Europe face increasing pressure from human activity, the EEA says in a new report that comes as the EU reviews ..
News 3 Sep 2018
French prime minister Édouard Philippe pledged on Wednesday to improve France’s crumbling water infrastructure by making billions of euros of finance available for local authorities ..
News 30 Aug 2018
The French government has said it will take action on chemicals which pollute the ocean and coral reefs ..
News 7 Aug 2018