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  • New data collected by citizens: Cigarette butts and filters the most common pieces of litter on Europe’s beaches
    [Publicat la: 08/06/2018]

    The European Environment Agency (EEA) has released new data about litter found on Europe’s beaches. Based on nearly 700,000 collected items, disposable plastics are the biggest contributor to marine litter, with cigarette butts and filters being the most commonly found individual items. The new data has been collected by volunteers using the EEA’s Marine LitterWatch mobile app.

  • EU’s Climate-ADAPT found to be a key tool for adaptation in Europe
    [Publicat la: 06/06/2018]

    The number of users of the joint European Environment Agency (EEA) – European Commission Climate-ADAPT online knowledge hub has increased fivefold since its launch in 2012, according to an EEA report published today. The assessment confirms the increasing value of the web platform for users such as policy makers, city planners, and other experts who are looking to share and make use of information and best practices in adapting to climate change.

  • Winners of I LIVE GREEN video competition selected
    [Publicat la: 05/06/2018]

    Videos sent from Bulgaria, Greece, Italy, and Spain won the prizes of the ‘I LIVE GREEN’ video competition announced today. The competition, organised by the European Environment Agency (EEA) and its partner network, attracted more 120 entries from 21 European countries.

  • Small cut in EU's total greenhouse gas emissions in 2016 but transport emissions keep increasing
    [Publicat la: 31/05/2018]

    Total greenhouse gas emissions in the European Union (EU) decreased by 0.4 % in 2016, according to latest official data published today by the European Environment Agency (EEA). Using less coal to produce heat and electricity was enough to make a slight cut in total emissions despite an increase in transport emissions for the third consecutive year.

  • Good news for holiday makers: excellent water quality at vast majority of European bathing sites
    [Publicat la: 29/05/2018]

    Despite a slight drop in results, 85% of swimming sites across Europe monitored in 2017 met the European Union's highest and most stringent 'excellent' quality standards for waters mostly free from pollutants, according to the latest annual European bathing water quality report published today. The results give a good indication where holiday makers can find the best quality bathing waters this summer.

  • Environmental pressures from industry’s heavy metal pollution decreasing
    [Publicat la: 24/05/2018]

    Environmental pressures caused by heavy metal emissions from Europe's large industrial facilities decreased from 2010 to 2016, according to new data from the European Pollutant Release and Transfer Register (E-PRTR), released by the European Environment Agency (EEA). A small fraction of facilities was responsible for more than half of the environmental pressures linked to heavy metal pollution in 2016.

  • Bringing Europe's Natura 2000 sites to your pocket
    [Publicat la: 22/05/2018]

    Are there nature sites of European importance near you? Are cranes breeding there? What types of habitats and other species can you find at these sites? Check this and other key information on the EU's Natura 2000 network with the updated Natura 2000 viewer.

  • New vans sold in Europe in 2017: large decrease in annual average CO2 emissions
    [Publicat la: 17/05/2018]

    Average carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions of new vans registered in the European Union (EU) in 2017 were 4.7% lower than in 2016, according to preliminary data published today by the European Environment Agency (EEA). This is the highest annual reduction reported since the regulation to reduce CO2 emissions from light-duty vehicles came into force in 2011.

  • Vote for best ‘I LIVE GREEN’ videos
    [Publicat la: 01/05/2018]

    The video competition ‘I LIVE GREEN’, organised by the European Environment Agency (EEA) and its partner network, has reached the final stage. The Public Choice Award will be decided through an open online vote where you can have your say about the best video.

  • Adapting to climate change: European countries assess vulnerability and risks
    [Publicat la: 24/04/2018]

    Almost all European countries have conducted national climate change vulnerability and risk assessments as part of their adaptation plans to better deal with the impacts of climate-related hazards, according to a European Environment Agency (EEA) report published today.