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Business lobby plans to veto EU emissions cuts

Friday - A leaked memo shows that BusinessEurope is preparing to resist a stronger EU 2030 emissions target, ahead of the climate summit in Poland later this year.

Dutch recycling plant does the 'impossible'

Friday - A Netherlands recycling plant is doing what many in the industry have labelled impossible - recycling household packaging and making a financial success of it.

France plans to go big on bikes

Wednesday - France plans to launch a major endeavour to triple the amount of cyclists on its streets within the next seven years.

Europe must cut meat and dairy by 2050, says expert

17 Sep 18 - Europe’s animal farming sector has exceeded safe bounds for greenhouse gas emissions, nutrient flows and biodiversity loss, and urgently needs to be scaled back, according to a new report.

Court orders Frankfurt to ban diesels

14 Sep 18 - The German city of Frankfurt has received a court-ordered ban on diesel after regularly exceeding pollution limits.

Europe air pollution killing 1000 a day

13 Sep 18 - Governments are failing to tackle an air pollution crisis that causes 1000 early deaths a day, says a damning EU report.

End nuclear power war, says France’s new minister

Francois de Rugy

12 Sep 18 - France’s new environment minister François de Rugy is calling for an end to what he called the “religious war” on nuclear power and pleading for a more pragmatic approach to environmental policy.


Macron under pressure to up his game

6 Sep 18 - French environment campaigners have warned president Emmanuel Macron is doing too little to combat climate change and must radically rethink his environment policy if he is to honour his promise to...

French environment minister walks out

30 Aug 18 - France’s high-profile environment minister Nicolas Hulot has unexpectedly announced his resignation live on national radio, lamenting the government’s lack of decisive action on green issues.

Truck makers push back against EU carbon limits

29 Aug 18 - The European Commission’s proposal to mandate a 15 per cent cut in CO2 emission from trucks by 2025 is overly ambitious, according to an industry association.

Tropical disease outbreaks growing in Europe

28 Aug 18 - Europe is facing a growing threat of tropical disease outbreaks, as rising temperatures linked to climate change cause illnesses brought by travellers to spread more easily.

Europe to ban halogen lightbulbs

28 Aug 18 - After nearly 60 years of brightening homes and streets, halogen lightbulbs will be banned across Europe on 1 September 1.

Don't divest, government advisers tell Norway

27 Aug 18 - Government advisers have urged Norway not to ditch oil and gas investments from its $1trillion sovereign wealth fund.

Sweden's reindeer at risk of starvation

24 Aug 18 - Sweden's indigenous Sami reindeer herders have urged the state to help to mitigate the impact of climate change in the Arctic circle.

EU carbon prices could rise quickly, says report

23 Aug 18 - EU carbon prices could average 35-40 euros ($NZ60-70) a tonne over 2019-2023, says a new report.

On the world's first floating farm, robots milk the cows

22 Aug 18 - Rotterdam has become a pilot city for the world’s first floating farm where robots do the hard work.

This new coal mine in Germany will soon gobble up 20 villages

16 Aug 18 - When the Garzweiler open cast coal mine in Germany is finished, 5000 people will have been relocated and 20 villages will have been wiped off the face of the Earth.

Europe facing trillion-euros coastal flooding bill

16 Aug 18 - Costs from coastal flooding in Europe could hit almost one trillion euros by 2100, according to researchers.

Rising sea levels threaten Sinatra's old hangout

16 Aug 18 - A proposed island to protect a resort that once was the haunt of stars like Frank Sinatra and Marlene Dietrich could be its ruin.


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