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#France’s Ear For Shoddy Science

#France’s Ear For Shoddy Science

| September 12, 2017 | 0 Comments

An official from France’s environment ministry indicated on August 30th that Paris intends to vote against extending the European license for popular herbicide glyphosate, the active ingredient in Monsanto’s weed killer Roundup. Back in July, European Commissioner for Health and Food Safety Vytenis Andriukaitis insisted that a broad consensus on the safety of the substance […]

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European Parliament: The week ahead #EPplenary

European Parliament: The week ahead #EPplenary

| September 11, 2017 | 0 Comments

MEPs go back to Strasbourg for their first plenary session following the summer break will feature the high-level ‘vision’ of the European Union, through President Juncker’s ‘State of the Union’ address as well as a wide range of topical issues from Dieselgate follow-up to EU-Turkey relations. State of the Union. MEPs will discuss ways to […]

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By the tracks of #COP21 – 3 steps to decarbonization

By the tracks of #COP21 – 3 steps to decarbonization

| September 6, 2017 | 0 Comments

French environmentalist Bruno Comby, who devoted his life to scientific research and teaching in the field of environment protection and healthy living for all, spoke about COP21 and the 3 steps to decarbonization. He was interviewed for EuReporter by Alexandra Gladysheva. Nowadays around 60 nuclear power plants are under construction in the world. More than […]

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Is it time to rethink the financing of #coal power plants in developing countries?

Is it time to rethink the financing of #coal power plants in developing countries?

| August 18, 2017 | 0 Comments

Even if the European Investment Bank (EIB) and the World Bank introduced a few years back restrictive emissions performance standards to block the financing of coal power plants in a bid to encourage the development of renewables, the appetite of the developing world has not budged by much. The unintended consequence of this move has […]

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New treaty’s entry into force set to curtail global #mercury crisis, say NGOs

New treaty’s entry into force set to curtail global #mercury crisis, say NGOs

This week’s entry into force of the Minamata Convention establishes the first new multilateral environmental agreement in over a decade.  The Zero Mercury Working Group* has been calling for a legally binding treaty for over a decade and welcomes the new protocol. “While there are alternatives to mercury, there are no alternatives to global cooperation,” […]

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#Animal Welfare – #Tesco commits to 100% cage-free eggs throughout Europe by 2025

#Animal Welfare – #Tesco commits to 100% cage-free eggs throughout Europe by 2025

Tesco PLC announced on Friday that it will exclusively source 100% cage-free eggs throughout their central European stores covering Czech Republic, Slovakia, Hungary and Poland by 2025. The decision follows the retailer’s similar commitment in 2016 to source 100% cage-free eggs in the United Kingdom. Today’s announcement is the result of extensive conversations with The […]

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#EEX to reintroduce auctions for EU #aviation allowances (EUAA)

#EEX to reintroduce auctions for EU #aviation allowances (EUAA)

The European Energy Exchange (EEX) has published the 2017 auction calendar for EU Aviation Allowances (EUAA) in consultation with the EU Commission and the Member States taking part as well as the competent German and Polish authorities. EEX will carry out the auctions comprising a total volume of 4,005,000 EUAA from 27th September to 6th […]

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