Make a €1 donation to EU Reporter Now

RSSEnvironment

‘#Overshoot day’ for over-exploited #Adriatic Sea

‘#Overshoot day’ for over-exploited #Adriatic Sea

August 2 was Earth Overshoot Day, the day of “over-exploitation of the Earth”, when our exploitation of natural resources exceeds what our planet can generate in one year. A day that unfortunately, arrives earlier every year. It was also overshoot Day for the resources of the Mediterranean Sea, and in particular the over-exploitation of the Adriatic […]

Continue Reading

Battling over #glyphosate in Brussels

Battling over #glyphosate in Brussels

| August 1, 2017 | 0 Comments

The long-running saga around glyphosate, the active ingredient in popular weed killers like RoundUp, will likely continue to roil Brussels through the German elections in September. Commissioner for Health and Food Safety Vytenis Andriukaitis has demanded a qualified majority vote on whether to extend the licence for the chemical, despite the fact that all of […]

Continue Reading

29 August opening of #Kazakhstan Low Enriched Uranium Bank

29 August opening of #Kazakhstan Low Enriched Uranium Bank

| July 24, 2017 | 0 Comments

Kazakhstan has chosen August 29 for the opening ceremony of the first Low Enriched Uranium Bank (LEU Bank), being established in Kazakhstan under the auspices of the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA). August 29 also marks the International Day against Nuclear Tests as designated by the United Nations and this year on that day it […]

Continue Reading

Making the case for #CSR

Making the case for #CSR

| July 24, 2017 | 0 Comments

Green party activists might not like it, but according to some, investing in the “sin bin” still proves profitable. Consumers in Europe can’t seem to shed their appetites for tobacco, alcohol, and products like chocolate that often draw from highly problematic supply chains. Investors like the Barrier Fund, formerly known as the Vice Fund, argue […]

Continue Reading

#Expo2017: Astana goes climate-friendly

#Expo2017: Astana goes climate-friendly

| July 24, 2017 | 0 Comments

Following the decision of America’s President Donald Trump to withdraw from the Paris climate deal, developed and emerging economies are going hand-in-hand to overcome climate change challenges with the help of new technologies, writes Eli Hadzhieva. The EXPO 2017 taking place in Astana, Kazakhstan until 10 September and themed ‘Future Energy’ is a testament to this. More […]

Continue Reading

#Europol: Police arrest more than 65 people for trading horsemeat unfit for human consumption

#Europol: Police arrest more than 65 people for trading horsemeat unfit for human consumption

The Spanish Guardia Civil, in coordination with Europol, has dismantled an organised crime group that was trading horsemeat in Europe that was unfit for human consumption. The operation was carried out in coordination with Belgium, France, Italy, Portugal, Romania, Switzerland and the United Kingdom. 65 people arrested In Spain, 65 people were arrested and charged […]

Continue Reading

From waste to innovative and greener #fertilizers

From waste to innovative and greener #fertilizers

Innovative fertilizers produced from organic or recycled materials will have easier access to the EU single market, under draft rules put to the vote on Thursday (13 July). Existing EU rules on fertilizers cover mainly conventional fertilizers, typically extracted from mines or produced chemically, with high energy-consumption and CO2 production. Diverging national rules make it difficult […]

Continue Reading