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Initiative gives #Erasmus+ students the chance to win free travel

Students in Europe will be encouraged to travel throughout different EU Countries under the Move2Learn, Learn2Move initiative. It will give a chance to 5,000 young citizens to study in different countries while traveling sustainably. The initiative was linked with the 30th anniversary of the Erasmus programme and will focus on increased student mobility as well […]

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#EarthDay does not solve climate change

#EarthDay does not solve climate change

| March 24, 2017 | 0 Comments

On Saturday (25 March), millions of people around the world will voluntarily plunge themselves into darkness. Office buildings and major landmarks will follow suit, and will go dark for an hour at 8.30pm. Why? Supposedly to highlight the threat posed by climate change, writes Martin Banks. Earth Hour, organiszd by the World Wildlife Fund (WWF), began […]

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#WorldWaterDay: Protecting our tap water and aquatic ecosystems from pesticide pollution

#WorldWaterDay: Protecting our tap water and aquatic ecosystems from pesticide pollution

On the UN World Water Day (22nd March) and 3rd day of the Pesticide Action Week, PAN Europe takes the opportunity to highlight that pesticides are one of the main sources of pollution of European waters, causing degradation of our aquatic ecosystems and jeopardizing the future of EU water supplies. Water quality management varies across […]

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With #ECHA finding on glyphosate, science has prevailed

With #ECHA finding on glyphosate, science has prevailed

| March 16, 2017 | 0 Comments

This week’s finding by the European Chemicals Agency (ECHA) that glyphosate, the world’s most widely used weed killer, is not a carcinogen has been welcomed by watchers. The assessment is based on extensive evaluation of all the available information, including human evidence and the weight of evidence of all the animal studies available, writes Martin […]

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#Arctic: Ban oil drilling and mitigate tensions, urge MEPs

#Arctic: Ban oil drilling and mitigate tensions, urge MEPs

Climate change is bringing new environmental and security challenges in the Arctic, as the melting ice cap opens up new navigation and fishing routes, and competition for its natural resources heats up, say MEPs in a resolution voted on Thursday (16 March). They call for measures to protect the vulnerable Arctic ecosystem, ban oil drilling […]

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Parliament approves #AnimalWelfare measures for horses and donkeys

Parliament approves #AnimalWelfare measures for horses and donkeys

Measures to improve the welfare of millions of horses and donkeys across the EU have been approved today by the European Parliament. The proposals from European Conservative and Reformists Group MEP Julie Girling were passed by a large majority and cover animals used in a broad range of activities, from farming to tourism. They include: A […]

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Historic vote paves the way for EU ban on #rabbit cages

Historic vote paves the way for EU ban on #rabbit cages

The European Parliament today voted 410 to 205 in favour of measures to improve farmed rabbit welfare, which includes the drafting of legislation to end the use of battery cages. This historic result will help more than 340 million rabbits every year who currently experience extreme suffering in battery cages.   Animal Equality and its […]

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