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The evidence mounted all year. All-time temperature records were broken in France, Germany and elsewhere; the Greenland ice sheet experienced exceptional melting; and, as 2019 came to a close, broiling temperatures contributed to devastating wildfires that continue in Australia. Now European scient...
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Posted by on in Fishing
By Allie Wilkinson  More than 90 species of marine fishes in Europe’s waters are threatened with extinction, according to a report published today by the International Union for the Conservation of Nature (IUCN). Sharks, rays, and other cartilaginous fish are at greatest risk, with about 40% f...
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Posted by on in Sustainable Development
European leaders have struck a broad climate change pact obliging the EU as a whole to cut greenhouse gases by at least 40% by 2030.  But key aspects of the deal that will form a bargaining position for global climate talks in Paris next year were left vague or voluntary, raising questions as ...
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Posted by on in Food
The world’s largest seed corporation says it has dropped its bid to get more genetically modified crops onto the European market due to the wide-spread popular opposition. The biotech giant says it will expand its share of the natural seed market instead. “We will no longer be pursuing approvals fo...
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Posted by on in Energy Efficiency
Is it safe? That’s what most people — brought up on Three Mile Island, Chernobyl and The Simpsons — want to know about nuclear power. And for the most part, the answer is yes. Accidents are rare, and those that have occurred — including the partial meltdown in Fukushima, Japan, in 2011 — h...
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Posted by on in Agriculture
Last Monday the European Union deputy ambassadors voted to accept  evidence available that confirms the link between pesticides and bee deaths. The vote took place in Brussels, where they were forced to act quickly to set forth a ban for a minimum of at least two years on the pesticides that sc...
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Posted by on in Air Quality
  The largest and most comprehensive effort to research air pollution in Britain is underway in London and the skies above it. As many as 80 scientists from eleven universities are tracking nearly 1,000 different types of gases and particles in the atmosphere.   Pollutants are being ...
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