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  • EU guidelines on better life cycle assessment produced

    The EU Joint Research Centre has produced a new part of the handbook that provides guidelines for developing and using Life Cycle Assessments (LCA), which evaluate the environmental impacts of products, focusing specifically on life cycle impact assessment (LCIA). It recommends that assessments should be comprehensive, accessible and easy to apply in order to make LCA a more mainstream concept in ...

  • Environment: new guidelines for aquaculture and nature protection

    The Commission is issuing new guidelines to improve understanding of how aquaculture can be carried out inside Natura 2000, the EU-wide network of protected natural areas. The guidelines explain how best to ensure that activities related to aquaculture are compatible with EU nature legislation and Natura 2000 provisions in particular. They emphasize the significance of the aquaculture sector for ...

  • BRIDGE provides thresholds for EU Water Framework Directive

    The EU Water Framework Directive (WFD) defines chemical status objectives for groundwater and related monitoring obligations but does not yet provide criteria to assess chemical status compliance. Now researchers from EU project BRIDGE (Background Criteria for the Identification of Groundwater Thresholds) have investigated 14 representative bodies of groundwater and developed thresholds that can ...

  • Clean water at majority of EU holiday destinations

    Good news if you're planning a beach holiday in Europe this summer: 92.1 % of bathing waters in the European Union now meet the minimum water quality standards set by the Bathing Water Directive. This includes the Serpentine Lake in London, which will host several Olympics events, including the Open Water Marathon Swim and the swimming section of the triathlon. The results are from the latest ...

  • Questions and answers on the EU Clean Air Policy Package

    1. Why is air pollution a problem? Poor air quality is a major health risk, causing lung diseases, cardiovascular diseases, and cancer. Children, the elderly and citizens suffering from asthma and respiratory conditions are most affected. As well as negative effects on health, air pollution has considerable economic impacts, cutting short lives, increasing medical costs, and reducing ...


    By Europa Press Room

  • Questions and answers on the EU Clean Air Policy Package

    1. Why is air pollution a problem? Poor air quality is a major health risk, causing lung diseases, cardiovascular diseases, and cancer. Children, the elderly and citizens suffering from asthma and respiratory conditions are most affected. As well as negative effects on health, air pollution has considerable economic impacts, cutting short lives, increasing medical costs, and reducing ...

  • EU introduces more efficient monitoring of drinking water for better protection of public health

    As a first step following the European Citizens' Initiative Right2Water, new rules adopted by the Commission today provide flexibility to Member States as to how drinking water quality is monitored in around 100 000 water supply zones in Europe. This will allow for more focused, risk-based monitoring, while ensuring full protection of public health. ...

  • EU introduces more efficient monitoring of drinking water for better protection of public health

    As a first step following the European Citizens' Initiative Right2Water, new rules adopted by the Commission today provide flexibility to Member States as to how drinking water quality is monitored in around 100 000 water supply zones in Europe. This will allow for more focused, risk-based monitoring, while ensuring full protection of public health. ...


    By European Commission

  • EU-backed carbon capture and storage technology not without critics

    Within the European Commission's comprehensive package of legislative proposals on climate change and energy announced on Wednesday (23 January) is a plan to promote the development of a controversial carbon emissions mitigation technology known as 'carbon capture and storage' (CCS). CCS 'captures' carbon dioxide from power plants and stores it in underground geological formations or deep oceans ...


  • The SDG Agenda in the EU Context: Leadership - Progress - Universality - Integration - Financing

    Introduction Honorable ministers, colleagues and friends: let me express my deepest appreciation to the Luxembourgian Presidency for inviting me to share some of thoughts from UNEP on the Post 2015 process and the SDGs. Leadership And let me also thank the EU for its strong global leadership on sustainable development and climate change. With respect to ...

  • European President Says Climate Change EU`s Top Priority

    Brussels, Belgium - The European Union has put the inter-linked challenges of energy and climate change at the very top of its agenda, European Commission President Jose Barroso told an international audience gathered to consider European policy in preparation for the G8 Summit in Germany in June. Held Thursday in Brussels, the public conversation with President Barroso was sponsored by the ...

  • EU Fuel Quality Directive an Exercise in Climate Change Global Warming Hypocrisy says Friends of Science

    “Despite a tradition of common heritage and trade, the European Union is making misinformed judgements about Canada’s oil sands production. The EU is not applying common standards. This is climate change hypocrisy,” says Len Maier, a retired engineer, ...


    By PRWeb

  • The Acta Group, L.L.C. and The Acta Group EU, Ltd extend their best wishes to our clients and many friends and we wish you and your family a happy, healthy, and peaceful new year

    TSCA/FIFRA/NTP/EPCRA EPA Denies Second Request Made In TSCA Section 21 Petition Regarding Lead: On November 17, 2010, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) issued its decision to deny the second request made by certain petitioners seeking a ban on lead in fishing sinkers. 75 Fed. Reg. 76246. EPA determined that the petitioners failed to demonstrate that the ...


    By Acta Group

  • Europe’s bathing waters continue to improve

    Ninety-four per cent of bathing sites in the European Union meet minimum standards for water quality, according to the European Environment Agency's annual report on bathing water quality in Europe. Water quality is excellent at 78 % of sites and almost 2 % more sites meet the minimum requirements compared to last year's report. Cyprus and Luxembourg stand out with all listed bathing ...

  • All bathing waters pass the test in the South East

    The Environment Agency has welcomed the news that all 96 beaches in the South East met minimum bathing water quality standards this year, but warned there is much more work to be done. New figures that show which of England’s bathing waters have met strict quality standards have been published by Defra today. The figures show that 100 per cent of South East England’s bathing waters ...

  • Flood Control at IFAT 2008: Controlling Bodies of Water

    Farsighted flood control and shore protection are environmental protection tasks with optimum priority, not the least due to the climate change. How can we support natural retention basins of water reservoirs and what protection do technical solutions provide? As the leading international trade fair of the environmental protection industry, IFAT 2008 has included ...


    By Messe München GmbH

  • At the highest international level: A top performance from the waste and waste-water industry

    The task of dealing with waste is changing rapidly, with the focus moving away from simple disposal and towards exploiting all recoverable substances. Europe, and Germany in particular, has taken on a leading role in this regard. This is demonstrated firstly by the high levels of expenditure on environmental protection, and secondly by the wealth of highly innovative technological developments. ...


    By Koelnmesse GmbH

  • A vegetarian diet can help reduce water consumption across Europe

    Different European regions have very different diets and environmental conditions, meaning their water consumption varies widely. Despite this, switching to vegetarian diets in keeping with regional variation would substantially reduce water consumption in all areas, a new study concludes. Where people choose to eat meat, adopting a healthy diet low in oils and sugar will also reduce water ...

  • 2013 Q3 Water Market Report in Germany, Italy & France

    RnRMarketresearch adds 3 reports "Germany Water Report Q3 2013",  "Italy Water Report Q3 2013" and "France Water Report Q3 2013" to its research store.  Germany’s water industry is highly-developed, with EUR2bn and EUR5bn invested in its water and wastewater sectors each year, respectively. However, the country has water pollution issues and ...


  • Beyond Water - Coca-Cola announces new environmental goals

    The Coca-Cola Company and World Wildlife Fund (WWF) are working to advance the Coca-Cola system's sustainability stewardship with the announcement of new global environmental goals and an expanded global partnership. The new goals, which complement other Coca-Cola environmental and community commitments, focus on sustainable management of water, energy, and packaging use as well as sustainable ...


    By GLOBE Foundation

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