Tag Archives: pollution

World Economic Forum: Denmark, Japan, the Netherlands and the United Arab Emirates join the Platform for Accelerating the Circular Economy (PACE)

Denmark, Japan, the Netherlands and the United Arab Emirates join over 50 leaders committed to circular economy impact by joining the Platform for Accelerating the Circular Economy (PACE). PACE is fast-tracking circular economy solutions to pressing environmental challenges, from electronic waste to … Read the full press release

Volkswagen unveils comprehensive diesel swapping program throughout Germany valid for Euro-1 to Euro-4 diesel vehicles

Environmental incentive for scrappage of Euro-1 to Euro-4 diesel vehicles applicable throughout Germany Exchange premium in addition to residual value of old vehicle for Euro-4 and Euro-5 diesel vehicles in 14 cities particularly affected Offers available now from dealers WOLFSBURG, … Read the full press release

Volkswagen Group to improve air quality in German cities through fleet renewal

Successful environmental incentives for scrappage of Euro-1 to Euro-4 diesel vehicles again being offered throughout Germany Keepers of Euro-4 and Euro-5 diesel vehicles in 14 most heavily polluted cities to receive exchange premiums in additional to residual value of old … Read the full press release

University of Cambridge: Even low doses of toxic chemicals in the environment pose a significant risk to cardiovascular health

Even low doses of toxic chemicals in the environment pose a significant risk to cardiovascular health, according to a report in today’s edition of The BMJ, led by researchers at the University of Cambridge. The researchers have also challenged the omission … Read the full press release

University of Exeter: Plastic discovered in the stomach of a leatherback turtle found dead on a Cornish beach

EXETER, 17-Aug-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — Plastic has been discovered in the stomach of a leatherback turtle found dead on a Cornish beach on Sunday (12 August). The plastic did not kill the 1.8-metre turtle, but scientists say it is further evidence … Read the full press release

ESC study: Increases of nitric oxides of more than 20 μg/m3 within 24 hours associated with a more than doubled risk of heart attack

Study authors call for more research that could guide EU pollution regulations Sophia Antipolis, France, 19-Feb-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — Rapid increases in pollution may be as harmful to the heart as sustained high levels, according to research published today in the European … Read the full press release

Natural Environment Research Council (NERC) congratulates colleagues and members recognised in the Queen’s New Year honours list 2018

SWINDON, 12-Jan-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — NERC would like to congratulate colleagues and members of the environmental science community who have been recognised in the Queen’s New Year honours list 2018. This year’s recipients were honoured for their vital work across a … Read the full press release

EU and US offshore regulators call on Oil and Gas Companies to Raise Global Safety Standards

18-7-2013 — /europawire.eu/ — Just days before European rules on offshore safety for European companies abroad enter into force, and just a few months before additional requirements for companies operating in US waters take effect, the European Commissioner for energy, Guenther … Read the full press release

EU Auditors report calls on the EC to improve the running of regeneration projects on so-called “brownfield” sites

Luxembourg, 23-4-2013 — /europawire.eu/ — A new report from the European Court of Auditors, the EU spending watchdog, calls on the European Commission to improve the running of regeneration projects on so-called “brownfield” sites – former industrial and military areas … Read the full press release