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Tracking the impact of climate change

New drone to track the effects of climate change

A team in Canadas Laval University has developed a drone that can withstand the extreme temperatures of the Arctic Ocean to uncover data that may help us track the effect of climate change. Leer ms

Death of Cecil lion unleashes a global storm of indignationCommercial hunting under discussion

Death of Cecil lion unleashes a global storm of indignation

The death of Cecil, the black-maned lion killed by an American big-game hunter in Zimbabwe, has unleashed a global storm of Internet indignation. Cecil was hardly the first or last lion to be killed by a wealthy tourist. Commercial hunting is a staple of Zimbabwes tourism sector. Leer ms

World Glacier Monitoring Service

World glaciers melting faster than ever, study says

The intense ice loss of the past two decades has resulted in a strong imbalance of glaciers in many regions of the world, says an alarming study, indicating that glaciers will suffer further ice loss even if the climate remains stable. Leer ms

Climate Change Seen as Top Global ThreatPew Research Center survey

Climate Change Seen as Top Global Threat

Around the world name global climate change as a top threat, according to a new Pew Research Center survey measuring perceptions of international challenges. This is particularly true in Latin America and Africa, where majorities in most countries say they are very concerned about this issue.  Leer ms

Commission proposes a single A to G energy label and a digital database for productsEnergy efficiency

Commission proposes a single A to G energy label and a digital database for products

As part of the Energy Union strategy, launched by the Commission in February 2015, the Commission proposes a revision of the energy efficiency labelling laws. The proposed revision ensures coherence and continuity and makes sure that customers are able to make better informed choices that will help them save energy and money. It will also directly contribute to the Energy Efficiency First principle of the Energy Union. Leer ms

University of Toronto

Ecologists predict impact of climate change on vulnerable species

To mitigate the trend and support conservation efforts, scientists at the University of Toronto (U of T) are sharing a way to predict which plants or animals may be vulnerable to the arrival of a new species. The researchers looked specifically at the impact of several species of bass, fish that prefer warm water and have expanded their range northward over the past 30 years as temperatures have increased. Leer ms

Juncal Viaduct, in Gran Canaria

Viaducts with wind turbines, the new renewable energy source

Wind turbines could be installed under some of the biggest bridges on the road network to produce electricity. So it is confirmed by calculations carried out by a European researchers team, that have taken a viaduct in the Canary Islands as a reference. This concept could be applied in heavily built-up territories or natural areas with new constructions limitations. Leer ms

Climate Change

Study finds polar bears could be threatened by global warming by 2025

A US government report indicates about a third of the worlds polar bears could be in imminent danger from greenhouse gas emissions as soon as 2025. ecologists used updated models for predicting greenhouse gas levels under a variety of scenarios in a research paper that concluded that polar bears will face severe challenges in the next several decades even if climate warming stabilizes thanks to of reductions in global emissions. Leer ms

Environment policy

Green Week 2015 tackles declining biodiversity as new data reveals birds and marine life threatened

Nearly 15% of birds in the EU are threatened with extinction, as well as 7.5% of all marine fish species in European waters, according to new reports published by the European Commission. Green Week 2015, Europes biggest conference dedicated to environment policy which opens ,will look at the reasons behind these trends and ways to fight back against declining biodiversity. The three-day conference is free and open to all. All sessions are web-streamed. Leer ms

Climatic shift

A new study predicts cooler temperatures and fewer hurricanes

A new study out of the United Kingdom predicts the Earth is about to go through a major climatic shift that could mean decades of cooler temperatures and fewer hurricanes. Leer ms

SAVES Project

A students project achives reduction in energy usage across the participating dormitories

Student Switch Off campaigns across Europe launched for the first time in the participating countries in September and October 2014. The first semester of this action showed the achieved average reduction of 295,732kWh in energy usage across the participating dormitories, which equates to 86.98tCO2 and 25.431toe, and translates to a 3.13% saving in just a few months Leer ms

Forest-related industry

The new EU forest strategy bets for managing forests sustainably and boosting jobs

The new EU forest strategy must focus on managing forests sustainably, promoting efficient use of the raw materials that they produce, and boosting the competitiveness of forest-related industry so as to create jobs, says a non-legislative resolution voted by Parliament on Tuesday. Leer ms

Geo-Wiki team

Scientists give a more accurate view of global forests

New maps of global forest cover from the International Institute for Applied System Analysis (IIASA)s Geo-Wiki team provide a more accurate view of global forests. The maps were published in the journal Remote Sensing of the Environment, and are freely available for exploration and download on the Geo-Wiki Web site . Leer ms

State and Outlook 2015 Report

Environment report shows benefits of EU action

A new report shows that a coordinated EU environment policy has delivered substantial benefits for citizens over the past five years. Europeans enjoy cleaner air and water, send less waste to landfill and recycle more; while environmental policies drive jobs and growth. But the report warns that Europes long-term goal of "living well, within the limits of our planet" cannot be achieved with the current level of ambition of environment and related policies. Leer ms

Warming Trend Continues in 2014, according to the World Meteorological Organization (WMO)14 of 15 hottest years in 21st Century

Warming Trend Continues in 2014, according to the World Meteorological Organization (WMO)

The World Meteorological Organization (WMO) has ranked 2014 as the hottest year on record, as part of a continuing trend. After consolidating leading international datasets, WMO noted that the difference in temperature between the warmest years is only a few hundredths of a degree less than the margin of uncertainty. Leer ms

Affordable prices and energy efficiency

The European Parliament debates about the European energy supply

The EU is at constant risk of energy supply disruption. Too much energy is wasted and 10% of households in the Union cannot afford proper heating, the Commission vice-president for energy union told Parliaments energy and environment committees this week.  Leer ms

Switching to energy efficient electrical appliances

Researchers develop a platform to help designers make their products more energy efficient

EU-funded researchers have developed an online software platform to help household appliance designers make their products more energy efficient. The software platform offers a series of interoperable tools that will help you assess and address the environmental impacts of your products. Leer ms

Scientists demand greater control

Study finds that recreational fishing has a big ecological impact

A total of 10% of adults living in developed countries practice recreational fishing, which in the Mediterranean Sea represents around 10% of the total production of fisheries. Despite its importance, this fishing is not as controlled or studied as professional fishing. For the first time, a study examines this activity, whose effects are increasingly more similar to traditional fishing. For this reason, scientists demand greater control. Leer ms

A study has reveals several secrets of penguins

Penguins are vulnerable to climate change, scientists warn

Scientists have gained a valuable insight into how penguins are able to cope with the extreme cold, high winds and months of darkness they experience in Antarctica. Genetic analysis of the genomes of two species of penguin - emperor penguins, the largest of the family, and their smaller cousins Adlie penguins - has revealed some of their secrets to survival. Leer ms

More than 5 trillion plastic pieces weighing over 250,000 tons in the seaPlastic Pollution in the Worlds Oceans

More than 5 trillion plastic pieces weighing over 250,000 tons in the sea

A new study estimates nearly 270,000 tons of plastic is floating in the worlds oceans. The report estimate the total number of plastic particles and their weight floating in the worlds oceans from 24 expeditions (20072013) across all five sub-tropical gyres, costal Australia, Bay of Bengal and the Mediterranean Sea. Leer ms

Competitiveness with respect for the environment

Commission announces winners of European Business Awards for the Environment 2014-2015

EU Environment, Maritime Affairs and Fisheries Commissioner Karmenu Vella announced the winners of the European Business Awards for the Environment 2014-15 at an evening ceremony last night. The awards recognise companies that combine competitiveness with respect for the environment in five categories: management, product and services, process innovation, business and biodiversity and international business cooperation. Leer ms

Worldwide climate and demographic changes

Report examines how climate change will affect the population

A new report from the Royal Society in the UK uncovers the exposure of human populations to extreme weather, which the organization says is going to increase as changes in global climate and population size, location and age endure. Scientists from the report call for governmental action around the world to make human populations more "resilient" to extreme weather. Leer ms

Climate change talks

MEPs call for 2030 targets for emission reduction, energy efficiency and renewable energy

Talks to be held in Lima next month should enable global partners to reach an ambitious climate agreement in Paris in 2015, so as to keep the world on track for a sub-2C climate warming scenario, Parliament said in a resolution voted on Wednesday. MEPs reiterated the pledge by the EU and its member states to step up contributions to the UN Green Climate Fund.  Leer ms

Forests are in risk

Warming of close to 1.5C above pre-industrial times, new climate report finds

A new report exploring the impact of climate change in Latin America and the Caribbean, the Middle East and North Africa, and Eastern Europe and Central Asia and finds that warming of close to 1.5C above pre-industrial times is already locked into the Earths atmospheric system by past and predicted greenhouse gas emissions. Without concerted action to reduce emissions, the planet is on pace for 2C warming by mid-century and 4C or more by the time todays teenagers are in their 80s. Leer ms

MEPs strike deal with Council Presidency

EU countries will have to reduce the use of plastic bags

EU countries would have to reduce the use of the commonest and most polluting plastic carrier bags, under draft rules informally agreed between MEPs and the Italian Presidency of the Council on Monday and confirmed by the member states permanent representatives on Friday. Plastic carrier bag litter is a major environmental problem, as it is known to pollute bodies of water and aquatic eco-systems in particular. Leer ms
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