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Herd of bison could help store CO2 equivalent of 43,000 cars, researchers say

17 May 24 - Free-roaming animals reintroduced in Romania’s Țarcu mountains are stimulating plant growth and securing carbon stored in the soil while grazing.

EU countries approve law to slash CO2 emissions from trucks

16 May 24 - EU countries gave their final approval to a law to cut carbon dioxide emissions from trucks, which will require most new heavy-duty vehicles sold from 2040 to be emissions-free.

‘Climate change is here and it kills’: Heat-related deaths rise by 30% in Europe

16 May 24 - Researchers tracking the link between climate change and health say the adverse impacts are far-reaching.

EU proposes first sanctions on Russia’s LNG sector

8 May 24 - Until now, the EU hasn’t targeted Moscow’s lucrative gas sector, newly proposed sanctions would hit about a quarter of Russia’s LNG revenues.

Airlines lobby against EU plan to monitor non-CO₂ emissions

7 May 24 - Global carriers ask Brussels to weaken landmark plans to require monitoring and disclosure of all emissions.

EU investigates ‘greenwashing’ at 20 airlines

2 May 24 - Environmental claims come under scrutiny, including the benefits of offsetting emissions from flying.

EU votes to leave energy treaty as green rules pushed through

29 Apr 24 - EU lawmakers voted overwhelmingly for the bloc to exit a controversial international treaty that is seen by campaigners as protecting fossil fuel investments, in a series of positive votes on green legislation.


EU Policy: Rapid militarisation jeopardising climate, claim NGOs

26 Apr 24 - Impact of conflict-related carbon emissions should be accounted for and more data from military operations is needed, according to NGOs and lawmakers.

European carbon trading catching less than quarter of airline emissions, data finds

23 Apr 24 - Less than a quarter of airline emissions were caught by Europe’s carbon trading schemes last year, according to new data that illustrates the limitations of one of the key tools to fight pollution...

Finnish startup making food ‘from air and solar power’

22 Apr 24 - The company's founders hope solein, a protein grown with CO2 and electricity, will cut the environmental impacts of farming.

EU considers bringing emissions removal credits into carbon market

19 Apr 24 - The European Union is looking into whether to bring emissions removal credits into its carbon market, a move that could reopen the market to carbon credits in future years.

EU parliament adopts proposals for power market reform

16 Apr 24 - The European parliament voted for proposals to make electricity prices less dependent on fossil fuel prices, in a bid to boost renewable energy and shield consumers from price spikes.

Russia and Kazakhstan battle record floods as rivers rise further

15 Apr 24 - The city of Orenburg battled rising water levels after major rivers across Russia and Kazakhstan burst their banks in the worst flooding seen in the areas in nearly a century.

The EU’s secret to slashing emissions

12 Apr 24 - Europe proves that putting a price on carbon can dramatically transform fossil fuel–based economies.

Climate protection is now a human right — and lawsuits will follow

11 Apr 24 - Governments be warned: You must protect your citizens from climate change — it’s their human right.

Sweden's new steel mill will reduce the country's total emissions by 7%

11 Apr 24 - Swedish steelmaker SSAB, will invest 4.5 billion euros (NZ$8 bln) in building a fossil-free mini-mill, more than previously expected as inflation and higher contingencies added to costs.

European court rules human rights violated by climate inaction

10 Apr 24 - A group of older Swiss women have won the first ever climate case victory in the European Court of Human Rights.

Help us build wind farms to beat Russian bombs, Ukraine tells EU

9 Apr 24 - Ukraine’s largest private energy firm told POLITICO it wants to build a disparate energy network to better survive Russian attacks — but can’t get capital.

GHGs thousands of times more damaging than CO2 are being smuggled into Europe

9 Apr 24 - The impact of hydrofluorocarbons on global warming can be up to thousands of times greater than that of carbon dioxide.


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