30 October 2018

EU governments announce “green deal” for transport in Europe

‘Graz Declaration’ could be a turning point for air quality and transport in Europe   Ministers promise a “transformation” of European mobility   More money for […]
29 October 2018

98% of EU urban population exposed to harmful air – EEA report

Almost everyone living in a city in the European Union is breathing air that is harmful to their health, according to a new report by the […]
22 October 2018

‘Erin Brockovich chemical’ set for revival in Europe, despite ban

‘Erin Brockovich chemical’ set for revival in Europe, despite ban   Not a single ‘banned’ chemical blocked from reuse in Europe   Progressive companies warn of […]
12 October 2018

A third of chemicals break EU safety laws

Widespread use of potentially dangerous chemicals in consumer goods – 3 year official study Authorities pledge to continue weak enforcement   Read this story in Sueddeutsche […]
10 October 2018

Noise from traffic and aircraft must be cut, wind turbines must be sensitively located – EEB welcomes WHO noise findings

The World Health Organisation has made strong recommendations for specific interventions to cut noise pollution from traffic and aircraft, in a landmark report published today. The […]
12 September 2018

Get banned chemicals out of consumer products, Europe demands

Chemicals long-banned by the EU are still being blended into consumer products by recyclers. The problem must end, the European Parliament is expected to signal this week. […]
11 September 2018

“Poor” air in Brussels is “good” in Krakow – EU report highlights two-tier Europe and calls air quality limits “very undemanding”

The EU’s air quality rules are still too weak to effectively protect our health, yet most governments are failing to meet their requirements, an EU body […]
1 August 2018

Eleven governments ask EU to help hide their air pollution failure

After breaching their national air pollution limits, eleven governments have asked the European Commission to effectively raise their ‘emission ceilings’. Green groups have warned that the […]
12 June 2018

Industry spending millions to avoid warning labels for cancer-linked chemical

The chemical industry is spending millions to stop people finding out about the potential carcinogenic properties of titanium dioxide, a whitening chemical used in a wide […]
5 June 2018

European Chemicals Agency favouring microplastics industry opinion over scientific evidence of environmental damage

The European Chemicals Agency (ECHA) has been favouring industry during its initial gathering of evidence on microplastics, prompting environmental organisations to remind ECHA not to overlook […]
17 May 2018

EU air quality limits breached on a ‘continental scale’, six countries sent to ECJ

Germany, the UK, France, Italy, Romania and Hungary have been sent to Europe’s top court for their consistent failure to tackle toxic air pollution. The six […]
15 May 2018

National air pollution plans ‘too little too late’ to avoid court

France, Germany, Italy, Spain, the UK and four other countries should this week expect to be sent to Europe’s top court for their failure to tackle […]