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More common weather extremes are not aberrations – they are our new reality

Heatwaves, wildfires, and droughts are raging southern European countries, Canada and the USA. Greece just suffered its deadliest wildfire in more than a century, and one of nearly 90 large fires in the west of the USA destroyed dozens of homes…

Wildfires in Greece: latest news, shocking photos and videos

A large forest fire broke out in Greece near Athens on July 23. A fire quickly became unmanageable and spread rapidly into inhabited areas. More than 80 people have died and hundreds more were injured. The death toll is unfortunately likely…

The EU Commission exerts pressure on countries failing to tackle air pollution

9 European countries, including Czech Republic, Germany, Spain, France, Italy, Hungary, Romania, Slovakia and the United Kingdom – which all still burn coal to generate electricity – were threatened with sanctions for exceeding the established…

UK war against air pollution: Theresa May's government fails to clear the air

The MPs from across the political spectrum unite to present a report criticizing the British government led by Theresa May for failing to cope with the level of air pollution in the country, which have been attributed to the equivalent of…
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Ruthenium-106: Whose Radiation Drifts Over Europe?

In recent days, Western media was literally choked by information that from the end of September in almost all European countries was detected radiation of unknown origin. Several radio-logic stations in Europe recorded an increased level of…

Poland air pollution: the red spot on the map of Europe

Located at the geographical and cultural center of Europe, Poland is a great place to live or visit. However, as heating season approaches again, a lot of Poland’s cities change beyond recognition. The air is heavy, breathing becomes difficult,…

Dirty air kills half a million people in Europe

Air pollution remains the leading environmental cause of premature death in Europe and annually is responsible for more than 500,000 deaths. This is stated in the latest report of the Copenhagen-based European Environment Agency (EAA). Although…

Increasing Share of Renewable Energy in Europe's Electricity System

Germany raised the combined share of renewable energy in the electricity, transport and heating sectors to 15.2 percent in the first six months of 2017, according to the German Renewable Energy Federation (BEE). During the same period in the…

Which countries of geographical Europe are the most polluted?

According to the figures from the World Health Organization (WHO), the Eastern European and the Balkan countries have the highest levels of air pollution and deaths rates related to indoor and outdoor air quality across Europe. The recent…

London breaches annual air pollution limit for 2017 in just five days

Brixton Road in Lambeth has already broken legal limits for toxic air for the entire year, with many other sites across the capital set to follow London has breached its annual air pollution limits just five days into 2017, a “shameful…