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France Offers Free Public Transportation Due To Worst Air Pollution In Years
2014-03-15 07:18:59

redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports - Your Universe Online With most of the country suffering from what is being called the worst air pollution since 2007, several cities in France are making buses, trains and other forms public transportation available free of charge this weekend. According to The Telegraph’s Henry Samuel, Paris, Caen, Grenoble, Reims and Rouen are among the cities that will be waiving public transportation fees over the next few days. The move is being described as an...

2013-05-21 16:20:40

European Environment Agency Study Shows Drop in CO2 Emissions; 54.9% of Vehicles Registered In Europe in 2012 Were Diesels COPENHAGEN, Denmark, May 21, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Carbon Dioxide (CO2) emissions decreased 2.6 percent throughout the European Union (EU) in 2012 as the "dieselization" of the EU car fleet continued along with more efficient gasoline and alternative fuel vehicles, according to preliminary data compiled by the European Environment Agency (EEA). (Logo:...

Reports Warn Europe Is Nearing Irreversible Threat From Catastrophic Climate Change
2012-11-23 10:45:49

Lawrence LeBlond for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online A newly released report from the European Environment Agency (EEA) is warning that Europe is on the verge of catastrophic climate change if it does not act on commitments made to reduce greenhouse gas emissions. That report joins another from the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) stating that the cuts needed to curb global warming has widened as there is now one-fifth more carbon in the atmosphere than there was in 2000....

2011-12-06 13:56:00

REDLANDS, Calif., Dec. 6, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- At the Eye on Earth Summit Esri will describe how cloud GIS is positioned to create an international geospatial platform for sharing environmental data and designing solutions. Also former US president Bill Clinton, Esri president Jack Dangermond, and European Environment Agency (EEA) director Jacquelyn McGlade will join other renowned speakers to present the value of accessible data for international collaboration and decision...

2011-12-01 01:00:00

DURBAN, South Africa, Dec. 1, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- The European Environment Agency (EEA), Esri and Microsoft Corp. today announced, at the 17th Conference of the Parties (COP17) to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change, the launch of the Eye on Earth network, an online community for developing innovative services that map environmental parameters. The new cloud computing-based network provides a collaborative online service for hosting, sharing and discovering...

2011-11-10 02:00:00

COPENHAGEN, Denmark, November 10, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Emissions of many pollutants from transport fell in 2009. But this reduction may only be a temporary effect of the economic downturn, according to the latest annual report on transport emissions from the European Environment Agency (EEA). The Transport and Environment Reporting Mechanism (TERM) explores the environmental impact of transport. For the first time, the report considers a comprehensive set of quantitative targets...

2010-04-27 04:59:00

COPENHAGEN, April 27, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- While technological advances produce cleaner vehicles, more and more passengers and goods are travelling further distances, thereby offsetting efficiency gains. Based on analysis of long-term trends, a new European Environment Agency (EEA) report calls for a clear vision defining Europe's transport system by 2050 and consistent policies to achieve it. On its tenth anniversary, the EEA's 'TERM report' (...

2009-12-07 08:45:00

European Environment Agency Kongens Nytorv 6 1050 Copenhagen K, Denmark WASHINGTON, Dec. 7 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- A special day is being set aside during the U.N.-sponsored international climate talks in Copenhagen in December to stress the urgent need to protect the central role of the oceans in the Earth's life support system and address threats faced by coastal communities, especially in developing nations and small island States. Oceans Day, December 14, will highlight the direct...

2009-03-31 05:00:00

BRUSSELS and COPENHAGEN, March 31 /PRNewswire/ -- Transport continues to contribute disproportionately to Europe's greenhouse gas emissions, poor air quality and noise; and still uses the least efficient modes to move people and goods. The findings are set out in the report 'Transport at a crossroads', launched today at the European Parliament in Brussels by Professor Jacqueline McGlade, EEA Executive Director, "We know the technology exists to tackle impacts of the transport sector...

2009-03-16 23:00:00

COPENHAGEN and ISTANBUL, March 17 /PRNewswire/ -- From golf courses to books, olive oil to vaccinations, all the goods and services that we rely on, together with many of our daily activities, require a vital resource: water. A new report by the European Environment Agency (EEA) confirms that in many parts of Europe water use is unsustainable and provides recommendations for a new approach to managing water resources. The EEA report 'Water resources across Europe - confronting water...