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Indicator in focus

30 Sep 2003

Greenhouse gas emissions in 10 EU accession countries compared with Kyoto target for 2008–12 (excluding fluorinated gases and land-use change and forestry)

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Forest fires in Southern Europe

An increase over recent years in the frequency and extent of forest fires in the Mediterranean region, has had a significant impact on soil erosion. Frequently repeated forest fires contribute to the desertification of marginal lands. EEA's report "Europe's environment - The Third Assessment" provides an overview of the effects of wildfire on the environment, in particular soil erosion.

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Heatwave sparks smog warnings through Europe

Concentrations of damaging ground-level ozone increase when summer sunshine ignites polluting emissions from transport and industry.

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