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EEA co-hosts media-environment conference

The European Environment Agency is this week collaborating with the Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation and the Instituto de Ciências Sociais da Universidade de Lisboa to host an international conference: 'The media and the environment — between complexity and urgency'.

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Europe needs to steer transport policy in the right direction

Transport continues to contribute disproportionally to Europe's greenhouse gas emissions, poor air quality and noise; and still uses the least efficient modes to move people and goods.

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How clean is Europe's air?

Particulate matter and ground-level ozone remain important air pollutants in Europe. Despite improvements due to EU legislation, they continue to have a heavy toll on human health especially in southern and eastern Europe. Two reports released today by the European Environment Agency (EEA) shed light on Europe’s air quality.

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The waste trade – legal and illegal

A new EEA report 'Waste without borders in the EU' examines the increase in cross-border waste shipments and the drivers behind them. It also reveals that the number of reported illegal shipments of waste is increasing. But while the European Union can do better in tracking electronic waste as well as other hazardous and problematic "waste streams", almost all waste generated in the EU that needs to be disposed is in fact disposed within EU borders.

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Europe’s first Green Capitals: Stockholm and Hamburg

Stockholm and Hamburg have been named as the European Green Capitals for 2010 and 2011, respectively, in recognition of their consistent records of high environmental standards and strong commitment to further improvement. The European Environment Agency took part in the evaluation panel and the final jury.

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