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On the road again - for the environment

Travelling in a hybrid car running on electricity as well as on petrol, Michael Mathres and Alex Lambie from the upstart environmental organisation Climate Change Now visited the EEA on 3 October as part of their awareness-raising tour through sixteen European countries.

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Transport greenhouse gas emissions: Range of measures needed

- People seem to have a fixed part of their time and budget that they use for transport. This means that transport tends to increase with improved infrastructure and as people get richer, said EEA Executive Director Professor Jacqueline McGlade in a speech to the Austrian parliament on 3 October at an event to celebrate Austria's 10th anniversary as an EU member.

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Environmental effect on diseases could be underestimated

The current way of analysing connections between environment and health attributes only 2-5% of European mortality and morbidity to environmental factors. However, this so-called "burden of disease" approach is likely to be flawed, according to EEA executive director Professor Jacqueline McGlade who spoke today at the 2005 conference of the UK Health Protection Agency at Warwick University.

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A PRELUDE to the future?

PRELUDE, a highly visual presentation from the European Environment Agency in Copenhagen, explores five possible futures for a Europe that is experiencing major changes in the way we use our land.

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Europe's environmental future demands more action in key sectors

Policy makers must better integrate environmental issues across EU policies

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