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Member States put Emissions Trading Scheme into practice

Member States are looking to improve and harmonise ways of running the Emissions Trading Scheme (ETS), according to a report released today by the EEA. The report, 'Application of the Emissions Trading Directive by EU Member States', covers the first four months of the Emission Trading Scheme's operation in 2005 and provides the first comprehensive picture of how Member States are putting the Scheme into practice.

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The latest success of an early report

Danish television (DR1 & DR2) is currently broadcasting a documentary series on the environment inspired by the EEA report , 'Late lessons from early warnings'. The series, 'Progress gone astray' ("Fremskridt på afveje") runs from 27 February to 15 May.

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Transport growth - an environmental dilemma for Europe

Polluting emissions from transport continue to impact on health and undermine progress towards Kyoto targets, says a new report from the European Environment Agency (EEA).

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Gold and Silver for EEA's PRELUDE Project

PRELUDE, an interactive tool developed by the European Environment Agency (EEA) showing how land use could change in the next 30 years, has won two prizes at the International Visual Communication Association (IVCA) awards.

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Air pollution from traffic is still a pressing problem for European cities

Human exposure to increased pollutant concentrations in densely populated urban areas is high. Air quality limit values, which are aimed at protecting public health, are frequently exceeded especially in streets and other urban hotspots. An EEA study of 20 European cities found air pollution above recommended levels in every one, according to a new EEA report. The improvement of air quality is therefore imperative.

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