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Agency feeds debate on quality of life in European cities

As a result of Europe's growing urban population, urban spread and the quality of life in cities are becoming major problems. The EEA background paper, 'The urban environment in its broader territorial context' says that these issues cannot be dealt with solely by looking at towns and cities in isolation or as 'islands'. Urban areas must be viewed in the broader context of their surrounding countryside or hinterlands.

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Information out in the open

A new outdoor photo exhibition with an environmental focus and titled "Spirit of the wild" opens on one of the main squares in downtown Copenhagen on 16 May ( .

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Plan B: Rethinking the future

Lester Brown, environmental thinker, visionary, author and activist spoke to the Scientific Committee and staff of the EEA recently. The subject was his latest book entitled, 'Plan B 2.0: Rescuing a Planet Under Stress and a Civilization in Trouble'.

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Tackling climate change delivers better air quality for Europe

Tackling climate change will improve Europe's air quality, cut premature deaths and could save 12 billion EUR annually in air pollution control costs by 2030, a new EEA report says. Reducing greenhouse gas emissions, by burning smaller amounts of fossil fuels, will mean less air pollution. As a result the cost of tackling air pollution will be cut significantly.

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High-flying plans in Graz

The work to improve European environmental monitoring took another step forward with a symposium on Global Monitoring for Environment and Security, GMES, held in Graz in Austria this week. GMES is an EU-led project aiming to combine ground- and satellite-data in order to give a better picture of what is happening to the environment.

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