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Arctic leaders urge further action on climate change

Our economies, our societies, and in some cases even our cultures are threatened by the effects of climate change. This is one of the main messages from the group of indigenous leaders, who are touring Europe to raise awareness on the impacts that warmer temperatures have on the people from the Arctic regions. Rising temperatures affect plants, animals and therefore food and hunting conditions. Also the melting of the permafrost is a threat to houses and infrastructure built upon it, said Chief Gary Harrison from Alaska, who represents the Arctic Athabaskan Council at a meeting in Denmark this week.

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Healthy environment - top priority for Europeans

For Europeans, a healthy environment is as important to their quality of life as the state of the economy and social factors, according to a new Eurobarometer survey. The environmental issues that citizens worry most about are water pollution, man-made disasters, climate change, air pollution and chemicals. The survey is also the first to examine attitudes towards the environment across the enlarged EU-25.

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EEA wins awards for audiovisual communication

Two European Environment Agency products received top awards during the Worldfest film and video festival in Houston, Texas last week. The EEA video Biodiversity 2010 won the platinum award in the Environment and Conservation category, whereas the joint EEA/WHO computergame Honoloko won the gold award in the Children's Interactive Entertainment category.

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Skeptical environmentalist Bjorn Lomborg visits the EEA

With the aptly titled lecture "If we can't do it all, where should we start?", associate professor Bjørn Lomborg kicked off an afternoon of lively debate at the EEA Friday 29 April. The author of "The Skeptical Environmentalist" and now "Global Crises, Global Solutions" was himself met with some stiff questioning by the Agency staff. Lomborg has made international headlines with his views on environmental policy and was the man behind the Copenhagen Consensus project last year - also the subject of his lecture.

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Eco-innovation can boost environment and economic growth

On 19 and 20 April more than 100 prominent Danish and European researchers, politicians, officials and coporate leaders meet in Copenhagen to discuss challenges and potentials regarding eco-innovation. A new report shows that high technogoly has environmental potentials in Denmark, but that barriers have to be broken down and risks have to be handled.

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