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Further action needed to reach EU climate change target, projections show

Policy measures taken so far by European Union countries to curb their emissions of greenhouse gases fall well short of enabling the EU to meet its obligations under the Kyoto climate change protocol, latest projections show. But additional measures under discussion, if fully implemented, as well as use of emissions trading or other instruments could still ensure that the EU complies with its target.

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Accession countries taking over EU's unsustainable transport patterns, EEA report warns

The 13 countries seeking accession to the European Union are rapidly adopting the EU's unsustainable transport patterns, as roads gain increasing importance in their transport systems at the expense of the railways and economic recovery brings growing levels of traffic.

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Accession countries taking over EU's unsustainable transport patterns, EEA report warns

The 13 countries seeking accession to the European Union are rapidly adopting the EU’s unsustainable transport patterns, as roads gain increasing importance in their transport systems at the expense of the railways and economic recovery brings growing levels of traffic.

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Oil spill off Galicia badly damages highly valuable ecosystems

The oil spill from the now-sunken tanker “Prestige” off the coast of Galicia is affecting one of the most beautiful and spectacular parts of the Spanish coastline. The spill is destroying the ecosystems of Costa da Morte and Cabo Fisterra, biological habitats of great value, and creating a real drama for many families in this rural area living primarily from fishing.

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