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EEA unveils first digital map of Europe's changing landscapes

The first digital map of the multiple changes that have occurred in Europe's landscapes since 1990 was unveiled today, enabling policy-makers to draw lessons from how their decisions in areas such as agriculture and transport are impacting on the region's finite land resources and the wider environment.

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Launch event: Corine Land Cover 2000

On 17 November 2004, EEA is organising a launch event to present the outcome of the Corine Land Cover 2000 project and how it can be used to support environmental, agriculture, spatial planning and other policies at national and European level. The event will take place in Brussels in the European Commission from 10am-1pm (GMT +1h).

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New scientific consensus: Arctic is warming rapidly<br>Much larger changes are projected, affecting global climate

The Arctic is warming much more rapidly than previously known, at nearly twice the rate as the rest of the globe, and increasing greenhouse gases from human activities are projected to make it warmer still, according to the final report of the Arctic Climate Impact Assessment (ACIA), an unprecedented four-year scientific study of the region conducted by an international team of 300 scientists.

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Poor European test standards understate air pollution from cars

Inadequate test standards are underestimating emissions of harmful air pollutants from new cars and evidence indicates that many diesel car owners are making things worse by modifying their engines to increase power, the European Environment Agency warned today.

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