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Saturday night fever can be fatal

European Mobility Week 2004 is running from 16 to 22 September with 'Safe streets for children' as its central focus. Over 340 towns and cities in 35 countries are participating, with 950 organising an 'In town without my car' day during Mobility Week to encourage citizens to try alternatives to driving. Information prepared for the EEA's latest report on transport and environment, due out next month, shows that Saturday night is the most dangerous time of the week for young people on the roads.

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Europe needs adaptation strategies to limit climate change impacts

More frequent and more economically costly storms, floods, droughts and other extreme weather. Wetter conditions in northern Europe but drier weather in the south that could threaten agriculture in some areas. More frequent and more intense heatwaves, posing a lethal threat to the elderly and frail. Melting glaciers, with three-quarters of those in the Swiss Alps likely to disappear by 2050. Rising sea levels for centuries to come.

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EU15 greenhouse gas emissions decline after two years of increases

Emissions of climate-changing greenhouse gases from the European Union have fallen slightly after two years of increase, taking the EU a small step closer to its target of an 8% cut within the next eight years.

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