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Southern Europe hit by dangerous ozone levels in 2006

Summer ozone levels exceeded the EU’s long-term target level in 2006, threatening the health of Europeans, according to a report released today by the European Environment Agency. The frequency of ozone level exceedances was higher than in previous years, though not as high as in the record year 2003.

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EEA workshop leads to new international activities on land and ecosystem accounting

Improving decision-making for sustainability by forging closer links between economists and environmentalists was the objective of an international workshop held in Copenhagen today. The workshop addressed better international cooperation between key international institutions.

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Updated European Pollutant Emission Register launched

EPER, a register of 50 air and water pollutants' emissions produced by large and medium-sized industrial facilities in all EU Member States and Norway, was originally launched in 2004. The updated version of EPER contains data for the new EU Member States.

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PRELUDE picks up a fourth award

PRELUDE, an audio and video animated tool developed by the European Environment Agency, has won a Clarion Award - the fourth award for the project this year.

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Car Free Friday

Car Free Friday

30 Apr 2008

Today is European ‘Car Free Day’. In over a thousand towns and cities across the continent, people will be going about their business without their cars. The environment is not the only one to benefit. EEA staff, who regularly travel to work without a car in Copenhagen, see health and flexibility as major bonuses in avoiding the gridlock. “Pleasure, freedom and a little bit of exercise everyday” is what walking or cycling to work means for one staff member.

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