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Environment for kids at the EEA website

Children all over Europe are now offered environmental information in their own language in the kids' zone on the European Environment Agency website. The kids' zone was developed in recognition of the need to reach younger audiences, in this case children aged 10 - 14, about the state and trends of Europe's environment. "Education is about engagement. I would like to invite not only children, but also adults to make use of the features developed for younger audiences on our website to find out how we really can engage children in environmental issues", says EEA Executive Director Jacqueline McGlade.

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High visibility for the Agency at Green Week

The European Commission's annual Green Week conference and exhibition in Brussels is this year dedicated to presenting and discussing various aspects of climate change. The Agency takes part in the event as we have done over the last years, this time with both an exhibition stand and with contributors in the conference part. The exhibition this year covers three floors in the Charlemange building in Brussels and numbers 72 public bodies, NGOs and private companies.

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Network of Heads of European Environment Protection Agencies - 4th meeting, Ljubljana, 10 - 11 March 2005

The Network of Heads of European Environment Protection Agencies held its 4th meeting in Ljubljana, Slovenia, on 10 - 11 March 2005. There were representatives from agencies from 23 countries, as well as from the European Commission and the European Environment Agency. The Environmental Protection Agency of the United States was also invited to take part in the meeting. The meeting was hosted by the Environment Protection Agency of the Republic of Slovenia, who provided an overview of both the work of the Agency and the state of the environment of Slovenia at the start of the meeting.

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EEA celebrates international biodiversity day

The theme of this year's International Biological Diversity Day promoted by The United Nations was "Biodiversity: Life Insurance for a Changing World".

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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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