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EEA takes first step in measuring European transport subsidies

Subsides worth between EUR 270 to 290 billion a year are estimated to go into European transport, according to a preliminary report released by the European Environment Agency today. From this figure, road transport receives EUR 125 billion annually, rail EUR 73 billion, aviation EUR 27–35 billion and water-borne transport EUR 14–30 billion.

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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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