Fisheries in the European Union are confident that they’re moving towards more efficient and sustainable fishing practices that should see the stocks of threatened species recover. The Associated Press (AP) reports that after a marathon all-night negotiating session, EU fishing nations came up with dozens of new quotas next year [...]Read more ›
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Despite strict regulations against air pollution, coal is making a huge comeback in Europe’s energy market. By the charts, coal production has increased by 6% in 2010 and 2011; gas production, by comparison, increased by only 3% and oil production increased by only 1.5%. With this increase in production and [...]Read more ›
The European Parliament voted to strengthen the European Union’s current ban on shark finning— the practice of catching a shark, removing its fins and dumping the animal back into the sea.. The original EU regulation included a loophole which allowed fishermen with permits to remove shark fins on board. 566 members of [...]Read more ›
One of the world’s largest economic powerhouses has reportedly struck a deal with the European Union to cut greenhouses gases. According to Reuters, the European Commission has announced that China will partner with the EU to develop initiatives like Chinese emissions trading schemes. China is the world’s biggest emitter of [...]Read more ›
It looks like the contentious debate over biofuels is poised to flare up again… German researchers claim to have found evidence that European-produced biodiesel does not meet the sustainability targets claimed by Brussels. Gernot Pehnelt and Christoph Vietze are experts at Friedrich Schiller University in Jena. They say eight out [...]Read more ›
A massive overhaul could be underway for the way in which electronic waste is handled. The European Union has revamped its rules regarding e-waste, and the new terms are officially in effect. The changes could now trigger a fundamental change in how technology companies, retailers, recycling firms and consumers handle [...]Read more ›
Twenty six countries including Canada, United States, Brazil, China and India are vehemently opposing the European Union’s unilateral move to impose aviation fuel fees on airliners flying over its air space in an attempt to curb carbon dioxide emissions. Canada has vowed to aggressively oppose this policy, stating that it [...]Read more ›