Number Of CCS Combo Chargers In Europe Now Exceed 2,400

More than 600 CCS Combo chargers have been installed in Europe so far this year according to data from the CCS Charge Map. The total number of stations now stand at 2,418 and includes 2,186 that are open to the public 24/7, and 218 (either not 24/7, or at least …

Norway and UN Environment Sign New Agreement for Enhanced Cooperation

UN Environment and the Norwegian Government signed a framework agreement for development cooperation yesterday that lays new ground for future collaboration in development and environmental sustainability. UN Environment and the Norwegian Government signed a framework agreement for development cooperation last week that lays new ground for future collaboration in development …

French emissions report omits Renault discrepancy

A French government report published last month omitted significant details about Renault cars emitting nitrogen oxides at levels 9 to 11 times higher than EU limits. “The report was ultimately written by the state and they decided what would remain confidential,” Charlotte Lepitre, of France Nature Environment who sat on …

Trees are saving more than 850 human lives a year

U.S. Forest Service scientists and collaborators calculated in a study recently published in Environmental Pollution, that trees, by removing air pollution, are saving more than 850 human lives and preventing 670,000 incidents of acute respiratory symptoms a year. This is the first broad-scale estimate within the United States. NRS writes …

UNESCO seeks to protect natural wonders in the high seas

UNESCO is proposing adding sites in the high seas to the World Heritage List. These natural wonders are in international waters. Heritage status could help protect them against pollution and overfishing. Many people might think there is nothing down there in the oceans but rocks, darkness and a lot of …

Hidden pollution exchange between oceans and groundwater revealed

Researchers have uncovered previously hidden sources of ocean pollution along more than 20 percent of America’s coastlines. The study, published online Aug. 4 in the journal Science, offers the first-ever map of underground drainage systems that connect fresh groundwater and seawater, and also pinpoints sites where drinking water is most …

Mapping Europe’s quiet areas

One-third of Europe’s countryside is potentially affected by noise pollution caused by human activity, according to a new report published in June by the European Environment Agency (EEA). Protecting areas not yet affected by noise can bring significant environmental and health benefits, the report says. Within the European Union, the …