Number of Europeans Exposed to Harmful Noise Pollution Expected to Increase

Road traffic is the top source of noise pollution in Europe, the new EEA report ‘Noise in Europe – 2020’ says, with noise levels projected to rise in both urban and rural areas over the next decade due to urban growth and increased demand for mobility. Rail, aircraft and industry …

Japan Killed 50 Whales in Antarctic Protected Area, Data Shows

Japanese whalers have killed more than 50 minke whales in an Antarctic marine protection area this year, WWF has revealed. The disclosure comes on the opening day of the International Whaling Commission’s annual meeting in Brazil, which Japan is chairing as it seeks to restart commercial whaling. Killing whales for …

ECOHEALTH – In which Way Have We Disturbed Balance in Nature?

The occurrence of a type of pollution entails the disturbance of the natural balance in other parts of the ecosystem, affecting all human beings, since pollution does not know national and regional borders, nor racial, gender, and class differences. Despite the availability of a large amount of data and information, …

Opportunities for small wind turbines in urban areas

Conference will be held on May 11th, in Renewable Energy House, 63 Rue d’Arlon, 1040 Brussels. Small scale wind energy has significant potential in urban, suburban and industrial areas, but numerous challenges currently stand in the way to wide-scale uptake of this decentralised energy resource. At this conference, organised in …

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 …

Towards Clean and Smart Mobility

Transport plays a critical role in the way we live. Our food, clothes and household waste all need to be transported, contributing to our economy and quality of life. But the increasing use of planes, cars and other fossil-fuel dependent modes of transport is causing more pollution, putting at risk …