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Belgium kicks the coal habit

Blog entry by mathieu soete | April 1, 2016

At long last, Belgium has shed the yoke of coal. On 30 March the last tonnes of the dirty energy source were burned in the Langerlo power plant, ushering in the long overdue end of a carbon intensive era. After Cyprus,...

Tackling illegal logging, deforestation and forest degradation

Publication | March 30, 2016 at 10:00

This briefing is the contribution of a group of non-governmental organisations to the policy debate related to the evaluation of the European Union Forest Law Enforcement, Governance and Trade (FLEGT) Action Plan, the review of the EU Timber...

EU deal with Turkey the latest failure in refugee response

Blog entry by Alexandra Messare | March 15, 2016

No fence is strong enough to forever hold back the tide of human hope. One way or another, the fence will be brought down, breached or circled and the same is true today across Europe – thousands of refugees will not be denied safe...

Fukushima nuclear disaster: five years on and no end in sight

Blog entry by Junichi Sato | March 11, 2016

I’ve joined the Rainbow Warrior crew and a research team to investigate the marine impacts of radioactive contamination from the 2011 Fukushima Daiichi nuclear disaster. It was on this day, five years ago when a tsunami,...

Glyphosate licence renewal suspended in light of health concerns

Press release | March 8, 2016 at 11:19

Brussels – A national experts’ vote on the European Commission’s plan to grant a new 15-year lease to the herbicide glyphosate was cancelled today, as several countries raised concerns over cancer warnings by the World Health Organisation (WHO) [1].

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