Articles Posted in the " Envi " Category

  • Rural Ghana gains from LIFE-backed energy storage breakthrough

    As solar and wind power grow cheaper, the core challenge of climate change is shifting from generating clean energy to storing it. With support from LIFE, Swedish SME SaltX has demonstrated a technology that locks sunlight inside the chemical bonds of salt crystals. This keeps the solar power safe until needed to heat – or […]


  • ESC gives volunteers a chance to ‘Choose Nature’

    Camilla Zuretti, is one of the first 150 volunteers taking part in a pilot nature conservation project for the European Solidarity Corps (ESC). A recent graduate, Ms Zuretti has always been interested in nature, and when her friends told her about the volunteering opportunity at the Choose Nature (CHOO-NA!) project she decided to get involved […]


  • Onboard with marine protection in Spain

    “The marine environment is very important for Spain, covering one million square kilometres in diverse regions with fantastic biodiversity,” says Itziar Martin from the Spanish Ministry of Agriculture and Fisheries, Food and Environment (MAPAMA), ahead of World Oceans Day this Friday (8 June). Powered by WPeMatico



  • Solving the Italian beach litter mystery

    Clean Sea Life sounded the alarm about millions of small plastic discs washing ashore in south-west Italy. The LIFE project is monitoring the situation, organising beach clean-ups, and using the incident to study the movement of marine litter. Powered by WPeMatico



  • Mobility of Polish high school students

    European Development Agency, s.r.o. arranged a study internship for students of secondary vocational school from Poland. The internship took place from the end of April till the beginning of May 2018 for a period of three weeks, which was mainly focused on practical training. This mobility was carried out within the "Eurostażysta", within the Operational […]


  • General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR)

    img src=”http://ec.europa.eu/environment/life/news/newsarchive2018/may/images/gdpr.jpg” alt=”Photo:EC” /> As of 25 May 2018 the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) is replacing the current Directive 95/46 on data protection. The GDPR harmonises the national legislations of the EU member states, deriving from this Directive. Any natural or legal person who collects or in any way uses for professional purposes personal […]


  • EU awards best LIFE projects for nature, environment and climate action

    img src=”http://ec.europa.eu/environment/life/news/newsarchive2018/may/images/awards18.jpg” alt=”Photo:EC” /> During EU Green Week – Europe’s biggest environmental event – Commissioner Karmenu Vella announced the winners of the 2016 and 2017 LIFE Awards. The nine winners include projects from Belgium, Greece, Spain, Italy, Austria, Poland and Slovakia. A special people’s Choice Award, in line with this year’s Green Week focus on […]


  • Beekeepers track invasive hornets to their nest

    An insect-sized radar-transmitter is helping Italian beekeepers safeguard their hives from a recent outbreak of Asian hornets (Vespa velutina). In some areas of Liguria, Italy, 30% of bee colonies have completely collapsed. Powered by WPeMatico