Articles Posted in the " Envi " Category

  • ¬Safer roads for Greek drivers and bears

    Greece is home to Europe’s most southerly population of the brown bear (Ursus arctos). The country’s Kastoria district is an important area for the species, forming a natural corridor between sub-populations in Greece and the Western Balkans. Powered by WPeMatico

  • New solutions from LIFE at ECOMONDO 2018

    A host of LIFE projects are at the green technologies expo, ECOMONDO, next month. They will be showcasing their solutions reduce waste, noise, greenhouse gas emissions and other harmful environmental impacts. Powered by WPeMatico

  • Preventing food waste benefits the environment and economy

    The EU is committed to halving the amount of food waste per capita in Europe in line with UN Sustainable Development Goals 2030. Food savings are required across the chain, from reducing production losses to reducing the amount of food that is thrown away. Powered by WPeMatico

  • Building a better LIFE with citizen science

    Online technology has led to a boom in citizen science. Can LIFE direct that voluntary interest in recording the world around us in ways that better support the implementation of nature policy? That was one of the topics under discussion at a LIFE platform meeting on volunteering for nature conservation. Powered by WPeMatico

  • Climate Action project applicants seek nearly €200 million from LIFE

    Applicants have submitted 124 proposals for traditional LIFE projects under the Climate Action sub-programme in the 2018 funding round. The deadline for applications was Wednesday 12 September. Half (62) of the proposals are for Climate Change Mitigation projects, with 51 for Climate Change Adaptation projects and the remaining 11 for the Climate Governance and Information […]

  • Enabling invertebrates to play an essential role in ecosystems

    Bees, beetles, snails and other invertebrates make up 80% of the animal kingdom. Without them – and their crucial services like pollination and pest control – our ecosystems would collapse. This means that conserving bugs is of vital importance to us all – or at least it should be. Powered by WPeMatico

  • How LIFE is improving our seas

    “Clean and healthy oceans are crucial to the wellbeing of our planet,” says European Commissioner for Environment, Maritime Affairs and Fisheries, Karmenu Vella. From boosting biodiversity to stopping marine litter, LIFE is making a big contribution to EU efforts to achieve ‘good environmental status’ for marine waters. Now these success stories have been brought together […]

  • Bringing soils back to life

    Toxic pollutants from industrial waste can accumulate in fields and enter food chains, raising serious public health concerns. ECOREMED’s innovation was to grow combinations of pollutant-removing plants and trees to rehabilitate contaminated soils in Campania, southern Italy. Powered by WPeMatico