While the EU previously banned neonicotinoids — insecticides that target the central nervous system — in 2018, many other pesticides still pose a serious threat to Europe’s bee population.
The ban would be implemented from 2021 and would affect a range of plastic products that have reasonable alternatives, such as plastic cutlery, foam takeout food containers, straws and drink stirrers.
More than half of deforestation is due to production of food and animal feed, such as beef, soy beans and palm oil. Overall, exports account for about a fourth of that deforestation which is connected to food production.
Luxembourg, Austria, Ireland, Lithuanian, Spain and Finland have joined in a call to a 100% renewable energy system, which includes heating, cooling, transport and other drains on power.
European Union member states and the European Parliament agreed Wednesday to reform the bloc's electricity market, including a call to end coal subsidies by 2025.
The European Parliament has voted overwhelmingly for an European Union-wide ban on single-use plastics, such as straws, plastic cutlery and cotton buds. The ban would come into effect from 2021.
Increased electric vehicle sales have helped Europe hit a high note of one-million-plus electric cars on the streets, and the numbers are only growing.
Once complete and with a record precision of 20cm, Galileo will be the most precise satellite navigation system in the world.
The 100 percent electric, zero-emission E-ferry, called Ellen, could allow for green ferry travel starting in Denmark. E-ferry is funded by the European Union.