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External Dimension of the European Common Fisheries Policy

Thu, 23/07/2020

While EU fish stocks are severely overfished, around 1,000 European vessels are authori

EU Biodiversity Strategy: are we on the right track to protect nature?

Fri, 17/07/2020
A couple months ago, the European Commission heeded the desperate call of the scientific community and multiple generations. They adopted an ambitious Biodiversity Strategy, that reflects the reality of the environmental crisis we are facing. So, are we really on the right track to protect nature?

For real food security, we need nature-friendly farming

Fri, 17/07/2020

Think we need more intensive farming for food security? Think again.

Indian Quarries attract birds

Thu, 16/07/2020
In a recent study 117 bird species, six of which are endemic to the subcontinent, wer

Fish Tales – Episode 5: Hasan from Izmir

Wed, 01/07/2020
"My name is Hasan. I live in Izmir, Turkey.

Science isn’t negotiable: Environment MEPs break off CAP negotiations with COMAGRI

Fri, 19/06/2020
It’s over. The gulf was just too wide. On 10 June, the MEPs from the Environment Committee (COMENVI) broke off negotiations with their counterparts in the Agriculture Committee (COMAGRI) on the upcoming vote on the Common Agricultural Policy.

Victory: destructive Biscarrués dam will not be built

Fri, 19/06/2020
After a legal battle spanning nearly three decades, the Spanish supreme court has finally prohibited the construction of the destructive Biscarrués dam and reservoir.

Save the Mountains: the uphill battle to protect Šar and Osogovo

Thu, 18/06/2020
Have you ever caught a glimpse of a chamois dashing through the snowy mugo pine trees of the Šar mountains? Have you tasted the wild strawberries that grow in the foothills of the Osogovo range? These mesmerizing mountain ranges are bursting with biodiversity. Unfortunately, they’re under threat...