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    Summer Solstice Triggers Mass, Synchronized European Beech Tree Reproduction, Study Finds

    Summer Solstice Triggers Mass, Synchronized European Beech Tree Reproduction, Study Finds

    A common “old world” tree, European beech can be found across Europe — from southern Scandinavia and Spain to Sicily and northwest Turkey. A new study by an international team of researchers has found that the summer solstice triggers synchronized beech tree reproduction all over the continent, influencing ecosystem functions. “We got inspired by a […]

    Some EU Countries Are Reaching 2030 Sustainability Targets Early

    Some EU Countries Are Reaching 2030 Sustainability Targets Early

    Multiple countries in the EU are already hitting their sustainability goals set for 2030, according to a new study. Researchers analyzed EU countries’ progress on certain goals laid out by the “Transforming our world: the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development” resolution adopted in 2015 by the UN. The resolution set 17 Sustainable Development Goals, including […]

    EU Approves Law to Ban Greenwashing on Product Labels

    EU Approves Law to Ban Greenwashing on Product Labels

    The European Parliament has voted to adopt a law regulating sustainability claims on product labels. The law will prohibit retailers from making general environmental claims and sustainability claims without evidence. The law bans the use of terms including “eco,” “biodegradable,” “environmentally friendly,” “natural” and “climate neutral” without evidence. The EU will now require sustainability labels […]

    EU Agrees to Stop Plastic Waste Exports to Non-OECD Nations Unable to Process It

    EU Agrees to Stop Plastic Waste Exports to Non-OECD Nations Unable to Process It

    European Union (EU) member states and lawmakers have reached an agreement to stop exports of certain types of waste, including plastics, to countries outside the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) group of mostly rich countries starting in mid-2026. “Exports of certain non-hazardous wastes and mixtures of non-hazardous wastes… will be allowed only to […]

    EU Agrees to Restore 20% of Its Lands and Waters by 2030

    EU Agrees to Restore 20% of Its Lands and Waters by 2030

    The European Union (EU) has agreed on a provisional agreement for a Nature Restoration Law — first proposed by the European Commission in June of last year — that would require member states to introduce measures for the restoration of 20 percent of the bloc’s land and sea ecosystems by 2030. More than 80 percent […]