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    EU Leaders Agree to 2050 Carbon Neutrality Deal Without Poland

    EU Leaders Agree to 2050 Carbon Neutrality Deal Without Poland

    After marathon talks in Brussels, the leaders of European Union member states – bar Poland – agreed early Friday to commit to going carbon neutral by 2050. “We have reached an agreement on climate change, it is very important, it was crucial, for Europe to show strong ambition,” EU Council President Charles Michel said. The […]

    Europe Rolls out Its Own Green Deal

    Europe Rolls out Its Own Green Deal

    The European Commission introduced a plan to overhaul the bloc’s economy to more sustainable, climate-conscious policies and infrastructure, with the goal of being carbon-neutral by 2050, according to CNBC. The proposal, dubbed the “European Green Deal,” seems to be the most ambitious vision from a major economy to combat the climate crisis. The proposal for […]

    EU Parliament Declares ‘Climate and Environmental Emergency’

    EU Parliament Declares ‘Climate and Environmental Emergency’

    European Parliament declared a “climate and environmental emergency” Thursday, calling on the European Commission to make sure all legislation and budgets align with the goal of limiting global warming to 1.5 degrees Celsius above pre-industrial levels. In another resolution, the group called on the EU to submit a strategy to the UN Convention on Climate […]

    The EU Declares War on E-Waste

    The EU Declares War on E-Waste

    By Tim Schauenberg Technician Christopher Olk concentrates hard as he removes the broken drive from a DVD player and pushes it back in again. “If it’s the mechanics or the electronics, I can fix it,” explains the 26-year-old, who is working on his Ph.D. in battery technology at Aachen University. “If the chip or the […]

    Europe Braces for Second Extreme Heat Wave This Summer

    Europe Braces for Second Extreme Heat Wave This Summer

    Europe is gearing up for another extreme heat wave that could set all-time records for several European countries. Paris could surpass its all-time high of 40.4 degrees Celsius on Thursday, Meteo France predicted Monday, according to The Washington Post’s Capital Weather Gang. That record has not been broken since 1947. Overnight minimum records were already […]

    EU Leaders Fail to Set 2050 Carbon Neutrality Deadline

    EU Leaders Fail to Set 2050 Carbon Neutrality Deadline

    The European Union, responsible for almost 10 percent of the world’s greenhouse gas emissions, failed to agree Thursday on a date for achieving carbon neutrality, The New York Times reported. Some European leaders had hoped to forge an agreement to reach net zero emissions by 2050 during a meeting in Brussels to set the agenda […]

    Greta Thunberg Chastises European Parliament for Prioritizing Brexit Over Climate Change

    Greta Thunberg Chastises European Parliament for Prioritizing Brexit Over Climate Change

    Greta Thunberg, the Swedish 16-year-old who has inspired young people around the world to strike from school over climate change, addressed the European Parliament’s environment committee Tuesday, The Guardian reported. At one point during her speech at the parliament’s seat in Strasbourg, Thunberg choked back tears as she discussed the sixth mass extinction. “The extinction […]