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Landmark vote on controversial Glyphosate license delayed

October 25th, 2017 The much-anticipated vote by the EU Member States on the European Commission’s proposal for a ten-year extension for glyphosate failed to go ahead today as planned. The European Commission said in a statement that the Commission’s Standing Committee on Plants, Animals, Food and …

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MEPs call for full ban of Glyphosate by the end of 2020

October 19th, 2017 In a landmark move this morning, the European Parliament’s Environment Committee has backed a full ban on glyphosate-based herbicides by December 2020 and immediate restrictions on its use. The Committee on the Environment, Public Health and Food Safety (ENVI) voted to back …

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NGOs fear EU emissions targets set to be weakened

October 12th, 2017 The head of Europe’s largest network of environmental NGOs has raised concern with the potential weakening of European emission reduction targets ahead of a major EU Council meeting tomorrow. The European Environmental Bureau’s Secretary General Jeremy Wates expressed his concerns about negotiations …

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The Scottish Government has banned fracking, says Energy Minister

October 6th, 2017 The Scottish Government has banned fracking following public outcry over the environmental risks and health hazards linked to the controversial industry. Earlier this week, Scotland’s Energy Minister Paul Wheelhouse declared that the January 2015 moratorium on fracking will now be made permanent. …