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3 Mar 2014
New mobile phone app will help track marine litter
People will soon be able to report the litter they find on the beach, thanks to a new mobile phone app developed by the European Environment Agency (EEA).
26 Feb 2014
Kazakhstan: The controversy surrounding the construction of Kok Zhailau heating up
Original in Russian
The ski resort "Shymbulak" held a public hearing on the project "Feasibility transfer of land protected areas of Ile-Alatau State National Natural Park in the reserve land for the ski resort" Kok Zhaylau. "
20 Feb 2014
European Commission takes Estonia to court over access to environmental info
Under EU legislation, member states have to ensure that citizens have easy access to information on the environment held by public authorities. After assessing Estonia's legislation in this area, the Commission concluded that it contained shortcomings, and despite several warnings, no action has been taken to improve it.
20 Feb 2014
UK: Local authorities, HS2 and judicial reviews
Tom Collins looks at the Supreme Court's ruling in the HS2 case and considers recent developments in relation to the ability of councils to bring judicial review proceedings.
12 Feb 2014
EUROPEAN COURT OF JUSTICE DEALS BLOW TO GROUP REPRESENTING CITIZENS BATTLING WIND FARMS
February 12, 2014 (Europe)—The European Court of Justice has dismissed a legal challenge filed by a group representing wind farm victims and found the group lacks legal standing—also ordering the European Platform Against Windfarms (EPAW) to pay legal costs for Brussels, Belgium. The decision is certain to have a chilling effect and prevents appeal, since that would force people claiming harm from wind turbines to risk losing their homes and other assets.
3 Feb 2014
Hearing on Crisis communication with the public in case of nuclear and radiological emergency
European Economic and Social Committee
Public Hearing - Room JDE63 - EESC, 99 Rue Belliard, 1040 Brussels
24 Jan 2014
Le Figaro: La colère gagne l'avenue Foch
Soutenu par Anne Hidalgo, candidate PS à la mairie de Paris, le projet choc visant à construire des centaines de milliers de mètres carrés de logements, bureaux et commerces entre l'Arc de triomphe et la porte d'Auteuil suscite l'effarement des habitants du XVIe.
23 Jan 2014
The future we want: Interview with Mr Sven Alkalaj (UNECE Executive Secretary) in Swiss News Magazine, interview held 3 December 2013 for January-February 2014 edition of the magazine
The UNECE has been quietly reshaping the world for 66 years – first through the rebuilding of postwar Europe, more recently through the laborious process of establishing standards; standards that are born in Europe, but applied throughout the world.
22 Jan 2014
Tension Continues as Gagesti Villagers Oppose Chevron Romania's Information Campaign
Gagesti, Romania is the location of Chevron’s third shale gas exploration bore and though it has not experienced protests or violence however it is not without tension.
22 Jan 2014
HS2 protesters lose Supreme Court legal bid that would have forced Government to reconsider high-speed rail link
Daily Mail - by Ray Massey
Minsters say it 'vindicates' handling of project, but protesters will 'fight on'
Accusations of Government 'cutting corners' to push through the project
Seven Supreme Court justices unanimously rejected the challenge today