Euronews explores what role agriculture could play in a sustainable future, dispelling some common myths about sustainable farming.
Circular economy: new EU Ecolabel criteria for absorbent hygiene products and reusable menstrual cups
The new ambitious criteria ensure that EU Ecolabel absorbent hygiene products and menstrual cups are of good quality and among the best on the market in terms of environmental performance.
Issue 609: Using recovered electric vehicle batteries to create storage for energy surpluses from wind farms in Tenerife is technically and economically feasible, says a study, although, if energy prices are too low, this would impair profitability.
Issue 609: Abandoning grassland, as well as a focus on monocultural plantation forests on the habitat, hurts biodiversity and affects its capacity to provide services which enable effective ecosystem functioning, suggests research from Estonia.
Issue 609: Over the last decade policymakers across the world have implemented measures to counter plastic pollution. This independent study analyses these key policy initiatives and concludes that they are backed by science.
Issue 608: Field data from a Czech woodland shows how a coppicing regime affects spider diversity over time, providing evidence to suggest the effectiveness of this declining practice for enhancing woodland biodiversity.
Issue 608: Red foxes are ingesting closantel, a veterinary drug. A study suggests that it is useful to monitor red foxes for veterinary residues in the environment as they are at risk of developing drug-resistant parasites.
Issue 608: Farmers could boost ecosystem services on their cropland by practicing traditional diversification methods that support arthropods, suggests a new study from Sweden.
More than 3,500 out of the 37,000 alien species that have been introduced by many human activities to regions and biomes around the world pose major global threats to nature, the economy, food security and human health.
The HCH in EU project, initiated by the European Parliament, evaluated the presence of hexachlorocyclohexane (HCH) in the EU. The project developed an EU-wide inventory of sites where HCH and lindane (a form of HCH) was handled.