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European environment and health atlas goes live — check your place
How is the air quality where you live, what about noise levels or the number of green spaces and quality of the nearest bathing water sites?
Half of urban trees are outside their ‘comfort zone’ – future plantings must consider climate resilience
Issue 598: Trees growing in cities world-wide may be at risk from climate change. Urban greening must use species that can cope with future conditions to secure benefits.
EU forests: Commission adopts new guidelines to support tree planting actions and to protect old-growth forests
Forests are the lungs of the earth. They play a vital role in maintaining the health and well-being of both humans and the planet.
Paved surfaces that allow soil to ‘breathe’ may be the best option for urban trees
Issue 597: Trees make towns and cities better places to live, but they often need to co-exist with practical surfaces in the built environment. A five-year study compared the effects of three types of paving on trees.
Circular building design: assessment of two versions of the same residential building highlights benefits of adaptable buildings
Issue 595: How different are the environmental impacts of conventional buildings versus adaptable structures designed along circular principles? Researchers investigated two outwardly similar buildings through lifecycle assessment.
The EU Green Capital year of Tallinn has officially begun
On 21 January 2023 Tallinn’s EU Green Capital year was officially launched during the Handover Ceremony that took place in the Estonian capital.
Tallinn starts as 2023 European Green Capital
Tomorrow, the Estonian city of Tallinn will officially become the European Green Capital for 2023, taking over from the French city of Grenoble.
European health burden attributable to air pollution fell over three decades from 1990 to 2019
Issue 592: Air pollution is one of the greatest environmental health risks worldwide according to the World Health Organisation.
How to increase the use of nature-based solutions in urban areas?
Issue 591: Nature-based solutions (NBS) offer multiple benefits to address urban sustainable-development problems, especially related to climate change and biodiversity loss. However, NBS implementation in cities still faces barriers.
Extreme decentralisation of water production: environmentally sustainable and economically feasible?
Issue 590: Water from ‘off-grid’ supply and treatment systems for individual buildings may be cheaper to supply than water from conventional systems, new research suggests.