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Umweltdachverband: Sharp criticism of the planned amendment to the Upper Austrian Nature Conservation Act
Original in German Vienna ( OTS) - Planned amendment to the Nature Conservation Act contradicts Aarhus Convention and European law.
Original in Italian The Environment Committee has finally landed the resolution 7-000150 signed by De Rosa, presented by M5S concerning a moratorium on the construction of new incineration plants.
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).
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. "
The interactive Sarawak Geoportal includes an overview of concessions granted for logging and palm-oil plantations as well as raw data on the rapid deforestation in the state.
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.
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.
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.
European Economic and Social Committee Public Hearing - Room JDE63 - EESC, 99 Rue Belliard, 1040 Brussels
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. Le Figaro
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. Robynn Weldon
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
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.
Achim Steiner, executive director at the United Nations, visiting Algeria: The Unpe central to sustainable development
(Original in French) Deputy Secretary General of the United Nations and Executive Director of the UN Environment Programme (UNEP), Achim Steiner, performed yesterday, Monday, a two day working visit to Algeria.
Birmingham Post: There are dangers in making significant and hasty policy changes without providing the necessary information and consultation processes to the public
The Copenhagen Post - Extending working hours without consulting neighbours may have been against the law
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Controversy surrounding noise standards applied to wind Walloon. The residents of the "Ridias" project Gembloux La Bruyère and complained to the Committee on Petitions of the European Parliament. They accuse the Walloon authorities have "hidden" data to exceed the standards.
Department of the Environment, Community and Local Government
Original article in Spanish None of the applications of Ecologists in Action on geological reports of the land where it intends to build the ATC have fulfilled its purpose. The Ministry of Industry and the City of Villar de Cañas say they have no reports. ENRESA (after a month) asked for more papers, unnecessary under the law governing "environmental information". Ecologists in Action, this shows that the land is not suitable.