The bottom-up traffic emission model EMISENS is used to calculate hourly black carbon (BC) and nitrogen oxides (NOx) emission rates on an average workday in Maribor (Slovenia), using emission factors that were previously determined with the on-road chasing measurements in Slovenia. From modeled NOx emission rates and in-situ NOx measurements we empirically determined the hourly dispersion of traffic emissions and applied it to model BC concentrations using BC emission rates.

Balkan countries once divided by war, nationalism and religion have been quietly uniting to confront a common foe: rubbish.

The ongoing refugee crisis in Europe has seen many countries rush to construct border security fencing to divert or control the flow of people. This follows a trend of border fence construction across Eurasia during the post-9/11 era. This development has gone largely unnoticed by conservation biologists during an era in which, ironically, transboundary cooperation has emerged as a conservation paradigm. These fences represent a major threat to wildlife because they can cause mortality, obstruct access to seasonally important resources, and reduce effective population size.

New coal power stations designed to burn Europe’s massive deposits of lignite pose a serious threat to the continent’s decarbonisation efforts, according to figures released on Wednesday.

Bathers in search of Europe’s cleanest waters for a swim may want to consider landlocked Luxembourg, sandwiched between Belgium, Germany and France.

Eleven European Union nations breached ceilings for air pollution in 2012 despite plans to avert health-damaging smog of the sort that choked Paris this month, the European Environment Agency (EEA)

The government must suspend the use of dangerous pesticides linked to the death of bees, a committee of MPs said on Friday.

The government must suspend the use of dangerous pesticides linked to the death of bees, a committee of MPs said on Friday.

The UK increased the share of municipal waste recycling from 12% to 39% between 2001 and 2010, according to a new report.

The European Commission has proposed that member states restrict the use of certain classes of pesticide that are believed to be harmful to bees.

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