Europe

"29 African Nations Urge EU to Halt Elephant Slaughter"

"As the EU member States meet today to discuss their position on whether to ban the ivory trade, a delegation of the African Elephant Coalition, representing 29 African countries, is calling urgently on the European Union and the European Commission to grasp a historic opportunity and follow through on their commitments to ban the ivory trade."

Source: ENS, 07/05/2016

"5 Ways Brexit Will Transform Energy And Climate"

"Britain’s departure from the EU will force broad changes to the bloc’s energy and climate policies, and remove a crucial ally for Central Europeans — but it will also give London far more freedom to pursue nuclear projects."

Source: Politico, 06/24/2016
June 3, 2016

DEADLINE: Media Study Tour for US Journalists: "The Energiewende: Decarbonising Europe’s Industrial Heartland"

The media tour, Jul 3-6, 2016, will visit focal points of the energy transition in Germany, including solar farms, coal mines, factories, citizen cooperatives and energy market start-ups. Open to U.S. journalists with a background in energy, climate and environmental policy. Apply by Jun 3.

"Ruined Chernobyl Nuclear Plant Will Remain A Threat For 3,000 Years"

"It will be 30 years ago Tuesday that Pripyat and the nearby Chernobyl nuclear plant became synonymous with nuclear disaster, that the word Chernobyl came to mean more than just a little village in rural Ukraine, and this place became more than just another spot in the shadowy Soviet Union."

Source: McClatchy, 04/26/2016

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