Dear EEA Web Team,
There is urgent need for update of the http://natura2000.eea.europa.eu/# with the latest boundaries of the Natura 2000 sites and SDFs of the sites. As main reference portal for the N2K network, many public and private bodies relay on this web portal. Lack of updates might bring some confusions and misunderstanding. Thank you in advance.
My name is Neoklis Theodoulidis and I am an orthopaedic surgeon living in Ptolemais, in the northwest part of Greece , a place where the largest coal mines( lignite mines to be precise) exist and are being exploited since 1957-58.
The reason for this discussion/request is the following.
DEI, the State Electricity Company , which is responsible for the powerplants in the area and provides lignite ( fossil fuel) for the powerplants over the years has displaced several villages ( some with compensation , some with pending compensation) .
This has led however to a total transformation of the surrounding environment , as the excavation is done superficially( max depth of 200-220m)by huge mechanical excavators and the residual rubble is only forming artificial- ever growing in height -mountains around the city of Ptolemais with a change in the local climate.
In addition , recent activity is focused against any reposition of the displaced rubble in areas of where the coal - lignite is depleted and instead , DEI is letting the depleted area being used as a dump of rubbish , including asbestos and other dangerous waste products, unavoidably putting in danger the water table as deep as 200m.
A few years ago in fact hexavolent chromium was found in areas around the largest of the power stations, Agios Dimitrios and a temporary ban on the use of water was inflicted.This was however raised fairly quickly.
As a resident of the area I would like to know the procedure in order to use EU Environmental Law against DEI in order to :
-stop dumping rubble in ever growing mountains and instead reposition the rubble in areas where the coal is depleted
-forbid the use of the coal mines from being used as a rubbish/waste dump
-enforce procedures for making sure that the water which is drank and used in domestic and agricultural activities is totally safe and free of heavy and dangerous metals.
I have several photos of the area and the progressive transformation which has taken place over the years.It is sad that the local authorities have paid little attention to these matters , as they seem to be mainly focused on the financial aspect only of the work provided to local families and businesses and much less towards the public benefit in terms of health and safety towards future generations.
Any views that would support the above would be very welcome...
Dr Neoklis Theodoulidis
Data export - EU Emissions Trading System (ETS) data viewer
I can't find how to export data on Excel files in your new EU ETS data viewer. I'm just looking for three series: Total allocated allowances (1), Freely allocated allowances (1.1) and Verified emissions (2) over the 2005-2015 period.
There is no way to extract data in Excel, while PDF or image exports are allowed, which is totally useless to calculate emission growth!
What can I do to have usable data?
Thanks for your attention,
In my hometown officials started to cut down many trees because these trees apparenty are inhabited by the Capricorn Beetle: Cerambix Cerdo. I would like to know if local governments are allowed to cut trees and exterminta insects at willl, of are they bound by EU Regulation ( p.e. Natura 2000 ).
Personally, I think its a waste of nature to cut down soo many trees in order to exterminate these beetles.
Thank you for your answer,
Jeroen In der Maur
Divonne les Bains, France.
Hey, there seems to be an error/missing Data in the E-PRTR dataset.
As I need the full information for the research project I am working on it would be nice to have the full dataset.
The problem I have lies in "eprtr_v10_csv.zip" -> eprtr_v10_csv\FullCS\dbo.FULL_POLLUTANTRELEASE.csv
It's only 16KB in Size and there is no real data (or rather lots of empty columns) inside. However, in dbo.PUBLISH_POLLUTANTRELEASE.csv the data is there, so.. is that intentional or is that an error?
Thanks in advance for the answer
Hi, I am looking for the most recent report/data on EU surface waters now that the first management cycle of the WFD has finished. I have found the data on the WISER database:
but it's not clear whether this is the baseline data or the data reported in 2015/16 for this first management cycle.
PFAS (Perfluoroalchilic substances) pollution and limits in groundwater.
For a group of activists we are serching information on groundwater and drinking water supply limits for the above substances, in any country where there are pollution problems. We are doing this because in our region a similar pollution case is underestimated from local authorities, and we are ready to share our informations
I am writing a Bachelor thesis at CULS (Prague) about Small Engines Emissions, however, finding some good refferences is not easy. I would like to please you, EEA, for some information, if you have, especially today emissions limits for small engines (lawn mowers) according to the new law (http://eur-lex.europa.eu/[…]/?uri=CELEX:52014PC0581) or any other information about this topic you may have.
Thank you very much
Hello, my name is Esteban Rodofili. I am an Italian and Argentinean citizen. I am about to graduate from college as a biologist with an specialization in ecology. I was wondering if it was possible to find internships, volunteering opportunities or short-term jobs for someone with my profile in the EEA. If it´s not possible, would you be so kind to tell me of any organization where I can? I would be ready to travel from May onwards with no limit of time. Thank you very much.
walkerthornton Can you tell me what exists in Europe for a Forest Fire Fuel Model Layer or a vegetation cover layer. I am a Forest Fire Behavior Analyst that has moved to Sweden. We want to develop a digitized layer of the existing vegetation to facilitate predicting fire risk (before a fire occurs) and predicting a fire's behavior (when we are unable to stop it in our initial attempt). We believe a 30 m resolution would be ideal. Corine Land Cover seems to not map smaller than 25 ha. While searching the web, I have discovered that Greece, Portugal and Italy have done some work in this direction.
I am working on the EU ETS and I wonder whether there is an overview of what sectors are covered under the scheme and which are not, with the corresponding share of total EU emissions. Alternatively: is there a way to convert the IPCC sectors to EU ETs sectors? I only find EU Emissions Trading data with no regard to total emissions and EU total emissions with no regard to EU ETS sector coverage. I found that this question was asked in the forum in 2009, but to no avail (http://community.eea.europa[…]ets%20conversion#1365101475)
We could still Global Warming into Global Human Evolution..
At the rate of rising temp versus Human inter-action we are bound for a Global Disaster and early Sea-level rise is inevitable...
To solve this problem, we must identify the heaters and the cooler of our physical planet..understand its cycle, process, elements, history and its power...
The desert are the heat absorbers and radiators and its 30% of the total land area...
What if we anticipate Sea-level rise earlier and drain them into 26 desert depressions found in Australia, Sahara and Arabia...
We cd reduce the heater surface down to 1million sq.km. within 3 to 6months just by flooding the desert to act as drainage and evaporator...
Imagine pouring sea water into a hot desert sand...
1. 10 to 14% are turned into water vapor that creates vertical cooling..
2. 40 to 60% goes down the sand filter thus creating fresh water and
Replenishing underground water for irrigation..
3. Side swell or Side seepage expands cooling areas, creates humidity favoring plant growth and side filter for irrigation
Water vapor is not a greenhouse gas but the Earth Coolant because of its short cycle of 7hours to 7 days its absorbes CO2 in the Troposphere and condense into clouds and blocks the sun and falls as rain and snow cooling and replenishing the atmosphere and Earth Surface and 70% falls into oceans absorbed by algaes and feed back into hard shells and coral reef formation...
We all need as much as people to participate and help to put our efforts together..
This is an ambitous and most daring project the Human Kind has to tackle to reduce, stop and reverse Global Warming within 3 years or we are already on tipping point....
Humanity will be gone not because of Climate Change...
But because we did not do enough to Change the Climate
Which we were capable of but busy with meaningless nonsense...edguevara777
Climate Change = Lifestyle Change = Attitude Change
New Earth & Sea Project
I'm working with the Exhaust emissions from road transport chapter. The chapter is: http://www.eea.europa.eu/[…]/emep-eea-guidebook-2016, Part B: sectoral guidance chapters: 1. Energy: 1.A Combustion: 1.A.3.b.i-iv Road transport 2016.
I’ve realised that in the table 3.42 (TIER 3 - page. 61) there's no FC for EURO later than Euro 4, but the same table shows the emission factors for NOx, CO & PM for the Euro 4 and later.
What factor should I use to calculate Euro 5 and 6 fuel consumption? It means I need to use the same FC for Euro 4, 5 & 6? If I use the same FC for the different EURO, it means the emissions of CO2 are the same for these technologies.
Moreover, I would like to know the FC for Euro 4 & 5 of Two-Stroke and four-stroke mopeds >50 cm3 and the FC for motorcycles >50cm3 Euro 4.
Many thanks in advance,
I'm currently working on an assignment for school. For the essay I'm analyzing methane emissions from members of the EU. Data from commen reporting formats are really helpful but something isn't very clear. As you can see in the picture there are a lot of states who aren't reporting data on methane emissions from drainage and rewetting of organic soils: NA (Not applicable) or NO (Not occurring). I'm pretty sure this kind of methane does occur everwhere in the EU. But why not reporting it? Isn't this against the rules?
My hypothesis would be that there is a lack of national data to make an accurate estimate (But wouldn't that mean that the countries should fill in "NE (Not estimated) instead of NO or NA?).
I've read that there is still great uncertainty about the ultimate impact of a given soil type (including the method of calculation) because a lot of factors, present in the soil, influence the final methane production. Maybe this has to do something with it.
Thank you in advance.
With best regards.