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vquinio Hi,
I'm really interested in the EEA up-to-date air quality data[…]/up-to-date-air-quality-data

Is it possible to download the data, as an Excel file for instance? And also, would it be possible to have historic data (for now, we can only go back to mid-June 2020). Many thanks!

Last discussed by EEA
Jun 29, 2020 11:03 AM

Gavin Sonic noise pollution..
These sonic devices[…]/black_terrier._dep._2016.pdf
have created tinnitus and dizziness, leading to loss of balance causing injury to several people.
I want these products off the market before fatalities occur.
Any advice on how to proceed is much appreciated

Last discussed by Gavin
Jun 23, 2020 02:54 PM

Ieva Hi! I live in a town, in a EU member state.

I strongly feel that the decisions made by our local government are swiftly destroying the abundant nature that used to surround us before the town started expanding. Also, I see that they are disregarding the needs of our citizens, concerning the green and quiet areas that are necessary for our health and ability to jog, hike and walk our pets.

Instead, they are focused on making money off the lands, overly exploiting the natural habitats and selling the existing green territories to private owners who then cut the trees down and make their lawns.

Previously, the wildlife in our town was thriving because the nature areas were largely neglected and there are several wildlife sanctuaries in the neighboring regions from where the species migrated here. I do not believe that anyone has ever bothered to even survey the species and determine their status of conservation and their needs for habitat, accordingly.

The increased human activity has also contributed to an UNBELIEVABLE increase in air pollution. It sometimes hurts to breathe and I often suffer from headaches and stomach-aches due to the quality of air, but the town officials clear out the trees and shrubbery en masse and allow to do so to any other larger property owners.

This is not a wealthy town and most people here work in the factories and supermarkets, or the large schools and hospitals. They are not the people to know their rights or to complain about the lack of nurture because they are used to physically demanding conditions and they know better than to antagonize their 'superiors'. You don't demand something that you have no experience of.

Our state government authorities show extreme unwillingness to consider my observations and arguments and I even have to fight to stop people from burning trash in their private households which is a clear violation of law.

Last fall, two policemen were sent to my home to 'speak to my father' (I am 32 years old, female) and to demand of me to stop bothering the town officials with 'my many personal problems' (I was sending them e-mails, indicating environmental and animal rights issues, and social issues in our town that they keep ignoring or participate in carrying out).

I want to know how to get heard and how to protect myself. Are there any EU level organizations where I could seek support? Thank you kindly, Ieva

Last discussed by shaneolse33
Jun 19, 2020 07:59 PM

Imahn Dear EEA,

I am writing a Social Media post for my political party, where we want to focus on the harmful effects of transport, particulary cars, on humans, nature and climate. For that, we first want to make the point that whereas in some areas, emissions were reduced, in transport, this is failing. For that, I found a very illuminating post on the German website of the European Parlament (
https://www.europarl.europa[…]ahlen-und-fakten-infografik), which has the following graphics:[…]/20190321PHT32163_original.jpg

I would love to use the image, and since the source is the EEA, apparently, I searched for this image on your website with the "Search"-button, but was unsuccesful. Therefore, I have the following questions:

1.) Does the image have Creative Commons Licens, i.e. can I use the image freely?
2.) Where may I find the image on the EEA websites?

Many thanks in advance!

Stay healthy,

Last discussed by EEA
Jun 11, 2020 12:06 PM