Pollutant released by industrial facilities impact on humans and the environment. The seriousness of global warming or health and ecological consequences can be underestimated if only the quantity of pollutants is used17. The global warming potential is strongly dependent on the chemicals’ radiative efficiency, in other words their ability toContinue Reading

The COVID-19 pandemic and its environmental implications – The European Sting - Critical News & Insights on European Politics, Economy, Foreign Affairs, Business & Technology

(Credit: Unsplash) This article was exclusively written for The European Sting by Ms. Gabriela de Mattos Laube and Ms. Mariana Fonseca Santana and Ms. Kamila Andrade Santana, two second-year medical students from  Universidade Tiradentes, Aracaju-SE, Brazil. They are affiliated to the International Federation of Medical Students Associations (IFMSA), cordial partner of TheContinue Reading

A European Response to the US Inflation Reduction Act

What follows is a summary of T&E’s report on a European response to the Inflation Reduction Act. The full report can be downloaded on this page. The European Green Deal is one of the world’s most ambitious climate policies to usher the European Union into the net zero economy byContinue Reading

Towards a European Cybersecurity Ecosystem – EURACTIV.com

Mohammed Sijelmassi is the CTO of Sopra Steria. Cyber-attacks cost governments, companies and individual citizens hundreds of billions of Euros every year. It is a severe and growing problem, likely to become more damaging as we move to increased automation. So long as cyber-attacks generate financial or political benefit, theyContinue Reading

What the European Central Bank Got Wrong about Bitcoin

By Andrew Saks, The People’s SCE Financial services gatekeepers, legacy providers, and regulators have been critical of crypto since the dawn of digital currency. The vitriol intensified when the European Central Bank (ECB) itself took a swipe at Bitcoin in a damning blog in November 2022, titled “Bitcoin’s last stand.” This isContinue Reading

Infertility, Plastic, and Aliens ━ The European Conservative

During a recent episode of the Joe Rogan podcast, its host expressed certain premises that, every now and then, came through at the speculative farther edges of his worldview. Of course, he did not intend them as definite truth claims, and I don’t intend the following as an attack; RoganContinue Reading

Managing non-packaging plastics in European waste streams — the missing part of the plastic puzzle — European Environment Agency

Source: Plastics Europe (2022). Click here for different chart formats and data   Statistics on the processing activity of Europe’s plastic industry are often assumed to indicate Europe’s level of plastic consumption. This is, however, not the case, as these data relate to the raw material demands of European plasticContinue Reading