It’s been a big year of environmental news and our first full calendar year online.
To celebrate the year coming to an end, here’s META’s month-by-month guide to 12 of our favourite stories from 2018.
Bulldozers moved in to help make way for the expansion of a giant coal mine. It wasn’t good news, but if a picture paints a thousand words, this was the story of a dirty industry’s destructive nature…
What’s a sponge city? You’ll have to click this one to find out!
Pressure had been growing on national governments for failing to meet EU requirements for safe air. By March the European Commission had lost patience.
Plastic pollution was a hot topic throughout the year. In April we made a splash with giant artworks on beaches across Europe. Which was your favourite?
This story, first broken on meta, went on to make front page news in Poland when it emerged the reason for the giant jump in emissions was huge under-reporting of toxic pollution over many years…
Environmental advocates in Brussels know they are fighting well-resourced corporate lobbyists, but the extent of the investment here even surprised us…
As people across Europe started to set off for their summer holidays we learnt that physical interventions in Europe’s rivers had become a bigger threat than pollutants.
New EU rules put an end to wasteful light bulbs. Here, EEB’s Mauro Anastasio explains the good news.
The self-declared winner of “headline of the year” was claimed for this piece about international bat night.
A shocking story broken on META about the prevalence of dangerous chemicals in Europe.
Green groups celebrated a major victory after oil exploration was finally halted of the Portuguese coast.
Christmas came early in the battle against the plastic dragon as the EU signed-off new rules on single-use products.
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