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Millions to be exposed to extreme Humidity and heat globally
Aug 08 2017

Heatwaves amplified by high humidity can reach above 40°C and may occur as often as every two years, leading to serious risks for human health. If global temperatures rise with 4°C, a new super heatwave of 55°C can hit regularly many parts of the world, including Europe.

Aug 05 2017

Weather-related disasters could affect around two-thirds of the European population annually by the end of this century.

From 2019, all heavy vehicles must be equipped with new Smart Tachograph
Jul 28 2017
New Smart Tachograph security specifications have been prepared by the JRC for better enforcement of driving and resting times of heavy vehicle drivers to maximise road safety.
Forest-covered land is increasing in Europe
Jul 27 2017
The area of soils covered with trees and artificial surfaces is increasing in Europe, while arable land areas are declining. Sparsely vegetated areas are the most vulnerable to soil loss.