The world's first hydrogen fuel train has completed its first trip in Germany, transporting passengers from Bremervörde station in Lower Saxony on Monday. The Coradia iLint engines used in the train is built by France Alstom. Alstom’s Coradia iLint arriving at Bremervörde station. The world’s first hydrogen train has successfully entered...
The European Union will end the practice of changing the clocks twice a year from October 2019, European Commissioner for Transport Violeta Bulc has announced. The practice that dates back put in place to save energy during the World Wars and the oil crises of the 1970s requires EU countries...
By Sara Stefanini, Climate Home News European Commission president Jean-Claude Juncker on Wednesday threw his weight behind a politically contentious push to raise the EU’s emissions reduction goal, without spelling out the details.  “I agree with our energy commissioner’s analysis of the CO2 emissions cut for 2030,” Juncker said in his final State of...
France's national railway operator SNCF has announced that it will introduce driverless long-distance trains in the country by 2023. To be operationalised in a harmonised way and at the same speed, such trains are expected to cut energy consumption and allow the operator to run more trains. SNCF will partner with...
While the number of years an average European live has increased between 2010 and 2015, smoking and rising obesity could reverse the gains the region made in public health, the World Health Organisation has said. According to the European Health Report 2018 by the organisation, with 29% of people aged...
While Poland remains one of the most internationally connected economies in Europe, a new World Bank report said that this has helped the country’s firms become more productive through knowledge and technology transfers. Strong infrastructure transport links helped boost the country's international trade of goods and services, and proximity to...
In a move that could change the face of scientific publishing, 11 national research funding organisations from Europe has announced that they will mandate the research they fund should be put in public domain for free, from 2020. With the support of the European Commission including the European Research Council...
A global pledge has been taken to eradicate the Peste des petits ruminants (PPR) disease, also known as sheep and goat plague, by 2030. The pledge by 45 countries to end the disease responsible for the death of millions of small farm animals was taken at a major United Nations agricultural conference...
Showing a sharp increase, more than 1,600 refugees have died or gone missing while attempting to reach Europe so far this year, shows UNHCR’s new Desperate Journeys report. This is despite the fall in the number of people arriving in Europe. UNHCR data shows that one in every 18 people...
The British government is considering a ban on sales of energy drinks to anyone below 18, amidst concerns over their impact on children's health. The government has asked public's view on the ban as energy drinks have high levels of sugar and caffeine, which are often linked to obesity and...

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