London News

Wet wipes clog London's river Thames

Discarded wipes pose serious threat to Thames wildlife. A huge increase in wet wipes being flushed down London’s toilets has become a “major threat” to wildlife in the river Thames, according to en...
Copenhagen News

Copenhagen designs floodable park

Enghaveparken park redesigned to cope with climate change. Water is central to the new redesign of Enghaveparken, Copenhagen's large public park in the inner Vesterbro district, according to an inn...
Dublin News

New cycle path at Dublin Bay

First part of Sutton to Sandcove cycleway Construction of a €5 million cycle path at Dublin Bay is to start on 1 April, as part of the planned Sutton to Sandycove cycleway. Dublin City Coun...
Copenhagen News

Stray pets get reprieve in Denmark

It will no longer be legal to shoot stray dogs, cats, rabbits and other pets that wander on to your property in Denmark as of 1 July. Instead owners who are unable to control their pets will be fined....
Dublin News

New bylaws sought for Dalkey Island

The local council responsabile for Dalkey Island in Dublin Bay is seeking to introduce new bylaws to help preserve the island's heritage and ecology. The uninhabited 9-hectare island is situated on...
Brussels News

Brussels clears bulky waste

Brussels is organising a bulky waste collection until 22 June. Special containers are supplied on the streets and information about collection is circulated previously in each area. The cleaning servi...
Brussels News

Cleanliness Day in Brussels

People living in Brussels are invited to clean the area outside their homes on Saturday 27 April in the city’s fifth cleanliness day. The city is also looking for people to publicise the even...
Jersey News

Jersey battles with seaweed

The green lettuce seaweed that invaded the beaches on the south coast of the island all summer may in future be taken out to sea on a special barge. During several weeks in the summer lorries were...
Jersey News

Jersey plans flood defences

The Channel Islands of Guernsey and Jersey have estimated that they need to spend over £120 million in flood defences Guernsey has calculated that it should spend £55 million to protect...
Brussels News

Brussels fights invasive plants

Brussels’ Green Spaces Unit is campaigning to eradicate invasive plants such as black cherry, Japanese knotweed and giant hogweed from the city. The Brussels unit, which looks after the green...
Barcelona News

Barcelona possible site for American casino complex

A new casino, hotel and business complex, which would generate about 30,000 new jobs during the construction stage, could be built in Barcelona, although Madrid is also a candidate for the €3-6 b...
Barcelona News

Barcelona bids to host UN water resources unit

Barcelona is competing with Istanbul and Delft close to Amsterdam to become the water capital of the world. The city council has presented its candidacy to host the permanent headquarters of the Wo...
Jersey News

Jersey marks Biodiversity Day

Jersey has launched a scheme to enhance the island’s natural environment in response to International Biodiversity Day. Private individuals, schools, farmers and companies are being encourage...
Oxford News

Oxford’s spring cleaning

This year Oxford has scheduled its community spring clean on Friday 2 and Saturday 3 March. Last year 118 community groups (2,000 individuals) participated and students from almost all Oxford
Oxford News

Oxfords helps business recycle food

A trial food waste disposal system for small and medium size businesses has been introduced across Oxford. The scheme is organised in conjunction with ReMade South East, a company that helps national,...
Copenhagen News

Copenhagen looks at congestion charges

Opposition is growing in Denmark to a government proposed congestion charge for Copenhagen. The plan to charge for entry into the capital was first put forward at the end of 2011 and the government is...
Paris News

France goes for bicycling

The French ministry of transport is to encourage schemes to promote greater use of bicycles for short trips. It has proposed the introduction of employee incentive schemes for those who bicycle to get...
Brussels News

Christmas tree collection day

Anyone in Brussels wanting to recycle a Christmas tree may put in out on the pavement from 18.00 on 7 January to be collected on 8 January. The trees (no artificial ones are accepted) must not be...