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Health 30-10-2020

Wastewater coronavirus testing shows promise as a means to detect outbreaks

In the quest to control the pandemic, our best defense might be flowing underground. According to Science magazine, researchers in Paris spent several weeks this year sampling sewage for SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes COVID-19. In Germany, CNN reports that microbiologists are checking wastewater...
Energy 06-04-2018

Water-energy nexus: Untying the Gordian knot

The relationship between water and energy is close and fraught with misunderstandings. The European Union has only dipped its toe into the subject, starting with a recent proposal to update the bloc’s drinking water directive. EURACTIV takes a look at...
Energy 31-01-2017

Denmark cracked ‘secret code’ in water-energy nexus, official claims

Thanks to determined policies, Denmark has succeeded in breaking the seemingly inextricable linkage between water and energy use. But replicating the Danish model at European level won’t be easy, policymakers warn.
Energy 13-02-2015

German governmen pushes fracking approval

The German government has tabled a draft law permitting fracking in the country, with environmental associations criticising the draft as fragmented and risky, calling on the government to concentrate on implementing the Energiewende, instead. EURACTIV Germany reports.
Energy 14-01-2014

Shale gas firms face binding law if they fail ‘scoreboard’ test

EXCLUSIVE / European countries allowing shale gas drills will have to publish a ‘scoreboard’ showing compliance with ‘best environmental practices’ which could become legally-binding within 18 months, under new EU rules seen by EURACTIV.