European Environment Agency marks its 25th anniversary by reflecting on future challenges at high-level seminar

The European Environment Agency (EEA) is marking its 25th anniversary today with a special meeting involving senior officials and experts from the EEA’s 39 member and cooperating countries, the European Commission, and the European Parliament. The participants will contribute to a new, 10-year strategy to steer the future work of the Agency and its network in providing sound, independent and reliable environmental information amid growing demand across Europe for more action on the environment.

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Images of tradition and green solutions win photo competition prizes

The winners of the European Environment Agency’s (EEA) photo competition, ‘Sustainably Yours’, have been selected. The winning photos depict agricultural traditions and low-carbon solutions for energy and mobility. More than 400 photos from 32 European countries were sent to the competition.

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Fishing boat that sank, killing two, was ‘more vulnerable’ after refit

An investigation has found that a Scottish fishing boat sank, with the loss of two crewmen, after a refit made it more vulnerable to capsize.

The Nancy Glen capsized and sank on Loch Fyne on 18 January 2018. Skipper Duncan MacDougall, 46, and crewmate Przemek Krawczyk, 38, died when the prawn trawler went down.
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Tipper truck driver ‘devastated’ at the death of his colleague he ran over | Press and Journal

Christopher Penfold – who has been driving lorries since he was 17 – denies he was driving carelessly as they carried out flood repairs on a north-east road.

It is alleged he was not looking properly as he reversed the truck along the B9005 Fyvie to Methlick road on January 26, 2016.

Council foreman William Black was crushed by the lorry, and died at the scene.

Yesterday, Penfold insisted he had carried out the manoeuvre countless times and always kept a look-out.

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Alberta village facing 7 OHS charges after woman killed by falling lawn mower in 2017 | Globalnews.ca

The village of Dewberry has been charged with seven offences under Alberta’s Occupational Health and Safety laws in connection with a 2017 workplace death.

On June 13, 2017, a 21-year-old woman died from injuries she sustained while working on a large riding lawn mower in the small Alberta village.
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Two companies sentenced on WorkSafe charges after two workers seriously injured | Stuff.co.nz

Two businesses have together been fined more than $350,000 after beams in a milking shed fell, seriously injuring two workers, leaving one with a brain injury.

In a reserved decision released by the Invercargill District Court this week, Phil Stirling Building Limited, of Winton, and Duncan Engineering Limited, of Temuka, were both sentenced on two charges each laid by WorkSafe New Zealand. 
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