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(FRANCE, Direction générale des infrastructures, des transports et de la mer)

A Meeting of the Ministers of Environment of CEI Member States was held in Graz on 26-27 September 1996 dealing with the implications of EU enlargement for environmental policy in Central Europe.

Human-generated noise can reduce the foraging activity of wildlife and should be taken into account during conservation planning, a new study suggests. The test showed that traffic noise decreased the foraging activity of Daubenton’s bat (Myotis daubentonii) by inducing an avoidance response.

Brings many testimonies from scientists,  institutional actors and representatives of civil society

Reductions in emissions of fine particle air pollution can prevent premature deaths, not just locally, but also in countries thousands of kilometres away, new research illustrates.

A new mobile phone application which can help monitor traffic-noise exposure is presented in a recent study. The app, ‘2Loud?’, can measure indoor night-time noise exposure and, given large-scale community participation, could provide valuable data to aid urban planning, the researchers say.