Arthur Neslen, The Guardian

Arthur Neslen

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Past articles by arthur:

EU environmental watchdog criticises calls to stall pesticides cut

European Environment Agency says Ukraine crisis cannot be used to justify delay → Read More

EU plan to ban up to 7,000 dangerous chemicals failing badly, says study

Roadmap to stop use of substances including ‘forever chemicals’ used to implement bans on 14 chemical groups so far, report states → Read More

Europe’s top five carmakers more than double profits since 2019

Figures come despite claims firms cannot afford to comply with planned EU pollution rules → Read More

Germany’s e-fuel EU loophole could mean ‘135bn more litres of petrol burnt’

Request for exemption from ICE car phase-out would displace up to 46m electric cars, says campaign group → Read More

Revealed: secret courts that allow energy firms to sue for billions accused of ‘bias’ as governments exit

Secret court set up under energy charter treaty accused of conflicts of interest, self-regulation issues and institutional bias → Read More

Ten African countries accuse EU of failing to protect hippos

Brussels’ plan to oppose a ban on trade in hippopotamus products puts species at risk, says letter signed by states, including Mali, Niger and Senegal → Read More

EU on track to break pledge to cut methane emissions by 30%, warns report

Exclusive: ‘Policy vacuum’ on livestock emissions amid pressure from industry lobbyists blamed for failings → Read More

France becomes latest country to leave controversial energy charter treaty

Quitting the ECT, which protects fossil fuel investors from policy changes that might threaten their profits, was ‘coherent’ with Paris climate deal, Macron said → Read More

100m highly polluting cars could appear on Europe’s roads after EU move

Exclusive: Efficiency recommendations of experts rejected in European Commission ‘Euro 7’ proposals → Read More

Pesticide use around world almost doubles since 1990, report finds

Agricultural chemicals drive falls of 30% in populations of field birds and butterflies, says Pesticide Atlas → Read More

EU wastes 153m tonnes of food a year – much more than it imports, says report

Bloc must halve its food waste by 2030 to tackle climate crisis and improve food security, say campaigners → Read More

Hateful tweets multiply in extreme temperatures, US analysis finds

Scientists logged rises of up to 22% in racist and misogynist tweets when temperatures rose above 42C → Read More

Timber cities ‘could cut 100bn tons of CO2 emissions by 2100’

Environmentalists say replacing natural forests with wood plantations to realise shift in construction practices is ‘bonkers’ → Read More

Oil firm Rockhopper wins £210m payout after being banned from drilling

Italian government ordered to compensate UK firm after exploration forbidden within 12 miles of coast → Read More

Anglo-French oil firm threatens Amazon reserve for isolated Indigenous people

Perenco sues Peru government for repeal of law that offers recognition to proposed Napo-Tigre reserve → Read More

Fears of new quakes in Dutch gas field as energy crisis bites

As Dutch government weighs resuming gas production in earthquake zone this winter, anxiety is rising in Groningen → Read More

Old cars forced off road as Europe’s clean air zones nearly double

Low-emission zones, now in 320 cities, are increasing as EU battles pollution health emergency → Read More

Scientists warn MEPs against watering down EU deforestation law

More than 50 experts say proposal redefining forest degradation could undermine net zero emissions plans → Read More

Appetite for frogs’ legs in France and Belgium ‘driving species to extinction’

Conservationists say exploitation of amphibians leading to depletion of native species abroad → Read More

Europe and UK pour 17,000 tons of cooking oil into vehicles a day

Analysis finds 58% of rapeseed oil in Europe is burned for fuel despite soaring prices and climate impact → Read More