The European Union Will Establish New Energy Standards

New draft regulations by the European Union aim to set a minimum energy performance standard for existing buildings by 2027, and require all new and forthcoming structures to be zero-emission by 2030. This action plan hopes to establish “a roadmap with domestically established targets and measurable progress indicators [for different building types], with a view to the 2050 climate neutrality goal.” Read more about the …

The Mediterranean Migrant Crisis in Photos

For its latest In Focus photo series, The Atlantic uncovers the perilous trans-Mediterranean journey that thousands of migrants from Africa, the Middle East, and Central and South Asia embark on in search of a better life. The United Nations approximates that—just this year—60,000 people have already made the crossing while 1,800 have fallen victim to capsize. The European Commission is now calling for nations to …