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Europe’s 8 best ‘eco’ classical music festivals this summer

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Europe’s 6 best ‘green’ classical music festivals in summer 2016

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First Outbreak of Usutu Virus in Germany

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That is very cold for the south of Germany. This thrush is extremely common in urban and suburban Germany and one of the most conspicuous bird species here, comparable to the American Robin in North America. Okay, I meant to write an entertaining post. I honestly did.

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Ten people in Germany die from E.coli

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Cases of the disease have been reported in Sweden, Denmark, the Netherlands and the UK whilst the cucumbers, which were originally imported from Spain, had also been sent to Hungary, Austria and Luxembourg. The update provided by Germany on 27 May reports 276 cases of HUS since 25 April.

Black Woodpecker: Officially a Nemesis

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Yet, here I am, back from Austria, minus one Black Woodpecker sighting. Birds Austria Black Woodpecker nemesis birdI have never before had a true nemesis bird.

2017 11

Tourists Not Terrorists: The Middle East Can Capitalize on World Eco-Travel Trends

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As the industry witnesses a gradual recovery, established Western European countries, including Germany, Switzerland, France, continue to occupy the top positions. Travel & Nature Bahrain Denmark Egypt Germany Greece green tourism Lebanon Portugal Qatar Sweden Tunisia

Are we in the final stages of capitalism?

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Fascism is not something that was invented invented by the National-Socialist Party of Germany, that is to say Hitler and his ilk, nor by Mussolini or Franco.

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UN report: 2013's extreme weather is consistent with climate change

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Extreme precipitation led to severe floods in Europe’s Alpine region and in Austria, Czech Republic, Germany, Poland, and Switzerland. The World Meteorological Organization (WMO) released their annual State of the Climate report this past Sunday, to coincide with the World Meteorological Day. The report confirms that recent extreme weather events, such as droughts, floods, heat waves and tropical cyclones around the world, are linked to human-caused climate change.

Solar Water Heaters Give Free Hot Water From Cyprus Rooftops

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Even European countries like Germany are jumping onto the solar water heating bandwagon, with 2 million Germans already heating water in this manner. Free hot water from the sun. Cyprus now leads the way.

Embracing Your Future: Natural Swimming Pools

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NSP Woodhouse in the UK The first Natural Swimming Pools were developed in Austria ten years before you were born. NSP in Germany You stand up and scan the whole set up. NSP-Ecohome You step out of your Point Grey house and stroll down to the Hydrogenase Hub at Kits Beach in Vancouver.

EU wants to do away with housewives altogether

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According to recent reports the EU Commissions has ordered Germany, as well as the Netherlands and Austria, to put measures in place to integrate all housewives and mothers into the labor market. I am still at a loss where all those jobs are supposed to be for if I ask my friends in Germany there are very few; jobs, not friends. There are few jobs to be had, even in Germany and Austria, even though those countries fare a little better that Britain or Ireland in this field.

Action urged after weedkiller traces found in peoples' urine

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" Urine samples were collected from volunteers in Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus, Czech Republic, France, Georgia, Germany, Hungary, Latvia, Macedonia, Malta, Poland, Spain, Switzerland, the Netherlands and UK.

Happy Eostre!

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The Teutons lived in what now is central Europe – Germany, Austria and the like. Easter, according to De Ratione Temporum by the Christian scholar known as “the venerable Bede” (672-735 C.E.), was named after Eostre, the Teutonic dawn goddess of fertility – in other words, the spiritual embodiment of Spring. The word for Easter [.]. Celtic Spirituaity Humor Spiritual Ecopsychology Easter history Pagan seasons Spring

Happy Eostre!

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The Teutons lived in what now is central Europe – Germany, Austria and the like. Easter, according to De Ratione Temporum by the Christian scholar known as “the venerable Bede” (672-735 C.E.), was named after Eostre, the Teutonic dawn goddess of fertility – in other words, the spiritual embodiment of Spring. The word for Easter [.]. Celtic Spirituaity Humor Spiritual Ecopsychology Easter history Pagan seasons Spring

First Solar-Powered Eco Pool in Morocco Uses Zero Chemicals

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But in Austria, Germany, and Switzerland, ecological pools are fairly common and have proven themselves to be perfectly healthy and safe. A family near Essaouira, Morocco happily splash around in a natural pool that contains absolutely zero chemicals.

Renewables 2014 Global Status Report Highlights Another Year of Impressive Renewable Energy Growth

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China, the United States, Brazil, Canada, and Germany, respectively, remained the top countries for total installed renewable power capacity. Denmark, Germany, Portugal, Spain, Sweden, and Austria, respectively, led all countries in per capita renewable power capacity installed as of end-2013.

Rheinmetall and Steyr Mannlicher offer new RS556 assault rifle system

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Rheinmetall and Steyr Mannlicher are offering the RS556 assault rifle as a jointly produced product, made in Germany, with a German valued added share of 60%. Established in 1864, Austria's Steyr Mannlicher has long been one of the great names in the European small arms sector.

Nolcha Shows Ethical Fashion at New York Fashion Week S/S 2017

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All materials used are carefully sourced from quality suppliers in Italy, France, UK, Germany and Austria. The Nolcha Shows at New York Fashion Week have come to be synonymous with independent designers—and that includes plenty of talent that is working ethically and sustainably too.

The Chase Is On: Sea Shepherd Vessels Have Departed to Intercept Japanese Whaling Fleet in the Antarctic

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The two Sea Shepherd vessels are carrying a total of 50 crew members from eight different countries: Australia, Germany, France, UK, Austria, Spain, Canada and the United States.

What is Mexico’s National Bird?

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In fact, according to the Cornell Lab of Ornithology , “The Golden Eagle is the most common official national animal in the world – it’s the emblem of Albania, Germany, Austria, Mexico, and Kazakhstan.” One of the most impressive birds in North America is the Golden Eagle. It is found as far north as Alaska and as far south as Mexico, taking its place as one of Mexico’s official symbols.

Mobilisation for start of mass opposition against patent on tomatoes

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such as Arche Noah in Austria and Berne Declaration in Switzerland. In Germany, Campact is amongst the organisers, and the EU-wide organisation WeMove is also taking part. European-wide coalition increases pressure on politicians and the European Patent Office This week, a European-wide coalition is starting a mass opposition against a patent held by the Swiss company Syngenta on tomatoes produced by conventional breeding.

Europe bans bee-harming pesticides

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The UK, Czech Republic, Italy, Hungary, Romania, Slovakia, Austria and Portugal voted no the suspension. Belgium, Bulgaria, Denmark, Estonia, Spain, France, Cyprus, Germany, Latvia, Luxembourg, Malta, the Netherlands, Poland, Slovenia and Sweden voted in favor of the ban.

Credit rating agency downgrades nine Euro-zone countries

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by Michael Smith (Veshengro) London,UK, January 2012 : Credit rating agency Standard & Poor's has downgraded the credit ratings of nine Euro-zone countries, stripping France and Austria of their coveted triple-A status. The status of EU paymaster Germany, however, remains untouched. S&P has cut the ratings of Italy, Spain, Portugal and Cyprus by two notches and the standings of France, Austria, Malta, Slovakia and Slovenia by one notch each.

Vintage Mohair: A Love Story with a Luxe Fabric

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The Yorkshire mills spun yarn that was exported to Russia , Germany, Austria , etc., The first piece of mohair I owned is my grandmother’s scarf, (above and below).

Global Warming endangering ski resorts

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The Alps Mountain range has warmed up three times more than the global average, and Austria and Italy are also sensitive areas. In Germany, who’s economy greatly depends on its snow industries, a 1 degree Celsius drop could cause a 60 percent drop in reliable snow areas.

Influenza is slowly progressing in Europe

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Two countries reported regional spread (Italy and Sweden), three countries (Netherlands, Norway and Spain) reported local spread, while sporadic activity was reported by thirteen countries (Austria, Belgium, the Czech Republic, France, Germany, Hungary, Iceland, Ireland, Latvia, Luxembourg, Portugal, Romania and Slovenia) and the UK (England and Northern Ireland).

The Hidden Qualities of House Sparrows

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The Italian Sparrow is not entirely confined to Italy but – not surprisingly – also occurs in neighbouring areas of Austria and Switzerland. There are currently no German records of the species, in spite of it occurring in Austria less than 35 km south of the German border. Bird blogging in May always gives me the creeps. This ridiculous focus of the Birding Internet on North American wood-warblers is boring on a quiet day and highly annoying during peak migration.

Ayrshire Building Designer Welcomes Government Energy Efficiency Initiative

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PassivHaus buildings are already changing the way properties are constructed on the continent, particularly in Austria and Germany, where more than 20,000 houses, schools and offices have been built to super-energy efficient standards. Scottish Government plans to offer home owners interest free loans to install green energy generating equipment have been welcomed by one of the country's leading designers of energy-efficient buildings.

International Opposition to Fracking

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Some countries, such as the United Kingdom, Germany, and Poland have tried to jump on the fracking bandwagon; whereas others, like France, have outright banned this practice. Germany.

Shocking analysis by country of years left to zero emissions

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“Australia is committed to a greedy and inhumane course of climate exceptionalism, climate racism and climate injustice.&#. We all know that we have to reduce greenhouse gas (GHG) pollution and eventually reach zero emissions.

ICLEI Case Studies - Locally-based projects that support sustainability

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USA 10 - Environmental Management - Ottawa, Canada 9 - Waste Water Management - Stockholm, Sweden 8 - Transportation Management - São Paulo, Brazil 7 - Species Conservation - Johnstone Shire, Australia 6 - Environmental Auditing - Lancashire County, UK 5 - Housing Construction - Austin, USA 4 - Energy Conservation-Finance - Saarbrücken, Germany 3 - Solid Waste Management - Bandung, Indonesia 2 - Land Use-Transport - Curitiba, Brazil 1 - Hazardous Waste - Ventura County, USA.

Butterflies or business - Europe can have both!

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The European Environment Agency (EEA) on November 30, 2010 released its fourth Environment State and Outlook report — SOER 2010 — a comprehensive assessment of how and why Europe’s environment is changing, and what we are doing about it.

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Significant Glacial Loss In French Alps According To New Study

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Other Alps regions are also finding considerable glacial retreat, especially in Switzerland, Austria, Germany, Italy and Slovenia.

Boeing Suceed in Flying Hydrogen Airplane

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The recent milestone is the work of an engineering team at Boeing Research & Technology Europe (BR&TE) in Madrid, but it was a true international achievement as the team had assistance from industry partners in Austria, France, Germany, Spain, the United Kingdom and the United States.

Chicago's muy famoso chef goes green

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The Danube Is Blue – Again

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In particular, Germany and Austria have managed to minimize pollution. The Danube is the second-longest river in Europe. Running through many major cities, like Vienna, Budapest, and Belgrade, the Danube has been an urban, agricultural, and industrial dumping ground for years.

Stop needlessly sending waste to landfill

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Apparently landfill bans of biodegradable or recyclable wastes have successfully worked in many other European countries including Germany and Austria. On other occasions when equally well working schemes from Germany, Denmark, the Netherlands, etc., by Michael Smith (Veshengro) Hilary Benn, the former Environment Secretary, has, on March 18, 2010, set out plans to sort more waste, save resources and cut greenhouse gas emissions.

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Valkyrie's Heroes

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We don’t learn much from the majority of movies out there, but Valkyrie takes us inside the terror of Nazi Germany and shows us the history of some real heroes most of us never think of [or even know of, I would add].

There is Only One Side to the Nuclear Debate

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Instead of being restricted to the Ukraine, radiation was propelled into the stratosphere by Chernobyl’s massive explosion, where it was picked up by the wind and swept throughout the Northern Hemisphere to Greece, Austria, Turkey, and elsewhere.

INTERVIEW: The “Man On The River” Finishes 5,200-Kilometer Journey In Istanbul

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In Austria especially, he says, there was “respect everywhere… people have really tried to slow down, reduce their consumption, and invest a lot in creating more natural spaces.” ” The countries whose industry expanded fastest in Europe — the United Kingdom, France, Germany, and so forth — are now the countries where the most has been spent to reduce pollution and restore natural resources, according to de Stefano.