Europe bans bee-harming pesticides

Green Blog

Concerns about the dramatic decline in bee populations around the world in recent years has resulted in a continent-wide ban in Europe on insecticides that allegedly causes serious harm to bees. The suspension of neonicotinoid pesticides has been backed by both the European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) and environmental campaigners, who have called the ban “a significant victory for common sense.” ” The ban will come into effect from 1 December 2013.

Birding from a Hide

10,000 Birds

I have asked myself that same question many times over the last six months, until last week, when I was involved in an opening ceremony of five new bird hides at the Palic Lake, by the town of Subotica in the very north of Serbia, along the border with Hungary (all photos are from that area). And that is why the hides are where they are, not to admire the scenery (or shoot at it – hunting is prohibited in the reserve and the ban is enforced).

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Democracy: the savior of the world?

Green (Living) Review

However, one has to take but one look at Hungary in 2012 to realize, and that is but one example, that democracy is not the answer at all. Far right parties have gained and are, basically, ruling the country in Hungary and are not far off in some other European Union member states. This is where democracy leads to if one is not prepared to ban – outright – fascist organizations.

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Fascism in Germany did not start with Hitler and the NSDAP

Green (Living) Review

The reluctance, in fact the refusal, by the ruling classes to disallow and ban parties such as the NPD, the National-democratic Party, though don't let the democratic in the title confuse you, who are nothing but the official follow-on organization to the NSDAP, and the DVU, Deutsche Volks-Union, the German People's Union, also shows where they actually stand.

Egypt Resists Monsanto’s Genetically-Modified Maize

Green Prophet

When France attempted to ban GMOs in 2007, then US ambassador Craig Stapleton recommended that Washington penalise the EU and particularly countries which did not support the use of GM crops , according to The Guardian. Peru recently banned the import of all genetically modified foods for a decade (pending safety reviews) not long after Hungary burned 1,000 acres of crops contaminated by Monsanto GMOs, which are banned in that country.

Blind upon the right eye

Green (Living) Review

The Constitution is always pushed forward as the reason that the government and the agencies are unable to act against those groups, especially the so-called political parties but, when it comes to organizations from the German Democratic Republic (East Germany) they were quite able to ban them, such as the Young Pioneers, the Free German Youth and others.

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The brown menace is on the rise again

Green (Living) Review

After the “fall” of the Wall the German authorities banned and outlawed the Freie Deutsche Jugend (FDJ) (Free German Youth) and the wearing even of blue shirts remotely resembling the FDJ ones whether with or without the FDJ badge and also the Young Pioneers the Nazis were and are allowed to continue and even, instead of being banned and prescribed, allowed to form more and more organizations.

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