Fracking Concerns Cause Ban In Bulgaria

Eco Friendly Daily

However, countries such as France and Bulgaria are not taking the chance. Now amidst considerable pressure from environmentalists and protestors, Bulgaria has banned fracking as well. In addition to France and Bulgaria, Poland is also exploring the use of fracking. It is not yet known if Poland or the UK will also follow France and Bulgaria’s path. Fracking is hydraulic fracturing, a process which has become quite popular in the past few years.

Spotlight On an Environmental Crisis: Rila National Park, Bulgaria

Eco Friendly Daily

It is in this manner that new EU member, Bulgaria has become the ski destination of choice among the snow bunnies of Europe. The beautiful mountain regions of Bulgaria’s ski country were formerly the province of relatively low density groups of domestic tourists, but with increasing interest from abroad, eleven mega ski resort projects are in various stages of development. The Rila National Park is the largest in Bulgaria, with endemic plant and animal species found nowhere else.

DIVAK sunglasses protect your eyes and the planet


DIVAK sunglasses are the product of a partnership made in Bulgaria between Kiril, who worked as an online marketing specialist, and Ivo, a wood specialist who spent years making sunglasses for fun. As an added show of its commitment to nature, DIVAK will plant five trees into the wilds of Bulgaria for every pair of sunglasses purchased. Eco Green Recycle a-more-rounded accessories agriculture amazon bulgaria development fossil fuels nonprofit other social media wood

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Fuksas designs a zero-impact public square in the heart of Sofia


Italian design firm Studio Fuksas has recently revealed designs for the new Sveta Nedelya Square, a “ zero-impact ” public space in the heart of Sofia, Bulgaria. Select pavement modules will be elevated to create a series of sculptural, vertical elements that form a forest-like covering, which will provide shade and will recall the shape of a rose, Bulgaria’s national flower.

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Greta Thunberg is Time magazines 2019 Person of the Year


Eco Green bulgaria climate person of the year rainwater harvesting studio fuksas time united states yearTime magazine has just announced its 2019 Person of the Year, and it is Greta Thunberg. So far, the 16-year-old is the youngest individual to receive the recognition, thanks to her youthful activism that has brought global attention to the planet’s climate crisis. It all began when she skipped school back in August 2018 to hold a strike in front of the Swedish Parliament.

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Sedom Mountain hides the longest salt cave in the world

Green Prophet

Now, an international expedition led by the Hebrew University of Jerusalem (HU)’s Cave Research Center (CRC), Israel Cave Explorers Club, and Bulgaria’s Sofia Speleo Club, along with 80 cavers from nine countries, has successfully mapped the Malham salt cave in the Dead Sea’s Mount Sedom which, at 10 kilometers long, now bears the title of world’s longest salt cave. .

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Over 75 Nationalities Can Now Apply for an Egypt Visa Online

Green Prophet

Bulgaria. Electronic visa systems have been growing in popularity for a number of years now, as governments around the world seek to find a way to facilitate the process of streamlining application processes to encourage foreign travelers to visit their country. .

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Designer conceives of inflatable ETFE-based tennis center


Innovative Tennis Center in Bulgaria. Innovative Tennis Center in Bulgaria. Innovative Tennis Center in Bulgaria. Sonia Renthlei: Bulgarian designer and architect, Matija Djedovic, has conceptualized an innovatively designed tennis complex to be situated in Varna’s Ostrovo in Bulagaria. Called Tennis Complex Varna, the project hopes to become a landmark, known for its inflatable façade made of ETFE.

International Opposition to Fracking

Sierra Club Compass

France and Bulgaria France and Bulgaria are the only countries that have a ban on fracking. Bulgaria banned fracking in January 2012, thwarting Chevron Corporation’s plans to drill in the country. The ban on fracking in Bulgaria began with grassroots opposition.

Do politicians intentionally keep Roma in ghettos to absorb EU funds?

Green (Living) Review

said Mihail Georgiev, Chair of Board of Directors, organization "Romani Baht" (Sofia, Bulgaria), recently. By Michael Smith (Veshengro) “I am sick and tired of politicians who intentionally keep Roma in ghettos to absorb EU funds, use money for other purposes, and eventually blame failed integration on Roma's alleged laziness and criminal behavior.” And he is not the only one.

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Philanthropy is a scam

Green (Living) Review

We can see time and again in the case of George Soros and his “foundations” and NGOs supported by the OSI when it comes to projects for Roma in Eastern Europe (none in the West need to apply) which he uses to gain access to and political power in those countries, such as Hungary, Romania, Bulgaria, etc.

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Bottle Pen – Product Review

Green (Living) Review

It can therefore safely be assumed regardless of the fact that the importers of this pen are based in Europe, Bulgaria it would appear, that the PET recyclables were shipped to China, processed there and then returned to Europe. by Michael Smith (Veshengro) The Stationery Show 2014 in London, I know, is already a few months past and alas I only now am getting around to doing this review. Shame on me, I know. Why “bottle pen” you may ask.

Nitrogen Fixing Species for Agroforestry Systems

Green (Living) Review

I am currently working on a regenerative landscape design for a site in Todorovo, Bulgaria. The plan is to establish an agroforestry system known as alley cropping wherein rows of mixed species edible trees and shrubs are planted at intervals with spaces for herbs, forage and/or grain crops to be grown in between.

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UK Report Indicates Fracking Needs More Regulations, Not A Ban

Eco Friendly Daily

However, countries such as France and Bulgaria are not taking the chance. Now amidst considerable pressure from environmentalists and protestors, Bulgaria has banned fracking as well. Fracking is hydraulic fracturing, a process which has become quite popular in the past few years. Fracking is done by injecting water, chemicals and sand into the ground with shale in order to obtain oil and natural gas. As the use of fracking has grown as has the concerns surrounding the process.

VisionConsult presents "Village of the Future" for Roma Inclusion

Green (Living) Review

Global consulting company took part in High Level Event on EU Funds Contribution to Roma Integration By Michael Smith (Veshengro) Sofia, Bulgaria : Global consulting company VisionConsult International took advantage of the High Level Event on EU Funds Contribution to Roma Integration to present their “Village of the Future” project.

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Is the EU about to ship all Gypsies in member states to Russia?

Green (Living) Review

It is an enormous land” Apparently European governments have concluded that is “neither technically nor economically” feasible “to deport all the Roma to Romania or Bulgaria as was done in the past: the sizes of these countries do not allow that and local nationalists are protesting ever more loudly against” that idea.

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(Re)Fashioning Fiber Exhibit on NOW at Greenspaces, NYC

Eco Chic

SPECIFICS: Collaborative environmental fiber art from Iran; handcrafted vegetation jewelry from Bulgaria; sustainable, locally-minded fashion and drawings by Eko-Lab; no-waste textile fashion by Study NY; recycled ‘flotsam fiber’ from the streets of NYC; handmade books spinning tales about a global pilgrimage; crochet tower structures infused with sound; and one-of-a-kind fiber expressions from the domestic realm.

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Get Cozy! Five Fabulous (and Fair) Fall Knits

Eco Chic

This oversize tunic vest is made with snow-white alpaca wool by hand in Bulgaria. What could be better than a cozy sweater in autumn? Nothing. I look forward to this time all year; the time when I put away my summer lights and brights and focus on the fuzzy, knitted things that drape and snuggle you tight—or voluminously. Here are my top faves right now, all ethically made, of course.

Fascists on the ascent

Green (Living) Review

As a Rom I do not need reminding that the fascist are on the rise as we can see this day in day out in countries such as Hungary, Romani, Bulgaria, etc., by Michael Smith (Veshengro) Everywhere in EU member states (and non-EU countries of Europe) the specter of fascism is seriously rearing its ugly head again. And that not just in the from of fringe groups and insignificant parties.

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Lebanon’s Broom Makers Swept Out of Business

Green Prophet

The soft straw was sourced from Egypt, Iraq and Syria while hard straw, which is harder to cut and manipulate and used for cleaning brooms, came from Bulgaria and Hungary. The perpetual pursuit of cheap stuff stuck together by underpaid workers in China has put a great deal of stress on “mom and pop” artisans across the globe – including Lebanon.

Nicolas Sarkozy to target Muslim prayers

Green (Living) Review

Is the man actually still sane? Don't answer that; it was a rhetorical question.

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Sustainable Design from Bastet Noir: Representing Eco Fashion from the Balkans

Eco Chic

Bastet Noir ‘s story began back in 2012 when the founder of the company, Daniela Milosheska, noticed that there was a total lack of online platforms to help to Balkan-region designers (this includes Serbia, Bulgaria, Macedonia, Albania, Greece, and others) reach the rest of the world. A silk dress featured on sustainable design boutique Bastet Noir.

Bosnian Walks 3,600 Miles to Mekkah

Green Prophet

Hadzic spent 314 days walking across Bosnia, Serbia, Bulgaria, Turkey, Syria and Jordan to get to Mekkah. Senad Hadzic walked for 314 days and crossed six countries from his village in Bosnia to get to Mekkah in time for Hajj. Last year we covered the amazing story of two South African Muslims who had cycled all the way to Mekkah. Not much more you could do to top that we thought at the time, but we were wrong.

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Green (Living) Review

With the success of community-led activism in France, Bulgaria, Australia, the United States and all around the world, I have no doubt that we will keep the frackers from our land.” Lush Cosmetics have given their 105 UK and Irish shops – their windows, their staff and their online channels – to grassroots activist group Frack Off.

2013 100

Action urged after weedkiller traces found in peoples' urine

Green (Living) Review

" 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.

Carbon Emissions Go Down. Fuel Efficiency Improves In European Cars

Eco Friendly Daily

The countries with the lowest recorded emissions were Bulgaria, Denmark, Greece, Ireland, Latvia, Lithuania, Netherlands and Sweden. Provisional European Union data released on Wednesday brought some good news. The data shows that fuel efficiency of cars running in the European Union got better last year as carbon emissions fell by 3.7%. EU is trying to cut average emissions from new cars to 130 grams of CO2 per kilometer by 2015.

Turkey Tells Egypt to Bypass Israel and Cyprus With Long Pipeline to Europe

Green Prophet

It’s possible that Erdogan, who recently visited Egypt, is trying to expand his country’s influence in the Nabucco Pipline agreement that was signed in 2009 in Ankara and in which Turkey and several European countries (Austria, Hungary, Romania and Bulgaria) will receive natural gas supplies from sources in Azerbaijan, Iraq, Turkmenistan and possibly Iran. Turkish PM Erdogan on recent visit to Egypt; more energy influence at Israel’s expense.

Avian Flu Rears Ugly Head Again in Israel and the Palestinian Territories

Green Prophet

Recently affected areas are to be found in Israel and the Palestinian Territories, Bulgaria, Romania, Nepal and Mongolia. Recently affected areas avian flu areas appear to be in Israel and the Palestinian Territories. The United Nations have urged this week for people to be ready against a possible but major resurgence of the Avian Flu, the H5N1, amid signs that a mutant strain of the deadly Bird Flu virus is spreading in Asia and beyond. There are unpredictable risks to human health.

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Why coppice?

Green (Living) Review

In some parts of Europe the use of wood for everyday objects continued much longer and in some cases continues to this day and the coppice worker''s products are still in demand, such as in some areas of Poland, the Czech Republic, Slovakia, Romania and Bulgaria. By Michael Smith (Veshengro) Were it not for the question mark this could be mistaken for the name of a woodland but while it is not about woodlands and their management it is.

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Just How Much Effort Is Europe Making To Reduce Waste Plastic?

Green Blog

Ireland, Bulgaria and Denmark have introduced a plastic bag tax which has hugely reduced the number of bags used.In The issue of waste plastic is of huge concern globally and in the UK alone, approximately 4.5 million tonnes of plastic enters the waste stream every year. As a keen reader of Green Blog I thought that it might be interesting to summarise the latest developments in the field of recycled packaging , here in the UK and Europe.

Air pollution in Europe has high economic and human cost

Green Blog

Germany and Poland are followed by Romania which has four of the dirtiest facilities; three are located in Bulgaria and the United Kingdom, two are in Greece; and the Czech Republic, Estonia, Italy and Slovakia all have one each. Air pollution in Europe cost society up to €189 billion (about US $235 billion) in 2012 alone, the European Environment Agency (EEA) said in a new assessment report.

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Welcome to the Blue Heart of Europe

Cool Green Science

The “Balkans” refers to the Balkan Peninsula of Europe, an area that is variably defined, but essentially refers to the area sandwiched between the Adriatic and Ionian Seas to the west and the Aegean and Black Seas to the south and east, which includes the countries of former Yugoslavia, Greece, European Turkey, Albania, Bulgaria and part of Romania.

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Will Germany really ban fracking?

Green Blog

The German government says it will soon move to ban fracking in the country until 2021, which would make it the latest nation (after France and Bulgaria ) to eliminate the destructive natural gas drilling process. In a press briefing, Economy Minister Sigmar Gabriel and Environmental Minister Barbara Hendricks noted that legislation will be drawn up and approved in the final half of the year.

10 Facts You Probably Didn’t Know about Solar Energy


For example, in the capital of Bulgaria, Sofia, 117 apartment owners have joined together to install solar panels on the roof of their block building [13]. #8 Sun, the star of our universe, the life and light giver. Without the heat and energy of the Sun, life on Earth would not be possible. Without its gravity, our solar system would not hold together. The Sun affects ocean currents, weather, changes of the seasons, climate, and even our mood.

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UKIP's right wing tendency

Green (Living) Review

The tactics are the same that are being employed by those behind the Daily Mail so-called newspaper, which is everything else but a newspaper, in their headlines that claim that everyone from Romania and Bulgaria is going to come to the UK now that they can, theoretically, in order to claim benefits and to take UK worker''s jobs.

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Europe bans bee-harming pesticides

Green Blog

Belgium, Bulgaria, Denmark, Estonia, Spain, France, Cyprus, Germany, Latvia, Luxembourg, Malta, the Netherlands, Poland, Slovenia and Sweden voted in favor of the ban. 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. Bees are vital to our ecosystem and food production because they pollinate three-quarters of all crops in the world.

Fighting Corruption Toolkit

The Green Changemakers

Corruption Fighters’ Tool Kit Special Edition 2004 Teaching Integrity to Youth: Examples from 11 countries Click on the links below to download individual chapters of the Tool Kit. CONTENTS 1. Introduction 2. Macau SAR Mr Pig and Superman William: Ethics Education for Primary Pupils 3. Brazil Where Your Taxes Go: Fiscal Education for Citizenship 4. Colombia Working with Universities: The Cátedra Programme 5. Italy Taking Anti-Corruption Heroes into Schools 6.

Natural & Organic Products Europe 2016 marks best ever show with 10% increase in attendees

Green (Living) Review

Show features included new pavilions from Soil Association and Organic Trade Board, Soil Association Organic Beauty, NATRUE, Demeter Italy, the Philippines, Thailand, Armenia & Moldova, Turkey, Peru, and Bulgaria.

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Butterflies or business - Europe can have both!

Green (Living) Review

EEA member countries: Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Cyprus, the Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Ireland, Italy, Latvia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxemburg, Malta, the Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Slovak Republic, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Turkey, the United Kingdom.

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Confronting the fascist threat in Europe and abroad

Green (Living) Review

All over the European Union the Romani People are being,, basically, ethnically cleansed from many areas by proxy, whether in Romania or Bulgaria or in Italy and France, with the European Commission and the European Parliament paying but lip-service to inclusion and protection of ethnic minorities.

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Limited Power Supply Shackles Armenia to Precarious Nuclear Plant

Green Prophet

The European Union required Bulgaria and Slovakia to shut down VVER 440 units in those countries before they could join the EU. In bucolic but earthquake-prone Armenia, people both fear and rely on a nuclear power plant that has operated for three decades with no primary containment structure. In the 1970s, a series of first-generation nuclear reactors were built in the former Soviet Union, all lacking the infrastructure to contain major ruptures in the reactor’s primary circuit.

The Speed of Life: Slow Down and Taste Life

The Alien Next Door

From gathering the ingredients (NZ lamb, feta from Bulgaria, cheese from Greece, local potatoes, carrots, and other veggies). The Alien Next Door Musings of Nina Munteanu, SF writer and Ecologist Tuesday, October 20, 2009 The Speed of Life: Slow Down and Taste Life Europeans really know how to eat. More to the point—they know how to slow down so they can enjoy what they are eating.

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The sun keeps shining bright: World solar power topped 100,000 megawatts in 2012

Green Blog

EU countries now annually installing hundreds or thousands of megawatts include Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Denmark, Germany, France, Greece, Italy, and the United Kingdom. The world installed 31,100 megawatts of solar photovoltaics (PV) in 2012—an all-time annual high that pushed global PV capacity above 100,000 megawatts. There is now enough PV operating to meet the household electricity needs of nearly 70 million people at the European level of use.