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.

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Bulgaria Bans Fracking After Public Protests


Bulgaria has just recently joined Brazil and Nigeria as countries in which oil giant Chevron are experiencing problems. I say this following the announcement that the US oil company has been prohibited from developing shale gas reserves via the process of hydraulic fracturing.

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.

WATCH: Heartwarming Journey of Two Ex-Circus Lions to Africa


Two rescued ex-circus lions from Bulgaria have finally arrived in South Africa, after embarking on an epic journey of more than 10,000 miles. The eight-year-old brothers, Jora and Black, were Read More The post WATCH: Heartwarming Journey of Two Ex-Circus Lions to Africa appeared first on Ecorazzi. Animals Causes News Top News

Selena Gomez Might Add a Bulgarian Stray Dog to Her Family


Selena Gomez, who just adopted a pooch in Canada last October, might be bringing home a stray from Bulgaria. If her mother approves. Read More. Animals Causes News Top News selena gomez

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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Planning and executing birding plans in the times of corona-virus

10,000 Birds

First, 800 km of driving from Belgrade through Bulgaria to very NE corner of Greece and the Dadia Forest National Park with its 36 species of diurnal raptors, out of Europe’s 38. “If you want to make God laugh, tell him about your plans.” Like many of you, I had plans for this year’s spring migration: to bird the very best tour of the Balkans, heading for northeastern Greece.

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Music Monday: Room of Wonders

Wend Magazine

That’s exactly what Stone did–the culmination of his concept is Room of Wonders, an album that’s carried by the banjo, inspired by music from, as stated on his website’s About page , “Norway, Sweden, Brazil, Bulgaria, Italy and North America.&# The rhythmic movement that accompanies music–otherwise known as dance–is what inspired this album, Room of Wonders , pioneered by banjo player Jayme Stone.

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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.

New report Forecasts Huge Growth in Green Jobs


Middle income economies including Brazil, Indonesia, South Africa, Bulgaria could create up to 19 million jobs over 5 years. The International Trade Union Confederation (ITUC) has called on governments to drive investment of at least 2% of GDP in the green economy in the wake of independent economic analysis forecasting the potential for green jobs growth.

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.

2018 132

Signs of Global Warming or Not?

Eco Friendly Daily

Restaurants in Vienna have opened their patios and beaches in Bulgaria are already packed. Europe, like much of the planet, has experienced a much milder winter than normal. There are also some species of trees in Austria, that shouldn’t be pollinating until spring, that have already begun their pollination cycles. But Scientists are trying to determine if it’s just an unusually warm winter, or if it’s extreme proof of global warming.

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.

2011 115

Is Russia Behind Bulgarian Anti Fracking Protests ?


According a number of East European nations, particularly Poland and Bulgaria, are actively investigating the possibility of establishing hydraulic fracturing ("fracking") operations on their territory to develop an indigenous natural Pity the poor Eastern Europeans. Fifty years under the domination of their massive Soviet eastern neighbor then the collapse of Communism there two decades ago offered undreamed of opportunities to join both the European Union and NATO.

We are Just Money Grubbers

10,000 Birds

They do breed in the Balkans, in Montenegro and Greece where I observed them, as well as in Bulgaria and Romania. Although some sub-populations have shown recent increases (including in Greece, Montenegro, Albania, Bulgaria, Russia and Turkey), this species’s population is suspected to have decreased rapidly over the last three generations… “Former declines were primarily caused by wetland drainage, shooting and persecution by fishers.

2016 169

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.

(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.

2010 63

The Top-5 Birding Hotspots of Serbia

10,000 Birds

Unlike the previous hotspots, which lie close to Belgrade, the Kompenzacioni bazen lake (literally “compensation pool”), is in the town of Pirot, close to the border with Bulgaria and about 300 km from Belgrade. “I would certainly recommend Serbia to visiting birders. My own trip was not an intensive birding experience, and August is clearly not the most productive month. I chalked up 132 species in a pretty relaxed eight days, during which birds shared the agenda with culture.

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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.

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.

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.

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.

2017 126

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.

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.

2011 133

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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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.

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.

2011 109

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.

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.

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.

2012 77

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.

Pelican Lake (Greece): Magic Revisited

10,000 Birds

The sun rises over the village of Chrysochorafa, by Kerkini Lake in the north of Greece, not far from the triple border with Bulgaria and FYRO Macedonia. Early September morning. Barn Swallows and Eurasian Collared Doves on the wires… I was here for the first time in April this year (find about it here ) and easily made up my mind: this is a place worthy of many returns.

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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.

2011 73

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.

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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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.

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.

2013 117

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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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.

2016 129