Estonia launches nation-wide fast charging network for electric vehicles

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Estonia, a small country located in the Baltic region of northern Europe, becomes the first in the world to offer a public and nation-wide charging network for electric vehicles – with an easy subscription-based payment method. There are 619 electric vehicles registered in Estonia, the majority of these are used by state authorities. This may not seem like much, but it’s worth remembering that Estonia is a small country with a population of only a little over a million people.

Tartu turns a major street into a car-free haven for a month

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Tartu is the second-largest city in Estonia and is slated to become the European Capital of Culture in 2024 with the slogan “Arts of Survival.” Related: London creates massive car-free zones as the city reopens “It [also] created a public discussion all over Estonia on climate change, excessive car ownership and different methods in tackling the issues of building a sustainable future,” the designers explained in a project statement.

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This luxurious home is a pollutant-free paradise and it’s for sale

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Eco Green city clean-air climate change design environmental impact estonia garden homes house pedestrian friendly public-space street sustainable design urbanLocated in Norwalk, Connecticut, this recently listed pollutant-free home at 88 Old Saugatuck Road has been void of chemicals, insecticides and pesticides for more than 26 years.

Heatwave sweeping across western Russia

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In the western city of Pskov which is near the border with Estonia, families were filmed trying to cool down at a lakeside beach. Children play with sprayed water during a hot summer day at the Moscow Zoo, in Moscow, Russia. Photo credit: Reuters / Tatyana Makeyeva. By Anders Lorenzen.

Over 75 Nationalities Can Now Apply for an Egypt Visa Online

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Estonia. 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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I'm just humbled to be nominated (and arrogant enough to believe I contribute)

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The seven finalists -- Columbus, Ohio; Oulu, Finland; Stratford, Canada; Taichung City, Taiwan; Tallinn, Estonia; Taoyuan County, Taiwan; and. On Wednesday, Louis Zacharilla, co-founder of the Intelligent Community Forum. ICF), announced the organization's seven finalists for the 2013. Intelligent Community of the Year. The announcement was made during the. final day of the Pacific Telecommunications Council's annual meeting in. Honolulu.

Zaha Hadid Architects designs BREEAM-targeted terminal for electrified Rail Baltic

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Zaha Hadid Architects has won a competition to design the new terminal for the Rail Baltic railway, a major continuous rail link in Northeastern Europe that will connect Tallin, Estonia to Warsaw, Poland, where it will then join the European high-speed rail that covers Western Europe.

Rezidor signs global partnership with World Clean Up 2012

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The official World Clean Up 2012 campaign will start with an international conference at the Radisson Blu Olympia Hotel in Tallinn, Estonia. World Clean Up started as a national clean-up day in Estonia in 2008 with 50,000 people joining in the cause.

Sicily hits record high temperature amid heatwave

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Turkey, Estonia and Moscow have all been breaking heat records. In the latest extreme weather news, Europe has set a new record high temperature. Sicily hit 48.8 degrees Celsius this week, or 119.85 Fahrenheit, according to a reading at a Syracuse, Sicily monitoring station. At press time, the record high hadn’t yet been verified by the World Meteorological Organization. But if the organization accepts the reading, it will be the hottest day in recorded European history.

Petra Cave Dweller is One of Couchsurfing’s Most Popular Hosts

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A man from Estonia rocked up the cave when Al-Bedoul had to work, but that didn’t stop his family from showing the couch surfer a good time. It takes a certain kind of traveler to use Couchsurfing in the first place. Can you imagine high-flying Emiratis or Saudis rocking up on a stranger’s doorstep with a bag full of groceries? And then, would they be willing to give up the comfort of their elaborate villas for a couch?

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Team Israel and the UAE go leg to leg at the Tour de France in 2020

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You risk your life walking on the streets of Israel, but cycling is another matter completely.

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Seaspiracy inspires grocery store to stop selling fish

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Estonia, Croatia, Singapore, Malta and Switzerland. “Seaspiracy” is trying to save the oceans, and the new Netflix documentary and movement is making strides. Already, it’s convinced Slowood, a grocery store in Hong Kong , to phase out the sale of fish products. The documentary is produced by Kip Anderson, who also brought the world “Cowspiracy” and “What the Health.”

IKEA purchases forested land in Georgia for conservation

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Latvia, Estonia, Romania and Lithuania. The Ingka Group has acquired over 10,800 acres of land in southeastern Georgia to protect it from developments. Ingka is an investment group of the Swedish retail firm IKEA , which has several stores in the U.S. The group announced on January 14 that it will be purchasing land close to the Altamaha River Basin in a bid to conserve it.

Tallinn and free public transport - one year on

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Tallinn is the capital and largest city of Estonia, a small country located in northern Europe with a population of around 1.3 In the summer of 2012 Estonia started to work on a public charging network for electric vehicles – with an easy subscription-based payment method for its users. After building fast-charging stations in every city and larger village, Estonia became the first country to offer a nation-wide charging network for electric vehicles last year.

Climate change is leading to increased winter drownings

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Canada, Germany, Sweden, Japan, Italy, Russia, Finland, Latvia and Estonia. A new study, published in the journal PLoS One , has revealed that there is a significant relationship between increased drownings in the winter and climate change.

80% of Middle East and Africa Concerned About Climate Change

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However the lack of concern from citizens in rich and polluting nations such as Norway, New Zealand, Estonia and the Netherlands (where in every case, only half or less of the population is concerned about global warming) is worrying. According to a recent survey, Africa and the Middle East is the second region in the world that is most concerned about climate change.

Dramatically twisted timber weaves together in the Steampunk pavilion

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In Tallinn, Estonia, a team of designers have merged traditional craftsmanship with digital modeling to create Steampunk, a sculptural pavilion that uses steam-bent hardwood and computer-aided design. Winner of the Tallinn Architecture Biennial 2019 Installation Program Competition, the spectacular artwork uses the laborious process of steam bending timber by hand, rather than by robotic production, to call attention to the merits of traditional craftsmanship absent in machine building.

Air pollution in Europe has high economic and human cost

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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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Crypto crowdfunding meets energy efficiency in Apple co-founder’s new venture

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A mere three years ago, my inbox was bloated with news about startups such as South Africa’s Sun Exchange or Estonia’s WePower or Australia’s Power Ledger focused on “democratizing” the ability of individual investors to back solar projects, often in emerging markets or communities off the grid or radar of traditional financers.

Europe bans bee-harming pesticides

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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.

Butterflies or business - Europe can have both!

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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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Shocking analysis by country of years left to zero emissions

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if including its huge GHG Exports), Antigua & Barbuda (2.8), Zambia (2.9), Canada (3.0), Bahrain (3.0), United States (3.1), Trinidad & Tobago (3.3), Luxembourg (3.4), Panama (3.7), New Zealand (3.7), Estonia (4.0), Botswana (4.1), Ireland (4.3), Saudi Arabia (4.4), Venezuela (4.6), Indonesia (4.8), Equatorial Guinea (5.0), Belgium (5.0). “Australia is committed to a greedy and inhumane course of climate exceptionalism, climate racism and climate injustice.&#.

Population or Environmental Food Crisis, Part 6: Alternative agriculture

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Data from the Czech Republic and Estonia are not available until after 2002 and 2003 respectively. This is part six of a series of articles that take a closer look on the relationship between increasing human population levels and the food production system that sustains human livelihoods. While part five examined conventional agriculture , this post will look on the possibilities and realities of organic farming to feed a growing population.

Island Nations can fight Climate Genocide with Carbon Debt & Carbon Credit Analysis

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At the 2011 Durban Climate Conference the US, with the help of its climate criminal lackeys Australia and Canada, again succeeded in preventing requisite international climate change action. It was reported that Island States had again pleaded with other representatives to avert “ climate genocide ” but their pleas fell on deaf ears at Durban, as at Cancun, as at Copenhagen.

Analysis by country of fossil fuel burning-based Carbon Debt and Carbon Credit

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Fossil fuel burning yielding the greenhouse gas (GHG) carbon dioxide (CO2) is a major component of man-made global warming. In relation to carbon pollution from the burning of fossil fuels, Net Carbon Debt is equal to the Historical Carbon Debt (from fossil fuel burning since the start of the Industrial Revolution in circa 1750) minus the Carbon Credit (the residual carbon pollution from fossil fuel burning permitted between now and zero emissions in 2050).