Deadly Floods Surprise Europe

Environmental News Network

Deadly Floods Surprise EuropeFlash floods have devastated several communities in Germany, Belgium, and The Netherlands.

Climate Change to Bring More Intense Storms Across Europe

Environmental News Network

Investigating how climate affects intense rainstorms across Europe, climate experts have shown there will be a significant future increase in the occurrence of slow-moving intense rainstorms. Climate Change to Bring More Intense Storms Across Europe

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A Scorcher in Siberia and Europe

Environmental News Network

A Scorcher in Siberia and EuropeWhile record-breaking heat enveloped the Pacific Northwest in June 2021, other parts of the Northern Hemisphere also saw early-summer temperatures climb.

Climate warnings: over 200 people die as Germany suffers Europe’s most deadly extreme weather event

A Greener Life

Storms across parts of western Europe made rivers and reservoirs burst their banks, triggering flash flooding overnight as saturated soils could not absorb any more water. Flooding in Kordel, Germany. Photo credit: Chz – Own work, CC BY-SA 4.0 via Wikimedia. By Anders Lorenzen.

Europe drowning in plastic waste

Green (Living) Review

by Michael Smith (Veshengro) Now that China has closed its doors, from January 1, 2018, to (plastic) waste for recycling from Europe (and elsewhere) the countries of Europe are beginning to drown in (plastic) waste and many are now looking for other developing countries, such as Vietnam, to take this waste for recycling, Britain among them. Britain China EU Europe European Union green living plastic Plastic Waste recycling UK waste

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Editorializing Europe's carbon market

Environmental Economics

But analysts are increasingly worried that technical mistakes, Europe’s prolonged recession and the failure of policy makers to strengthen the system is undermining its effectiveness. Like all such systems, Europe’s program caps the overall emissions that power plants, steel mills and other industries can put into atmosphere. Europe’s job is to put that system on a sounder footing to make sure it doesn’t undo the real progress it has made.

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

Green Traveler Guides

But you need not have her extraordinary acuity to go green with classical music, especially in Europe during the summer. All the best artists and orchestras […] Europe’s 8 best ‘eco’ classical music festivals this summer is a post from: Green Traveler Guides. | Concertos in Green | Superstar pianist Hélène Grimaud is a synesthete, a person who experiences sounds as colors—Bach in orange and red, Beethoven in bright yellow and green.

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Europe’s secret beauties: 5 breathtaking cities for green travelers

Green Traveler Guides

Austria Biarritz Community Europe Ferrara France Germany Heidelberg Innsbruck Italy Spain Valencia Xtras green cities EU green cities Europe| Hidden No More | The most famous European cities are on everybody’s radar, and justifiably so. But there are others equally beautiful and picturesque, just not quite so well known. Typically these tend to be even more authentic—expressly because they aren’t tourist magnets.

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Want to stay close to nature in Europe? Try mobi-camping!

Green Traveler Guides

Costa Verde Croatia Europe France Spain best mobile home parks for Europe vacations best mobile parks for EU holidays mobi-camping top caravan rental for Europe holiday| It’s Glamping Plus | You know about glamping—luxury camping with the comforts of home. But have you heard of mobi-camping? We didn’t think so. We just coined the phase…pass it on.

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

Green Traveler Guides

| Concertos in the Key of Eco | There is arguably no worse place to spend a summer vacation than the major cities of Europe, which are hot, overpriced and teeming with tourists. There is, however, a smart alternative: Follow the locals to the countryside, where the world’s greatest orchestras and classical stars offer sublime musical […].

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The Remarkable Story of How the Bison Returned to Europe

Nature Conservancy - Science

Yes, the bison roams across Europe. And the story of its conservation rescue may be even more dramatic than that of its American counterpart. Wildlife Bison Forests Genetics Grasslands Mammals Restoration

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Where are the 5 coolest eco-friendly winter sports destinations in Europe?

Green Traveler Guides

| Skiing In Green & White | Europe. Each of […] Where are the 5 coolest eco-friendly winter sports destinations in Europe? In many parts of this vast and varied continent, winter is a great time to visit—especially if you love snow and mountains and the many ways we’ve devised to play in them. So where are the hottest (or should that be coolest?) winter sports destinations with an eco-friendly vibe?

Must-Visit Destinations in Central Europe

Green Prophet

Set between the blue Baltic Sea and the alluring Alps is is one of Europe’s most populous regions. The cultural and political history of the region is one of the key reasons the countries in Central Europe are so close knit – not just geographically, but also culturally. Must-Visit Destinations in Central Europe. Budapest, the capital of Hungary, is believed to be one of the most beautiful cities in Europe.

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Europe’s greener skies

Green Traveler Guides

Europe’s greener skies is a post from: Green Traveler Guides. | Green Travel News |. S tarting January 1, a new law will charge a greenhouse gas emissions tax on all air travel to and from European Union airports. The plan, which was passed by the European parliament two years ago, was recently given the green light after a court challenge led by a U.S.-based based aviation group was rejected. As a result of the new tax, airline ticket prices to EU destinations are expected to rise $3-$15.

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Natural & Organic Awards Europe 2016: winners announced

Green (Living) Review

The winners of the coveted Natural & Organic Awards Europe 2016 were announced yesterday (Monday 18 April) at the Natural & Organic Products Europe trade show; which took place at ExCeL London. The next edition of Natural & Organic Products Europe will take place on 2-3 April 2017 at ExCeL London.

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Europe Maintains Commitment to Ambition and Action at Recent Marrakesh Climate Talks

Cool Green Science

In Europe, this observed climate change has already led to a wide range of impacts on the environment, economy and human health [2]. Within Europe, the next decade and a half will see renewable energy raise its share of electricity generation capacity from 40 percent in 2012 to 60 percent in 2030 [9]. Of course, much to do remains if the global Paris Agreement climate goals are to be met, and Europe must play its role. 2016 is now set to be the warmest year on record [1].

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Austerity bites hard in Europe

Green (Living) Review

However, as said, in mainland Europe people are now scavenging in dumpsters of food stores (and stores in general) for anything usable out of necessity as the austerity measures of the governments are biting very hard indeed. by Michael Smith (Veshengro) In many member states of European Union (and Euro) land austerity measures are biting and are hitting the poorest hardest.

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"Pruitt blasts Europe, Merkel for ‘hypocrisy’ on climate" [part 4]

Environmental Economics

Actually, the mainstream media seems to be covering the non-climate work that Pruitt is doing at the EPA fairly well (e.g., this , this and this ): Pruitt argued that the media's focus on climate change has distracted from the work he is doing at the EPA on everything from air pollution to regulating dangerous chemicals. "We’ve "We’ve got a very positive environmental agenda.

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"Pruitt blasts Europe, Merkel for ‘hypocrisy’ on climate" [part 3]

Environmental Economics

This is the kind of thing I say to annoy and embarrass my kids: Pruitt bristled at the phrase "climate denier," a description that his critics have often applied to him in light of his repeated statements disputing scientific conclusions about the large role humans play in warming the planet. "What "What does it even mean? That’s what I think about it. I deny the climate? Really? Wow, OK. That’s crazy, in my view," he said. via www.politico.com.

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Power to the EV: Norway spearheads Europe's electric vehicle surge

Green (Living) Review

With ambitious emissions-reduction targets, support from government and the car industry, electromobility is on the verge of major expansion in Europe, reports Yale Environment 360 Oslo, Norway’s capital, like most of the Scandinavian country’s cities and towns, boasts bus-lane access for electric vehicles (EVs), recharging stations aplenty, privileged parking, and toll-free travel for electric cars.

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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. As journalist Arthur Nelsen said, “More is known about rivers in the Amazon than Europe’s last wild waterways in the Balkans.”

Europe plans greener farming policy

Green (Living) Review

Commenting on European Commission proposals released on Thursday, November 18, 2010 on the future of European farming policy, Friends of the Earth food campaigner Kirtana Chandrasekaran said: "The Commission is right to recognise the need to tackle the damaging impacts of European farming and the problems caused by our dependence on overseas sources of protein to feed our animals.

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Intelsat blocks Iranian channels in Europe

Green (Living) Review

State censorship at its finest by Michael Smith (Veshengro) International satellite services provider Intelsat has blocked Iran’s official broadcast channels in Europe, a company spokesman confirmed on Thursday, October 25, 2012. The company, however, would not confirm or deny an Iranian report that it did so at the order of the US government.

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Alliance for Natural Health Europe scaremongering

Green (Living) Review

By Michael Smith (Veshengro) The Alliance for Natural Health Europe ( [link] ) is seriously engaged in scaremongering as regards to the new laws regarding herbal remedies being sold in the EU. It would appear from their little advert that the Alliance for Natural Health Europe has a nice little agenda in scaring people and on the back of that making money.

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U.S. Coal Exports Causing Deaths in Europe

Sierra Club Compass

Increasing coal burning in Europe caused 2,000 additional premature deaths, with exports from the U.S. accounted for 65 percent of Europe''s increased coal consumption. The problem is with ongoing economic turmoil Europe''s decision-makers have decided to pamper dirty industries in false hopes of protecting jobs, rather than pushing forward with a clean energy economy to put Europeans back to work. The ones peddling death and disease to our friends in Europe?

Construction of Europes largest vertical farm is underway

AGreenLiving

Once finished, the facility will become Europe’s largest vertical farm at 14 stories high in a 7,000-square-meter facility at Copenhagen Markets in Denmark. Construction of Europes largest vertical farm is underway.

Confronting the fascist threat in Europe and abroad

Green (Living) Review

by Michael Smith (Veshengro) In Europe today, and especially in the EU member states, fascism is again rearing its ugly head and is attempting to present itself as a solution to the disorientated and the desperate – to those whose world appears to be crumbling around them in the midst of economic ruin. Fascism in Europe is most commonly associated with Adolf Hitler''s National Socialist German Workers Party.

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Energy Consumption in Homes Across Europe

Environmental News Network

From: Cast Iron Radiators 4u. Consumerism Green Building Sustainability Conservation energy Tips

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What Does the Brexit Vote Mean for Conservation in Europe?

Cool Green Science

And so the recent Brexit vote has serious consequences for conservation, in both the UK, Europe, and beyond. The consequence of Brexit is a problem for Europe, and particularly Britain. A huge proportion of environmental regulation in the United Kingdom has been driven by change from Europe. Opinion EuropeNature conservation isn’t isolated from politics.

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Influenza is slowly progressing in Europe

Green (Living) Review

by Michael Smith (Veshengro) According to the Weekly Influenza Surveillance Overview published on Friday, January 20, 2012, influenza is slowly progressing across Europe and is currently dominated by A(H3N2) viruses. During week 1/2012 (2–8 January 2012), of 625 sentinel specimens collected and tested, 81 (13%) were positive for influenza viruses.

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

Green (Living) Review

Renowned for attracting a who’s who of buyers from across the health, beauty, food and eco-living categories, Natural & Organic Products EuropeEurope’s leading natural and organic products show – welcomed a record 10,226 total attendees from 86 countries through its doors last month on 17-18 April at London ExCeL. Natural & Organic Products Europe has all the variety and diversity that our team is looking for, all in one place.

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Natural & Organic Products Europe to showcase record number of organic products for 2016

Green (Living) Review

Visitors to this month’s Natural & Organic Products Europe trade show will be able to source more certified organic food, drink, health, nutrition, and beauty products than ever before. We are thrilled that a record number of Soil Association licensees will be exhibiting at this year’s Natural & Organic Products Europe,” comments Clare McDermott, Business Development Director at Soil Association Certification.

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Europe thinks it's time for 'best before' dates to expire

Green (Living) Review

Too much food is thrown away just because it has reached the ''best before'' date. Best before’ does not mean ‘toxic after’. An estimated 15 million tons of food is wasted annually in the European Union, and 15 percent of that is caused by “the wrong interpretation of best before dates,” according to Sharon Dijksma, minister for agriculture in the Netherlands.

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Gaza Seawater Desalination Plant Backed By Europe

Green Prophet

Funding and technical support has been offered by Europe to help build a desalination plant in Gaza – but is desalination a wise choice? In the Gaza Strip it is estimated that just 5% of the available water is suitable for consumption. As such any efforts to help improve water security are not only welcome but necessary. France recently announced that they would be contributing €10 million towards the construction of a desalination plant in Gaza.

Butterflies or business - Europe can have both!

Green (Living) Review

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. SOER 2010 concludes that a fully integrated approach to transforming Europe to a resource-efficient green economy can not only result in a healthy environment, but also boost prosperity and social cohesion.

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Nearly half Europe’s electricity could be produced by households by 2050, study shows

Green (Living) Review

The study, commissioned by Greenpeace, the European Renewable Energy Federation, Friends of the Earth and REScoop.eu, sees so-called ‘energy citizens’ producing 611 TWh of electricity by 2030 – a fifth of Europe’s forecast demand. by Michael Smith (Veshengro) More than a quarter of a million Europeans could be producing their own energy by the middle of the century if certain policies are pursued, a new report has found.

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Green City Solutions from Dresden wins Europe’s founder price in the circular economy

Green (Living) Review

Last night in Berlin, Start-up Green City Solutions won the international Green Alley Award 2016, Europe's first founders award for the circular economy. The installation is already used in Europe and Asia. (Press Release) Idea of air purification in cities prevails against competition Berlin, 28 October 2016. Green City Solutions has combined a moss installation with an IoT-Technology that provides clean air and reduces urban heat.

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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. Business & Politics Agriculture bees EU Europe European commission European Union food production pesticides politics UK

Europe Laps up Dubai’s Camel Milk Beauty Bars

Green Prophet

There’s bottled camelicious milk, which comes in different flavors, delectable chocolate produced by Al Nassma Chocolates, and now EICMP is selling milk and the byproduct of its production to select boutique cosmetic brands throughout Europe. “We’re We’re picking and choosing only premium cosmetics makers in Europe, not mass-market producers of beauty products,” Kirsten Lange, director of communications at EICMP, told Gulf News.

Opinion: So, Germany, you want to do more to tackle climate change?

A Greener Life

But the reality is that Germany is far from the top of the leaderboard when it comes to climate action in Europe, let alone in the world. Flooding in the German region of Rhineland – Palatinate. Photo credit: CnndrBrbr via Wikimedia. By Anders Lorenzen.

Verbund in the fall: a week with Europe’s sustainability leaders

AGreenLiving

From BASF to BMW to PRI, Europe holds major innovation in sustainability. See more here: Verbund in the fall: a week with Europe’s sustainability leaders. Business Green basf bmw europe holds-major leadership pri

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Shale is not a miracle solution for Europe

Green (Living) Review

by Michael Smith (Veshengro) Shale is not the miracle solution for Europe that is being made out to be by especially the British government. Shale oil and gas have had but limited benefits for the US economy and their advantages for Europe will be even slimmer, a French think tank said recently.

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How To Hitch Hike from Europe to the Middle East

Green Prophet

First, stay with your feet to the ground: Moving from Europe to the Middle East isn’t something you do overnight. From Europe you can actually quite easily take a train to Damascus, or maybe even Amman. Crossing Europe by thumb was fairly easy, but wasn’t as magical as hitch-hiking through the Middle East. Full of adventures, and matching the rhythm of the place, Does recounts his long hitch hiking journey from Denmark to Egypt.