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Northern Hawk Owl in Germany

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First, most of Europe’s owl species are breeding in Germany anyway and are better found at other times of the year. I am not aware of a single twitchable Snowy Owl in Germany in the 21st century, and Great Grey Owl isn’t even on the German list. The first bird in Germany during my lifetime – that I know of – was in 2006, a long-staying and well-twitched bird in Brandenburg.

Germany to Create Bicycle Highway.

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This new track should effectively remove 50,000 vehicles from the roads daily, helping to reduce traffic jams and emissions related pollutants. With air. Bicycle Enlightened Society (Politics, Active Citizenship, Social Good) Z ADMIN Enlightened Society Featured Today Air Pollution bicycle bicycle highway bikes commute emissions

Trump's currency war against Germany

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It is not so much a currency war but a trade war against Germany (and the EU) and it was not started by Trump but by Obama. by Michael Smith (Veshengro) Not so long ago everything was Putin's fault, now it's Trump's. At least for the moment Volodya can breathe a sigh of relief.

Germany introduces a legal definition for vegan labelling

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Vegan food is Germany is about to change. With the recent Ipsos Mori poll finding as many as 900,000 vegans in Germany, it’s about time everyone shopped a little more confidently and avoided those dreaded hidden animal-product scares.

Five Things I Learned While Birding in Germany

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But this is a bird blog so I will stick to the birds here and simply share five things that I learned while birding in Germany or, to be more exact, while birding in Berlin. Mandarin Ducks are countable in Germany. … Trips Berlin Europe Germany

The truth about the Monday Demonstrations in East Germany

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by Michael Smith (Veshengro) In order to avoid any confusion the Monday Demonstration referred to here are not the Vigils for Peace, that have been coined Monday Demonstrations now as well, but those that happened in East Germany before the “Wall came down”.

Germany breaks 3 solar power records in 2 weeks

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Despite being quite a grey country, with average solar irradiation levels worse than even the US Northwest and Alaska, Germany is the world''s solar power leader. Due to it being a national holiday and there being less electricity demand, Germany hit yet another record — 50.6

juwi Wind and Solar Plant in Egypt is Remote-Controlled from Germany

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German project developer juwi has installed their first combined wind and solar plant in Egypt to be used for desalinating and pumping irrigation water for farms and it is monitored and controlled remotely from Germany.

Greater Rheas: Germany’s new Big Bird

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Germany is underrated as a birding destination. Greater Rheas, a species the Germans call Nandu, are very popular in Germany and frequently kept in zoos as well as private enclosures. The following map (taken from the highly esteemed site ornitho.de ) shows all observations of Greater Rheas throughout Germany since 1999. Observations of Greater Rheas in Germany since 1999 – map generated with the fabulous online data base ornitho.de.

Shortage of workers in Germany

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by Michael Smith (Veshengro) According to the government of the Federal Republic (not that there is a Democratic Republic anymore) there is a serious shortage of workers in the entire country of Germany. Both of those types can be found in Germany as much as and especially in Britain.

In Germany, Renewable Energy surpasses nuclear and coal power

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by Michael Smith (Veshengro) In 2011 Germany finally saw their renewable energy production top that of almost all other sources of energy. Germany plans to move away from nuclear energy completely by 2022. Germany, a very highly industrialized country with lots of heavy industry still to this day is able to switch over to renewable energy in this way but according to British government experts and others (experts, my backside) it is not possible to have the UK run on renewables.

Biting the bullet or jumping the shark? A potential Baikal Wagtail in Germany

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I recently saw and photographed what appears to be a Baikal Wagtail ( Motacilla alba-or-not baicalensis ) in Germany. Comparing it to “my” bird, I can’t help but feel I’ll have to jump the shark … Birds Europe Germany vagrant vagrants wagtailsIf I am correct, this would apparently constitute a first record for the Western Palearctic. So it may turn out to be a bit of a big deal. Or a bit of a PR disaster for my birding skillz if I am not correct.

Sea Shepherd’s Paul Watson Arrested in Germany

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Earlier today, Sea Shepherd Conservation Society president and founder Captain Paul Watson was arrested in Frankfurt, Germany. Sea Shepherd France president Lamya Essemlali posted to Facebook: “Captain Paul Watson was Read More. Animals Causes Environment News Top News

The resurgence of Gross-Deutschland, of the Greater Germany

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by Michael Smith (Veshengro) Every since the annexation of the German Democratic Republic, which used to be referred to as East Germany, by the Federal Republic of Germany, aka West Germany, the country is re-militarizing at a great speed. Although, it has to be said that it is more its occupational authority that is pushing Germany to be the spearhead of any NATO action against the Russian Federation. But Germany does not even need help in it ambitions.

June 22, 1941 – Nazi-Germany's cowardly attack on the Soviet Union

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by Michael Smith (Veshengro) In the early hours of Sunday, June 22, 1941, the cowardly attack of the forces of Nazi Germany against the Soviet Union began and today marks the 75th anniversary of this act.

Driving ban for combine harvesters in Germany

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by Michael Smith (Veshengro) In a number of German states and counties a driving ban is being considered or already put in force banning combine harvesters from the roads between 1500 hours on Friday and 0900 hours on Monday to allow holiday traffic free flow.

Germany tries to make professional salvagers illegal

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Most of those scrap metal business in Germany and elsewhere are operated by people from the Gypsy community and forcing them on welfare seems to be the reason for creating such laws.

Look Out Germany! Saudi Arabia to Overtake You as Solar World Leader

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This would make the Kingdom a bigger market than that of the current world leader, Germany. kWh per sq meter per day Saudi Arabian is much more suited to solar than Germany.

Over 50% of Germany's renewable energy is owned by citizens & farmers, not utility companies

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by Michael Smith (Veshengro) Sometimes, while not liking them for other reasons, I must wonder as to whether Germany and the Germans are some of the only ones, if not indeed THE only ones, who actually get green and eco properly.

Germany now has 1.3 million solar energy systems

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Germany now has 1.3 million solar power systems in Germany with German solar photovoltaic collectors having generated 28 billion kilowatts, in 2012, supplying 5% of Germany's total demand for electricity.

First Outbreak of Usutu Virus in Germany

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That is very cold for the south of Germany. This thrush is extremely common in urban and suburban Germany and one of the most conspicuous bird species here, comparable to the American Robin in North America. Okay, I meant to write an entertaining post. I honestly did.

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Ten people in Germany die from E.coli

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The update provided by Germany on 27 May reports 276 cases of HUS since 25 April. Most cases are from, or have a history of travel to, northern Germany (mainly Hamburg, Northern Lower Saxony, Schleswig-Holstein).

Some was bad but much was good, in East Germany

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by Michael Smith (Veshengro) Some was bad but most was good, in the German Democratic Republic, what was known as East Germany or communist East Germany. Even West Germans who now learn how East Germany functioned are finding that there were things that were very good.

Nuclear Plant Closures in Germany Could Signal a Nuclear Energy Exit

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Germany has gone one step further and has shut down seven of its seventeen plants. The CDU got clobbered in Hamburg last month and is trying to hold on to power in Baden-Wuerttemberg, one of Germany’s most economically dynamic states and a conservative stronghold for more than 60 years.

Is Straw Germany's Next Big Energy Resource?

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Straw from agriculture could play an important role in the future energy mix for Germany. According to them, from a total of 30 million tons of cereal straw produced annually in Germany, between 8 and 13 million tons of it could be used sustainably for energy or fuel production. Up until now it has been underutilised as a biomass residue and waste material.

Red-necked Grebes in Germany

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Europe has five regular grebe species, and all of them can be found as breeding birds in Germany. The rarest of the trio, Slavonian or Horned Grebe , only has a very small breeding population with a handful of pairs in Germany’s far North. Black-necked Grebes , on the other hand, are rather widespread throughout Germany much like Great Crested and Little Grebes. Additionally, they mostly leave Germany during our winter.

Solar powered hydrogen filling station opens in Germany

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Solar powered hydrogen filling station opens in Germany. Fraunhofer ISE has opened a public hydrogen filling station in Freiburg, Germany, which has been created to serve as a demonstration platform for a clean fuel dispensing station network that is planned for the state. Solar hydrogen filling station opens in Freiburg, Germany The roof of the station is equipped with photovoltaic panels that generate all the electricity that the station requires to produce hydrogen.

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Germany to phase out nuclear power

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Germany to close all its nuclear power plants by 2022 By Michael Smith (Veshengro) The German government has agreed on a roadmap for phasing out nuclear power, after reconsidering the implications of nuclear power in the wake of the Fukushima reactor meltdown after the earthquake and tsunami. However, Germany, I think, should be congratulated for taking this step of shutting down all its nuclear power plants.

Italy joins Germany and Switzerland in nuclear power ban

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Economic Development Minister Paolo Romani said the leaks at Japan's Fukushima plant had changed everything and that Italy was merely taking the same steps as Germany and others in altering energy strategies following the disaster.

Germany Breaks Own Renewable Energy Record

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Germany has just broken its own record for the amount of energy generated by renewable sources in a day. On July 25th, the country generated 78 percent of its total Read More The post Germany Breaks Own Renewable Energy Record appeared first on Ecorazzi. Causes Environment News Science Top News

Heavy anti-nuclear protests in Germany

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Greenpeace International Executive Director Kumi Naidoo addresses protesters at the anti-nuclear demonstration, Dannenberg, Germany. These past days there have been heavy protests and blockades in Germany against a train carrying nuclear waste from France.

Germany to Close all Nuclear Plants by 2022

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Germany will shut all its nuclear reactors by 2022. In a surprise announcement Angela Merkel has committed to much more far reaching changes in the nuclear industry in Germany than most were expecting.

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Fascism in Germany did not start with Hitler and the NSDAP

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Fascism in Germany did not start with Hitler and the NSDAP and neither did it end there by Michael Smith (Veshengro) It has often been suggested and is generally assumed that Fascism in Germany equals National-Socialism and thus began with Hitler and the NSDAP. Hitler and the NSDAP was just the, then, latest manifestation of fascism in Germany. Fascism in Germany also did not end with the end of World War Two and the collapse of the Third Reich.

Sun Salutations! Germany’s Siemens Pulls Out of Nuclear Energy

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Siemen’s decision to leave the nuclear energy business goes along with German Chancellor Angela Merkel’s announcement that all of Germany’s remaining 17 nuclear power plants will be shut down by the year 2020.

Animal Activists Call For Cowbell Ban in Germany

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What was once part of a tradition (and a hilarious SNL skit) may become history for a good reason as animal rights activists are calling for farmers to ditch cowbells Read More The post Animal Activists Call For Cowbell Ban in Germany appeared first on Ecorazzi.

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

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All Austria Bergen Europe Finland France Germany Grafenegg Hohenems Kuhmo Lake Chiemsee Norway Pays de la Meije Potsdam Schwarzenberg Thiré Bergen International Festival Dans Les Jardin De William Christie Eco classical music festivals in Europe Festival Europe 2015 by Frank Kuznik Festival Messiaen Graffenegg Festival green classical music festivals in Europe Herrenchiemsee Festival Kuhmo Chamber Music Festival Musikrestspiele Potsdam Sanssouci Schubertiade

I Hosted a Foreign Exchange Student & Learned Lessons to Last a Lifetime.

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Adventure Arts & Culture Family, Youth, Enlightened Education Travel after graduation citizen ambassadors foreign exchange student gap year germany host family paid vacation travel youthWe are all ambassadors for our own culture or community. What we say and do in the course of each day matters. I have family who are Mexican, Muslim, gay, and atheist. Unfortunately, they are sometimes.

The little-known effect of the Egyptian Goose on the work load of the Florida Records Committee

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Birds Florida geese Germany invasive species waterfowl“ Extraordinary claims require extraordinary proof ” Carl Sagan. The ABA checklist committee has recently added the Egyptian Goose to the official ABA checklist, based on an established population in southeastern Florida. The reactions of the birding scene to this addition have been rather varied. Some rejoice at this news since it provides them with an additional tick.

Germany kicks our butts, again, at clean energy

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Germany has hit a new clean energy milestone : So far this year, the country has gotten more electricity from renewables than from any other single source, 27.7 Germany green living renewable energy

The Gawky Guillemot

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However, one of the little sweet candies Germany still enjoys today from its own disastrous colonial past is the Common Guillemot, or Common Murre. Germany has only one high seas island it calls its own, the mighty (from a birding perspective) island of Heligoland.