Arplan envisions a new, green City Oasis for Latvia

AGreenLiving

The new City Oasis is a planned residential area in Riga, Latvia that has been designed for optimal efficiency. Structural engineer Finmap Latvia worked on the project, using design technologies to create an optimal construction plan for City Oasis. Arplan envisions a new, green City Oasis for Latvia. Green a-and-engineer a-dark-building a-sports-center china future latvia oasis russian walking-on-path world-heritage yellow

Watch: Indiscriminate logging in Latvia is fueled by Britain’s markets

Green Blog

Al Jazeera English takes a closer look at the forests in Latvia which are being cut down at an unsustainable rate in one of their recent episodes of People & Power (see the video above). “The Baltic nation of Latvia is blessed with some of the most beautiful forests in the world, millions of square kilometres of pristine woodland that support a complex biodiversity of rare species of animals and plants. [.]

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Top 10 ethical destinations in the developing world

Green Traveler Guides

Argentina Bahamas Central America Chile Costa Rica Dominica Europe Latvia Mauritius News Palau Serbia South Pacific Islands Uruguay Ethical Traveler Green Travel NewsEvery year, Ethical Traveler reviews the policies and practices of the world's developing nations, then selects the ten that are doing the best job of preserving their environment, promoting human rights and creating a sustainable, community-based tourism industry.

World’s 10 best ethical destinations for 2014

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City of Telosa enlists Bjarke Ingels Group for urban utopia

AGreenLiving

Related: Arplan envisions a new, green City Oasis for Latvia Marc Lore, an American billionaire, former Walmart CEO and well-known investor, envisioned this urban utopia. Eco Green a-embodies-are a-gridded-city city city design education latvia urban

What causes zombie plants?

AGreenLiving

Green a-host-and climate change earth latvia livelihoods organisms plant plants science studyParasitic bacteria can teach us a lot, according to scientists who have just discovered a manipulation mechanism used by the bacteria to slow down plant aging. Their insights might lead to new ways to protect food crops from disease. Some plants fall so far under the sway of parasites that they’re termed “zombies.”

Coral reef capacity has declined by 50% since the 1950s

AGreenLiving

Eco Green climate change community coral-reef earth education latvia livelihoods university urban william-cheungA recent study published by One Earth has revealed the troubled state of coral reefs globally and their impact on the ecosystem. The researchers established that the coral reefs’ capacity to offer ecological services relied upon by humans has declined by 50% since the 1950s.

Design experiment examines safety of food grown in urban vertical gardens

AGreenLiving

The project, called G(U)ARDEN, is a vertical garden experience set in Latvia aimed at exploring the safety of growing food in urban gardens. Related: Snøhetta to revitalize Midtown Manhattan with vibrant garden The primary urban vertical garden of this project is located in Riga, Latvia and is made up of local plants from the city’s horticulture centers and nurseries.

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Climate change is leading to increased winter drownings

AGreenLiving

Canada, Germany, Sweden, Japan, Italy, Russia, Finland, Latvia and Estonia. Green crisis design double glazing drownings homes ice melt italy japan latvia local luxury sweden university

IKEA purchases forested land in Georgia for conservation

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Latvia, Estonia, Romania and Lithuania. Green a-large-part altamaha cnn europe forest georgia ikea ingka land latvia local protect-it-from responsibilityThe 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.

Renewable energy to power 2024 Olympic aquatic center

AGreenLiving

Eco Green Recycle a-digital-world conservation deer development latvia loop olympics post-format-gallery renewable energy solar roof urban gardening vertical-garden woodThe architectural team of VenhoevenCS and Ateliers 2/3/4/ have revealed plans for a timber aquatic center in Paris, which will use a smart energy system to provide 90% of needed energy from recovered or renewable energy sources for the 2024 Olympics.

A Green Globe: 4 Surprisingly Sustainable Countries

Environmental News Network

Latvia. According to Yale’s Environmental Performance Index, Latvia is the world’s second-greenest country. Latvia reduces greenhouse gas emissions through a process called CO2 sequestration – the country’s 35,000 square kilometers of forest and peat bogs naturally convert CO2 into biomass. And Latvia’s sustainability initiatives have allowed many wildlife species that are disappearing throughout the rest of Europe to thrive. By: Guest Contributor, Christopher Beck.

Over 75 Nationalities Can Now Apply for an Egypt Visa Online

Green Prophet

Latvia. 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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Top 10 Best Eco-Holiday Destinations 2012

Green Home Blog

Latvia. Latvia has been presented the EDEN award for maintaining this practice. Top 10 Best Eco-Holiday Destinations 2012. It is nice to be with family during the holidays but for some it can be a challenge.

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Redesigned Oeuf Sparrow 3 Drawer Dresser

Green Furniture Home Design

Made in Latvia, a nation with a strong woodworking heritage, from locally sourced wood, this dresser is as green as it gets. The Oeuf Sparrow 3 drawer dresser was created by parents who appreciate modern design. All Oeuf’s dressers are made in Europe to strict environmental standards. Natural birch or walnut drawer faces and leg detailing that matches the Sparrow crib give this dresser a fun, modern look. A slightly more compact dresser, it will work well all around the house.

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Important Ways Through Which Commercial Robots are Disrupting the Construction Industry

Green Prophet

Daugava river, Latvia. A construction robot working where manual crews can’t reach. Many technologies are being developed and implemented that will shape the future of this industry.

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Meet Vladimir Putin, a new convert to the locavore movement

Green (Living) Review

This includes the United States, Canada, Australia, Japan, Norway, Poland, Latvia, and the European Union. Who needs Italian wine, English cheddar, and German sausages? Obviously not Russia. Vladimir Putin is forcing Russians to become locavores, whether they like it or not. Last Thursday, his government issued a list of imported foods that will be banned for one year.

Latvian wellness resort honors traditional spa rituals

AGreenLiving

A true escape to nature, Ziedlejas is a wellness resort located in a secluded section of rural Latvia. The retreat is designed to be a hidden oasis where people can reconnect with Latvian heritage while decompressing from the stresses of everyday life.

Ideal Home Show at Christmas 2011

Green (Living) Review

Urban Allotments is one of those, Vertigro another, and Lotes Toys , with wooden toys and other treen goods from Latvia, yet another. by Michael Smith (Veshengro) This year sees the first ever Christmas edition of the now over 100 year old Ideal Home Show, which will also retain its normal slot in Spring.

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

Green Prophet

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

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Vacuum Cleaners Crawl out of the Waters

Green (Living) Review

Ragaciems, Klapkalnciems, Latvia Method: Coastal cleanups with locals. Pedas, Latvia. For the Baltic Sea Edition concept vacuum cleaner, plastic was collected from three different sites in Poland, Sweden and Latvia. In Latvia, there was an organized beach cleanup at Ragaciems, Klapkalnciems, about 40 kilometers west of Riga, with NGO Pedas.

Influenza is slowly progressing in Europe

Green (Living) Review

Two countries reported regional spread (Italy and Sweden), three countries (Netherlands, Norway and Spain) reported local spread, while sporadic activity was reported by thirteen countries (Austria, Belgium, the Czech Republic, France, Germany, Hungary, Iceland, Ireland, Latvia, Luxembourg, Portugal, Romania and Slovenia) and the UK (England and Northern Ireland).

Temple of Poop grows a flowering rooftop with human waste

AGreenLiving

Built on the designer’s property in Latvia, the project celebrates “humanure” while simultaneously raising awareness of the benefits of human waste compost as a potential replacement to animal-based fertilizers. Latvian design and build workshop Zeltini has made answering the call of nature into an environmental statement with the “Temple of Poop,” a timber outhouse that composts human waste into fertilizer for a rooftop garden.

Slow Toy Movement

Green (Living) Review

Wooden toys of many shapes and forms, including building blocks, such as Lincoln Logs in the US, still do exist and also I encountered a great little company from Latvia not so long ago whose wooden toys really are out standing. Make way for the slow toy movement Is the ideal toy for your child this Christmas really a battery operated dog that poos…seriously?!

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.

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.

Confronting the fascist threat in Europe and abroad

Green (Living) Review

In Latvia in 2012 a monument was erected commemorating member of the Latvian Waffen SS and annually a parade is taking place, legally, of veterans of that outfit. 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.

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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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Leaner nations bike, walk, use mass transit

The Green Changemakers

By comparison, 67 percent of commuters in Latvia, 62 percent in Sweden and 52 percent in the Netherlands either walk, bike or use mass transit. Latvia's obesity rate is 14 percent, the Netherlands' is 11 percent and Sweden's is 9 percent. Link found between 'active transportation' and less obesity in 17 countries The Associated Press updated 9:56 a.m. ET Dec. 15, 2008 KNOXVILLE, Tenn. - Jim Richards is no kid, but he loves to ride his bike.

Significant results from the Baltic Ecovillage Project

The Green Changemakers

Aimed at fostering the development of ecovillages as a more sustainable way of living in rural areas of the Baltic Sea Region, the project has been implemented by project partners from Lithuania (the lead partner), Finland, Latvia, Poland and Sweden. The project “Ecovillages for Sustainable Rural Development” financed by the EU’s Baltic Sea Region Programme, 2007–2013, which started in February 2010, is approaching its completion, delivering a number of significant results.

Shocking analysis by country of years left to zero emissions

Green Blog

“Australia is committed to a greedy and inhumane course of climate exceptionalism, climate racism and climate injustice.&#. We all know that we have to reduce greenhouse gas (GHG) pollution and eventually reach zero emissions.

Bwindi Eco Tourism Center will connect visitors with nature

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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.

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

Green Blog

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

Green Blog

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).