New HQs for the EU in Brussels and Luxembourg

Green (Living) Review

they are going to spend £ 850 million on a new HQ in Luxembourg. Countries are forced to instigate austerity measures while, at the same time, the European Union bodies want new headquarter buildings in both Brussels and Luxembourg, to which all member states will be forced to contribute. By Michael Smith (Veshengro) At the same time when the European Union and the Commission are telling everyone to make deep cuts in government spending, etc.,

How the Production of Foie Gras Impacts the Health of Ducks and Geese

Greentumble

However, the Czech Republic, Denmark, Finland, Germany, Italy, Luxembourg, Norway, Poland, most provinces of Austria and Israel have all unilaterally banned the production of foie gras, plus its sale in restaurants.

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10 Countries with the Best Quality Tap Water to Drink

Greentumble

Luxembourg – Excellent lake water quality. Luxembourg is a small landlocked country in Europe. According to a report published by the European Environment Agency in 2017, Luxembourg has achieved the ‘excellent’ rating of the water quality in all 11 of its tested lakes [15]. Two thirds of Luxembourg’s water supply come from underground aquifers and natural springs. Water is such an important resource that affects.

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Calling all Angels? A $100m fund to unite Arab Gulf and Israel businesses

Green Prophet

Until now bilateral trade and investments have been rare and almost always under the radar with Luxembourg somewhere in the story as a middle man.

2020 76

New report: American consumers want ‘Save the Planet’ over growing economy

Green Prophet

A similar number to those who said so in Turkey (36%), but a small group compared to the 63% who said no to a reward in Luxembourg. American consumers are more concerned about the planet than steady economic growth, new report. But they are two-faced: they may care, but they don’t act accordingly to what they believe. .

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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).

10 refugees heading to Rio as first-ever nation-less Olympic team

Green Prophet

Yonas Kinde (M): Country of origin – Ethiopia; host NOC – Luxembourg; sport – athletics, marathon. The International Olympic Committee (IOC) last March defined a plan to create a team of refugee athletes to compete in the 2016 Rio de Janeiro summer Olympics, a scheme first announced at the United Nations (UN) in October, as record numbers of migrants and refugees fled war and poverty in the Middle East, Africa, and South Asia.

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Credit rating agency downgrades nine Euro-zone countries

Green (Living) Review

The credit rating agency has put 14 Euro-zone states on negative outlook for a possible further downgrade, including France, Austria, and still triple-A-rated Finland, the Netherlands and Luxembourg. by Michael Smith (Veshengro) London,UK, January 2012 : Credit rating agency Standard & Poor's has downgraded the credit ratings of nine Euro-zone countries, stripping France and Austria of their coveted triple-A status. The status of EU paymaster Germany, however, remains untouched.

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Siemens Exits Desertec and China Wants to Enter

Green Prophet

“Government representatives from Morocco, France, Italy, Malta and Luxembourg came to Berlin to sign a memorandum of understanding with Germany for a first Desertec cooperation project between EU member states and Morocco. As part of its plan to shake off its unprofitable solar shackles, including Israel’s Solel initiative , German giant Siemens has exited the ambitious Desertec project.

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How to see a Black Woodpecker in Germany

10,000 Birds

Here is a map of all Black Woodpecker observations in Germany and Luxembourg during the breeding season 2012 – 2017, generated with the best data base in the world, ornitho.de (ignore the colours, they do not show concentration but denote “proof of breeding”, “likely breeding” etc.). Black Woodpeckers are usually easy to find in Germany. Yes, some birders may frown at this statement.

Ten people in Germany die from E.coli

Green (Living) Review

Cases of the disease have been reported in Sweden, Denmark, the Netherlands and the UK whilst the cucumbers, which were originally imported from Spain, had also been sent to Hungary, Austria and Luxembourg.

Serbia joins renewables race, to have planet's biggest solar park

EcoFriend

A couple of days ago, Serbian minister Oliver Dulic signed the agreement with Luxembourg-based Securum Equity Partners. Sonia Renthlei: It’s a fact that Europe is among the leading continents to involve itself so deeply in renewable energy. With Germany and the United Kingdom making strides in wind and solar power, it’s now the turn of Serbia to do the same. The landlocked country has just signed a memorandum to construct what is billed to be the planet’s biggest solar park.

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.

Understanding Global Environmental Indicators: What’s Behind Australia’s Rankings Rise?

Nature Conservancy - Science

Switzerland again topped the list, followed by Luxembourg and then much to my surprise, my own nation of Australia was in third spot. Photo: © Evan Parker/TNC. Eddie Game is a senior scientist for The Nature Conservancy. There is a well-recognized set of metrics to gauge the economic health of a nation, things like Gross Domestic Product (GDP). Just look up the Wikipedia entry for any country and you’ll see GDP listed right below population in the key stats section).

Stockholm European Green Capital 2010

The Green Changemakers

Citation: Luxembourg: Publications Office of the European Union, 2010, ISBN 978-92-79-15064-7, doi: 10.2779/17961 [link]. Stockholm was awarded the first “Green Capital” award in Europe. It’s efforts in sustainable urban development and environmental protection are overviewed in a new publication from the EU titled “Stockholm European Green Capital 2010.”

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Kosovo Coal Plant Fails President Obama’s Climate Test

Sierra Club Compass

It may not be Luxembourg, but it’s not Malawi, and the U.S. President Obama made a pledge in his Climate Action Plan to lead in the fight against climate disruption when he announced an end to financing for new coal plants overseas.

Shocking analysis by country of years left to zero emissions

Green Blog

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.&#.

Placemaking Tools

The Green Changemakers

Photo: Luxembourg Gardens , Paris, France) Questions to consider on Comfort & Image: Does the place make a good first impression? [link] True Placemaking begins at the smallest scale. What Makes a Successful Place? Categories: Articles , Placemaking 101 Great public spaces are where celebrations are held, social and economic exchanges take place, friends run into each other, and cultures mix.

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What Makes a Successful Place?

The Green Changemakers

Photo: Luxembourg Gardens , Paris, France) Questions to consider on Comfort & Image: Does the place make a good first impression?

2009 40

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).

What If We Built Our Cities Around Places?

The Green Changemakers

The Luxembourg Gardens in Paris, however (near top), show the art of making a path that pulls people along it, or allows them to stop and relax. Luxembourg Gardens: Apparently, there's no such thing as a public space with too many movable chairs. Paris's Luxembourg Gardens provides the foremost example of triangulation in practice. The children's play area in Luxembourg Gardens is at the center of a whirlwind of triangulated activity.

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Spring of Sustainability - FREE 3 month online teleseminar events

The Green Changemakers

HIghly recommended: a FREE series of live, online and teleseminar events where you can learn from and be inspired by more than 100 pioneers of sustainability.

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The Ten Steps To Walkable Cities

The Green Changemakers

To suggest that parks discourage walking is to ignore the experience of the Jardin du Luxembourg in Paris , Russell Square in London, and St. [link] by Kaid Benfield In Jeff Speck’s excellent new book, Walkable City , he suggests that there are ten keys to creating walkability. Most of them also have something to do with redressing the deleterious effects caused by our allowing cars to dominate urban spaces for decades.

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