Ancient blue recreated by botanists in Portugal

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Botanists in Portugal have some fun by recreating ancient blue from foraged plants in a nearby village. The researchers from Portugal reported their findings which included analysing the structure of the dye using modern equipment. Science ancient customs herbs Portugal

Portugal’s Algarve: serious eco fun around Faro

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| Nature Beyond Golf | Portugal‘s Algarve coast, the country’s southernmost, is one of Europe’s most popular beach and golf destinations. And with an abundance of low-cost Faro flights available […] Portugal’s Algarve: serious eco fun around Faro is a post from: Green Traveler Guides. Algarve Community Europe Faro Portugal eco-friendly Algarve green Algarve green Faro nature activities in Algarve

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BREEAM-certified hotel and golf resort boasts ocean views in Portugal

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Related: New Urban Park in Portugal gets eco-conscious renovation According to Rafael Aranda, principal and co-founder of RCR Arquitectes, the social highlight of the project focuses around the resort’s clubhouse, which is designed to bring residents together. “We

Arid land to a fertile Eden: permaculture lessons from Portugal

Green (Living) Review

The land is called Tamera, the name given to these 330 acres in southern Portugal by a community of 30 people who moved here from Germany in 1995. Tamera’s ecology experts transformed an area at risk of desertification – and say they can do the same anywhere in the world The land undulates upwards into gentle hills, cradling nooks of fertile terraces growing sweetcorn, sunflowers and tomatoes, before rolling down into tranquil lakes. It looks like a natural Edenic paradise on earth.

New Urban Park in Portugal gets eco-conscious renovation

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Here is the original post: New Urban Park in Portugal gets eco-conscious renovation. Community gathering spaces for indoor and outdoor use are central to the idea of shared land. As such, parks should be structured to maximize these benefits, though sometimes this comes at the cost of the surrounding landscape.

Portugal-based nonprofit refurbishes old buildings with natural insulation

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With a background in social initiatives, nonprofit Critical Concrete aims to refurbish socially relevant spaces that are shared by low-income communities in Portugal. Related: Derelict property transformed into a vibrant, sunny hostel in Portugal To ensure that the theories behind the actions were being absorbed as well, students spent Tuesdays and Thursdays attending lectures by the program mentors, who were experts in architecture , new ways of building and urban perspective.

Newest Alternative Energy – Portugal’s Wave Power Plant

Eco Friendly Daily

A Scottish company will deploy sausage-shaped tubes off Portugal to create the world’s first commercial wave power plant, providing electricity to 1,500 homes from 2006, a partner in the Scottish firm said on Friday. Ocean Power Delivery (OPD) will build the wave farm about three miles off Portugal’s northern coast, near Povoa de Varzim, OPD’s Norwegian backer Norsk Hydro said. This is quite an amazing breakthrough in power generation.

The High Performance Surfing Center honors nature inside and out

AGreenLiving

When Branco Cavaleiro Architects was asked to develop a plan to house the High Performance Surfing Center in Cabedelo, Viana do Castelo, Portugal, the designers chose to incorporate protections for visitors as well as the surrounding landscape.

Letting Lisbon happen at the eco-friendly Inspira Santa Marta hotel

Green Traveler Guides

All Europe Hotels Lisbon Portugal green hotels Inspira Santa Marta Reuters Scott Adelson | A Green Oasis | Lisbon isn’t a city you can pin down. In terms of both time and space, the Portuguese capital is at once so many different things. A simple decision to turn left or right, or perhaps just a trick of the light, will have you feeling comfortably Mediterranean, or richly Iberian, or even [.]

Honoring the greenest EU music festivals

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Europe Experiences/Events France Germany News Paris Portugal Sweden Boom Festival Go Group Green Operations Award Green Operations Europe Maifeld Derby Michael Straus Reuters Way Out West We Love GreenThe Green Operations Award—the “Green Oscar” of European music festivals—now honors events with the best eco-innovations. The top honor went to Paris' We Love Green Fest Honoring the greenest EU music festivals is a post from: Green Traveler Guides.

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An energy-efficient renovation transforms this retro apartment

AGreenLiving

For example, this project reused existing materials to give this apartment in Portugal an energy-efficient makeover. Eco Green a-fully-tiled a-true-blending a-unique-look- costa lima arquitectos economics homes kitchen lovely-flooring modern portugal project right river tavares-studio

4 great ways to have an eco-friendly family holiday in the UK and beyond

Green Traveler Guides

Algarve Lakes District Portugal United Kingdom best eco-friendly family holidays in the UK eco-friendly family villa vacations UK green family holidays UK log cabin holidays| Green On Any Budget | We know it’s just as important to be green when going on holiday as it is at any other time of the year.

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The High Performance Surfing Center honors nature inside and out

Inhabitant

When Branco Cavaleiro Architects was asked to develop a plan to house the High Performance Surfing Center in Cabedelo, Viana do Castelo, Portugal, the designers chose to incorporate protections for visitors as well as the surrounding landscape

Morocco heats up with 16 new solar energy plants worth 25 gigawatts

Green Prophet

Solar energy companies like Martifer Solar ( www.martifersolar.com ) from Portugal already has business in the United Arab Emirates. Energy Martifer Solar Morocco Portugal pv Solar Energy You might meet snake charmers in the square of Marrakech and also storytellers who tell a good tale. But there is one thing always true about Morocco: the sun always shines. Foreign firms are eager to bank on Morocco’s attractive feed-in tariffs and catch some healthy profits from our sun.

Heimplanet celebrates 9 years of innovative inflatable tents

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Founders Stefan Clauss and Stefan Schulze Dieckhoff got the idea for the inflatable tents while on a trip to Portugal in 2003. Green Recycle air pollution camping director hiking/camping insulation life maverick modular housing monitoring paris portugal post-format-gallery select-the-sizeFor almost a decade, Heimplanet has offered adventure-seekers an option for quick and easy tent set up in a variety of environments.

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Heimplanet celebrates 9 years of innovative inflatable tents

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Founders Stefan Clauss and Stefan Schulze Dieckhoff got the idea for the inflatable tents while on a trip to Portugal in 2003. Green Recycle china insulation life london models modular housing monitoring news ocean pollution paris portugal recycled materials society-michael tentFor almost a decade, Heimplanet has offered adventure-seekers an option for quick and easy tent set up in a variety of environments.

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Sweden and Austria close their last coal plants

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More European countries plan to join the coal-free future: France is aiming to be coal-free by 2022; Slovakia and Portugal by 2023; the U.K. Eco Green Recycle alpine architecture austria coal design installation livinghomes modular-design net zero portugal prefab slovakiaEurope just gained its second and third coal-free countries. Sweden and Austria have both shut their last coal-fired plants in late April, joining Belgium in going coal-free in favor of renewable energy sources.

A cluster of serene bungalows is tucked into Vietnamese rice fields

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” Related: Solar-powered eco hotel in Portugal offers surfers ocean views from green-roofed bungalows The small-scale resort features several individual bungalows arranged around a central area. Eco Green a-looking-out a-popular-beach bungalow bungalows contemporary architecture img-class landscape natural light portugal vietnamWhen it comes to serene vacations, the hospitality sector is finally realizing that true luxury comes in different forms.

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EEA reports poor air quality caused premature deaths of 400,000 Europeans in 2016

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In fact, this past July, the European Commission asked the EU’s Court of Justice to reprimand Spain and Portugal for their poor air quality practices. Green a-new-tab air pollution climate environment european global-warming- india news portugal region study visitorCoal-fired power plants, vehicle-clogged highways and fossil-fuel spewing factories have contributed to the growing European air pollution dilemma.

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Tourists Not Terrorists: The Middle East Can Capitalize on World Eco-Travel Trends

Green Prophet

Within Europe, not surprisingly, Greece and Portugal are the biggest losers, reflecting to a large extent the impact of the economic and debt crisis, which hit both destinations particularly hard. Travel & Nature Bahrain Denmark Egypt Germany Greece green tourism Lebanon Portugal Qatar Sweden TunisiaThe three winners from the Middle East/MENA region are Tunisia, Bahrain and Qatar in new survey on tourism trends.

Opinion: UEFA needs to climate-proof its sponsors

A Greener Life

One of the star players of the tournament, Portugal’s Cristiano Ronaldo, caused headlines and outrage from UEFA (Europe’s governing football body) when, at a press conference, he removed a bottle of Coca Cola from the table and replaced it with a bottle of water.

World’s First Commercial Wave Farm to Generate Renewable Electricity From Ocean Waves

Eco Friendly Daily

Lisbon, Portugal – Ocean Power Delivery (OPD) is pleased to announce today the signing of an order with a Portuguese consortium, led by Enersis, to build the initial phase of the world’s first commercial wave-farm to generate renewable electricity from ocean waves. The initial phase will consist of three ‘Pelamis’ P-750 machines located 5km off Portugal’s northern coast, near to Póvoa de Varzim.

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Nike crafts official shirts of five teams at Euro 2012 using recycled plastic bottles

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Portugal, Croatia, France, Holland and Poland will all be wearing this eco friendly attire and the fabric is apparently the best in terms of comfort and ergonomics. But Croatia seems just stuck with the same design and Portugal seems very alluring indeed. B.Sameer Kumar: The Euro 2012 frenzy is starting to pick up as Poland and Ukraine are gearing up for the premier soccer tournament of the continent.

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The real reason behind austerity

Green (Living) Review

Portugal did not follow that idea put forward by the EU and others and, erm, no, the country did not fall off a cliff; the economy grew. by Michael Smith (Veshengro) The real reason behind austerity is to erode hope, to increase inequality and to make people's lives so hard that they do not have a chance to demand better. Nay, not just that, but that they even do not dare to demand better for fear of falling every deeper into poverty.

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International Ecocity Framework and Standards

The Green Changemakers

W ebsite Launched [link] To date in English, German, French, Korean and Portug uese , more translations coming. [link] The International Ecocity Framework and Standards (IEFS) initiative seeks to provide an innovative vision for an ecologically-restorative human civilization as well as a practical methodology for assessing and guiding progress towards the goal. Sustainable-development Urban Green Eco-design

BP and US Citizens Learn from

Green Earth Journey

13, 2002, the Prestige, a Greek-owned ship flying under a Bahamian flag, sprang a leak in its hull after being caught in a storm off the coast of the Galicia region, the governments of Spain, France and Portugal all refused to allow the ship to go to harbor." "In MuxÍa, they say black stains still occasionally emerge on the white sands of the local beach.

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UNSEASONAL BLOOMING AT THE LOST GARDENS OF HELIGAN

Green (Living) Review

These plants are perennial shrubs found on dry or rocky soils throughout the Mediterranean region, from Morocco and Portugal through to the Middle East, and also on the Canary Islands. Summer Loving Mediterranean Plant Flowers at Heligan. in NOVEMBER!! Gardeners at The Lost Gardens of Heligan have been amazed to find a Cistus – which normally flowers in the Summer – in full bloom, despite the recent cold snap of weather.

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EU Releases Renewable Energy Statistics

Eco Friendly Daily

For example, Portugal attains approximately 45 percent of their energy needs through renewable energy despite the EU average being 18.4 Portugal, it must be noted, had just 17 percent of their energy needs met in 2004. Portugal is just one of many examples in the EU of the growth of renewable energy in the last decade. The European Union is a world leader in renewable energy.

Cork Accessories: Renewable, Waterproof, Biodegradable and Chic

Eco Chic

Two companies we like: Corkor’s cork bags are Made in Portugal. Eve’s Cork Bags are also ethically Made in Portugal. Eve Cork Bags Bora Tote. After spotting a gorgeous cork handbag at Brooklyn Flea (which was just a one-off by a handbag designer there), I have become a bit obsessed with the material. It’s not just for wedges/heels anymore, but a natural material with a soft touch and an understated pattern.

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World’s First Commercial Wave Farm to Generate Renewable Electricity From Ocean Waves

Eco Friendly Daily

Lisbon, Portugal – Ocean Power Delivery (OPD) is pleased to announce today the signing of an order with a Portuguese consortium, led by Enersis, to build the initial phase of the world’s first commercial wave-farm to generate renewable electricity from ocean waves. The initial phase will consist of three ‘Pelamis’ P-750 machines located 5km off Portugal’s northern coast, near to Póvoa de Varzim.

Best places to visit in Lisbon

Green Prophet

As it is located on the coast of Lisbon (Portugal) is not only a city full of tourist attractions and sightseeing opportunities, but also a real heaven for all the beach holiday lovers. The first thing to see in Lisbon for anyone who appreciates architecture and wants to see the colourful culture of Portugal is of course the old town of Lisbon, which is also known as the Alfama district.

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These Nature-Approved Home Designs Will Amaze You

Green Prophet

Monsanto Houses, Portugal. Portugal’s Monsanto village is an architectural wonder; living proof humans can create and build without destroying precious natural features. What are some of the top priorities for your dream home? Maybe you’ve long yearned for a cheerful sun room, with beautiful made to measure blinds and big, bright windows. Maybe it’s heated floors in the bathroom. Or a secret hideaway at the bottom of the garden, perfect for escaping the summer heat.

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Largest Solar Park in the World Opens in Germany

Eco Friendly Daily

The Shell solar plant in Pocking will soon be overtaken by the GE-Powerlight plant in Portugal at 11 MW, brought to you yesterday in TreeHugger. The current leader in announced capacity appears to be a 116 MW solar station in Portugal to be built by a consortium of German companies. The ribbon was cut on the World’s largest continguous solar plant on 27th April 2006 in Germany. Construction on the 40 million euro (US$48 million) photovoltaic installation started August 2005.

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Wind power in Spain reaches an historic high in March 2011

Green (Living) Review

With the Spanish wind energy production of March 2011 it would be possible to cover the monthly electricity consumption of a country the size of Portugal, according to the the AEE, Spain's association of wind farms. By Michael Smith (Veshengro) Madrid, Spain: Wind power became Spain's main source of electricity for the first time ever in April 2011 and wind farms accounted for 21 percent of demand and reached a monthly record, which is 5.0 percent more than in March 2010.

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Penguin Impostor, Sustainability Bowl and Climate Depression

Nature Conservancy - Science

Portugal sets aside land to reintroduce Iberian lynx, the world’s most endangered cat species. Emperor penguins (Aptenodytes forsteri). Photo © Christopher Michel/Flickr through a Creative Commons license. By Bob Lalasz, Matt Miller, Lisa Feldkamp and Cara Byington of the TNC Science Communications team. We find tons of cool conservation and conservation science stuff on the Internets — and share the best of it with you every week in The Cooler : Biodiversity & Wildlife.

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A brief history of money

Low Impact

Spain and Portugal lose out. Spain and Portugal had carved up the entire world between themselves in the 16th century, and galleons were importing gold and silver from Latin America every year. Here’s a quick and dirty history of money.

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Ticks bite back humans for warming the planet

Green Prophet

Rickettsia conorii, a variant of the disease, is responsible for Mediterranean spotted fever in the Middle East and parts of Africa and Europe, including in Tunisia, Libya, Israel, Sardinia-Italy, Portugal and Algeria. We’ve ticked off the ticks.

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EU just cutting its nose off in-spite its face

Green (Living) Review

The fear is now that this could set a precedence for the banks in other countries such as Greece, Italy, Spain and Portugal and it could just happen that investors are going to withdraw deposits from banks in those countries.

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Work from home in style in these slippers made of natural and recycled materials

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The insoles are produced from cork , which is harvested in Portugal and bound with natural latex from the rubber tree. Each shoe is made in Portugal using these earth-friendly materials, along with recycled plastic and recycled polyester. Footwear requirements at home are different than anywhere else you may roam. While sometimes slippers or bare feet fit the bill, other times you might need proper support, even if you’re staying indoors.

Iranian Recycled Stone Apartment #1 Among 2013 Aga Khan Architecture Award Nominees

Green Prophet

The 2013 awards will be handed out this September in Lisbon, Portugal. Every three years, the Aga Khan Architecture Award acknowledges projects relevant to Islam that are culturally, environmentally and socially superior. Accompanied by a generous $1 million prize, it is among the world’s most prestigious architecture awards.

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Newly released EU charter takes aim at global food waste

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Belgium, Cyprus, France, Italy, Portugal, Spain and the United Kingdom all participated, but the project also strives to impact in developing countries by encouraging local authorities in Europe to sponsor joint initiatives to improve food security around the world. The European Charter against food waste was just presented at Milan Expo 2015, two weeks before the end of the six-month-long world’s fair.

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EU schoolkids build food waste charter includes doggy bags and free food

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Belgium, Cyprus, France, Italy, Portugal, Spain and the United Kingdom all participated, but the project also strives to impact in developing countries by encouraging local authorities in Europe to sponsor joint initiatives to improve food security around the world. The European Charter against food waste was just presented at Milan Expo 2015, two weeks before the end of the six-month-long world’s fair which was focused on feeding the world.

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Staycations up by a quarter this summer, research suggests

Green (Living) Review

While staycation bookings are up, Spain remains the top summer destination for UK holidaymakers, followed by with Italy, Greece and Portugal, though France has dropped out of the top five this year despite being the third most popular destination for Britons in 2016. by Michael Smith (Veshengro) The number of British people opting to take domestic holidays this summer is up by as much as quarter over last year, research reveals.

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