White-throated Dipper in Switzerland

10,000 Birds

Though originally from Switzerland he now makes New York City his home where I (Corey) have had the great fortune of meeting him, birding with him, and photographing wildlife with him. All images and text here are copyrighted by Francois Portmann and don’t let us catch you stealing them… I encountered a pair of White-throated Dippers ( Cinclus cinclus ) during my trip to Switzerland last summer.

Switzerland prepares its Army for Euro Zone Fallout

Green (Living) Review

In September 2012 Switzerland launched the military exercise "Stabilo Due" to respond to the current instability in Europe and to test the speed at which its army can be dispatched. Switzerland's armed forces are not a professional nor a standard conscripts force. As a neutral country Switzerland is probably one of the best defended countries of Europe and has one of the highest number of legal gun ownership and -possession in Europe also.

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Italy joins Germany and Switzerland in nuclear power ban

Green (Living) Review

While Germany, Switzerland and, now, Italy, have indefinitely shelved all plans to create any further nuclear power stations and Germany, so it would appear, is also going to phase out its old reactors without replacing them, the British government keeps pushing ahead with plans for masses of more nuclear reactors.

Airlight Energy Brings CSP to Morocco from Switzerland

Green Prophet

A cement plant in Morocco will switch on sunshine from Switzerland this year. The world’s fifth largest cement producer, with an annual production capacity of approximately 75 million tons of cement, Italcementi Group is pioneering a concentrated solar power (CSP) plant at the site of one of its cement plants – in Ait Baha, Morocco. CSP for industrial use is becoming more common in the MENA region as the oil age draws to a close.

Beloved climate change scientist Konrad “Koni” Steffen loses life falling through melting glacier

Green Prophet

He was born on 2 January 1952 in Zurich, Switzerland. Nature Climate Change Greenland melting glaciers Switzerland weatherKonrad Steffen: “Immense man. Immense loss. Tears falling around the world.”

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Everything new is Old (World) again

10,000 Birds

One sang very insistently outside our lodgings in Interlaken, Switzerland. But our most common October company, as we travelled from Paris to Switzerland, Bavaria, and Austria, was the Carrion Crow. Birding birding Austria birding Europe birding Munich birding SwitzerlandSome of my readers may recall that my wife and I went to Spain a few months ago. That was a work trip, although I still managed to find a few mornings to bird.

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

Green Traveler Guides

Austria Auvergne Bed and breakfasts/Inns Cairngorms Europe France Gothenburg Guest houses/Apartments Hotels Resorts Salzburg Scotland Sports/Golf Sweden Switzerland United Kingdom eco-friendly skiing Austria eco-friendly skiing France eco-friendly skiing in Europe eco-friendly skiing Scotland eco-friendly skiing Sweden eco-friendly skiing Switzerland | Skiing In Green & White | Europe.

Russia to Boost Its National Protected Areas to the Size of Switzerland

Eco Friendly Daily

Russia plans to cover acreage the size of Switzerland by establishing 9 new nature reserves and 13 national parks covering a total area of over 3.8 The Russian decision to bring nearly 3 percent of its total area under nature reserves and national parks could serve as a template for other countries. But more importantly, it will be a lifeline for the endangered species who will find a home there.

Kamikaze Pigeons and a War to Extinction

10,000 Birds

This time it is not in Serbia, but in Zurich, Switzerland, where this particular Serbian pigeon fancier / blogger lives. There were several incidents involving poisoned Peregrines in that area, so the police and the SVS / BirdLife Switzerland started to investigate the case, assisted by the group of conservationists from Serbia ( the news in German ). Conservation Peregrine Falcon poisoning Serbia Switzerland A Hooded Crow. Two Feral Pigeons. Three Feral Pigeons.

Summer Course: Sustainable Agriculture and the World Food System Switzerland, 11-25 August 2013

The Green Changemakers

Sustainable Agriculture and the World Food System Switzerland, 11-25 August 2013 Download program (pdf) Apply Now (online application form) Overview The question of how to feed the world, while considering human health, the environment and social wellbeing is one of the defining challenges of our time. If you want to be one of these leaders, join the World Food System Center‘s 2013 summer school in Switzerland. [link] Call for Applications Now Open!

Why walking can be your best eco-friendly vacation ever

Green Traveler Guides

Jean Pied de Port Switzerland The Americas United Kingdom United States Vermont Xtras Yorkshire eco-friendly Wainwrights Coast to Coast eco-friendly walking vacations eco-friendly Way of St. | Healthy Steps For Fun | What if we told you there’s an unforgettable adventure in your future. It will be Instagram-worthy to the max. It will engage, and sometimes challenge, all your senses. Thrill you with cultural and scenic wonders.

How to Make Love, Eat & Work like a True Minimalist.

Elephant Journal

Z ADMIN Green Featured Today Switzerland Tiny Houses ZurichThink about it: How much "stuff" and space do we require to satisfy our basic needs? How many separate rooms are warranted? How many material objects are. Adventure Enlightened Society Travel Z ADMIN Enlightened Society Today Only.

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Foreign Language Yoga: Breaking the Walls of Ego. ~ Stefani Crabtree

Elephant Journal

Blog (always click 4 all blogs) Health & Wellness Yoga Yoga Practice Yoga Wisdom Adventure awareness body class connection effort ego foreign language Paris practice Rome student Switzerland teacher How I didn’t allow a language barrier to get the best of me.

2013 74

World’s Longest Solar-Powered Flight Will Land in Morocco!

Green Prophet

Now they have announced plans to break their own record in May or June by flying their Solar Impulse plane from Switzerland to Morocco in preparation of their round-the-world trip scheduled for next year. The 1,550 mile journey from Switzerland over the Pyrenees Mountains is expected to last 48 hours, which will be by far the longest solar-powered flight ever. Cars & Transportation clean energy greenhouse gas emissions Solar Impulse solar-powered flight Switzerland

iLAND’s Solar Packs for Peace-keepers, Festivals, Eco-jocks and Alpha Wolves Who Travel with the Sun

Green Prophet

Actually the first time I had set to talk with him from Northern Ontario over to Neuchatel, Switzerland, bad weather dropped my power and I had to call in on a landline with a raging, noisy and smoking generator outside my door. Green Tech and Gadgets Iland Morocco portable energy renewable energy Sahara solar Switzerland

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Portable LifeStraws Could Make Water Potable in Syria Refugee Camp

Green Prophet

Food & Health Water carbon credits carbon offsets clean water humanitarian aid Jordan LifeStraw Switzerland United Natons water treatmentA small piece of plastic can save lives, preserve local eco-systems, and cut greenhouse gas emissions: finally, positive press for plastics.

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Picture of the Day

Environmental Economics

Freddie Mercury's statue in Montreux, Switzerland. And don't miss the caption contest in the comments section!  

Would You Fly By Sun and a Solar Impulse?

Green Prophet

Less than a year later, HB-SIA spent flew to Brussels from its home base at Switzerland’s École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne, cruising at an altitude of 6,000 feet during the 13-hour flight. Switzerland is very proud to be a partner in the next endeavor of Solar Impulse,” said Swiss Ambassador Manuel Sager. “As Cars & Transportation aviation Morocco Rabat Solar Energy Solar Impulse Switzerland

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Home Kits to Capture the Sun from Roofs and Private Homes

Green Prophet

Cleantech, Science & Technology Energy Germany Israel pv Solar Energy SwitzerlandComplete kits are now available for installing home solar energy systems. In today’s growing solar energy market including large area projects occurring in the USA and in the Middle East too much attention is being placed on constructing large solar array farms in the middle of the desert.

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Zoo Shoots Animals, Feeds Them to Guests at Restaurants

Eccorazzi

A wild animal park in Switzerland is killing deer and boars Read More The post Zoo Shoots Animals, Feeds Them to Guests at Restaurants appeared first on Ecorazzi. We probably didn’t need another reason to dislike zoos, but one in Zurich is giving us the sentiment anyway. Animals Causes News Top News

Leonardo DiCaprio Is Giving $15 Million To Help Save the Planet

Eccorazzi

While at the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland, the Oscar nominee pledged to give $15 million to sustainability and conservation projects around the world. Leo strikes again! The environmentalist made Read More The post Leonardo DiCaprio Is Giving $15 Million To Help Save the Planet appeared first on Ecorazzi. Causes Environment News Top News leonardo dicaprio

Swiss Top Court Tells Nude Hiker to Pay Up

Wend Magazine

Swiss nude hiking made the news again last week after Switzerland’s top court rejected the appeal of a man fined for trekking in the buff in the canton of Appenzell. As a side note, naked hiking is not illegal in all of Switzerland, so if you want to take a naturist stroll in your birthday suit, do it in a canton without public indecency laws.

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Swiss Urged to Stop Eating Cats and Dogs

Eccorazzi

Animal activists are trying to ban hundreds of thousands of people in Switzerland from eating dogs and cats at Christmas. For a country that’s known globally as “neutral” and “peaceful,” Read More The post Swiss Urged to Stop Eating Cats and Dogs appeared first on Ecorazzi. Animals News Top News

Tiny Swiss town builds the first solar powered ski lift

EcoFriend

A small agri town in Switzerland, Teena, is home to the world’s only ski lift that is powered by solar energy. Eco Factor: Ski lift powered entirely by photovoltaic panels Tenna, a small town in Switzerland with a population of just 110 inhabitants, is about to get the world’s second ski lift that will be powered entirely by photovoltaic panels. Please login. Sign In. User Name / Email. Password. Forgot Password. Dont have an account? Join Now. Login. slideshows. Greenlists //.

Not Quite “Eat, Pray, Love”—my Ashram Story.

Elephant Journal

While many kids were watching cartoons, I was marching with the civil rights activist Cesar Chavez and going to nude beaches with my father, while my mother went to Switzerland to learn about meditation from a great sage whom she adoringly called her "guru.".

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2019BRING BACK LOST LOVER SPELLS CASTER+27639233909 UK USA UAE Ireland Swaziland Sweden

Elephant Journal

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

Greentumble

Animal protection laws severely hinder the production in Ireland, Sweden, Switzerland, the Netherlands, and the United Kingdom. As a result of increased animal welfare awareness in the past few decades, the production of foie gras has been thrown into question.

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The Swiss Army Bike

Wend Magazine

The Voltitude electric bike was developed in Switzerland, and is currently only available for purchase in its country of origin–in limited quantities. Click here to view the embedded video. The Voltitude–a folding electric bike–isn’t actually manufactured by the same company that makes the Swiss Army Knife , but its concept and look were inspired by the famous folding tool.

2011 158

A Prince Leads Liquid Peace Initiative for Iraq, Jordan, Lebanon, Syria and Turkey

Green Prophet

Green Prophet’s Karin meeting Jordan’s prince in 2010 in Switzerland. Way back in 2010 a group of high profile water researchers and dignitaries from the Middle East met in Switzerland to find ways of making liquid peace. The group is supported by the Government of Switzerland, in cooperation with the Strategic Foresight Group, a think tank based in Mumbai.

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Are Redpolls Just One Species?

10,000 Birds

In all, the duo compared DNA from 77 redpolls, including specimens from museums around the world, from the Museum of Vertebrates at Cornell University to the Natural History Museum of Geneva in Switzerland. It sure looks like it! Gustave Axelson has a nice breakdown of a recent genetic analysis of redpolls on Cornell’s All About Birds Blog : Mason and Taylor looked beyond the plumage into strands of the birds’ DNA in the most extensive look ever at the redpoll genome.

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Must-Visit Destinations in Central Europ

Green Prophet

Switzerland. Wade through the waters of Lake Zurich or ski at the Zermatt Resort – Switzerland has something in store for everyone. 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.

10 Countries with the Best Quality Tap Water to Drink

Greentumble

Switzerland – No treatment needed. Switzerland is a mountainous country, with the Alps spanning over two thirds of the country’s territory and 48 mountain peaks rising higher than 13,000 feet (4,000 meters) above sea level. In fact, the quality of drinking water in Switzerland is the same as the quality of mineral water. Water is such an important resource that affects. our quality of life to such a degree that it is even monitored for the OECD better life index.

2018 74

Geneva International Airport gets CERN developed solar panels

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CERN has provided the airport with an array of solar panels that will make it one of the biggest solar power systems in Switzerland. Please login. Sign In. User Name / Email. Password. Forgot Password. Dont have an account? Join Now. Login. slideshows. Greenlists //. gallery //. Transportation. Architecture. Technology. Green Products. Solar Power. More >>. Renewable Energy. Green Homes. Concepts. Gadgets. Recycling. Green Living. Innovations. Wind Power. Green Tips. Home Appliances.

A Surprising Look at Crow Family Life

Nature Conservancy - Science

The team noted that in Switzerland cooperative breeding was rare, while in Spain it was common. The Swiss crows raised by Spanish parents adopted the local lifestyle of family living, while their brothers and sisters back in Switzerland left the home territory shortly after reaching independence. Although the “tough job market” explanation is tempting, it turns out that Spain actually has more vacant territories available than Switzerland does.

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Solar Plane Makes First Flight

Solar Power Ninja

Eco-friendly awesomeness took to the skies today as the solar powered plane, Solar Impulse, made its maiden voyage today in Switzerland. While the flight only lasted 87 minutes, Solar Impulse was designed to be able to fly around the world without stopping and simply relying on solar power. With its array of 12,000 solar panel cells it took the skies and hit an altitude of 4,000 feet.

2010 154

Old World waterfowl… and other waterfowl in the Old World

10,000 Birds

Visiting the continent after the end of most of the autumn migration meant that the number of bird species I could see in northern France, Switzerland, southern Germany, and Austria was much reduced. As I mentioned last week, my wife, son, and daughter-in-law spent much of the month of October in Europe.

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Competitive Yoga To Be Added to 2020 Summer Olympics Games. ~ Josie Huang

Elephant Journal

From Lausanne, Switzerland - As the International Olympics Committee had recently voted to drop wrestling—the oldest competitive sports known in the world dated as far back as 3000 B.C. Competitive yoga as an Olympics sport will no longer be a stretch. and part of the ancient Olympics in 708 B.C.—from from the 2020 Summer Olympics Games, IOC [.].

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Env-Econ: The Nobel Nomination

Environmental Economics

  Oh, wait, Swiss=Switzerland.  In response to the overwhelming grassroots interest we've received we have in being nominated for a Nobel Prize in honor of our contribution to the promulgation of environmental economics in the blogosphere, I've done some research.

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Solar Cell Inventor Wins $1M Millennium Prize

Solar Power Ninja

Professor of photonics at the École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne in Switzerland, Michael Graetzel, won the Millennium Technology Prize of $1.07 million for his invention – dye-sensitized solar cells, which he calls “Graetzel cells.” ” “The constraint of solar energy has traditionally been its price. Graetzel cells provide a more affordable way of harnessing solar energy,” said Ainomaija Haarla, president of the Technology Academy of Finland.

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Swiss 'environmental' anti-immigrant plan defeated

Green Blog

A purportedly pro-environment campaign to keep out immigrants has been defeated in Switzerland. The campaign was initiated by Ecologie et population — usually abbreviated as Ecopop — which describes itself as “the only environmental organization in Switzerland, which focuses on population growth.”

Renault Electric Vehicle Espionage Tale Unfolds

Eco Auto Ninja

” The French newspaper Le Figaro reported that this buyer may in fact be a Chinese power company, which laundered at least 630,000 Euros into bank accounts in Switzerland and Liechtenstein opened by the executives. Renault recently filed an official accusation against an unspecified foreign private company. While rumors had been swirling that China would be part of this accusation, there’s currently no mention of the nation in the accusation.

Must-Visit Destinations in Central Europe

Green Prophet

Switzerland. Wade through the waters of Lake Zurich or ski at the Zermatt Resort – Switzerland has something in store for everyone. 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.

Eyjafjallajokull Volcano: The Gift of Calamity

The Alien Next Door

Toulouse and I were touring Switzerland in blissful ignorance. On April 12th (my birthday), we rented a car and drove into the countryside near Lucerne to experience the real Switzerland and eat lots of chocolate. From our home base in Merlischachen, Toulouse and I explored the roads, mountains and lakes of Switzerland for the next few days in blissful ignorance. Flights were cancelled throughout Switzerland, Germany, France, Belgium, and the Netherlands.

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