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. Francois Portmann is a professional photographer with an impressive portfolio.

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.

Italy joins Germany and Switzerland in nuclear power ban

Green (Living) Review

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

Green Traveler Guides

| Skiing In Green & White | Europe. In many parts of this vast and varied continent, winter is a great time to visit—especially if you love snow and mountains and the many ways we’ve devised to play in them. So where are the hottest (or should that be coolest?)

Airlight Energy Brings CSP to Morocco from Switzerland

Green Prophet

A cement plant in Morocco will switch on sunshine from Switzerland this year.

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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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.

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

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.

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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 world’s longest solar-powered flight will land in Morocco.

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.

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. 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.

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Tiny Swiss town builds the first solar powered ski lift


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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Geneva International Airport gets CERN developed solar panels


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 //.

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


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.

2011 165

Zoo Shoots Animals, Feeds Them to Guests at Restaurants


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

Swiss Urged to Stop Eating Cats and Dogs


Animal activists are trying to ban hundreds of thousands of people in Switzerland from eating dogs and cats at Christmas.

U.S. authorities read our e-mails

Green (Living) Review

by Michael Smith (Veshengro) Switzerland, February 2013: A resident of the French-speaking area of Switzerland was denied entry to the Unit ed States after a somewhat bad joke in an e-mail.

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Four New Man-Made Gases Found That Harm Ozone Layer, Scientists Say

Green (Living) Review

That is only a small fraction of the million tonnes of CFCs produced every year at a 1980s peak, according to the team of scientists in Britain, Germany, Australia, France, the Netherlands and Switzerland.

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. Using Merlischachen as our “home base”, we explored Switzerland in style.

2010 130

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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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.

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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. Although the “tough job market” explanation is tempting, it turns out that Spain actually has more vacant territories available than Switzerland does.

2016 83

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.”

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.

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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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I’ve Got A Fever, And The Prescription Isn’t More Cowbell


Local residents in Switzerland can occasionally have a say in who is granted citizenship.

2017 57

Mobilisation for start of mass opposition against patent on tomatoes

Green (Living) Review

such as Arche Noah in Austria and Berne Declaration in Switzerland. European-wide coalition increases pressure on politicians and the European Patent Office This week, a European-wide coalition is starting a mass opposition against a patent held by the Swiss company Syngenta on tomatoes produced by conventional breeding. We will be mobilising thousands of people within the time period of the opposition lasting until 12 May.

2016 124

Could co-operatives replace private business to create a stronger economy?

Green (Living) Review

In Finland, the co-operative sector is said to account for 21% of GDP, in Switzerland 16% and in Sweden 13%. The Greene Hill Food Co-op, New York Photo © The Nabe Contrary to some perceptions, co-operative businesses are flourishing more than ever in the UK.

2014 165

Most biofuels better than oil for greenhouse gases, worse or similar eco-impact otherwise, study finds

Green (Living) Review

by Michael Smith (Veshengro) It once again took a study to find out the obvious, it would seem.

Every citizen should be a soldier

Green (Living) Review

Switzerland works with a citizen army and is doing nicely, thanks, and if the task of the military, as in Switzerland, is only, as it also should be according to the US Constitution, the defense of the country in case of an attack, then a militia of minutemen could do the job much better than any (large) standing army. Switzerland does have conscription of all young men age 18 and all (able) males remain citizen soldiers until age 55 and that too is compulsory.

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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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Green hotel in Greece? No problem…

Green Traveler Guides

Have you been to Switzerland to drive at your leisure and take in the breathtaking scenery? Cheap car hire Switzerland makes it possible at very affordable rates.

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Why Is Recycling Important?


kilograms a day, and in some most developed European countries such as Norway or Switzerland the number is very similar; 2.8 Recycling is more important today than ever before. The amount of waste produced worldwide is estimated to triple by 2025, from 0.68 billion tons per year [1].

Forced adoption and forced foster care of (Gypsy) children in UK

Green (Living) Review

Much like in the days of Pro-Juventute in Switzerland when the children of the Yenish and Sinti were taken from their families by this “charity” in their program “children of the country road” (Kinder der Landstrasse) the governments in the UK (and other EU members states) has embarked on removing Gypsy children from their families and having them forcibly adopted.

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