Visiting Kharkov Ukraine

Hug a Tree with Me

One place on my must visit list is Kharhov Ukraine. Fast becoming a popular destination for tourists and business travelers, Kharhov is the second largest city in Ukraine. There is so much beauty in the world; hidden treasures living in countries and cities just waiting to be discovered and marveled. It is my dream to travel the world and take in all its beauty. It is rich in culture and history and home to many natural treasures that would make any nature lover happy.

Snipers with high-powered rifles in Ukraine “uprising”

Green (Living) Review

by Michael Smith (Veshengro) Several western news agencies circulated reports and pictures from the “uprising”, better termed illegal coup, in Kiev, Ukraine, claiming that there were people with high-powered rifles in action. politics Ukraine The photos – and here but two – in all cases showed men with air rifles and not high-powered (or even not so high-powered) rifles, hunting or sniper. This is a break-action air rifle, probably cal.22

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Soros urges EU to give more support to Ukraine and not concentrate on Greece

Green (Living) Review

democracy EU fake democracy Greece Soros Ukraineby Michael Smith (Veshengro) An unelected (please insert your own choice of expletive here) of a billionaire tells the European Union what to do. Sorry, run that by me again very slowly.

Milla Jovovich Helps Victims of Violence in Ukraine

Eccorazzi

Milla Jovovich, actress and model born in Kiev, Ukraine, has offered to help those affected by the violent protests in her home country. The “Resident Evil” star was born to a Read More The post Milla Jovovich Helps Victims of Violence in Ukraine appeared first on Ecorazzi. Causes News People Top News Arnold Schwarzeneggar george clooney milla jovovich

Pamela Anderson Calls Out Ukraine for Stray Dog Slaughter

Eccorazzi

Pamela Anderson is calling out the Ukraine and the UEFA to take action over the 'street-cleaning squads' that slaughter homeless animals. Read More. Animals Causes News Top News pamela anderson

Escalating Ukraine conflict could impact Chernobyl’s radiation shield

Green Blog

An escalating conflict between Ukraine and Russia could impact the construction of Chernobyl’s radiation shield. But the economic crisis in Ukraine, following the revolution and the ongoing conflict with Russia, could delay the construction with up to two years. It’s not only a matter of safety for Ukraine but for Europe as a whole.”. Ukraine was expected to contribute €45 million towards the cost of building the gigantic concrete sarcophagus over the reactor.

“Before & Now—Kiev’s Independence Square—Ukraine.” [Photo Composite]

Elephant Journal

Read the full story, now: we’ll post updates here. Relephant: *Homepages (Gold Tabs)* Enlightened Society (Politics, Active Citizenship, Social Good

Humans of Humanity: Humans of New York Photographer Goes on World Tour. {Photos}

Elephant Journal

Arts & Culture Enlightened Society (Politics, Active Citizenship, Social Good) Z ADMIN Entertainment & Culture Featured Today brandon stanton Democratic Republic of the Congo humanity humans of new york Iraq Jordan Kenya people photography South Sudan uganda Ukraine war Brandon Stanton, the creator of the wildly popular blog/slash/social media phenom, Humans of New York is on the road, visiting 11 countries on a tour sponsored by the United Nations.

Chernobyl's new sarcophagus

Green Living Tips

On April 26, it will be 25 years since the level 7 accident at Chernobyl Nuclear Power Plant in the Ukraine - and a quarter of a century on, the accident isn't over yet. Cheap electricity isn't so cheap after all

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Alexei Navalny & the Anti-Corruption Movement in Russia

Green (Living) Review

by Michael Smith (Veshengro) If we remember that the Maidan “demonstrations”, which led to the problems, which is still expressing it mildly, in the Ukraine also started claiming to be an anti-corruption movement. Also what is being attempted in the Russian Federation has the same aim, namely to destabilize Russia and create there also one of those “colored” revolution, just like in the Ukraine and other places.

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Brave Female Paralympic Rower: Oksana Masters in ESPN Body Issue [Nude]

Elephant Journal

Oksana Masters: born in Ukraine with radiation-related birth defects that eventually resulted in her having her legs amputated after she was adopted […]. View post on imgur.com She overcame so much, to stand—yes, stand—at the top of her class. Oksana Masters – ESPN 2012 Body Issue >>> Climber Nation, grab a seat: it’s Chris Sharma Nude Alert.

Vestas wins Ukrainian order for 90 MW

Green (Living) Review

18/2012 of 27 April 2012 Vestas, the world leader in wind energy, is pleased to announce another sale in the key emerging market of Ukraine. The DTEK Group is the largest privately owned, vertically integrated energy company in Ukraine with a portfolio of coal and electricity generation and sales. DTEK is the energy division of System Capital Management (SCM) holding, one of Ukraine's leading financial and industrial groups. DTEK Group orders 30 V112-3.0

I guess I didn't realize there was an export ban on natural gas

Environmental Economics

The hand-wringing over what to do to help Ukraine has had a very positive impact on the U.S.  While the Wall Street Journal this morning wrote that western politicians are working on a variety of options to help “loosen Russia’s energy stranglehold on Ukraine” including “larger exports of U.S.-made oil and gas industry. Politicians  Politicians like Sen. Lisa Murkowski (R-AK) are seizing on the crisis to call for a lifting of the ban on U.S.

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How 36 million pounds of soybeans treated with pesticide became 'organic'

Green (Living) Review

A shipment of 36 million pounds of soybeans sailed late last year from Ukraine to Turkey to California. Along the way, it underwent a remarkable transformation. The cargo began as ordinary soybeans, according to documents obtained by The Washington Post. Like ordinary soybeans, they were fumigated with a pesticide. They were priced like ordinary soybeans, too. But by the time the 600-foot cargo ship carrying them to Stockton, Calif.,

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Nationalism is an infantile disease

Green (Living) Review

Ever since around November 2014 we are seeing more and more of this regression to infancy in many countries around the world, from Ukraine over Germany to many other countries in the European Union and outside of it. In many countries, including Britain, right-wing fascist parties, have made serious inroads in recent elections and at times popular uprisings against previous regimes have been hijacked by right-wing neo-fascist groups and parties, such as in the case of the Ukraine.

Ellen’s Celebrity Samsung Selfie at the Oscars? I prefer this one.

Elephant Journal

For more: This isn’t Ukraine, or Venezuela, this is Turkey right now – 38 pictures from the renewed Anti Government Protests (theatlantic.com) Turkey clashes after 15 year old boy hurt […]. Via https://twitter.com/AEMazlumoglu/statuses/443165716682784768 (RT it!) “Ellen’s selfie is beaten by Turkish protesters’ selfie. Taken under arrest. In a Police van.” ” Well, not beaten: Ellen’s Selfie is at 3,390,365 retweets.

Russia issues temporary ban on beef from New Zealand

Green (Living) Review

Moscow introduced the measure in 2014 in response to sanctions imposed by the US, EU and their allies over Russia’s alleged role in the Ukraine crisis. The Russian agriculture safety watchdog has imposed a temporary ban on imports of beef and beef products from New Zealand, effective February 6. The measure comes after the feed additive Ractopamine, a stimulant fertilizer for promoting muscle growth, has been discovered in some samples,” the watchdog spokesperson said.

Are European news media trying to incite a civil war in USA?

Green (Living) Review

I know it worked so well in the Ukraine, in Egypt, in Libya, and in Syria, didn't it, to create failed states which can then be taken over by the neoliberal elite in Europe and elsewhere with one particular person and his organizations in the forefront. by Michael Smith (Veshengro) In the United States – so writes the German magazine Der Spiegel – people are faced with a dilemma: either to conform or to resist.

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How to find the Ural Owl in Serbia

10,000 Birds

The Ural Owl inhabits old and undisturbed boreal forests, in an unbroken belt from Sweden and Finland across Russia to Japan, and is rarely seen to the south, only here and there, in the Carpathians (Slovakia/Ukraine/Romania/eastern Serbia) and Dinaric Alps (Croatia/Bosnia/western Serbia).

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Meet Vladimir Putin, a new convert to the locavore movement

Green (Living) Review

This is an act of retaliation against those countries that placed sanctions on Russia following the attack on Malaysian Airlines Flight 17 in Ukraine. 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.

Is the EU about to ship all Gypsies in member states to Russia?

Green (Living) Review

According to Tolkovatel.ru, the possibility of an agreement by which Europe’s Roma will be dispatched to the Russian Federation and possibly Ukraine was going to be the subject of upcoming discussions between the EU and the Russian Federation, a step France and several East European countries support but the Germany reportedly opposes.

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7 Reasons Why Nuclear Waste Is Dangerous

3DPrint.com

Following the Chernobyl accident, scientists could monitor some of the radiation effects on the most exposed human populations from Belarus, Ukraine and Russia. Shortly after the incident, the rate of children born with deformities in Ukraine increased threefold [10]. Ever since we have discovered how to harness. the powerful energy contained within the nucleus of an atom, we have been using it – for both positive and negative purposes.

Eight More Detained in Russia After Arctic Oil Protest

Celsias

The activists detained today are from Brazil, Finland, the Netherlands, Sweden, the UK, and the Ukraine. A further eight Greenpeace International activists have been detained for two months in Russia pending an investigation into possible charges of piracy. The eight will join 22 others, including a freelance videographer and freelance photographer, detained on Thursday following a peaceful protest against Arctic oil drilling. Greenpeace International pledged to appeal all 30 detentions.

Ukranian Coal Plant “Facelift” Actually Means More Pollution

Sierra Club Compass

Thankfully, the National Ecological Centre of Ukraine (NECU) has done the work for them by  releasing a report on the project and the errors in USTDA’s analysis. The proposed retrofit will not clean up dirty units; it will bring units that are not currently operating back online, effectively raising pollution at what is already Ukraine’s dirtiest power station. Burstyn Thermal Power Plant, photo courtesy NECU. The U.S.

Private utility companies

Green (Living) Review

This, as far as I see it, is a real serious and even dangerous situation and can be seen on a nearly annual basis as regards to the threats of the gas supplies being cut from Russia, via the Ukraine, with Russia always blaming the Ukraine for this and the supposed non-payment by the Ukraine for the gas that they consume. by Michael Smith (Veshengro) Utilities such as water, gas, electricity, and such like, should be part of the publicly owned portfolio of a nation.

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Große russische Getreideernten verschärfen internationalen Wettbewerb

Green (Living) Review

Andere Wettbewerber um Kunden in Nordafrika und dem Mittleren Osten sind die Ukraine, Rumänien. by Michael Smith (Veshengro) Russland, einer der größten Weizenexporteure der Welt, erwartet in diesem Sommer erneut eine große Getreideernte. Damit wird sich der Wettbewerb an dem ohnehin schon überversorgten Weltmarkt weiter verschärfen. Die Anfangsbestände der Vermarktungssaison 2016/17 werden neue Rekorde erreichen.

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The European Christmas Bird Count

10,000 Birds

These globally threatened raptors breed from Ukraine eastward through Siberia and only a few come to overwinter here. I remember studying the map of countries participating in the i nternational mid-winter w aterbird c ensus, where the USA wasn’t marked. How can it be, I asked someone from the Wetlands International, the IWC umbrella organization, only to learn that USA has its own scheme. Oh, and what is that? The Christmas Bird Count was the answer.

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25 years after Chernobyl -lest we forget

Celsias

As Japan battles to prevent a meltdown at its earthquake-hit Fukushima Daini nuclear plant, the people of Ukraine are preparing to mark the 25th anniversary of the world's worst nuclear accident. Earlier this month Reuters published a story by Olzhas Auyezov and Richard Balmforth that we thought was so good it deserved to be repeated- often. So we have reproduced a big chunk of it below.

Quinoa and how our use impacts of the people whose food it is

Green (Living) Review

It is a little like bringing in firewood into Britain for sustainable heating from as far away as Poland, the Ukraine and Western Russia. by Michael Smith (Veshengro) It makes absolutely no difference whether it is Fairtrade or ordinary trade, the fact that in the developed world this food is seen as a super food, especially amongst vegetarians and vegans, is leading to possible starvation of the people whose staple food this is.

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Slovakia's Energy Dilemma

Celsias

Following the euphoria amity quickly devolved down to practical issues, one of which was that the European Union was leery of welcoming new members after the collapse of Communism that relied on power from Soviet-era nuclear power facilities, especially in the wake of the April 1986 nuclear disaster at Chernobyl in Ukraine.

Spring 'Round the World

Wend Magazine

Canada China Egypt Finland Germany Israel Mexico New Zealand Scotland Switzerland Ukraine United States Related Posts Trails ‘Round the World Ice ‘Round the World Rainy Days ‘Round the World Skiing ‘Round the World Santa ‘Round the World Posted March 19th, 2011 by Sarah Esterman. Get the FREE Wend Digital Edition!

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Critically Endangered: Sociable Lapwing

10,000 Birds

Reasons for their decline include steppes being turned into arable fields – the reason they disappeared from Ukraine and European Russia, on migration they are hunted with guns and falcons, and on their wintering grounds natural habitat is dwindling in the absence of once large herds of wild ungulates (one should try to see these animals as gardeners of a well-kept landscape). Gujarat, December 2010. Target for today: critically endangered Sociable Lapwing ( Vanellus gregarius ).

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Renewables made up more than half of all new energy sources in 2019

Green Prophet

Other major increases were in the United States, Australia, Spain, Ukraine and Germany. Let’s keep this up post-corona and anything the world might throw at us. Renewables keep economies and communities resilient. A solar energy field in Israel called Ashalim. The renewable energy sector added 176 gigawatts (GW) of generating capacity globally in 2019, marginally lower than the (revised) 179 GW added in 2018.

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Adventure Bad-Ass Sarah Outen to Row, Cycle From London to London Solo

Wend Magazine

Once on dry land, she’ll cycle through France, Belgium, Germany, Czech Republic, Poland, Ukraine, Russia, Kazakhstan, China and then into Russia. Get the FREE Wend Digital Edition!

2011 162

It is not possible to make peace with capitalism

Green (Living) Review

and the issue over the Ukraine, are all about oil and other natural resources, primarily for the US corporations. by Michael Smith (Veshengro) As the late Bob Crow said: “I didn't become a trade unionist just to tweak capitalism. I want to smash capitalism and every rotten thing it stands for.” When parties like the Social Democrats and the British Labour Party talk about making capitalism more human, giving capitalism a social conscience, and such, this is absolute and utter baloney.

In defense of the sycamore

Green (Living) Review

Acer pseudoplatanus , the sycamore maple, is a species of maple native to Central Europe and Southwestern Asia, from France eastwards to Ukraine, and south in mountains to northern Spain, northern Turkey, and the Caucasus. by Michael Smith (Veshengro) The sycamore ( Acer pseudoplatanus ) is, in my opinion, a much maligned tree, often regarded as an invasive nuisance, whose timber is regarded as being of little value.

Nuclear Energy Pros and Cons

Greentumble

This was the case after the Chernobyl accident in the Ukraine in 1986 and the meltdown at Fukushima in Japan during 2011. For example, the Chernobyl accident of 1986 in Ukraine was the worst nuclear accident in history. The etymology of the word “nuclear” comes. from the word “nucleus” which means the most central and important part of an object. This is of course because nuclear energy was discovered after experimenting with reactions of uranium atoms and neutrons.

Caspian Gull: The continental gull

10,000 Birds

Because the species ranges from the western shore of the Black Sea in a broad band across southern Ukraine and through Kazakhstan to the Altai, a region that may have the Caspian Sea in its centre but is not characterized by it as much as by its predominant biome: steppes.

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15 Strategies to Reduce Deforestation

Greentumble

Greentumble has written even about the spread of illegal deforestation in Romania due to the corrupt government, or total destruction of forests in Ukraine for the amber mining , and reported on the scale of deforestation in the United States as well. Forests are one of the most important. ecosystems on Earth. 80 percent of all terrestrial plants, insects, and animals call forests home. Nearly one third of people in the world depend directly on forests for their livelihoods [1].

Forests can bounce back after acid rain

Green Prophet

The Ukraine and the rest of Europe experienced more than acid, but nuclear rain, after the Chernobyl meltdown. Even though 70s and 80s suffered through Acid Rain, new research shows that forest soils can bounce back. You see, there is still hope that we can solve climate change. If you grew up in the 70s or 80s no one was talking about climate change: they were talking about nuclear war and acid rain.

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Book Review: Spillover – Animal Infections and the Next Human Pandemic

10,000 Birds

My parents are in England, should I be worried about the conflict on the other side of Europe in the Ukraine?” It’s six weeks to the day till I go to Africa, and of late conversations about the subject have taken a reliable and predictable detour. “Aren’t I worried about Ebola?” ” To which I reply “No, not personally.” ” I’ll sometimes add “It’s in West Africa, I’ll be in South Africa.

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Another Global Financial Institution Moves Beyond Coal

Sierra Club Compass

Trade and Development Agency shelved plans for a controversial new coal plant in the Ukraine ( [link] ). It’s official: international financial institutions (IFIs) don’t see any place for coal in a 21st-clean energy economy. Earlier this year, two of the world’s largest IFIs, the World Bank and the European Investment Bank (EIB), announced their first historic restrictions on coal financing ( [link] ). Since then, the momentum has picked up speed.

Some Yummy-scented Winter Birding

10,000 Birds

The idea behind the visit was to read as many plastic leg rings as possible and among some 30,000 gulls, in three hours the four of us managed to read more than 40 rings, including some Caspian Gulls from Ukraine and to find the first European Herring Gull for Serbia (when I started birding, there were Herring Gulls all around, but two splits later, they are a rarity down here). Not so long ago, there was a question on this blog : which is the most interesting gull in the world?

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