Archive | October, 2013

Potocnik strives for coolest quote

  […] Air quality is in many ways an environmental success story. EU air policy already in place has clearly worked, and it has been effective. . The air policy package I will present in a few weeks will set out a clear strategy, including new binding emission ceilings and targeted source control measures with […]

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Commission takes Bulgaria to Court for failing to protect endangered species

The European Commission is taking Bulgaria to Court over its failure to protect unique habitats and important species, reads a DG ENVI press release. The case concerns the Kaliakra region, a migratory route and resting place for highly endangered species, where large numbers of wind turbines and other developments have been authorised without adequate assessments […]

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Chevron leaves Lithuania

Chevron has notified the Lithuanian government of its plans to withdraw from the tender on the use of hydrocarbon resources, the government’s press service said in a press release. The measure is due to fiscal, legislative and regulatory changes in the country. “Significant changes to the fiscal, legislative and regulatory climate in Lithuania have substantially […]

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Rosia Montana: Romanian politicians mine the environmental movement

In the contexts of the unprecedented anti-cyanide mining demonstrations in Romania, the most striking issues for the environmental journalist are, beyond the overt high rank corruption that the project has generated, the clumsiness of politicians, doubled by their volatile moral values and striking lack of knowledge in ecological matters. The thin red line of politicians’ […]

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FAO and the Edmund Mach Foundation to collaborate on world mountain forests

The Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) is joining forces with the Edmund Mach Foundation (FEM), a non-profit organization based in Italy specialized in agricultural, nutritional and environmental research, to elevate the position of mountain forests on the European and international agenda. The two organizations will work together to strengthen knowledge sharing […]

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People’s Climate Case: EU insists to prevent access to justice for families hit by the climate crisis

On 3 December, the European Parliament and the Council have submitted their responses on the appeal of the legal action challenging the […]

First step towards a Carpathian Macroregion

The governor of Podkarpackie Voivodeship, Władysław Ortyl, invited the European Commission in the plenary of the Committee of the Regions […]

Nature’s Dangerous Decline ‘Unprecedented’. Species Extinction Rates ‘Accelerating’

Nature is declining globally at rates unprecedented in human history — and the rate of species extinctions is accelerating, with […]

Pathological consumption and climate change in one photo

Initially I was in awe as my eye was moving over the picture’s pixels. Then it was fear. It looked […]

Mountain Dimension of Cooperation in Europe

  Rise in mean global temperature primarily affects plants and animals as they slowly “seek refuge” to higher altitudes. But […]

A recent history of biomass. Poland and Romania

In the name of EU climate policies, deforestation is sold as a green solution. This is not happening in far […]