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Climate Change As Divine Punishment

Maybe you have wondered why Al Gore in his 2006 film proposed us to repent by taking shorter showers, saving the energy from our insignificant computer LED, and compulsively switching the light off. This behavior would have, alas!, stopped the hurricanes, fenced the infinite deserts and prevented the great flood. The cultural and merely cultural […]

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Book: Protection of Biodiversity and Ecological Connectivity in the Carpathians

Toward the Protection of Biodiversity and Ecological Connectivity in Multi-Layered Systems (NOMOS Publishing, 2013, Baden Baden, Germany) aims at investigating the legal and policy instruments, which directly or indirectly affect biodiversity protection and ecological connectivity at the international, EU, regional (Alpine and Carpathian Conventions), national and subnational levels. At national and subnational levels, some of […]

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Makower: Environmentally Responsible Companies Are Better Managed

Interview by Raul Cazan // Green market today is an undeniable reality that has evolved  from the status of “environmental movement” into a large-scale business that can no longer be ignored. Large companies with turnovers of billions of dollars increasingly incorporate the green concept in their activities, thus sustaining this growing market – whether for […]

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Eating Animals

Eating Animals by one of my favorite fellow Jews, Jonathan Safran Foer. He is the author of such works as Everything is Illuminated which was ultimately turned into a type of dark comedy starring Elijah Wood. His works have always been unique, and from a distinct perspective. He rights as who he is, even in […]

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Predatory Capitalism Causes Climate Change

All crises, climate crisis included, have been created by ‘predatory capitalism’, stated John Perkins at the Green Festival in Washington, D.C. when he launched his latest book. The root of all this, said the controversial author of ‘Confessions of an Economic Hit Man’, lies in the adolescent stance on competition that Americans find deeply embedded […]

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An Anti-Car Manifesto. Robert Hurst

Following science, the human machine is not more efficient than  typical gasoline engine. Each one of them converts less than a quarter of its intake of fuel energy into work while the rest is wasted. However, the bicycle-and-rider is the unsurpassed star among transport modes, says Robert Hurst in his “Cyclist’s Manifesto”. The cyclists need […]

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Climate Change Positives. Giddens’ Track Record

Anthony Giddens says that all the books about climate change that he read proposed revolutionary solutions. Although, with his latest book – The Politics of Climate Change, Polity Press 2009, the prestigious sociologist brings into the public sphere new concepts and original approaches climate policy or risk society, he records numerous positive steps. I propose […]

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Over 200 Indonesian community leaders speak out against palm oil for biofuels

Hundreds of Indonesian leaders of indigenous communities, farmers’ unions, smallholder organizations, human rights groups and environmental NGOs have signed an […]

PEOPLE’S CLIMATE CASE: EU taken to Court for failing to impose a robust emission reduction plan

A Carpathian shepherd together with other families from Europe and outside are taking the European Parliament and the Council of […]

A Forest Is A Levee

River Dora Riparia in Susa Valley is alpine however with particularities of plain running waters. “We are basically on a […]

Merano, A History Carved with Water

  In an unusual rain pouring cold morning Mayor Paul Rüsch, a rather non-political bonhomme, guided us through the history […]

How Hydropower Turned Hohe Tauern into a National Park

  Nature protection history and ecological hotspots started in the 1970s, says Florian Jurgeit, planner with the Hohe Tauern National […]

Is There Life after Skiing?

  Why do we have to ski all the time?, asks Dominik Siegrist, an actual avid skier and leader of […]