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ACCESS TO ENVIRONMENTAL JUSTICE. Have your say!

Angry about gold mining destruction like in Rosia Montana, Romania? Wanna take fracking to court? You want protected areas to actually stay  protected? Want wild animals to roam free in clean and pristine nature? There are few days left for public consultation on ways to improve access to justice in the field of the environment […]

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Commission invests EUR281.4 million in environment and climate projects

The European Commission has approved funding for 248 new projects under the LIFE+ programme, the European Union’s environment fund. The projects cover actions in the fields of climate change, nature conservation, environmental policy, and information and communication on environmental issues across all Member States. Overall, they represent a total investment of some €556.4 million, of […]

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Invest. Divest. Most Radical Climate Related Discourse of a Chief of State

Excerpts from President Obama’s inspirational speech on Climate Change and plan to cut carbon pollution, held at Georgetown University in Washington, D.C.   I don’t have much patience for anyone who denies that this challenge is real. We don’t have time for a meeting of the flat earth society. Sticking your head in the sand […]

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Popov on Failure of Climate Change Politics in Eastern Europe

by Carmen Albisteanu // Julian Popov is currently the Minister of Environment of Bulgaria and an ex-consultant for the European Climate Foundation. He has worked as a consultant on numerous projects on institutional development, public relations and education policy.  Among his clients have been the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development, the European Commission, the […]

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Berlin. Assaults on Memory

Besides good sewage systems and green parks, urban ecology entangles memory. It is commonly known that urban sprawl leads to the extension of suburban areas into natural ecosystems. However, nowadays there is an inner sprawl, a pressure towards the city’s center that is almost all the time exerted by private developers allied with a weak […]

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Fracking Comes to Europe

by Elena Rastei for Resource // One of the men holding a huge banner in front of the mayor’s office with the message ‘Chevron is the worst American dream. Wake up people!’ suddenly shouts from the bottom of his lungs: “Next time, we won’t come here with flags, but with guns!” Around him, people smile […]

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Neonicotinoids. Slow Food Demands Ban on Bee Killers

The Member States of the EU did not achieve on the 15th of March a decision for the ban of three widely used insecticides directly linked to bee losses. 13 Member States voted in favour of the Commission’s proposal, i.e. for the ban of the three neonicotinoids: imidacloprid, clothianidin and thiamethoxam. Unfortunately, 5 Member States […]

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Bullshitting Climate Change

Starting Copenhagen 2009, abbreviations and acronyms became a source of turmoil amongst participants at the international climate talks. Indeed, UNFCCC communication often goes beyond ridiculous as it abuses dozens of acronyms, whilst apparently all the effort is to keep the climate treaty in a stalemate. “In order to close a FAB deal at the COP/CMP, […]

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Happy New Year, 2013!

Happy New Year! We are two years away from the great millennium goals, we are enjoying significant progress on the climate global negotiations and the world became a better place in 2013! Ain’t true? Peace out!

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8 Cities Chosen for European Green Capital Award 2015

The deadline for submitting entries to become European Green Capital 2015 is now closed and the following cities have entered the competition: Bristol (UK) Brussels (Belgium) Bydgoszcz (Poland) Dublin (Ireland) Glasgow (UK) Kaunas (Lithuania) Kutahya (Turkey) Ljubljana (Slovenia) EU Environment Commissioner Janez Potočnik said: “This is the sixth year of the European Green Capital Award. […]

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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 […]