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Climate change: the oblique tragedy, the paradox and the birds

Wed, 11/02/2015 - 17:29

Climate change is like no other man-induced phenomenon: it will affect (meaning, starve and kill) the poorest and most defenceless on Earth...

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Policy makers and birdwatchers: remember the Roman Augures?

Mon, 09/02/2015 - 16:40

Our society is far from sustainable and the EU’s objectives for 2030 are not ambitious enough. Once upon a time politicians would...

Europe and Central Asia Climate Change - Europe and Central Asia

USA vs. Europe: the troublesome footprint of EU renewable policies

Mon, 09/02/2015 - 16:33

Wood pellet production for European energy markets, as practiced recently, creates a carbon debt through 2030 and fosters unsustainable timbering practices. Running power plants on imported wood pellets will weaken progress on decarbonizing Europe’s energy supply while contributing to the degradation of important habitats abroad.

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Decision time nears for EU biofuels policy

Mon, 09/02/2015 - 16:26

A new website is online, right when decision makers are negotiating the final stages for new legislation on biofuels and the so-called Indirect Land Use Change. Biofuelsreform.org will help you understand what is happening and help you make up your mind.

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Which Energy Union? A vision of hope vs. the geopolitics of fear

Mon, 09/02/2015 - 14:03

The Energy Union is the next Big Idea of the EU which is supposed to breathe new life into a European project that has lost its appeal with citizens and national governments. At the moment, the Energy Union is an empty shell AND every lobby pushes its own individual product or technology. The tangible risk is that we will end up with a muddled mess.

Europe and Central Asia Climate Change - Europe and Central Asia

Scientific breakthrough reveals evidence of ‘human fish’ locked away in cave system

Mon, 09/02/2015 - 10:35

How do you find physical evidence of a rare species when most of its habitat (the subterranean waters of limestone cave systems in the Balkans) is inaccessible to humans?

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We want you to Spring Alive for birds this year

Thu, 05/02/2015 - 10:04

Soon, migratory birds will be arriving in Europe and Asia from their wintering grounds in Africa. Nature is getting ready for their arrival; are you? Make your garden or balcony bird-friendly with Spring Alive!

Europe and Central Asia Local Empowerment

Of birds, mud and spas: the special chemistry of Lake Rusanda

Wed, 04/02/2015 - 15:11

For passionate bakers it’s just an ingredient for cakes and biscuits. But in Lake Rusanda, baking soda means a lot more than that.

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The British Embassy becomes a haven for birds in the heart of Athens

Tue, 03/02/2015 - 09:24

The Hellenic Ornithological Society (HOS, BirdLife in Greece) placed seven artificial bird nests in the garden of the British Embassy in Athens,...

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