Archive for the ‘Environment’ Category

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Serge Latouche-Degrowth

August 5, 2009

French economist Serge Latouche speaks about the society of degrowth. A shorter version of this text was published in English on www.ipsnews.net, but here is a chance to read his original French answers, in full.

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Greenpeace’s Jan Haverkamp on Energy and Polution in Romania

January 10, 2008

Countries like Romania and Bulgaria would benefit more from investing in renewable energy from now rather than argue with the European Commission about caps for CO2 emissions.

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Let Nature Remain in Bulgaria

November 26, 2007

RILA BUFFER EXCLUDED FROM BULGARIA’S NATURA 2000 NETWORK

 “Street Barricades Fail to Save nature” Inter Press Service

When the Bulgarian Parliament adopted the final list of nature sites to be protected, it excluded precisely those areas that are most spectacular, and most interesting for tourism developers.

 http://www.ipsnews.net/news.asp?idnews=40409

 

Valentina Petrova

 

30 Nov 2007 Sofia Echo

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Valentina Petrova

 

Natura 2000 would not include zones which are already part of municipal master plans, Parliament decided on November 29.
This drastically reduced the Bulgarian part of the European ecological network.

Approved Natura 2000 zones cover 33.8 per cent of the country. Realistically, no more than 20 per cent would remain, because the rest was already part of municipal master plans, Dnevnik daily said.

Excluded from Natura 2000 were the Rila Buffer zone, parts of Kaliakra and Emine.

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Fires in Greece-Saturday Morning Update

August 29, 2007

by Apostolis Fotiadis

Some minutes after midnight yesterday the nation was shocked by images broadcasted on TV channel Alpha, picturing charred bodies’ lying dead next to their cars. They had been burned to death in their effort to drive away from the rampaging fire blazing all the way through yesterday and last night, when a car crushed into a fire engine and immobilized them in the middle of the fire.

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