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28 May 2013 11:01 Тhe Arctic Council: Climate Change’s Butterfly Effect

Do we remember the catastrophic consequences of the Hurricane Katrina throughout the United States of America in 2005? Or maybe the tornado outbreak in mid-May 2013, which produced several damaging tornadoes in a row in parts of Texas, Oklahoma, Louisiana, and Alabama. All of these devastating e ...

26 April 2010 17:08 Deposing of the green myths

Five myths, compromising global efforts for a transition to low-carbon economy, aimed at fighting climate change, were presented in an article for the Washington Post by Robert Bryce. The author is a senior fellow at the Manhattan Institute and his fourth book, "Power Hungry: The Myths of 'Green ...

15 March 2010 15:11 The EU is considering a new compromise - 30% emissions reduction by 2020

The European Union is not giving up assuming a leading role in achieving a legally binding global agreement on climate change, in spite of its failure to prove as such during the UN climate change conference in Copenhagen in December. The European Commission kept its promise and initiated its ac ...

2 February 2010 14:14 Iceland ranks first in pollution control

Out of 163 countries, Iceland ranks first in addressing pollution control and natural resource management challenges. Among the first are also Switzerland, Costa Rica, Sweden and Norway. At the bottom of the chart are some of the poorest nations in the world like Togo, Angola, Mauritania, the Ce ...

16 December 2009 11:34 Iceland joined EU's Climate and Energy package

Iceland fully joined the EU's Climate and Energy package, in spite of not being a member of the Union yet. This is what came up of the Agriculture and Fisheries Council in Brussels. Iceland which because of the crisis filed an application for EU membership, has requested to join the package, pro ...

8 May 2010 15:00 Let the СО2 trading start now!

With a significant delay, the European Commission finally approved Bulgaria's National Carbon Allowances Allocation Plan for the period 2008-2012. The document has been approved by the government in the end of 2009. Are the Bulgarian companies ready to take part in the trade of carbon emissions ...

17 March 2010 12:43 30% reduction of emissions must remain as a condition

This is what EU environment ministers have agreed upon at their regular meeting in Brussels on Monday. Then, for the first time, they discussed the new strategy of the European Commission for future actions after Copenhagen. Most ministers insisted though, that in order the EU to be able to comm ...

4 February 2010 14:09 California is introducing a monitoring systen of greenhouse gas emissions

The state of California is preparing to introduce the first statewide system of monitoring devices to detect global-warming emissions, installing them on towers throughout the state, the New York Times reports. The network will initially focus on pinpointing the sources and concentrations of met ...

22 January 2010 15:21 Germany is cutting solar energy subsidies

Germany has announced a reduction of subsidies for solar energy because of the fast growth of the photo-voltaic market. A week earlier France did the same. The German environment minister Norbert Röttgen said that the government was proposing to cut feed-in tariffs for new roof-mounted solar pow ...

7 December 2009 13:43 Copenhagen or Hopenhagen?

More than a month ago a group of activists for reaching a legally binding climate change agreement in the Danish capital at the UN conference that starts today in Copenhagen, played with the name of the city. They have created a website called Hopenhagen, thus illustrating their hopes that a se ...

 
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29 June 2015 15:58
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#euco On the second day of the EU summit in Brussels NATO SecGen will join the leaders. A major topic of the talks will be security. According to Mr Stoltenberg the security environment of the EU and NATO has changed and the two organisations need to adapt by strengthening their collective defense
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Adelina Marini #euco #Tusk: It's easy to lose everything on the basis of bad emotions. The foundation must be respect
26 June 2015 15:27
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#euco #Greece Boyko #Borissov, PM of #Bulgaria: We have been wasting hours and money for one and the same thing for years. We all have problems but no time is left for us because the agenda goes into the night on Greece. I'm firmly against any extensions and compromises. I regret that so much time will be spent today as well in the same direction
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