Friday, 21. February 2014
With the political uprising in the Middle East, you may wonder as an environmentalist, is climate change still on the agenda of people and/or governments? Are people aware of Climate Change or is the topic at the bottom of the list of priorities for this region?
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Wednesday, 29. January 2014
No sooner had the reviews of the past year wafted us comfortably into the New Year than nothing worked any more. Polar Vortex! Practically everywhere! Concretely this meant that infrastructure collapsed and people were hoping and praying for available plumbers, because countless water pipes were bursting throughout the country due to insufficient insulation. But Twitter King Donald Trump, Fox News and climate sceptics made use of the bitter cold to once again ignite the debate on basic principles: This winter is the absolute refutation of global warming.
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Monday, 20. January 2014
Clothes: Lots of people’s hearts beat faster and taking pleasure in new pieces of clothing is on the rise. Although in the past, clothing was a mainly female topic, now men’s boutiques are springing up in Berlin neighbourhoods. After opening our wallets at the cash register, we fill our bags and when we wear our new clothes it feels a little bit as if we’ve been reborn.
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Tuesday, 14. January 2014
When one is travelling on America’s roads and highways it quickly becomes clear that public transportation networks are few and far between and urban and traffic planners have thought less about quality of life for the inhabitants than about their automobiles. Currently 90.7% of households have motorised transport – fewer than ever – and on average they possess two cars with which they make up to 13 trips daily. Only in the micro-states of Monaco and san Marino are there more cars per capital.
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Friday, 20. December 2013
Russia’s ambitious goal to make 2014 Olympics in Sochi carbon-neutral
The upcoming Winter Olympic Games that will be held in the Russian city of Sochi in February 2014, for the first time in the history of the Olympics, should become carbon-neutral. This means that all greenhouse gas emissions associated with the organization of the competitions will be reduced or offset.
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