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Europe’s key animals ‘making a comeback’

Some of Europe's key animals have made a comeback over the past 50 years, a report suggests.
"And I think what the rest of the world can learn from this is that conservation actually works. If we have the resources, a proper strategy, if we use our efforts, it actually works."
- Frans Schepers, the organisation's director of Rewilding Europe

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Europe’s key animals ‘making a comeback’

Story contains video Source: BBC, Thu September 26, 2013
Some of Europe's key animals have made a comeback over the past 50 years, a report suggests.

Massive roof farm planned for Berlin

Source: Terra Daily, Tue December 06, 2011
A massive former factory roof in Berlin will become a farm to produce food for local residents and could be a model for future city farms, its planners say. Traditional farming needs to evolve, the project's founders said, and urban farming needs to lead the way.

Germany proves the promise of renewable energy: hits 20 percent renewables

Source: MongaBay, Tue September 06, 2011
As many people in the United States question whether renewable energy is a viable alternative to fossil fuels, Germany now derives 20.8 percent of its electricity from renewable sources—a 15 percent increase since 2000, reports Der Spiegel.

Has the green energy revolution finally arrived?

Source: MongaBay, Wed May 18, 2011
When historians look back at the fight to combat climate change—not to mention the struggle to overcome our global addiction to fossil fuels—will 2011 be considered a watershed moment? Maybe.

Ship sewage banned in Baltic Sea

Source: WWF, Mon October 11, 2010
Ship sewage will no longer be allowed to foul the Baltic Sea. The International Maritime Organization (IMO) on Friday agreed to ban the discharge of sewage from passenger ships and ferries in the Baltic Sea.

European Parliament bans illegal timber

Source: BBC, Thu July 08, 2010
The European Parliament has voted to ban imports of illegal timber.

EU Sees Solar Power Imported From Sahara In 5 Years

Source: Reuters, Mon June 21, 2010
Europe will import its first solar-generated electricity from North Africa within the next five years, European Energy Commissioner Guenther Oettinger said in an interview on Sunday.

VisionWorks Award 2009: Big Prizes for Vertical Gardens, Bacteria Packaging and More

Source: Cargo77, Thu November 12, 2009
Congrats to Manuel Dreesmann who received the first prize at this year's VisionWorks Award -- Cargopacks 2020.

Cité du Design: Solar Powered International Design Center Unveiled

Source: Inhabitat, Sat November 07, 2009
Situated in an defunct arms manufacturing facility in Saint-Etienne, the recently unveiled Cité du Design is a stunning international center for design.

‘World first’ as miracle drug saves life of baby with rare disease

Source: Telegraph, Fri November 06, 2009
An Australian baby has become the first person to be cured of the rare and fatal brain-poisoning disorder molybdenum cofactor deficiency.

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