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States unite to protect primeval European forests

Europes largest areas of old growth forests outside Russia are to be protected across the seven country span of the Carpathian Mountains.
“In the International Year of the Forest, the governments of the seven Carpathian countries have committed themselves to protecting and preserving Europe’s greatest remaining forest treasures, including the continent’s largest remaining areas of natural and virgin forests outside of Russia, which are in urgent need of protection,”
- ndreas Beckmann, Director of the WWF Danube-Carpathian Programme

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States unite to protect primeval European forests

Source: WWF, Sun May 29, 2011
Europes largest areas of old growth forests outside Russia are to be protected across the seven country span of the Carpathian Mountains.

World’s first five country protected area to conserve “Europe’s Amazon”

Source: AFP, Sat March 26, 2011
Austria, Croatia, Hungary, Serbia and Slovenia today signed a historic declaration to establish a trans-boundary UNESCO Biosphere Reserve to protect their shared nature and wildlife along the Mura, Drava and Danube rivers, 'Europe’s Amazon'.

Soros to invest $1 billion in green technology

Source: The Next Reporter, Thu October 15, 2009
Billionaire George Soros, the founder of hedge-fund Soros Fund Management LLC, said on Saturday in a meeting on climate change sponsored by Project Syndicate, that he would invest $1 billion in clean-energy technology.

A hybrid gas, solar and pedal powered car: The Antro Solo gets 150 miles to the gallon

Source: Ode Magazine, Fri May 29, 2009
The Antro Solo, a hybrid solar- and gas-powered car, looks like a soap dish on wheels ... And that’s fitting, because it could very well help clean up the environment dramatically.

Museums Around the World Open their Doors at Night Offering Special Attractions

Source: Art Daily, Sun May 17, 2009
More than one thousand French museums showed their most original presentations and free of charges, this Saturday night to attract the public to the 5th European Long Night of Museums, which this year had the support from UNESCO.

Skies to be swept for alien life

Source: BBC News, Sat October 13, 2007
Hat Creek, California - The switch has been thrown on a telescope specifically designed to seek out alien life.

Al Gore & IPCC Share Nobel Peace Prize For 2007

Source: Scoop, Sat October 13, 2007
Oslo, Norway - The Norwegian Nobel Committee has decided that the Nobel Peace Prize for 2007 is to be shared, in two equal parts, between the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) and Albert Arnold (Al) Gore Jr. for their efforts to build up and disseminate greater knowledge about man-made climate change, and to lay the foundations for the measures that are needed to counteract such change.

Art for life’s sake

Source: Haaretz Daily, Thu September 27, 2007
Budapest, Hungary - Precise information from an informer led an officer of the Arrow Cross militia to search for a Jewish man, who had slipped away from the ghetto, at the studio of painter Lajos Szentivanyi.

Archaeologists discover 8-million-year-old forest in Hungary

Source: Yahoo! News, Mon August 06, 2007
Bukkabrany, Hungary - Archaeologists have found an eight-million-year old forest of cypresses, well preserved and not fossilised, in Bukkabrany in northeastern Hungary.

Programmer speeds search for gravitational waves

Source: New Scientist, Thu May 18, 2006
Germany - A global effort to detect gravitational waves has received an unexpected boost after a volunteer improved the computer code used comb through data from ground-based detectors.

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