End of short-distance flights? France should inspire other European countries

2021 - 02 - 11

The limitation of short-distance air transport or a ban on renting poorly insulated houses with high energy losses are some of the climate measures introduced by the French government.

The goal of the law is to fulfil the obligation to reduce greenhouse gas emissions by 40 percent by 2030 compared to 1990 levels. The public contributed to the plan as well. The government’s new law will incorporate 50 out of the 149 suggestions from last …

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The loss of ice on the Earth has surprisingly accelerated, scientists warn

2021 - 01 - 25

The melting of ice has accelerated due to climate change. A recent scientific study indicates that ice is globally declining at an annual rate 57 percent higher than in the mid-1990s. According to the authors of the research, the results of which were published in the scientific journal The Cryosphere, this rate of acceleration is surprising.

The scientists state that the change is especially visible in areas where potable water comes from mountain glaciers or …

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Nine nature reserves in six years. Wild horses quickly became part of nature conservation in Central Europe

2020 - 12 - 31

In January 2015, when a herd of wild horses ran into a large ungulate reserve in the former Milovice military area near the Czech capital of Prague, one of the largest nature conservation changes in Central Europe in decades was launched.

In this way, the grazing of large herbivores was introduced to maintain large parts of the landscape in the region. “In the environmentally-advanced countries of Europe, large ungulates have been used in landscape care …

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Today, wild horses inhabited two new nature reserves in Central Europe

2020 - 11 - 14

The two new wild horse reserves have been established today in Central Europe. Both localities are located in naturally waterlogged biodiverse landscapes in different parts of the Czech Republic. Both areas are important in terms of both water retention and their biodiversity alike.

The first locality comprises wetland adjacent to a pond called Baroch. The second is located in the floodplain of Luznice River in a National Nature Reserve called „Old and New river“. The …

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The Mediterranean region is endangered by irreversible ecological changes and requires an all-European recovery plan

2020 - 10 - 22

Due to pollution and climate change, the Mediterranean is endangered by irreversible ecological damage including the extinction of native animal and plant species as well as the risk of more frequent natural disasters. This is stated in the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) report on the environment and development of this region, which was issued yesterday.

The region represents seven percent of the world’s population and ten percent of the world’s gross domestic product. The …

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