40 000 species IUCN Red List threatened extinction

Almost 40,000 species on IUCN Red List are threatened with extinction

08 September 2021 - Nearly 40,000 species out of almost 140,000 on the updated IUCN Red List are threatened with extinction. The Komodo dragon's position has worsened.

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North Macedonia to revoke concessions for small hydropower plants

08 June 2021 - Prime Minister Zoran Zaev said most concession contracts for small hydropower plants in North Macedonia would be annulled regardless of possible litigation

World Bee Day how to help most important pollinators

World Bee Day: here’s how to help the most important pollinators

18 May 2021 - You can opt for simple solutions for your balcony or around the house that will contribute to the hard work of bees and bumblebees

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Lake Ohrid becomes North Macedonia’s third wetland of international importance

10 May 2021 - North Macedonia made Lake Ohrid and the Studenchishte marsh its third and largest area on the Ramsar List of Wetlands of International Importance

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Legal toolkit produced to help activists protect rivers from hydropower projects

26 April 2021 - Save the Blue Heart of Europe is promoting a legal toolkit to help activists and civil society organizations protect rivers from hydropower development.

IUCN guidelines mitigating biodiversity impact solar wind

IUCN issues guidelines on mitigating biodiversity impact of solar, wind power plants

25 February 2021 - Burying power lines and temporarily shutting down wind turbines are among measures that can reduce the danger for birds and bats, IUCN says

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Scientists warn replacing fossil fuels with wood is ‘false solution’ to climate crisis

15 February 2021 - Over 500 scientists have warned world leaders against treating biomass as carbon neutral and supporting tree cutting for energy production.

Kozani objects 500 MW floating solar power Polyfytos lake

City of Kozani objects to 500 MW floating solar power project on Polyfytos lake

02 February 2021 - Local authorities in Greece's Western Macedonia say the proposed 500 MW floating photovoltaic project would devastate lake Polyfytos

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Cartoonists against devastation of rivers: “Mini Hydropower Plants – Maximum Destruction”

15 January 2021 - The contest organized by SharaWatch and the Union of Cartoonist of Serbia has attracted some 350 works from 40 countries.

German court warns Tesla to protect biodiversity while building EV factory

21 December 2020 - A German court has ordered electric car maker Tesla to stop cutting trees on peripheral...

EU takes Bulgaria Greece Court of Justice air pollution

EU takes Bulgaria, Greece to Court of Justice over air pollution

08 December 2020 - The EU is taking Greece and Bulgaria to the Court of Justice for failing to tackle PM10 air pollution and reprimanding them for environmental breaches

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State leaders endorse Green Agenda for Western Balkans at Sofia summit

10 November 2020 - European Union hopefuls from the continent's southeast agreed at a summit in Sofia with the Green Agenda for the Western Balkans

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