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Conditions propitious for Cyprus, Greece to advance energy goals, Greek Minister says
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Present circumstances are “extremely favorable” for Cyprus and Greece to advance their energy goals, turning the Eastern Mediterranean region into a pillar of stability and peace, as well as a new energy security channel for Europe, Greek Minister of Environment, Energy and Climate Change Yiannis Maniatis said on Thursday. Speaking after a meeting in Nicosia, […]

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Europe votes for an Arctic Sanctuary
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Yesterday, the European Parliament passed a resolution supporting the creation of an Arctic Sanctuary covering the vast high Arctic around the North Pole, giving official status to an idea that has been pushed by activists for years. Still, the sanctuary has a long road to go before becoming a reality: as Arctic sea ice rapidly […]

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MEPs urge plant breeding investment to meet future food needs – Farming UK news
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The European Parliament is urging the European Commission to boost investment in EU plant breeding research to help Europe’€™s farmers meet future food needs and cope with climate change.

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EU eyes softer climate policies to fuel ‘industrial renaissance’
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SPECIAL REPORT [1] / As Europe starts to emerge from its worst recession since the Second World War, policy-makers are reconsidering the EU’s global leadership on climate change for fear that it might hinder the fledgling recovery. [1] http://www.euractiv.com/specialreport-industrial-renaissance

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Bulgaria’s climate will change drastically by end of 21st century
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According to experts, levels of drought and warming will increase substantially by the end of the century. This supposition is based on information from the Chambers of Accounts, which conducted an audit of the execution of adaptation measurements of the government in connection with climate changes in the country during the period of January 1st […]

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How climate change abroad could hit Sweden
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Impacts like water shortages in more southern latitudes could affect Sweden’s agricultural supplies and role as a food producer.

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European Green Party asks for green e-democracy
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In the run-up to its European Green Primary, the European Green Party (EGP) is calling on all green enthusiasts 16 or older to vote for who they wish to lead the party in the 2014 European Elections before elections close tomorrow, 28 January.

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Column: Irish Water set-up is repeating the mistakes of the HSE
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No real savings can now be made for 12 years in Irish Water, while we create a duplicate of the existing arrangements and also set up an expensive new central agency to boot, writes Eamon Ryan.

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