Natural environment

Euro MPs Call for Halt to Albania Power Plant

The European Parliament in its draft resolution on Albania's progress towards the EU in 2014 has called on Tirana to reconsider plans for the construction of hydropower plants in the country's protected areas, including the current building of a plant on the Lengarica River in the south, citing environmental concerns.

A long bicycle ride through beautiful countryside!

The largest Train-Bicycle Ride in Greece kicks off at 6 p.m. on Sunday at Thessaloniki Railway. Participants will load their bikes onto the train and head to Methoriako Station (Vyroneia Serron) for a ride to Kerkini Lake.

The event is aimed at promoting cycling as an alternative form of travel. Cost of participation is at 10 euros.

Lights out as millions around the world mark Earth Hour

The Empire State Building dimmed its lights and the Eiffel Tower went dark March 28 as iconic landmarks across the world observed Earth Hour, the global climate change awareness campaign.
The usually glittering nighttime majesty of the Empire State Building was set to "faint sparkle" in New York, while theaters on Broadway also toned down the neon. 

Bulgaria, World Prepare to Switch Off for Earth Hour

Bulgarians and people around the world are preparing to observe the global initiative Earth Hour by switching off their lights for one hour on Saturday.

The Earth Hour is a worldwide movement for protection of the environment and raising awareness for the dangers of climate change, organised by the World Wide Fund for Nature (WWF).

Romania joins March 28 Earth Hour celebrations, as lights will go out in some of country's iconic buildings

Citizens, organizations, companies, public institutions and cultural centers all over Romania are expected on March 28 to join in the country's seventh edition of Earth Hour celebrations, the largest ever voluntary environmental movement, WWF-Romania announced.

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