Category Archives: Environment

A Poem for the Forest

In Podgorica, Montenegro, I saw this poem for the forest, but I cannot find any English translation online. Can any of my Serbian/Montenegrin-speaking readers help? Thank you very much!

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Easily Confused (56) Water

Where we find water: on Mars, between 34 and 250 million miles away Where we can’t provide safe drinking water to around 750 million people: our own planet Sorry, poor people, but this whole space thing is much more exciting.

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Easily Confused (53) Recycling

Recycling in Germany: Recycling in Romania:

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Is Cluj-Napoca the cleanest city in Europe?

And another record for Romania! The city with the cleanest air in Europe is Cluj-Napoca. That’s at least what the French “Association Nationale pour la Préservation et l’Amélioration de la Qualité de l’Air” proclaimed. But they only examined the air quality of the 100 largest … Continue reading

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This is a Green Car

This car carries the plants around to offset the carbon dioxide that it produces. (discovered and photographed at Europos Parkas in Lithuania)

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Patriotic Reforestation

“If the forest grows, the motherland will prosper” or something like this is written on this sign in Transnistria.

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How dangerous are trees?

On Europe’s most romantic boulevard in Târgu Mureș, Romania, these signs were nailed to the trees a few months ago: “ATTENTION!” the signs scream out in two languages, (mis?)informing the public that these are “sick trees undergoing treatment”. People are warned … Continue reading

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