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Děčín Weir

The Děčín Weir ( German : Staustufe Decin , Czech : Plavebni stupeň Decin [1] ) is a planned weir and lock complex near the town of Decin in Bohemia on the Czech section of the River Elbe . (more…)


BLUES is the abbreviation for the German “Bremer Luft UEberwachung System” (which means literally “Air monitoring system of Bremen”). It is a monitoring system for air pollution and is managed by the German Federal State of Bremen . (more…)

Blue Angel (certification)

The Blue Angel ( Der Blaue Engel ) is a German certification for products and services that have environmentally friendly aspects. (more…)

Black Triangle (region)

The Black Triangle (German Schwarzes Dreieck ) is a border region of Germany, Poland and the Czech Republic, characterized by high levels of pollution. The term was coined in the 1980s. [1] For decades, industrially produced air pollutants (chiefly sulfur dioxide ), water pollution, acid rain and other effects. [2] (more…)

Anti-nuclear movement in Germany

The anti-nuclear movement in Germany has a long history dating back to the early 1970s when large demonstrations prevented the construction of a nuclear plant at Wyhl . The Wyhl protests were an example of a local community challenging the nuclear industry through a strategy of direct action and civil disobedience. Police have been accused of using unnecessarily violent means. Anti-nuclear success at Wyhl has been tested in Germany , in other parts of Europe , and in North America . A few years later protests raised against the NATO Double-Track Decision in Germany and were followed by the foundation of theGreen party . (more…)

Alliance 90 / The Greens

Alliance 90 / The Greens , often simply Greens ( German : Bündnis 90 / Die Grünen or Grüne ), is a green political party in Germany , formed from the merger of the German Green Party (founded in West Germany in 1980) and Alliance 90 ( Founded during the Revolution of 1989-1990 in East Germany ) in 1993. [5] The focus of the party is on ecological, economic, and social sustainability. Its leaders are Simone Peter and Cem Özdemir . In the 2017 federal elections, the party came sixth with 8.9% of the votes and 67 out of 630 seats in the Bundestag . (more…)

Paul Yeboah

Paul Yeboah , is an educator, farmer, permaculturist, community developer, and social entrepreneur. He is the founder and coordinator of the Ghana Permaculture Institute and Network in Techiman, Ghana , West Africa . It is located in the Brong-Ahafo Region of Ghana. The purpose of the Institute is to build and maintain a stable food system, to take care of local ecosystems, and to improve the quality of life in rural areas. [1] [2] The GPN trains students and community in sustainable ecological farming techniques. They support projects throughout Ghana; women groups, micro-finance projects; teach growing moringa ; mushroom production; alley croppingAgroforestry . [3] (more…)

John F. West

John F. West , (1920-2001), [1] was an environmental activist in Marin County, California . [2] John and his wife Anne West were both active in local environmental issues in Marin County for several decades. [3] [4] John West was largely responsible for restoring the salmon spawning grounds in the area of Olema Creek and surrounding areas. [2] In contribution to John’s efforts, the creek, which was named “Blue Line Creek”, was renamed “The John West Fork” of Olema Creek. [2] [5] (more…)

Jack Weinberg

Jack Weinberg (born April 4, 1940) is an activist and educator of the New Left activist who is best known for his role in the Free Speech Movement at the University of California, Berkeley in 1964. (more…)

Dick Watling

Richard (Dick) John Watling (born 13 November 1951) is a Fijian ornithologist , writer and environmental consultant of British origin. (more…)