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23

Jul

Europe is going car-free (and loving it)Looking to reduce pollution and congestion, European cities are banning vehicular traffic — and creating vibrant shopping zones in the process.

Europe is going car-free (and loving it)
Looking to reduce pollution and congestion, European cities are banning vehicular traffic — and creating vibrant shopping zones in the process.

28

Apr

Europe is going car-free (and loving it)Looking to reduce pollution and congestion, European cities are banning vehicular traffic — and creating vibrant shopping zones in the process.

Europe is going car-free (and loving it)
Looking to reduce pollution and congestion, European cities are banning vehicular traffic — and creating vibrant shopping zones in the process.

15

Nov

Dogs became man’s best friend in EuropeTracing the genetics of dogs is tricky due to their breeding histories, but comparing ancient mitochondrial DNA to current DNA gave scientists some new clues.

Dogs became man’s best friend in Europe
Tracing the genetics of dogs is tricky due to their breeding histories, but comparing ancient mitochondrial DNA to current DNA gave scientists some new clues.

04

Nov

10 European destinations that are far from Europe, but are just as attractive and interesting as any place on the continent. 

10 European destinations that are far from Europe, but are just as attractive and interesting as any place on the continent. 

02

Oct

Conservation works! European wildlife has recovered dramaticallyGlobally, wildlife is in trouble. But many European species have actually been in recovery for some time.

Conservation works! European wildlife has recovered dramatically
Globally, wildlife is in trouble. But many European species have actually been in recovery for some time.

11

Sep

Bayer lawsuit challenges Europe’s pesticide banEurope’s moratorium on neonicotinoid pesticides is being challenged by Bayer CropScience. Bee advocates, however, are fighting back.

Bayer lawsuit challenges Europe’s pesticide ban
Europe’s moratorium on neonicotinoid pesticides is being challenged by Bayer CropScience. Bee advocates, however, are fighting back.

23

Jul

According to statistics compiled by the Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development, Germans work just 27.8 hours per week, one of the lowest standards among countries studied in the OECD. Although you might think fewer hours worked should mean a lower standard of living, Germany defies the odds. Not only do Germans maintain a high standard of living, but Germany also maintains one of the strongest economies in Europe.The 10 best countries to work in

According to statistics compiled by the Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development, Germans work just 27.8 hours per week, one of the lowest standards among countries studied in the OECD. Although you might think fewer hours worked should mean a lower standard of living, Germany defies the odds. Not only do Germans maintain a high standard of living, but Germany also maintains one of the strongest economies in Europe.
The 10 best countries to work in

28

Mar

Pay it forward, coffee-styleA goodwill initiative called ‘suspended coffee’ supplies a needy stranger with a cup of coffee, and it’s gaining steam in Europe.

Pay it forward, coffee-style
A goodwill initiative called ‘suspended coffee’ supplies a needy stranger with a cup of coffee, and it’s gaining steam in Europe.

16

Jan

Photos of the day: Critters adapt to Europe’s frosty weatherWhether they’re hunkering down in their dens or generating body heat through exercise, animals do their best to stay toasty.
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Photos of the day: Critters adapt to Europe’s frosty weather
Whether they’re hunkering down in their dens or generating body heat through exercise, animals do their best to stay toasty.

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30

Mar

Can Europe’s butterflies be saved?Habitat destruction is fueling a sharp decline in European butterfly populations.

Can Europe’s butterflies be saved?
Habitat destruction is fueling a sharp decline in European butterfly populations.