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Snow Brings Traffic Disruptions in Bulgarian Capital

Bulgaria's capital Sofia woke up Friday morning with a fresh snow cover reaching 8 cm and with continuing snow fall that brought traffic disruptions.

Society » Environment | December 18, 2009, Friday // 10:01 | Viewed: 2489

Bulgaria in Grip of Cold, Snow

Bulgaria awoke Friday morning in a snowy fairytale, but even though the mercury fell below zero, there have been no reports of electricity blackouts or telephone cuts.

Society » Environment | December 18, 2009, Friday // 07:58 | Viewed: 2439

Bulgaria Greens Slam PM for Minor EU Climate Fund Contribution

The Bulgaria Greens Party has criticized the Borisov government for committing only EUR 40 000 to the EUR 7 B EU fund to help developing nations adapt to climate change.

Society » Environment | December 16, 2009, Wednesday // 08:31 | Viewed: 1763

Bulgaria Can Earn USD 1 B by Selling Carbon Emission Quota

Bulgaria can earn USD 1 B if it sells the already accumulated excess in its quota for carbon dioxide emissions under the Kyoto protocol.

Society » Environment | December 12, 2009, Saturday // 12:02 | Viewed: 2103

Cold Blast Covers Bulgaria in White Blanket

A snow cover of 3-15cm has carpeted many areas of Bulgaria overnight Saturday, with temperatures expected to drop further over the weekend.

Society » Environment | December 12, 2009, Saturday // 11:09 | Viewed: 1691

Bulgaria Parliament Set to Ease Laws on GM Crop Cultivation

The Bulgarian Parliament is set to allow a much wider use of genetically modified crops (GMOs) in the country, after the Commission for Environment and Water approved a change in the law on GMOs.

Society » Environment | December 11, 2009, Friday // 14:57 | Viewed: 4069

Bulgarian Capital Sofia Ranked 2nd Least Green City in Europe

Denmark's capital Copenhagen is the "greenest" city in Europe while Bulgaria's Sofia is 29th out of a total of 30 cities.

Society » Environment | December 8, 2009, Tuesday // 16:04 | Viewed: 4395

Light Earthquake Shakes Bulgaria-Greece Border Region

An earthquake measuring 3 on the Richter scale on the Bulgaria-Greece border was reported at 7:20 am Thursday

Society » Environment | December 7, 2009, Monday // 09:34 | Viewed: 2508

Bulgaria's Rila Seven Lakes Lift Sabotaged

A maintenance crew running a test on the lift at the Seven Rila Lakes, discovered that the main cable and safety lines had been deliberately cut overnight.

Society » Environment | December 4, 2009, Friday // 16:27 | Viewed: 4504

Bulgaria to Be Among Hardest Hit by European Climate Change

Bulgaria, Spain, Portugal, Italy and Greece are the countries that would be worst affected by global warming, according to a European Union report.

Society » Environment | November 25, 2009, Wednesday // 17:13 | Viewed: 5087

Bulgaria’s Kardzhali Suffers Sulfur Dioxide Attack by Industrial Plant

The southern Bulgarian city of Kardzhali has once again seen increased levels of sulfur dioxide (SO2) pollution.

Society » Environment | November 25, 2009, Wednesday // 08:22 | Viewed: 5268

Bulgaria to Import Vultures from Spain for Rila, Pirin Mountains

Bulgaria's Fund for Wild Flora and Fauna is planning to restore the Griffon Vulture population in the Rila and Pirin mountains.

Society » Environment | November 24, 2009, Tuesday // 19:36 | Viewed: 18183

Environment Minister: Bulgaria Braces for Tough EU Commission Garbage Suit

Bulgaria's Environment Ministry is preparing for defense against EC criticism over waste disposal in the European Communities Court case to be initiated by the Commission.

Society » Environment | November 22, 2009, Sunday // 15:24 | Viewed: 2954

Bulgaria Rejects EC Accusations on Waste Disposal as 'Unfounded'

Bulgaria's Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Ministry of Environment, and the Sofia Municipality have send a letter to the EC in response to its announcement it was starting a trial against the country over garbage disposal in Sofia.

Society » Environment | November 20, 2009, Friday // 19:55 | Viewed: 2413

European Commission Sues Bulgaria over Poor Waste Disposal

The European Commission will pursue court action against Bulgaria for failing to properly implement EU waste law, the Commission said Friday two years after it launched an infringement procedure on the issue.

Society » Environment | November 20, 2009, Friday // 14:38 | Viewed: 2335

Bulgaria Faces Brussels Wrath over Garbage Problems

Bulgaria is likely to be taken to the European Court of Justice over the inadequate waste management infrastructure in the capital Sofia two years after the European Commission launched an infringement procedure on the issue.

Society » Environment | November 20, 2009, Friday // 08:49 | Viewed: 2415

Sliven Mayor Demands Bulgaria Eco-Minister Resignation

Yordan Lechkov, the Mayor of Sliven, has on Thursday demanded the resignation of the Bulgarian Minister of Environment and Water, Nona Karadzhova.

Society » Environment | November 19, 2009, Thursday // 12:12 | Viewed: 3087

Bulgaria Govt Announces Plans for 28 Regional Landfill Sites

Bulgaria Minister of Environment and Waters, Nona Karadzhova, has announced that the new center-right GERB government will set up 28 regional landfill sites before the end of their mandate.

Society » Environment | November 14, 2009, Saturday // 14:49 | Viewed: 1313

Bulgaria Police Save Trapped Bear from Poachers

Policemen have prevented an attempt by two poachers to hunt down a trapped bear near the southern entrance of the Shipka Pass in the central part of the Balkan Mountain.

Society » Environment | November 12, 2009, Thursday // 18:45 | Viewed: 4582

Global Warming Predicted to Bring Bulgaria Greek Climate by 2100

Southern Bulgaria will experience the current climate of Greece by the end of this century, and northern Bulgaria will also feel the warming effects.

Society » Environment | November 12, 2009, Thursday // 18:03 | Viewed: 4254

Swiss Far-Right MP Proposes Expulsion of Wolves to Bulgaria

Swiss MP Josef Kunz has made a proposal to expel Switzerland’s wolf population to Romania and Bulgaria.

Society » Environment | November 11, 2009, Wednesday // 09:27 | Viewed: 3940
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