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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: 6037

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: 2738

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: 7492

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: 7956

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: 7011

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: 19645

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: 3221

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: 2565

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: 2542

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: 2683

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: 3604

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: 1475

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: 5587

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: 4701

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: 5022

Bulgaria Bird Organization Director Slams Black Sea Wind Farms

The Executive Director at the Bulgarian Society for the Protection of Birds (BSPB), Nada Tosheva, has stated Tuesday that the Bulgaria government should reconsider the construction of wind farms on the Black Sea coast.

Society » Environment | November 3, 2009, Tuesday // 18:38 | Viewed: 4024

Bulgaria's Second-Biggest City Rescues Capital from Garbage Woes

Sofia municipal councilors approved the decision for transporting a total of 100,000 tons of garbage collected from the capital at a waste depot in the city of Plovdiv, located in Southern Bulgaria.

Society » Environment | October 29, 2009, Thursday // 13:57 | Viewed: 1433

Bulgaria National Icon Vitosha Mountain Park Celebrates 75 Years

In the same week that Sofia wins the “Best Bulgarian City to Live In” award, Vitosha Mountain Natural Park celebrates its 75th birthday.

Society » Environment | October 29, 2009, Thursday // 12:28 | Viewed: 4152

Light Earthquake Wakes Up Bulgaria's Gotse Delchev

A 3,5 magnitude earthquake has shaken the Gotse Delchev area in South Western Bulgaria early Thursday.

Society » Environment | October 29, 2009, Thursday // 08:43 | Viewed: 1514

Light Earthquakes Shake Southern Bulgaria

A number of light earthquakes have shaken Southern Bulgaria on Wednesday, with the strongest measuring 3,2 on the Richter scale, the National Civil Protection Service reported.

Society » Environment | October 28, 2009, Wednesday // 14:33 | Viewed: 1550

Bulgarian Voices Sing in Support of Hopenhagen Green Campaign

A TV ad appeared Monday on EuroNews, featuring the distinctive sound of Bulgarian female vocals.

Society » Environment | October 26, 2009, Monday // 15:37 | Viewed: 3258
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