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Angela Merkel appeals to Turkey to stop fresh wave of Syrian refugees

The Independent reports: “The German Chancellor Angela Merkel has said that she was “not just appalled, but horrified” by Russian attacks on Syrian civilians that have created a fresh wave of refugees, as she asked Turkey to make sure they … Continue reading

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Germany expecting 800,000 migrants this year, 4 times as many as 2014

The Star reports: “Germany may receive as many as 800,000 people fleeing war and poverty this year, about quadruple last year’s number, as Europe’s refugee crisis forces policy-makers to shift attention from Greece’s debt woes. With Syria and the Balkans … Continue reading

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Many of Europe’s species have unfavourable conservation status

The (EU) Parliament Magazine reports on a recent assessment of the state of Europe’s biodiversity: Nature policy works when implemented well. The health of our natural environment is a key component of our health and wealth, but our recent assessments … Continue reading

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Nearly one in 10 of Europe’s wild bee species face extinction, says study

The Guardian reports on the findings of a recent study done into the condition of the wild bee population in Europe: Europe’s wild bee population is in dramatic decline with nearly one in 10 species facing the threat of extinction, … Continue reading

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Balkan dam boom threatens Europe’s last wild waterways

EurActive reports on the threat posed to river ecosystems in the Balkans by a current drive in dam construction being stimulated by foreign investment: More is known about rivers in the Amazon than Europe’s last wild waterways in the Balkans. … Continue reading

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