Germany Signs off on Paying Workers More During COVID-19 Pandemic

Germany Signs off on Paying Workers More During COVID-19 Pandemic

Germany has shown itself willing to take extreme measures to protect its citizens’ livelihoods during the pandemic. As evidence of this, consider the country recently signing off on legislation to top-up employee’s paychecks through another year. A coalition party agreed to the legislation, which also included more short-term work subsidies. …

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The Benefit of Painting Wind Turbine Blades

The Benefit of Painting Wind Turbine Blades

One of the major pushes of environmentalists in recent years has been transitioning more of Europe to clean energy. Generally speaking, wind turbines are considered a very clean former of power. However, even wind turbines have an ecological impact: bird strikes. Birds hit turbines somewhat often, as their white turbine …

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Warsaw Zoo to Test CBD on Elephants

Warsaw Zoo to Test CBD on Elephants

2020 has been a rough year for everyone. That even applies to an elephant in the Warsaw Zoo, including a young female named Fredzia. In March, the eldest of the four elephants at the zoo, Erna, fell ill and died. Zookeepers noticed that this put a lot of stress on …

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Rising Cases of African Swine Fever Stand to Ravage EU Farmers

Rising Cases of African Swine Fever Stand to Ravage EU Farmers

African Swine Fever, a highly contagious disease with a high mortality rate and no existing treatment or vaccine, stands to devastate EU farmers. The porcine disease was estimated to have claimed around a quarter of the world’s pig population last year. African Swine Fever Infection Rates are Skyrocketing But infection …

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Belarus: What You Need to Know

Belarus: What You Need to Know

In 2005, the US called Belarus Europe’s “last outpost of tyranny.” Their reasoning? The government of Alexander Lukashenko. Since 1994, Lukashenko’s government has reigned over the former Soviet state. Following the Cold War, Belarus was one of the more relatively prosperous former Soviet states. However, Lukashenko took power and began …

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