Tag Archives: Europe

Wohlstandsgefälle innerhalb der Länder Europas hat historische Wurzeln

Wirtschaftswissenschaftler der Universität Tübingen untersuchen 300 europäische Regionen um 1900 auf einen Zusammenhang zwischen landwirtschaftlichen Betriebsgrößen und Bildungsniveau

Die Einkommensunterschiede zwischen dem reicheren Nord- und ärmeren Süditalien sind groß; ähnliche regionale Unterschiede sind zum Beispiel auch innerhalb Russlands oder Spaniens zu beobachten. Innerhalb Deutschlands bestehen ebenfalls regionale Ungleichheiten – davon zeugt auch der Länderstrukturausgleich. (more…)

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Meet ‘Adonis,’ Europe’s Oldest Known Living Tree

UA Laboratory of Tree-Ring Research scientists participated in an expedition that revealed its age: nearly 1,100 years.

A Bosnian pine living in the highlands of Greece has been shown to be more than 1,075 years, making it the oldest known living tree in Europe. (more…)

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Unter derselben Staubglocke

Wie EU-Kohlestaaten den ganzen Kontinent schädigen – Analyse der grenzüberschreitenden Luftverschmutzung und Klimaauswirkungen

Kohlekraftwerke kennen keine Grenzen – ihre Emissionen in Form von Feinstaubpartikeln und klimaschädlichen Treibhausgasen verschmutzen länderübergreifend. Ein EU-weiter Kohleausstieg würde daher allen Bürgern des Kontinents zu Gute kommen. Das ist das Ergebnis einer neuen Studie, die die Health and Environment Alliance (HEAL), WWF, Climate Action Network (CAN) und Sandbag heute veröffentlicht haben.

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IBM Opens Bluemix Garage in Europe to Fuel Cloud Development

Based in Nice, France, IBM’s fourth Bluemix Garage will help transform how apps are built with IBM Cloud

ARMONK, N.Y. and NICE, FR – 22 Mar 2016:  IBM today announced the opening of a Bluemix Garage in Nice, France to help European organizations of all sizes and industries accelerate the development and design of next-generation apps on IBM Cloud. (more…)

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Tracking the impact of climate change on bumblebees

A new study links climate change to the decline of bumblebee species in North America and Europe.

The study, published in the journal Science, found that bumblebee ranges are shrinking in the south and the insects are not moving north. In addition, some species are moving to higher elevations on both continents. (more…)

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New study uses DNA sequences to look back in time at key events in plant evolution

ANN ARBOR — A new paper from scientists in North America, Europe and China reveals important details about key transitions in the evolution of plant life on our planet.

From strange and exotic algae, mosses, ferns, trees and flowers growing deep in steamy rain forests to the grains and vegetables we eat and the ornamental plants adorning our homes, all plant life on Earth shares more than a billion years of history. (more…)

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Study reveals startling decline in European birds

Bird populations across Europe have experienced sharp declines over the past 30 years, with the majority of losses from the most common species, say researchers from the University of Exeter, the RSPB and the Pan-European Common Bird Monitoring Scheme (PECBMS) in a new study. However numbers of some less common birds have risen.

The study, published in the journal Ecology Letters, reveals a decrease of 421 million individual birds over 30 years. Around 90 percent of these losses were from the 36 most common and widespread species, including house sparrows, skylarks, grey partridges and starlings, highlighting the need for greater efforts to halt the continent-wide declines of our most familiar countryside birds. (more…)

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Interview with Baban Mohamed: ‘Code-switching’, a research project on Kurdish community in Austria

Baban Mohamed received his Master’s degree in English and American Studies (General/Applied Linguistics) from the University of Salzburg in Austria. He has B.A. degree in English Language and Literature from the University of Sulaimania (the Kurdistan Region of Iraq). Since 2005 Baban is living and studying in the beautiful Mozart’s City of Music, Salzburg. His research interests cover the areas of bilingual/ bicultural acquisition, child code-switching and sociolinguistics.

Q. Very recently you published research work titled: ‘Code-switching: A Case Study of Kurdish-German Pre-school Bilingual Children’ as part of European University Studies. Before going deep into your research, my first question to you: What is Bilingualism’?

Baban Mohamed: The book is a sociolinguistic research within the field of child bilingualism about the language and culture development of immigrant pre-school children, the case study of Kurdish community in Austria. The book addresses accounts of how children develop the functions and roles of different languages and how they manage to keep the language systems apart or switch from one to the other – not arbitrarily or due to a lack of competence as sometimes has been suggested but purposefully and with functions in mind.  (more…)

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