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23 de Março de 2020.

COVID-19 e o ambiente

O abrandamento da produção, das deslocações e do consumo provocado pelas medidas para combater a pandemia do novo coronavírus trouxe boas notícias para a crise ambiental, com uma diminuição da poluição e das emissões de gases com efeito de estuda. Mas teme-se que, passado o momento crítico que vivemos, pouco fique destas melhorias. Se não viu as imagens de satélite que mostram a redução de gases poluentes sobre a China ou a Itália, já deve ter visto pelo menos as fotografias surpreendentes dos cardumes de peixes nos canais de águas límpidas de Veneza. A travagem a fundo da actividade económica, das viagens aéreas e da vida em geral de milhões de pessoas afectadas pela pandemia do novo coronavírus SARS-CoV-2 em […]
22 de Março de 2020.

A Summer in Iceland

If you find yourself in Iceland during the summer months, you will be spoilt for choice as there are plenty of activities available, helped by the extended daylight hours. After the long, dark nights of the winter, Icelanders look forward to the summer and make the most of the opportunity to spend time with family and friends in the great outdoors.  There are no shortage of festivities for you to take part in during this time of year. Independence Day, on 17th of June, is a nationwide celebration. A 17th June party is also around the time when Icelanders might dust off their old barbecues, and serve up some of their famous hot dogs, SS Pylsur.  Mid- to late-June is […]
20 de Março de 2020.

Summer in Liechtenstein

Although Liechtenstein is tiny, on its 160 square kilometers area there are still a lot of activities you can do in summer. One of the most prominent and popular activities in summer is to go hiking in Malbun. Malbun is part of the municipality of Triesenberg, a town the lies above the Rhein-Valley and above most of the other towns of Liechtenstein. Malbun lies at about 1600 meters above the sea. It offers many many different routes to go hiking. The hikes can take you up to the most beautiful mountains, giving you the most astonishing views you can imagine. There are different types of difficulties in the hiking routes, offering the ideal experience for newcomers and veteran-hikers alike. Malbun […]
20 de Março de 2020.

Serviços de streaming e coronavírus

A Netflix e o YouTube reduzem a qualidade de transmissão depois de a Comissão Europeia ter pedido às plataformas de streaming para adaptarem os serviços ao aumento da procura em altura de isolamento social pelo surto de covid-19. A plataforma digital de vídeos YouTube comprometeu-se nesta sexta-feira a baixar a qualidade da transmissão na União Europeia (UE) visando o bom funcionamento do serviço durante o surto de covid-19, dado o aumento da procura devido ao isolamento social. “Por termos observado alguns picos de utilização, adoptámos algumas medidas para ajustar, automaticamente, o nosso sistema para reduzir o uso da capacidade da rede”, o que significa que “vamos assumir, temporariamente, a definição padrão [na qualidade de transmissão] para o tráfego na UE”, […]
18 de Março de 2020.

Summer in Bonn

The former capital of Western Germany. Geographically, it lays in the western part of Germany and about 300 000 people live there.   In summer you can do lots of exciting things there.  For example, you can go to a swimming pool and Picknick there with your friends. If you rather swim in a natural lake you can drive to the Steinbachtalsperre which is about 45 minutes away. Besides that, you could also take a walk along the Rhine River and later on play football in the Rheinaue or eat some barbecue. The Rheinaue is a big park around the river initially created for the national garden show in 1979.  This year, as we celebrate the European Championship, you can also […]
17 de Março de 2020.

CO2 diminui às toneladas por dia

A queda na procura do petróleo, o abrandamento no consumo de carvão e a suspensão de milhares de voos fazem com que se registe uma redução de emissões de CO2 calculada em 9,6 milhões de toneladas. O mundo está a emitir menos um milhão de toneladas de dióxido de carbono por dia com a quebra no consumo de petróleo devido à pandemia de covid-19, segundo dados compilados pela agência Lusa com base em relatórios internacionais. A Agência Internacional de Energia (AIE) divulgou esta semana um relatório que indica que a procura global de petróleo deve contrair-se este ano pela primeira vez desde 2009, devido à covid-19. Estão em causa menos 90.000 barris de petróleo por dia em relação ao ano […]
16 de Março de 2020.

Edinburgh Castle

Edinburgh Castle is one of the most prominent monuments in Scotland. It stands on Castle Rock and is the country’s most visited tourist attraction. The castle is located in the Old Town of Edinburgh. It was built on a large volcanic rock, which gives it a brilliant defensive location as the walls are either sheer cliffs or steep hills.  The history of Castle Rock began in the Iron Age, 2nd century AD, where there was a settlement, although the nature of this is not known. The royal castle can be dated back to the 12th century during the reign of David I. It continued to be a royal residence up until 1633 when the royal presence began to decline and […]
16 de Março de 2020.

Poluição atmosférica em Itália

A redução das emissões de dióxido de carbono é sobretudo visível no Norte de Itália. As emissões de dióxido de azoto já diminuíram em Itália, revelaram dados do satélite Sentinela-5P do programa Copérnico da Comissão Europeia e da Agência Espacial Europeia (ESA). Isto quer dizer que já houve um declínio da poluição do ar desde que foi decretada a quarentena em Itália para evitar a propagação do novo coronavírus. O declínio das emissões de dióxido de azoto é sobretudo visível no Norte de Itália. Numa animação divulgada pela ESA pode-se ver a flutuação das emissões de dióxido de azoto na Europa entre 1 de Janeiro deste ano e 11 de Março. Os dados foram recolhidos pelo instrumento Tropomi, a bordo […]
14 de Março de 2020.

Goethe and Schiller monument

A monument of friendship. Goethe and Schiller were probably the most famous poets of Germany. The monument of them is situated in the city of culture: Weimar. You find the statue in front of the national theatre, an important building for the history of Germany. The statue was erected in 1857 and was made from Ernst Rietschel, a German sculptor. He used the iron of Turkish canons from the battle of Navarino to make this statue.  The statue is showing Goethe and Schiller next to each other. They are both depicted in the same size, although Goethe was actually much smaller than Schiller. Behind the two is a stump of a German oak tree. It symbolizes their attachment to Germany. […]
12 de Março de 2020.

The Ferdinand Cheval’s Ideal Palace

I wanted to introduce to you a special monument from France, not a very well-known one. The Ferdinand Cheval’s Ideal Palace is a National Monument since 1969. It is the work of one man: Ferdinand Cheval, a simple postman of the countryside. The Palace is in the middle of a garden in the city of Hauterives (Drôme department). During one of his daily country rounds, he found a strange stone and started to dream. His thoughts brought him to imagine an odd Palace. If nature can sculpt stones, why can’t a postman become an architect? It took him 33 years to finish it (1879-1912). There is no particular logic behind the aspect of the architecture, it is only the reflection […]
12 de Agosto de 2019.

Artist in many ways

Tove Jansson is mostly known as an author and the creator of Moomins. She was a novelist, illustrator, comic strip author and painter. Jansson was born in Helsinki in 9th of August in 1914 to a Swedish-speaking family. Her father was a sculptor and mother a graphic designer and illustrator. Tove’s two brothers became artists as well: Per Olov Jansson became a photographer and Lars Jansson an author and cartoonist. Tove Jansson studied art in Stockholm, Helsinki and Paris for eight years. Five years after her studies, in the year of 1943, she had her very first solo art exhibition. In 1947 Tove Jansson painted two big frescos at Helsinki City Hall. In one of the paintings Jansson portrayed herself […]
9 de Agosto de 2019.

Van Gogh

Vincent van Gogh is known as one of the most famous painters of the Netherlands. Some of his most famous painting are The Potato Eaters, The Yellow House, Sunflowers, Café Terrace at Night and Starry Night. He was born the 30th of March in 1853 in a place called Zundert in the Dutch province Brabant. Also, he had three sisters and two brothers, one of them called Theo became very important in his life. At the age of 16 Vincent decided to work in The Hague for a French art company named Goupil & Cie. Then he also began writing letters to his brother Theo until the end of his life. In the winter of 1888 Vincent travelled to France, […]
7 de Agosto de 2019.

Beksinski (1929-2005)

“I wish to paint in such a manner as if I were photographing dreams” – Zdzislaw Beksinski Beksinski was a Polish painter, photographer and sculptor. He studied architecture in Kraków and had no formal training as an artist. He specializes in the field of magic realism and dystopian surrealism. He painted in a baroque and a gothic manner with his trademark precision. The first period of his work incorporates expressionistic colors with a strong style of utopian realism and a surreal architecture. The second period presents more abstract style. An exhibition in Warsaw in 1964 was his first major success – all the paintings were sold. Soon he became a leading figure in the contemporary Polish art. From the late […]
5 de Agosto de 2019.

Agustín Ibarrola Goikoetxea

Agustín Ibarrola Goikoetxea is a basque painter and sculptor. He began his relationship with painting in a self-taught way (at age 16 he made his first exhibition) and in 1948 the Council of Biscay granted him a scholarship, so he could move to Madrid to continue his studies in the workshop of Daniel Vázquez Díaz, until 1955. With him he made his first steps into Cubism. In 1950 he met another artist who had great influence on his production and his artistic mentality, the Basque sculptor Jorge Oteiza; with him he was introduced to the division and analysis of the space characteristic from constructivism. He also learned from Oteiza the mentality of joint artistic creation, where numerous artists and different […]
5 de Agosto de 2019.

5 portugueses em missão europeia

Os especialistas ajudarão a defenir as missões de investigação nas áreas da adaptação às alterações climáticas, oceanos, cancro, cidades inteligentes e saúde dos solos e alimentação. Cinco portugueses foram seleccionados pela Comissão Europeia para integrar o comité responsável por definir as missões de investigação e desenvolvimento, no âmbito do programa Horizonte Europa, informou o Ministério da Ciência, Tecnologia e Ensino Superior. Os seleccionados são Helena Freitas (bióloga da Universidade de Coimbra), Pedro Pita Barros (docente de Economia da Universidade Nova de Lisboa), Tiago Pitta e Cunha (presidente executivo da Fundação Oceano Azul), Paulo Ferrão (docente do Instituto Superior Técnico e ex-presidente da Fundação para a Ciência e a Tecnologia) e Teresa Pinto Correia (docente da Universidade de Évora), que vão […]
2 de Agosto de 2019.

Friedensreich Hundertwasser

If you have already visited Vienna, I’m sure you have seen some colorful buildings in weird shapes.   All these art works were done by one of my favourite Austrian painters: Friedensreich Hundertwasser Regentag Dunkelbunt. His name tells us already a lot about him, it’s maybe even more exotic than his style of art. He was born as Friedrich Stowasser but changed it in 1949 and added some words. “Hundertwasser” is because of a Slavic word, “Regentag” means rainy day and “Dunkelbunt” a colorful dark. Hundertwasser was born on the 15 of December 1928 in Vienna and he spent the first period of his life there. During 1943, about 69 of his Jewish relations – on the side of his […]