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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 […]
26 de Novembro de 2018.

EU in the Atlantic Ocean?

People on this Island keep things way more ‘chilled’ than we do. This following article will be about some of the major similarities Madeira has in common with the Mainland of the European Union, but also some of the most interesting differences for me, compared to my hometown in Austria. Starting with some of the things which appear very different in Austria. First off, the mentality the people have on this island is about 180 degrees turned from the one the people in my area have. There is a famous saying, ‘Schaffa, schaffa, Hüsle bua!’ which means translated into English ‘Work and do not stop working until you can build a house and get a family’. In these past two […]
22 de Novembro de 2018.

Visible and invisible similarities

I can tell Funchal is not that different from where I used to live. In my opinion, you can look at the two cities with two different perspectives. In a physical way but also in a psychological way. The visible and the invisible way of comparing cities with each other. The easiest way to compare similarities is what you see, the physical things. For example buildings, streets, churches, and cars. Firstly, what I noticed when I arrived in Funchal is that there are a lot of taxis and buses! Just like the place where I used to live in the Netherlands, here in Madeira the distances between villages are too far to do only by foot. Where I used to […]
19 de Novembro de 2018.

Funchal vs. Bludenz

About what my new home has in common with my old one. About the life in a small town between alps and about the similarities of my old and new home. Since I was born, I have lived in Bludenz, which is a small town in the western part of Austria. With 15.000 inhabitants it is the smallest town of the federal state Vorarlberg. It has an area from 29,94 km², an elevation of 588 meters and it lies at the meeting point of five valleys. However, my new home is Funchal. I have lived here since the beginning of August, and although it is so different from my original home, there are a lot of similarities. Funchal has about […]
15 de Novembro de 2018.

Germany and Madeira

Differences and similarities between Germany and Madeira. My name is Anne, I am part of the voluntary project in Madeira. Therefore, I want to share my thoughts on the comparison between Germany and Madeira. Although, Madeira is on the border of Europe, close to Africa there are lots of similarities between Germany and Madeira. You can find some typical German food in the supermarket like Haribo or Nürnberger Würstchen. Most of the people are very nice, helpful and dressed like people in Germany. And last but not least we share the same currency, the Euro. However, there are also some differences. Due to the fact that the weather is much better than in Germany, the people are more tanned and […]
12 de Novembro de 2018.

Two very different cities

Funchal and Vaduz: so different that it is very hard to find similarities. My home city is Vaduz. It is the capital city of Liechtenstein. Funchal is the capital city of the Autonomous Region of Madeira. Madeira seems to be pretty big if you compare Liechtenstein to the Autonomous Region of Madeira. Even Funchal is a lot bigger than my home city Vaduz. Vaduz has only 17,3 km² and Funchal has 76,25 km². One can also spot the difference by the number of inhabitants. Funchal has twenty times the amount of the inhabitants of Vaduz. Funchal and my home city seem to be really distant and they are. It is really hard to find a lot of similarities and it […]
8 de Novembro de 2018.

Cities of the World

Boom and Funchal offers a big list of cultural activities As Boom and Funchal are quite different in infrastructure and style, they are both considered to be world cities by size, recognisability, and status. They both host a great number of people as Funchal is a touristic hub under the Madeiran flag, so does the annual gathering of people in the city of Boom for the biggest music festival in the world, Tomorrowland. Both are host to a great variety of people from all over the world. As a huge portion of Madeiran tourists is German, English or American; so Boom has visitors from all corners of Europe, as well as people from all over the world. Both are positioned […]