Posts tagged ‘Europe’

The LEGACY of WWII SHOULD NOT BE FORGOTTEN

For a 20-something such as myself, the idea of the “lasting impact” of WWII at first glance seemed almost ridiculous, at least not worthy of mention outside of history circles. The meaning of WWII today, as discussed in the press, is different for each European country, the obvious influencing factors being geography – East versus West – and political power – Axis versus Allies. But perhaps one of the most important, lasting impacts of WWII today still has not been adequately addressed; yet, it is an issue that is seen in conflicts all over the world today.

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Continue Reading Sep 2, 2009 at 7:51 pm Leave a comment

NORTHERN ITALY has WORST AIR POLLUTION in EUROPE

http://www.iht.com/articles/2007/06/11/europe/pollute.php

It seems that northern Italy’s cities’ particle pollution is way above the World Health Organization and EU’s standards. Not only is this a problem for the environment, but it also leads to a host of health problems, like asthma, poor lung development in children and respiratory and heart disease.

Northern Italy is one of my favorite places in the world. It is absolutely gorgeous, and with Venice, Florence and Milan it is also an important region for history, culture and priceless art. Not to mention it is the home to millions of Italians. No matter how you look at it, countries must be responsible for their pollution. EU and WHO standards are there for a reason. It’s a little scary that a first world country with the ability to curb their pollution is ignoring the problem, even when it affects the health of its citizens.

Jun 11, 2007 at 9:52 pm Leave a comment


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