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A Czech national forest park is reviving after a devastating fire

By |August 3rd, 2023|Tags: , |

On the first anniversary of the fire in the Bohemian Switzerland National Park, a reporter and photographer from Deník Referendum spent a day there in the company of local experts Dana Vébrová and Jakub Hruška. What they saw contradicts much conventional wisdom.

Women have been erased from Zagreb’s history

By |July 26th, 2023|Tags: |

Only nine percent of the streets in 30 large European cities are named after women: a sign that women's contributions to the history of cities have been not just forgotten, but erased. A municipal committee in Croatia’s capital, Zagreb, wants to change the situation, but a series of obstacles is slowing down progress.

Despite a mild climate, forest fires are a serious problem in Romania

By |July 12th, 2023|Tags: , , |

Romania has a temperate continental climate, which does not make it prone to forest fires. So why do so many of them happen? Fire risk is going to increase even further due to climate change – but the country seems not to be fully prepared for it yet.

Romania burns: How the Danube Delta got on the fire map of Europe

By |June 1st, 2023|Tags: , , |

To regenerate and use the land, people in Romania's Danube Delta burn the vegetation. This practice becomes problematic when it occurs outside the regular season. Right now, Romania is responsible for almost half of all fires in protected areas in Europe.