Russia may lose 30% of permafrost by 2050 - Yahoo!: "Russia's vast permafrost areas may shrink by a third by the middle of the century due to global warming, endangering infrastructure in the Arctic zone, an emergencies ministry official said Friday.
'In the next 25 to 30 years, the area of permafrost in Russia may shrink by 10-18 percent,' the head of the ministry's disaster monitoring department Andrei Bolov told the RIA Novosti news agency."
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City offers lifetime tram passes in exchange for citizens’ cars | Springwise: "There are many approaches cities can take to reduce the number of cars on their roads. We’ve seen numerous bike-sharing schemes, for example, as well as similar efforts to share electric cars, but until just recently we had never come across anything quite as dramatic as what Spain’s city of Murcia recently proposed. The government of Murcia has offered to give citizens lifetime passes to its brand-new tram system in exchange for turning over their cars."
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Freiburg: The world's ecological model city - The Times of India: "Since then Freiburg in southern Germany has become the world's ecological model city, which even provides free public transport tickets to all the tourists in the city to encourage them to use public transport."
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