by AgroWeb on March 9, 2016

Climate change is expected to increase mortality rate in Albania

Climate change is not a joke. It could kill around 250 people in Albania and 500,000 people a year globally by 2050, by making our diets less healthy, a study says.  In Europe, Greece and Italy are likely to be significantly affected, with 124 and 89 deaths per million people respectively, as extreme weather, such as floods and heat waves wreaks havoc with harvests and crop yields. ...

by AgroWeb on April 24, 2015

Albanian Farmers to use Olive Waste as a Source of Light

A new project is being implemented in Albania by United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO) aiming to transform the market for using organic waste from the olive oil and other industries for energy production. Turning olive oil into light? Albanians have witnessed it lots of time ago, well, in a primitive way. An oil filled lamp with a fiber wick immersed within so you can light ...

by AgroWeb on March 2, 2016

A European Country Protesting for Air

    Citizens of Tetovo have taken to the streets against the pollution caused by the factory, which helped rank Tetovo as the most polluted city in the world. Protests peaked in December while the steel factory was shut down until March 1st. “The life-lease of citizens for clean air has ended on March 1st. It is clear now that Jugohrom is a poisonous factory that polluted this ...

by AgroWeb on February 22, 2016

Hot and Cold – Summertime Winter

It’s getting hot in here. Indeed too hot. So take off all your winter clothes. We are no closer rapping like Nelly, but reality is February turned out to be an unusual one. Forecasters said Albania shattered heat records for the winter month. Temperatures in Tirana at the start of the week peaked at 27 Degree Celsius while in the mountainous areas, they capped above 21 Degrees Celsius. For ...

by AgroWeb on January 7, 2016

How to Save the Electric Bill

We all are familiar with that sinking feeling we get when the electric bill comes. It’s the feeling of money being drained out of our pockets. With bills averaging to about 4000-5000 ALL per month, our ability to pay them on time decreases. To that end, AgroWeb is going to guide you on how to save money with little effort to avoid the headache of utility bills piling up. With these simple ...

by AgroWeb on February 18, 2016

Swimming into plastic

As you walk through the sand beaches is common that you step onto empty packages of Marlboros and Soda cans and on food, while plastic bags fly over your head. The coastal area trash is often piled in dunes that swept up by the wind, cast into the sea. Albania is a small European country, but when it comes to pollution is a big performer. Blame it to the urban development, which has contributed ...

by AgroWeb on December 16, 2015

Green Revolution - Saving Mankind Future

It happened between 1760 and 1850; The Industrial Revolution. The transition included going from hand production methods to machines. It also included the change from wood and other bio-fuels to coal. It was called a major turning point in history. December 2015, Paris - A Climate Agreement was reached by nearly 200 nations. It is called a major turning point in history for the world. Indeed it&...

by AgroWeb on January 29, 2016

Rising Seas: The cities that will disappear in Albania

We might bid adieu to Durrës, Lezha and other coastal cities in Albania. Courtesy of climate change. Some of the stunning beaches you spend a week last summer in Vlora will also be destroyed. They may be eroded that much, that you will barely find room to spread out a towel. Your slice of paradise won’t be there anymore. Now, that might come out as a shock, but truth be told, this is ...

by AgroWeb on January 29, 2016

How Might the Climate Change Affect Albania

    There have been many sea level studies, and scientists generally project the sea level will rise 3 to 6 meters globally by the year 2100. The reports do not unearth exactly when water will begin flowing into coastal cities, but notes that our current carbon emissions will lock in changes that could start occurring in as early as 2200. In five to six generations, Albania will be ...

by AgroWeb on January 11, 2016

Google helps us go solar

We have used it to get informed, for research purposes, even to stalk our friends or enemies. No surprise there. Despite of making us look smarter, Google now is rolling out a new online service that quickly tallies up considerations of going solar and whether homeowners should consider buying or leasing photovoltaic panels costing thousands of dollars. Say if you live in Pogradec or Peshkopi and...

by AgroWeb on January 18, 2016

Albanians do not consider climate change a serious problem

The earth has high fever. This is a fact. If you think, with just one more degree our body gets fever, and with 5 more we end up in the hospital. But what about the earth, which its temperatures scientist say will increase from 3-10 degree Celsius. How much should we get worried about it? According to a new report by Pew Research Center, that explores global opinion in relation to climate change...

by AgroWeb on November 23, 2015

Albania steps towards renewable energy

Renewable energy sources could take the world by storm. That is what a well-known environmental advocate Amory Lovins had envisaged in 1976. In 2015, world leaders will gather in Paris for the Climate Change Summit to come to a final agreement for a low carbon future, which most probably will be fueled by renewable energy, an initiative that many countries are eager to embrace. Albania falls way ...

by AgroWeb on December 3, 2015

Climate change: why should it matter to you?

Climate change might not be everyone’s cup of tea. Either the issue is too technical or too complex or too much information to process and understand. But these days while the Paris climate talks are underway and possibly a global agreement will be reached on curbing greenhouse-gas emissions, people are becoming more aware of it but still amidst all these data the question they rightly pose ...

by AgroWeb on November 28, 2015

Albanians Filling Up On Pollution

Our capital mayor’s initiative of making the Car-free Day a monthly occurrence for the last three months has enhanced Tirana center’s ability to breathe and can certainly be seen as a good step towards improving air quality, but it is not the solution to the problem. According to the 2014 report from the Environment National Agency, several European countries suffer pollution ...

by AgroWeb on November 17, 2015

The fate of the Earth decided in Paris

While France is still wounded and in shock mourning the deadly attacks, the lives of billions of people, for centuries to come, will be at stake. World leaders and government negotiators will meet at the United Nations Climate Change Conference in Paris at the end of the month despite the wave of deadly attacks to decide on the fate of the world, by reducing greenhouse emission. The confirmation...

by AgroWeb on January 7, 2016

How to Save the Electric Bill

We all are familiar with that sinking feeling we get when the electric bill comes. It’s the feeling of money being drained out of our pockets. With bills averaging to about 4000-5000 ALL per month, our ability to pay them on time decreases. To that end, AgroWeb is going to guide you on how to save money with little effort to avoid the headache of utility bills piling up. With these simple ...

by AgroWeb on October 20, 2015

Good for You, Sustainable for the Planet

A new entry in the long list of environment enemies. Another factor is culpable of negatively affecting climate. This time, do not point the finger towards any industrial company, because you might be guilty too! An article published by LA Times lists important factors, which can make you rethink your nutritional plan, to make it healthier not only for you, but also for the environment. A panel of...

by AgroWeb on October 22, 2015

9 Tips to Protect Your Future

Sustainability is defined as capacity to endure. But are we capable to endure as a human race living unsustainably as we do?  The fact is that by August 13 we have already used up the planet’s surplus of natural resources for the year 2015, plunging into its principal supply. Sustainability as a concept is often seen as a prerogative of municipalities, local authorities, businesses and ...

by AgroWeb on September 17, 2015

Albania – amid the 5 world countries with renewable energy potential

The attractiveness of Albania as a place to invest in renewable energy has hit an all- time high. The perks of being a Mediterranean country, is being blessed with 2400 hours of sun yearly with an average of 240 – 300 sunny days. Not to mention 152 rivers and streams, and 8 large rivers and considerate wind power on the sea side. And that is enough reason to become an eye-catching country ...

by AgroWeb on September 3, 2015

Coal fouls Balkans’ EU ambitions

“While building coal-fired plants may make economic sense in the short term, it could prove to be a problem in the future if the western Balkan countries ever join the EU,” writes news portal Politico, in its Europe section. The western Balkans are hoping to join the European Union one day,Politico writes, but governments across the region are investing in new coal-fired power plants ...