March 12, 2014
Europe
The lights of Europe at night (via Guardian)

Europe

The lights of Europe at night (via Guardian)

February 13, 2014

Atlantic Storms Hitting the UK and Western Europe - Satellite Animation

A series of images from 29 January to 10 February 2014 shows a succession of storms moving east across the Atlantic Ocean and hitting the UK, Spain, France and Portugal. The white areas show clouds, bright red is the jet stream and the purple is cold air. The green areas are warmer, more moist air.

Storms, plotted here by the European Organisation for the Exploitation of Meteorological Satellites, have caused severe flooding and damage to properties and transport links on Europe’s Atlantic coast. Further east, counties including Slovenia, Bulgaria, Croatia, Italy, Austria and Switzerland, have experienced the heaviest snowfall for decades (via Guardian)

February 12, 2014
The Almost Nearly Perfect People: The Truth About the Nordic Miracle by Michael Booth – review

(Source: theeuropeanpost)

February 11, 2014
mapsontheweb:

Pigmentation of Hair and Eyes in Europe

mapsontheweb:

Pigmentation of Hair and Eyes in Europe

(Source: commons.wikimedia.org)

February 11, 2014
mapsontheweb:

Post-Soviet fault lines

mapsontheweb:

Post-Soviet fault lines

January 7, 2014

The Feast of Epiphany Celebrated Across Europe

The Christian holiday of Epiphany marks the visit of the three kings to the infant Jesus, according to the western church. To the eastern Orthodox church, it marks the baptism of Christ. No matter the meaning, both branches of Christianity celebrate the day with gusto (via Telegraph and Guardian)

January 6, 2014
From the Steppe to Central Spain, Europe Echoes to the Howl of the Wolf
After an absence of 70 years, the wolf is back in the Guadarrama hills and breeding just 40 miles from Madrid.
There have been sightings for several years of lone males, but camera traps recently picked up a family of three cubs, two adults and a juvenile. To the consternation of the farmers who believed that this ancient foe had left the hills for ever, breeding packs are expected to follow. (via Guardian)

From the Steppe to Central Spain, Europe Echoes to the Howl of the Wolf

After an absence of 70 years, the wolf is back in the Guadarrama hills and breeding just 40 miles from Madrid.

There have been sightings for several years of lone males, but camera traps recently picked up a family of three cubs, two adults and a juvenile. To the consternation of the farmers who believed that this ancient foe had left the hills for ever, breeding packs are expected to follow. (via Guardian)

January 6, 2014
mapsontheweb:

Islam is the fastest growing religion in Europe - map of Muslim populations.

mapsontheweb:

Islam is the fastest growing religion in Europe - map of Muslim populations.

January 4, 2014

Counting Critters

reuters:

Photo Gallery: Zoos across Europe take annual count of animals

January 2, 2014
mapsontheweb:

Political History of the Balkans

mapsontheweb:

Political History of the Balkans

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