It's that time of the year again. Time to share this by @[email protected] :

"People in eastern Congo are massacred to facilitate smartphone upgrades of ever diminishing marginal utility."

theguardian.com/commentisfree/

Tree planting volunteer party at Skelgill Farm in Newlands Valley. I've done about 10 so far. Just 699,999,990 to go!

A surreal and hilarious moment in the European Parliament when an ill-informed Brexit Party MEP questions the academic credentials of the Green Party's Molly Scott Cato MEP. πŸ˜‚

Excellent to see this work being done by @[email protected]:

"We will seek to purchase negative CO2 emissions at any price per tCO2, starting immediately."

πŸ’šπŸ’šπŸ’š

stripe.com/au/blog/negative-em

Superb performance by @[email protected] jousting with John Humphrys on @[email protected] on the movement: "On the one hand business as usual, climate breakdown, and mass deaths. On the other we try to find a way to live and prosper together." soundcloud.com/user-917334193/

Here's a debate, presented by France 24, in English, featuring MEPs from across Europe, and across the political spectrum, debating the controversy around the election of the European Commission President. Have you ever seen anything like this on BBC News? Perhaps if we actually covered this sort of thing in the UK, we wouldn't all be so ignorant about how the EU works. youtube.com/watch?v=MQ0iUR8zNu

More than 2,000 years later, this 1st century BCE Roman bridge is still standing.

Free chargers all over Verona (and free WiFi throughout the city) via their smart city app.

The absolutely stunning, largely car free, Slovenian seaside town of Piran.

Beautiful spot for a charge. And Ljubljana has an electric road train for getting around! πŸ’šπŸ”ŒπŸ”‹

Woodland and shrubland make up more than 60% of Slovenia's land cover (compared to 13% in the UK). It is home to wolves, bears, and two million people, and the whole country would fit into the Highlands of Scotland.

This article is brilliant. A simplistic focus on energy efficiency does not solve the big problems that we are facing: "...the key step here is to think of energy efficiency as a means rather than an end in itself..." solar.lowtechmagazine.com/2018 @[email protected]

Excellent article by @[email protected] It feels wildly optimistic but is based on an entirely reasonable analysis of the state of current affairs. independent.co.uk/voices/brexi

A natural swimming pool complete with its own little ecosystem and array of wildlife. Last night we watched swifts swooping down and picking off insects from the surface. Had a lovely swim among the frogs, tadpoles, water boatmen and dragonflies.

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