By Stefan Wagstyl, Thomas Escritt, Kester Eddy, Theo Troev and Neil Macdonald In a remote corner of Hungary close to the Ukrainian border, engineers are starting construction of the biggest power station in the former communist states of south-east Europe since the fall of the Berlin Wall. The first pair of 400-mega-watt units at the

The international team of climate change scientists that produced an influential series of reports last year will be doing things a little differently in the future. Government delegates to the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC), meeting in Budapest, Hungary, approved a plan for the 20-year, 100-nation enterprise that would generate more precise and relevant information on climate change-without taking any longer than the current 6-year gap between reports.

>> The World Food Programme is working with the Ethiopian government to extend drought insurance. The US $230 million insurance will cover about 6.7 million people, which will be disbursed in case

In the years 2004 and 2005 the researchers collected samples of phytoplankton, zooplankton and macroinvertebrates in an artificial small pond in Budapest. They set up a simulation model predicting the abundance of the cyclopoids, Eudiaptomus zachariasi and Ischnura pumilio by considering only

Agriculture ministers of 10 eu countries voted against the approval of three genetically modified (gm) varieties of maize for use in the European market on September 26, but failed to block it. The move reflects divisions among eu nations over whether gm crops pose a risk to health.

Europe sidelines children s well being at a mega health meet

it is a downpour that has left most parts of central and eastern Europe submerged in misery. Over the past few weeks, unprecedented and severe storms have triggered floods in the region, claiming

Researchers at the Hungarian Academy of Science, Hungary, have built devices, which extract energy from beams of light just like a windmill extracts energy from the wind. They have built an optical

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Workers exposed to pesticides over a long period of time may run the risk of contracting cancer