Archive for January 9th, 2013

Milky Way as seen from the San Rafael Desert. Photo: Mike Lewinski
January 9, 2013, by VOANews

There are at least 17 billion Earth-sized worlds in our Milky Way galaxy, according to two new studies. Both groups of scientists used data from NASA’sKepler mission to reach their conclusions, which were […]

nuclear debate main photo Clive Leviev-Sawyer

Belene dominates live TV debate ahead of Bulgaria’s nuclear referendum that ‘isn’t’ about Belene

January 9, 2013, by Clive Leviev-Sawyer

Belene, the nuclear power station that may not speak its name, was much mentioned in Bulgaria’s first live television debate in the campaign ahead o ...

National Assembly Parliament Sofia Bulgaria photo Clive Leviev-Sawyer

Children of dune: Controversy continues about Bulgarian seaside development

January 9, 2013, by The Sofia Globe staff

Fallout from the controversy about an attempt to develop a residential building complex by clearing a sand dune protected nature area near the Bulgari ...

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Bulgarian Cabinet approves renewable energy plan, offshore drilling tender

January 9, 2013, by The Sofia Globe staff

In separate decisions on January 9, Bulgaria’s Cabinet approved a long-term renewable energy development plan, setting out targets for 2020 and a se ...

  • Plovdiv photo Clive Leviev-Sawyer
    Taxi fare price war in Bulgaria’s Plovdiv
    January 9, 2013, by The Sofia Globe staff

    A taxi fare price war has broken out in Bulgaria’s second city Plovdiv, with almost all taxi companies having dramatically reduced tariffs at the beginning of 2013. The price reductions […]