Nature Protection

Kaniv Nature Reserve. Guards of Nature

In 2023, Kaniv Nature Reserve will celebrate its 100th anniversary. One of the oldest nature reserves in Ukraine is situated not far from Kaniv, on the right bank and floodplain islands of the Dnipro, next to Tarasova Hora Memorial Park....

Making Passive Houses in Ukraine

An autonomous house that is easy to assemble in a matter of weeks and can be placed anywhere. A building that is independent from the power grid, has its own sewerage, and is equipped with water and air purification systems....

Ukrainian e-bikes conquer the world

Delfast, a Ukrainian company, created an e-bike that can go farther than any other bike in the world on one battery charge. The company works with international clients and develops new models for leisure, as well as professional use.

Tuzly Estuaries: Park against poachers

Ukraine has the lowest number of protected areas among the countries of Europe — only 6% (of its territory — ed.). But even on the territories of national parks and reserves, illegal fishing, poaching, and land ploughing take place. Since...

Plogging. Trash never ends

In 2016, a new movement appeared in Sweden at the intersection of two popular trends, healthy lifestyle and environmentalism: plogging. People started to pick litter whenever they went running. With the help of social media, plogging quickly spread around the...

Building with hemp

When it comes to construction, we’re used to hearing words like concrete, cement, reinforcing steel, mineral wool, and polystyrene blocks. But hemp? Not so much. This is the story of a Ukrainian startup that produces building materials from industrial hemp...

Sunny Marigold makes Ukraine bloom

Sunny Marigold — this is the name given to sculptor Vasyl Ryzhuk from Lutsk. The artist does a rather unusual thing — all on his own, he plants flowers along the roadsides of his hometown. In 20 years, Vasyl has...

Domazhyr: Bears Rescued From Humans

There is a huge problem with animals kept in terrible conditions in circuses, private zoos, sometimes even at gas stations. There are nearly 200 species living in the wild and almost the same amount who are held in captivity. Numerous...

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