Monday, 16 September 2019

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New index shows locations with best quality of life in Czech Republic

Radio Prague |
14 August 2019

A new ranking of the best and worst places to live in the Czech Republic has just been published. The country's major cities and surrounding municipalities generally performed well, while towns in the poorer regions of the northwest and northeast tend to lie at the bottom of the table.

Krkonoše welcomes boy scouts and girl guides in Battle of the Bark Beetles

Radio Prague |
13 August 2019

Last year's infestation of bark beetles was said to have been the biggest to hit Czech forests in 200 years. This year could prove even worse. Among those hard hit is Krkonoše National Park, a UNESCO Biosphere Reserve site. Park officials estimate 20 percent more trees will need to be felled in the battle against the relentless bug.

Archaeologists unearth rare Renaissance-Baroque brew house in 'Czech Paradise'

Radio Prague |
13 August 2019

Archaeologists have unveiled a rare Renaissance-Baroque brew house in the depths of Kost Castle, itself an architectural jewel in the "Bohemian Paradise" region. The tiny brewery was founded in 1576 and in use for centuries, but the team of excavators had expected to find little more than rubble.

SUVs remain most popular category in Czech automobile market

Radio Prague |
13 August 2019

The share of SUV models in Czech car sales has gone up to nearly 32% in the past three years, making them the best-selling category of cars. While Škoda tops other manufacturers in the amount of models sold, it does not dominate the category as much as it does others through the compact Octavia and supermini Fabia.

Violin virtuoso Josef Suk - one of the finest lyricists of the 20th century

Radio Prague |
12 August 2019

Josef Suk is a Czech violinist famous for his interpretations of lyrical works by Mozart, Dvořák, Tchaikovsky and his own grandfather Josef Suk.

Environment Ministry warns highly toxic rodenticide will "harm all living things"

Radio Prague |
12 August 2019

The Czech Environment Ministry is up in arms over a decision by the Central Institute for Supervision and Testing in Agriculture allowing farmers to use a highly toxic rat poison in fields, orchards, meadows and vineyards. They claim it will "harm all living things in the vicinity", a warning that has made the agriculture minister break off his holiday and come back to Prague for emergency talks.

Interview with co-founder of New York property site Igluu Martin Mucha

Radio Prague |
12 August 2019

Despite being in his early 30s, Martin Mucha is already a successful Czech businessman in New York. Many locals may know Igluu, the real estate website he co-founded which claims to be the largest source of verified home listings in the Big Apple.

Czech experts: UN climate change report calls on planet to eat less meat, implement sustainable land use

Radio Prague |
12 August 2019

Keeping global warming well below the 2º Celsius target can be achieved only by reducing greenhouse gas emissions from all sectors, including land and food, according to a new United Nations report. Among other things, it outlines dire warnings about the effects of global eating habits and farming practices.

Mšeno - Art Deco bath house in picturesque setting

Radio Prague |
12 August 2019

Mšeno is a picturesque little town, often described as a gateway to Kokořínsko. It also boasts one of the Czech Republic's most charming swimming pools, an Art Deco bath house built in the 1930s.

EV charging stations report sharp increase in electricity intake

Radio Prague |
12 August 2019

Charging stations for electric cars around the Czech Republic are reporting a sharp increase in electricity intake, Czech Radio reported on Friday. The Czech state-owned energy producer ČEZ, which currently controls around half of the charging stations, says consumption of electricity in the first six months of 2019 has nearly doubled year-on-year, reaching 828 869 kWh. Other companies are reporting similar growth.

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