Tremp, Industrial Chemicals Section, Federal Office for the Environment (FOEN
), Bern, Switzerland; T.
Apart from FoEN
's worries there are concerns around losing local agricultural knowledge and some Africans still believe these crops are genetically modi- fied, as opposed to being created through conventional selective breeding.
(3.) See the studies on "Sustainable Europe" by FoEN
, 1993; FoEE 1995; BUND/MISEREOR, 1996; Spangenberg, 1996.
Railway noise levels were derived using sonRAIL (Thron and Hecht 2010), and noise propagation was calculated with the Swiss railway noise model SEMIBEL (FOEN
Die Fragmentierung und Zerschneidung von Landschaften ist ein wesentliches Umweltproblem in Europa und Nordamerika (EEA und FOEN
2011, Watts et al.
The Institute is financed by the Federal Office for Agriculture (FOAG), Federal Office for the Environment (FOEN
), the State Secretariat for Economic Affairs (SECO) and many other supporters such as Coop.
Friends of the Earth Netherlands (FOEN
) thwarted the expansion of Amsterdam's Schiphol airport by buying land on the site of a planned runway.
The Swiss Federal Office for the Environment (FOEN
) calculated that an area of 35 ( km2) in daytime and 56 (km2) in nighttime is exposed to noise levels above accepted thresholds; 100% of this area is located in urban and highly populated areas, and nighttime train traffic is increasing, partly due to an increase of freight train traffic at night [Bundesamt fur Umwelt (BAFU) 2009a].