From a tiny black speck to the global fight against climate change

Black carbon is one of the main contributors to climate change. U.S. scientist Tony Hansen paved the way to measure black carbon and eventually opened a world-renowned company Aerosol in Ljubljana. In December 2021, U.S. State Department recognised Aerosol‘s research in measuring and combatting black carbon with the Award for Corporate Excellence (ACE).   Read More»

GeoBioBlitz 2021

Our U.S. Embassy GeoBioBlitz on Changing Mountain Ecosystems, Sept. 17-18, 2021, showed elementary students from three Slovenian elementary schools and four students from VSVO, what lives in mountain ecosystems and how sensitive they are to changes, whether positive ones like increasing the Slovenian lynx population or even negative ones like the effects of climate change ... Read More»

Sister Parks about the collaboration with youth

Both the U.S. and Slovenia recognize that the future of our environment relies on getting young people engaged in nature conservation, and national parks play an important role in that. Crater Lake National Park and Triglav National Park signed an agreement on cooperation and exchange of good practices in 2017. As Triglav National Park celebrates ... Read More»

Slovenia Joins GLOBE Scientific and Educational Program

Press Release December 3, 2020 Today, U.S. Ambassador Lynda Blanchard and Minister of Education, Science and Sport for the Republic of Slovenia, Dr. Simona Kustec, invited a new generation of students to join a thriving international community of citizen scientists through the Global Learning and Observations to Benefit the Environment (GLOBE) Program. Conducting the ceremony virtually ... Read More»

Donation Supports Flood Forecasting and Warning System for the Sava River Basin

Ambassador Hartley was pleased to join Minister of Environment and Spatial Planning Majcen February 2nd for a ceremony marking the U.S. donation of computer equipment for flood forecasting and warning in the Sava River basin.  The project supports the development of a regional flood warning system in the countries of the International Sava River Basin ... Read More»
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