Europe is the world's second-smallest continent by surface area, covering about 10,180,000 square kilometres (3,930,000sqmi) or 2% of the Earth's surface and about 6.8% of its land area. Of Europe's approximately 50 countries, Russia is by far the largest by both area and population, taking up 40% of the continent (although the country has territory in both Europe and Asia), while Vatican City is the smallest. Europe is the third-most populous continent after Asia and Africa, with a population of 739–743million or about 11% of the world's population. Europe has a climate heavily affected by warm Atlantic currents, tempering winters and enabling warm summers on most of the continent, even on latitudes that have severe climates in North America and Asia. Further from the Atlantic, seasonal differences increase, but the mildness of the climate remains.
In Greek mythologyEuropa (/jʊˈroʊpə, jə-/; Greek: ΕὐρώπηEurṓpē) was the mother of KingMinos of Crete, a woman with Phoenician origin of high lineage, and for whom the continentEurope was named. The story of her abduction by Zeus in the form of a white bull was a Cretan story; as Kerényi points out "most of the love-stories concerning Zeus originated from more ancient tales describing his marriages with goddesses. This can especially be said of the story of Europa".
Europa's earliest literary reference is in the Iliad, which is commonly dated to the 8th century B.C. Another early reference to her is in a fragment of the HesiodicCatalogue of Women, discovered at Oxyrhynchus. The earliest vase-painting securely identifiable as Europa, dates from mid-7th century B.C.
The etymology of her Greek name (εὐρύςeurys "wide" or "broad" and ὤψops "eye(s)" or "face") suggests that Europa as a divine spirit represented the wide-faced cow Hathor, at least on some symbolic level. Metaphorically, at a later date her name could be construed as the intelligent or open-minded, analogous to glaukopis (γλαυκῶπις) attributed to Athena. However, Ernest Klein and Giovanni Semerano suggest a possible Semitic origin in Akkadian erebu "to go down, set" (in reference to the sun) which would parallel occident.
The Allmusic review by Alex Henderson awarded the album 3 stars stating "Europe is essentially a straight-ahead hard bop/post-bop date, and yet, it isn't necessarily an album that jazz purists will be comfortable with. That's because Motian doesn't stick to the type of all-acoustic format that purists expect... Europe is a solid effort that will please those who admire Motian's flexibility and open-mindedness".
The paper also envisages Germany fostering the use of blue hydrogen and importing it during a transition period towards green hydrogen. Europe’s largest economy wants to pivot towards cleaner energy sources and diversify its supplies, especially after the invasion of Ukraine underscored the pitfalls of a heavy reliance on Russian natural gas ...U.S.
Meanwhile across Europe – from ... The reason desperate people are turning to wood for warmth is that public and private authorities in Europe have failed to insulate homes and buildings sufficiently, or move to cleaner energy sources, either fast enough or at the necessary scale.
In Europe, higher revenue from BrandedProfessional largely stemmed from pricing actions,” says CEO at Nilfisk, Torsten Türling ... In Europe, the Professional Floorcare and Aftermarket product lines drove growth in Q3 2022 ... Demand declined notably in Consumer and Private Label and slowed down across the high-pressure washers and vacuum cleaner segment.
While the transition away from fossil fuels to cleaner energy sources will take years, the simultaneous switch-out already underway of gas-fired boilers for electricity-powered heat pumps may mean that Europe's total gas consumption has already peaked, and trends steadily lower going forward.
The energy crisis in Europe has also taken its toll on Italy, the research said ...Electric devices, including irons, fans, washing machines and vacuum cleaners, are also turned on less frequently. In August, Russia stopped gas supplies to Europe via the Nord Stream pipeline, citing ...
You “probably never had anything,” you see something you crave, and you take it — after all, who’s to stop you? Russian troops have stolen refrigerators, washing machines, toilets, vacuum cleaners, and any number of appliances that Ukraine, reputedly one of Europe’s poorest ...
17, 2022 /PRNewswire/ -- The wet vacuum cleaner market size is expected to grow by USD 304.35 million from 2021 to 2026 ... The low maintenance cost and high productivity of wet vacuum cleaners are driving the market growth. Wet vacuum cleaners need low maintenance, and their structure is compatible with consumer requirements.
A partnership has been formed that will see electric vehicles being built in the Midlands for the first time ... and throughout Europe, starting with the FireFly ESV ... and Western Europe ... Evtec Group Chairman David Roberts said ... and Evtec is pleased to play its part in the energy transition, making cities across Europe cleaner and quieter than ever before.
Worries about filling the energy void created by sanctions on Russia have led European leaders to sign several deals for new gas contracts in sub-Saharan Africa — which Europe and the United States for years tried to dissuade from pursuing large-scale, climate-unfriendly fossil infrastructure over cleaner alternatives such as solar and wind power.