Should Germany impose an Autobahn speed limit to fight climate change?

Should Germany impose an Autobahn speed limit to fight climate change?

A fierce debate has been ignited among German politicians over whether to impose a 130km-an-hour speed limit on the Autobahn after the September elections.

Germany passes new bee-protection law to ward off ‘ecological apocalypse’

Germany passes new bee-protection law to ward off ‘ecological apocalypse’

German interest in climate change drops amid worries over Covid

German interest in climate change drops amid worries over Covid

German consumers ‘pay the highest electricity prices in Europe’

German consumers ‘pay the highest electricity prices in Europe’

‘Infringement on air quality’: EU court slams Germany for pollution in cities

‘Infringement on air quality’: EU court slams Germany for pollution in cities

‘No longer pushing the burden into future’: German govt approves more ambitious climate targets

‘No longer pushing the burden into future’: German govt approves more ambitious climate targets

Germany’s struggling Social Democrats pledge to make climate top priority

Germany’s struggling Social Democrats pledge to make climate top priority

Germany sets more ambitious climate goals after landmark ruling

Germany sets more ambitious climate goals after landmark ruling

‘Exclamation mark for climate protection’: How Germany is reacting to top court’s landmark ruling

‘Exclamation mark for climate protection’: How Germany is reacting to top court’s landmark ruling

Top German court finds government’s climate plan ‘insufficient’

Top German court finds government’s climate plan ‘insufficient’

VIDEO: Watch Germany’s 7 natural wonders for Earth Day

VIDEO: Watch Germany’s 7 natural wonders for Earth Day

Emissions in Germany sink to lowest level in 30 years thanks to pandemic

Emissions in Germany sink to lowest level in 30 years thanks to pandemic

Why Germany’s nuclear exit is posing tough questions about its energy future

Why Germany’s nuclear exit is posing tough questions about its energy future

‘No food, no future’: German farmers protest against insect protection plans

‘No food, no future’: German farmers protest against insect protection plans

Germany to be ‘first country’ to end shredding of male chicks

Germany to be ‘first country’ to end shredding of male chicks

Five ways Germany makes you greener (without even noticing)
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Five ways Germany makes you greener (without even noticing)

‘Tesla isn’t above law’: Gigafactory construction near Berlin halted amid environmental concerns

‘Tesla isn’t above law’: Gigafactory construction near Berlin halted amid environmental concerns

IN PHOTOS: Fridays for Future returns to Germany with more than 400 demos

IN PHOTOS: Fridays for Future returns to Germany with more than 400 demos

Germany to ban disposable plastics by mid-2021

Germany to ban disposable plastics by mid-2021

Covid-19: How Germany plans to increase outdoor seating at restaurants this autumn

Covid-19: How Germany plans to increase outdoor seating at restaurants this autumn

Germany launches first ‘green’ bonds to finance climate-related projects

Germany launches first ‘green’ bonds to finance climate-related projects

‘Close seven airports now’: How environmental group wants to change how Germans fly

‘Close seven airports now’: How environmental group wants to change how Germans fly

‘Save the cheeky but peaceful sow’: Berliners protest culling of wild boar

‘Save the cheeky but peaceful sow’: Berliners protest culling of wild boar

Wild boar that stole German nudist’s laptop ‘may be culled’

Wild boar that stole German nudist’s laptop ‘may be culled’

Germany to ban certain lights at night to save insects

Germany to ban certain lights at night to save insects

‘Psychological terror’: The German villages threatened by coal mine expansion

‘Psychological terror’: The German villages threatened by coal mine expansion

Tesla founder Elon Musk reveals new ‘Giga Berlin’ factory design

Tesla founder Elon Musk reveals new ‘Giga Berlin’ factory design

Cycling in Germany? These are the fines you should know about

Cycling in Germany? These are the fines you should know about

‘Climate crime’: Activists occupy two German coal mines

‘Climate crime’: Activists occupy two German coal mines

Renewable energy: Germany aims for ‘world number one’ spot in green hydrogen

Renewable energy: Germany aims for ‘world number one’ spot in green hydrogen

Merkel puts brave face on future climate talks

Merkel puts brave face on future climate talks

Merkel shows her dismay in Copenhagen

Merkel shows her dismay in Copenhagen

Deutsche Bahn to launch electro-car sharing programme

Deutsche Bahn to launch electro-car sharing programme

Daimler delivers first e-Smart cars in Berlin

Daimler delivers first e-Smart cars in Berlin

Merkel says climate talks ‘not looking promising’

Merkel says climate talks ‘not looking promising’

Police union moots European database for violent protesters

Police union moots European database for violent protesters

Merkel ‘nervous’ climate talks could fail

Merkel ‘nervous’ climate talks could fail

Hamburg unveils world’s most powerful weather supercomputer

Hamburg unveils world’s most powerful weather supercomputer

Tanker spills 8,000 litres of lubricant on A1 motorway

Tanker spills 8,000 litres of lubricant on A1 motorway

G77 accuse Merkel of blocking climate strides

G77 accuse Merkel of blocking climate strides

RWE to make deep carbon cuts

RWE to make deep carbon cuts

Dresden residents complain about city’s stinkiest street

Dresden residents complain about city’s stinkiest street

Röttgen says Germany can’t halt nuclear exit

Röttgen says Germany can’t halt nuclear exit

McDonald’s to turn logo green in Germany for environment

McDonald’s to turn logo green in Germany for environment

New climate change goals to cost Germany €310 billion

New climate change goals to cost Germany €310 billion

Merkel calls for climate deal in early 2010

Merkel calls for climate deal in early 2010

Noise pollution causes suffering for ‘one in five’ people in Europe

Noise pollution causes suffering for ‘one in five’ people in Europe

Climate change: Germany’s ice wine harvest fails for first time

Climate change: Germany’s ice wine harvest fails for first time

Coal phase out: Climate activists occupy disputed German plant

Coal phase out: Climate activists occupy disputed German plant

Have your say: Have environmental concerns affected your travel plans?

Have your say: Have environmental concerns affected your travel plans?

Bats, birds and ants evicted for new Tesla plant near Berlin

Bats, birds and ants evicted for new Tesla plant near Berlin

German e-scooter startups band together over proposed restrictions

German e-scooter startups band together over proposed restrictions

Bonpflicht: Germans stage creative protests over new receipt requirement

Bonpflicht: Germans stage creative protests over new receipt requirement

‘Just the beginning’: Protesters occupy disputed German coal mine

‘Just the beginning’: Protesters occupy disputed German coal mine

Activists stage protests in Germany as cabinet passes coal exit law

Activists stage protests in Germany as cabinet passes coal exit law

‘Life here is worth living’: Meet Germany’s countryside influencers

‘Life here is worth living’: Meet Germany’s countryside influencers

Germany’s Adidas turns to recycled material ‘to combat ocean plastic’

Germany’s Adidas turns to recycled material ‘to combat ocean plastic’

10 German words you need to know to engage in the climate debate
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10 German words you need to know to engage in the climate debate

Germany backs speedier ‘shutdown plan’ for coal mines

Germany backs speedier ‘shutdown plan’ for coal mines

‘Tyres made from dandelions’: Germany to invest billions in ‘bio-economy’

‘Tyres made from dandelions’: Germany to invest billions in ‘bio-economy’

Update: Germany to invest €62 billion to modernize rail network

Update: Germany to invest €62 billion to modernize rail network

Is Germany set for another showdown on autobahn speed limits?

Is Germany set for another showdown on autobahn speed limits?

‘Black gold’: Tiny German oil firm finds unusual niche in the Rhine

‘Black gold’: Tiny German oil firm finds unusual niche in the Rhine

Germans produce more packaging waste than ever before

Germans produce more packaging waste than ever before

A bike nation? How Germany plans to improve its cycling infrastructure

A bike nation? How Germany plans to improve its cycling infrastructure

‘German Greta’ to green kids’ books: Climate crisis spurs action at Frankfurt book fair

‘German Greta’ to green kids’ books: Climate crisis spurs action at Frankfurt book fair

Number of flight passengers in Germany increases despite ‘Fridays for Future’

Number of flight passengers in Germany increases despite ‘Fridays for Future’

Climate activists block traffic in Berlin as protests heat up

Climate activists block traffic in Berlin as protests heat up

Germany’s climate-stressed forests face ‘catastrophe’ as bugs attack

Germany’s climate-stressed forests face ‘catastrophe’ as bugs attack

What are the key points of Merkel’s new climate strategy?

What are the key points of Merkel’s new climate strategy?

Sparks fly as Germany’s climate plan hits rural landscapes

Sparks fly as Germany’s climate plan hits rural landscapes

Germany to ban single-use plastic shopping bags

Germany to ban single-use plastic shopping bags

Crisis summit: German government vows to take action on wind energy

Crisis summit: German government vows to take action on wind energy

How to ride a rental bike from Berlin to Copenhagen – and leave it there

How to ride a rental bike from Berlin to Copenhagen – and leave it there

Wasserwende: Germany urges more people to drink tap water to protect environment

Wasserwende: Germany urges more people to drink tap water to protect environment

‘We need a meat tax’: German politicians pitch plan to improve animal welfare

‘We need a meat tax’: German politicians pitch plan to improve animal welfare

Grannies for Future: 100-year-old German great-grandma enters politics

Grannies for Future: 100-year-old German great-grandma enters politics

Trains instead of planes: Could domestic flights in Germany really become ‘obsolete’?

Trains instead of planes: Could domestic flights in Germany really become ‘obsolete’?

Fridays for Future: First German students fined for skipping class

Fridays for Future: First German students fined for skipping class

Drought warning: Could eastern Germany run out of water?

Drought warning: Could eastern Germany run out of water?

Trash to cash: Can Germany turn its plastic waste into fuel?

Trash to cash: Can Germany turn its plastic waste into fuel?

How activists are battling German food waste with illegal dumpster diving

How activists are battling German food waste with illegal dumpster diving

Dane becomes first foreigner elected mayor of major German city

Dane becomes first foreigner elected mayor of major German city

Deutsche Bahn to stop using cancer-linked pesticide on its tracks

Deutsche Bahn to stop using cancer-linked pesticide on its tracks

Will fines for electric scooter riders in German cities improve safety?

Will fines for electric scooter riders in German cities improve safety?

German supermarket chain Aldi set to charge for fruit and veg bags

German supermarket chain Aldi set to charge for fruit and veg bags

How travelling by train in Germany is set to improve
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How travelling by train in Germany is set to improve

Update: Merkel ‘climate cabinet’ pledges to act fast

Update: Merkel ‘climate cabinet’ pledges to act fast

The Dane who wants to be mayor of a German city – and how he plans to modernize it

The Dane who wants to be mayor of a German city – and how he plans to modernize it

The perfect storm: Germany feels heat of climate vote

The perfect storm: Germany feels heat of climate vote

‘They’re our main competitors’: Germany’s far-right AfD lashes out against Greens

‘They’re our main competitors’: Germany’s far-right AfD lashes out against Greens

Germany relaxes rules on shooting wolves

Germany relaxes rules on shooting wolves

Why your takeaway coffee could soon cost more in Germany

Why your takeaway coffee could soon cost more in Germany

Are plastic bags on the way out in Germany?

Are plastic bags on the way out in Germany?

Germany opens Baltic Sea’s largest wind park

Germany opens Baltic Sea’s largest wind park

Bavaria to transform landmark ‘save the bees’ petition into law

Bavaria to transform landmark ‘save the bees’ petition into law

German truckers also ‘manipulated’ emissions devices

German truckers also ‘manipulated’ emissions devices

Germany reports first C02 fall in five years

Germany reports first C02 fall in five years

EU Parliament votes to ban single use plastics

EU Parliament votes to ban single use plastics

Bavaria celebrates most successful referendum ever – to save its bees

Bavaria celebrates most successful referendum ever – to save its bees

Bavarians brave cold to campaign to ‘Save the Bees’

Bavarians brave cold to campaign to ‘Save the Bees’

Are Germany’s autobahns really the safest highways in the world?

Are Germany’s autobahns really the safest highways in the world?

Germany considers Autobahn speed limit to fight climate change

Germany considers Autobahn speed limit to fight climate change

Thousands protest in Berlin against industrialised agriculture

Thousands protest in Berlin against industrialised agriculture

Worried about the environment? This Danish uni can make you part of the solution
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Worried about the environment? This Danish uni can make you part of the solution

How Germany will shut down its last black coal mine

How Germany will shut down its last black coal mine

Germany sets aside €500 million for clean air initiative

Germany sets aside €500 million for clean air initiative

Thousands march in Germany calling for end to coal power

Thousands march in Germany calling for end to coal power

How Germany’s environment minister plans to turn around plastic use

How Germany’s environment minister plans to turn around plastic use

Volkswagen to spend 44 billion euros on ‘electric offensive’

Volkswagen to spend 44 billion euros on ‘electric offensive’

Diesel driving bans ‘self-destructive’: German transit minister

Diesel driving bans ‘self-destructive’: German transit minister

Germany eases diesel vehicle bans, angering environmentalists

Germany eases diesel vehicle bans, angering environmentalists

Senate’s ‘Re-Use Berlin’ campaign part of capital’s drive towards ‘zero waste’ policy

Senate’s ‘Re-Use Berlin’ campaign part of capital’s drive towards ‘zero waste’ policy

Operation to evict Hambach Forest activists suspended after tragic death

Operation to evict Hambach Forest activists suspended after tragic death

German forest activists brace for eviction in anti-coal fight

German forest activists brace for eviction in anti-coal fight

Green party seek to cement C02 reduction in constitution

Green party seek to cement C02 reduction in constitution

Germany accumulates more packaging waste per capita than any country in the EU

Germany accumulates more packaging waste per capita than any country in the EU

Environment group sues German government over nitrate threat

Environment group sues German government over nitrate threat

War on plastic leaves manufacturers clutching at straws

War on plastic leaves manufacturers clutching at straws

Greenpeace colour streets of Berlin yellow to protest against coal

Greenpeace colour streets of Berlin yellow to protest against coal

A very lonely Chancellor to ‘green’ energy: how we’ll remember 2017

A very lonely Chancellor to ‘green’ energy: how we’ll remember 2017

VW fires ‘dieselgate’ executive in his US jail cell

VW fires ‘dieselgate’ executive in his US jail cell

Merkel and Macron to lead diplomatic push at UN climate talks

Merkel and Macron to lead diplomatic push at UN climate talks

Heat on ‘climate chancellor’ Merkel over coal-fired plants and cars

Heat on ‘climate chancellor’ Merkel over coal-fired plants and cars

Green party signals big concessions on diesel and coal in coalition talks

Green party signals big concessions on diesel and coal in coalition talks

Is Germany the green leader it’s hyped up to be?

Is Germany the green leader it’s hyped up to be?

Thousands march on Bonn ahead of UN climate talks

Thousands march on Bonn ahead of UN climate talks

Construction on bypass in Bavaria stopped to let hamster sleep

Construction on bypass in Bavaria stopped to let hamster sleep

Insects decline dramatically in German nature reserves: study

Insects decline dramatically in German nature reserves: study

Freiburg police give all clear after river turns bright green

Freiburg police give all clear after river turns bright green

Germany has an environmental ‘blind spot’ when it comes to fishing, report argues

Germany has an environmental ‘blind spot’ when it comes to fishing, report argues

Bavaria introduces new pollution rules to try and save diesel cars

Bavaria introduces new pollution rules to try and save diesel cars

Merkel vows to convince climate change ‘doubters’

Merkel vows to convince climate change ‘doubters’

Number of partridges, other birds have dropped by 80 percent: report

Number of partridges, other birds have dropped by 80 percent: report

‘Beer slug’ thought extinct reappears in Hamburg after 80 years

‘Beer slug’ thought extinct reappears in Hamburg after 80 years

Climate experts urge Germans to ‘give up cars’ for Lent

Climate experts urge Germans to ‘give up cars’ for Lent

Why Bavarians are serving up beaver with their beer

Why Bavarians are serving up beaver with their beer

Just how liberal is Germany anyway?

Just how liberal is Germany anyway?

‘Please no flyers’: Should postal advertising be more strictly controlled in Germany?

‘Please no flyers’: Should postal advertising be more strictly controlled in Germany?

Germany now worse than Egypt at protecting climate

Germany now worse than Egypt at protecting climate

Intensive farming ‘endangers a third of German species’

Intensive farming ‘endangers a third of German species’

Renewables costing German households ever more cash

Renewables costing German households ever more cash

Rhine river’s low water levels causing ships to run aground

Rhine river’s low water levels causing ships to run aground

Bayer chief promises no Monsanto GM crops in Europe

Bayer chief promises no Monsanto GM crops in Europe

Investors go crazy for shares in German renewables firm

Investors go crazy for shares in German renewables firm

Green party wants only e-cars on Autobahn by 2030

Green party wants only e-cars on Autobahn by 2030

Germans cut home energy usage by six percent in a year

Germans cut home energy usage by six percent in a year

German lawmakers ratify landmark Paris climate accord

German lawmakers ratify landmark Paris climate accord

The Bavarian village forging a clean energy revolution

The Bavarian village forging a clean energy revolution

Spain judge charges VW with fraud over emissions

Spain judge charges VW with fraud over emissions

Germany may wait 100 years for nuclear waste storage site

Germany may wait 100 years for nuclear waste storage site

Monsanto still ‘open’ to deal with German chemical giant

Monsanto still ‘open’ to deal with German chemical giant

Germany makes fracking verboten

Germany makes fracking verboten

Supermarket giant Rewe ditches plastic bags for good

Supermarket giant Rewe ditches plastic bags for good

German police arrest 120 in anti-coal demonstrations

German police arrest 120 in anti-coal demonstrations

Eco campaigners blockade German coal mine

Eco campaigners blockade German coal mine

Greenpeace: Leaked TTIP papers show ‘threat’ to EU

Greenpeace: Leaked TTIP papers show ‘threat’ to EU

How Fukushima catalyzed Germany’s energy revolution

How Fukushima catalyzed Germany’s energy revolution

Green energy policies bring power giant to €7 billion loss

Green energy policies bring power giant to €7 billion loss

Young people ‘care about environment but do nothing’

Young people ‘care about environment but do nothing’

Stuttgart asked to stop driving as city faces record pollution

Stuttgart asked to stop driving as city faces record pollution

Germany gives green light to cycle Autobahns

Germany gives green light to cycle Autobahns

German lifestyle is ‘burden’ on environment

German lifestyle is ‘burden’ on environment

Germans reluctant to go green, survey finds

Germans reluctant to go green, survey finds

Climate chaos threatens Germany, experts warn

Climate chaos threatens Germany, experts warn

Germans ‘waste valuable clothes’: Greenpeace

Germans ‘waste valuable clothes’: Greenpeace

Greenpeace mulls jump into brown coal biz

Greenpeace mulls jump into brown coal biz

2.8 million ‘manipulated’ VWs on German roads

2.8 million ‘manipulated’ VWs on German roads

Climate change to raise price of German beer

Climate change to raise price of German beer

Merkel praises Brazil’s drive to save rainforest

Merkel praises Brazil’s drive to save rainforest

Half a million ants march for rainforest protection

Half a million ants march for rainforest protection

Environment minister blasts Merkel, colleagues

Environment minister blasts Merkel, colleagues

Germans among biggest wasters in EU

Germans among biggest wasters in EU

The glorious end of a 225-ton, 93-metre wind turbine

The glorious end of a 225-ton, 93-metre wind turbine

Bavaria can’t dodge nuclear waste: Minister

Bavaria can’t dodge nuclear waste: Minister

Germans waste 18m tonnes of food yearly

Germans waste 18m tonnes of food yearly

Essen to be 2017 ‘Green Capital’ of Europe

Essen to be 2017 ‘Green Capital’ of Europe

Germany’s most polluted cities

Germany’s most polluted cities

Berlin nightlife booms as bat numbers quadruple

Berlin nightlife booms as bat numbers quadruple

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Wolf spotted in North Rhine-Westphalia

Cycling, insulation and less coal to fight CO2

Cycling, insulation and less coal to fight CO2

E.ON creates spin-off in green energy revamp

E.ON creates spin-off in green energy revamp

Donors pledge €7 billion to UN climate fund

Donors pledge €7 billion to UN climate fund

Government doubles nuclear waste count

Government doubles nuclear waste count

UN climate talks shuffle to a close in Bonn

UN climate talks shuffle to a close in Bonn

Climate chief hails Bonn greenhouse gas deal

Climate chief hails Bonn greenhouse gas deal

Greenpeace finds danger in kids’ clothes

Greenpeace finds danger in kids’ clothes

Swedes want €4.7 billion for nuclear shutdown

Swedes want €4.7 billion for nuclear shutdown

What’s killing all the North Sea seals?

What’s killing all the North Sea seals?

One in three nuclear waste barrels damaged

One in three nuclear waste barrels damaged

Auto-mad Germans stuck in electric car slow lane

Auto-mad Germans stuck in electric car slow lane

Environment Agency urges fast fracking ban

Environment Agency urges fast fracking ban

‘Mad professor’ to swim length of Rhine

‘Mad professor’ to swim length of Rhine

Germany tops table for energy efficiency

Germany tops table for energy efficiency

How I dumpster dived across Europe

How I dumpster dived across Europe

Thank you Germans for your love of nature

Thank you Germans for your love of nature

Mystery wax clumps wash up on Rügen beach

Mystery wax clumps wash up on Rügen beach

‘Fracking won’t save Germany from Putin’

‘Fracking won’t save Germany from Putin’

‘Dangerously high dust levels’ hit big cities

‘Dangerously high dust levels’ hit big cities

Pollution linked to ‘one in eight’ deaths in EU countries

Pollution linked to ‘one in eight’ deaths in EU countries

Why a court says Berlin’s new pop-up bike lanes must be scrapped

Why a court says Berlin’s new pop-up bike lanes must be scrapped

Scientists: Antarctic ice melt ‘top threat’

Scientists: Antarctic ice melt ‘top threat’

Air pollution ‘kills 47,000 a year’

Air pollution ‘kills 47,000 a year’

Brown coal muddies green energy goals

Brown coal muddies green energy goals

German scientists: Lake Garda is full of plastic

German scientists: Lake Garda is full of plastic

Germany blocks EU road to emissions limit

Germany blocks EU road to emissions limit

Germany spends millions on animal-only bridges

Germany spends millions on animal-only bridges

Germany to ‘fall short’ of electric car target

Germany to ‘fall short’ of electric car target

German coal mine turns village into ghost town

German coal mine turns village into ghost town

Rain ruins 100,000 ‘eco-friendly’ posters

Rain ruins 100,000 ‘eco-friendly’ posters

Car lobbyist swerve derails EU emissions law

Car lobbyist swerve derails EU emissions law

Scientists: forecasting tames El Nino chaos

Scientists: forecasting tames El Nino chaos

Greens call for ‘Veggie Day’ in canteens

Greens call for ‘Veggie Day’ in canteens

‘Extinct’ frog hops back to life

‘Extinct’ frog hops back to life

Pesticides kill more river life than was thought

Pesticides kill more river life than was thought

IEA: protect consumers from energy price hikes

IEA: protect consumers from energy price hikes

Grey seals return to German Baltic shores

Grey seals return to German Baltic shores

Germans bathe easy in clear waters

Germans bathe easy in clear waters

Car boss asks Merkel to rethink CO2 pledge

Car boss asks Merkel to rethink CO2 pledge

Germany’s collective blame phobia

Germany’s collective blame phobia

Study: shorter winters threaten Alpine wildlife

Study: shorter winters threaten Alpine wildlife

Germany grapples with nuclear energy phaseout

Germany grapples with nuclear energy phaseout

German wild apples in danger of extinction

German wild apples in danger of extinction

Ruffled feathers get swan dropped from menu

Ruffled feathers get swan dropped from menu

Lake Constance fishers fret: waters ‘too clean’

Lake Constance fishers fret: waters ‘too clean’

Beaver boom benefits German rivers

Beaver boom benefits German rivers

Designer turns trash into treasure

Designer turns trash into treasure

Algae façade makes house truly ‘green’

Algae façade makes house truly ‘green’

Greens call for 22 cent tax on plastic bags

Greens call for 22 cent tax on plastic bags

Vattenfall Germany under fire in Sweden

Vattenfall Germany under fire in Sweden

German ‘Wolf Town’ learns to love its lupus

German ‘Wolf Town’ learns to love its lupus

EU tells Germany: clean up filthy city air

EU tells Germany: clean up filthy city air

Ministers reach cautious fracking agreement

Ministers reach cautious fracking agreement

Greenhouse gases rise as Germany burns coal

Greenhouse gases rise as Germany burns coal

Internet shopping not always greener

Internet shopping not always greener

Merkel says fracking Germany not easy

Merkel says fracking Germany not easy

Matt Damon’s fracking film bombs at Berlinale

Matt Damon’s fracking film bombs at Berlinale

High levels of poison found in Rhineland water

High levels of poison found in Rhineland water

Rare white porpoise sighted in German waters

Rare white porpoise sighted in German waters

‘Dinner Exchange’ serves trash for tea

‘Dinner Exchange’ serves trash for tea

New technology turns leaves to coal in hours

New technology turns leaves to coal in hours

New sandy bird island rises off North Sea coast

New sandy bird island rises off North Sea coast

New food-sharing site hopes to cut wastage

New food-sharing site hopes to cut wastage

Over 800 new species colonize Germany

Over 800 new species colonize Germany

Gas-guzzling German cars bashed

Gas-guzzling German cars bashed

Children’s books ‘still made from rainforests’

Children’s books ‘still made from rainforests’

Police clear forest camp for coal excavation

Police clear forest camp for coal excavation

Merkel: we will meet green energy goals

Merkel: we will meet green energy goals

Berlin SPD floats ‘fast-food trash tax’

Berlin SPD floats ‘fast-food trash tax’

Scientists decry insurer’s extreme weather claims

Scientists decry insurer’s extreme weather claims

EU to VW: Don’t worry about CO2 rules

EU to VW: Don’t worry about CO2 rules

German whaling activist arrested in Japan

German whaling activist arrested in Japan

Berlin ‘abandons one million electric cars goal’

Berlin ‘abandons one million electric cars goal’

Finding grace in Alpine avian acrobatics

Finding grace in Alpine avian acrobatics

Nearly a third of vertebrate species at risk

Nearly a third of vertebrate species at risk

More porpoises die in North Sea than normal

More porpoises die in North Sea than normal

Great green energy hope for Germany and India

Great green energy hope for Germany and India

WWF: We’re all eating GM-based meat

WWF: We’re all eating GM-based meat

German seas ‘among best in the world’

German seas ‘among best in the world’

Minister: ban biofuel, it boosts famine

Minister: ban biofuel, it boosts famine

Greens call for €200 ‘cash for clunker fridges’

Greens call for €200 ‘cash for clunker fridges’

Germans find evidence of Antarctic rainforest

Germans find evidence of Antarctic rainforest

Fox and boar help kangaroos escape

Fox and boar help kangaroos escape

Fugitive Sea Shepherd activist wanted in Japan

Fugitive Sea Shepherd activist wanted in Japan

Sea Shepherd hauls anchor, skips bail

Sea Shepherd hauls anchor, skips bail

Bavarian Alps losing ‘almost all glaciers’

Bavarian Alps losing ‘almost all glaciers’

Bhopal waste will be flown to Germany

Bhopal waste will be flown to Germany

Thirst for coffee kills animals worldwide

Thirst for coffee kills animals worldwide

BMW expands green venture with Toyota

BMW expands green venture with Toyota

Sea Shepherd offered bail, can’t leave Germany

Sea Shepherd offered bail, can’t leave Germany

Swimmer wee ‘killing off fish’ in popular lake

Swimmer wee ‘killing off fish’ in popular lake

UN climate change talks begin, opinion splits

UN climate change talks begin, opinion splits

One man’s mission to swim length of Rhine

One man’s mission to swim length of Rhine

German bloodhound gang hunts poachers

German bloodhound gang hunts poachers

Rewe pulls ‘deceptive’ bio-bags from shops

Rewe pulls ‘deceptive’ bio-bags from shops

The white-tailed eagle soars again

The white-tailed eagle soars again

Most fertilizers ‘contain too much uranium’

Most fertilizers ‘contain too much uranium’

Vegan sex shop offers responsible romping

Vegan sex shop offers responsible romping

Tiny chameleon could be big for conservation

Tiny chameleon could be big for conservation

Brutal cold triggers reserve power plants

Brutal cold triggers reserve power plants

Electric cars less climate friendly than thought

Electric cars less climate friendly than thought

Would you pay more for green grub?

Would you pay more for green grub?

Environmentalists urge better forest care

Environmentalists urge better forest care

Cruise ships pollute like millions of cars

Cruise ships pollute like millions of cars

Time slipping away for Durban climate deal

Time slipping away for Durban climate deal

Recycling solar panels could be a winner for Loser Chemicals

Recycling solar panels could be a winner for Loser Chemicals

Toyota discusses green car alliance with BMW

Toyota discusses green car alliance with BMW

Global warming could bring 50-degree days

Global warming could bring 50-degree days

Allotments grow on urban gardening generation

Allotments grow on urban gardening generation

Three honoured with top environmental prize

Three honoured with top environmental prize

Rubbish law aims to boost recycling

Rubbish law aims to boost recycling

Wolves likely to spread across Germany

Wolves likely to spread across Germany

Greens call for plastic bag levy to reduce use

Greens call for plastic bag levy to reduce use

Tropics project promises Bavarian bananas

Tropics project promises Bavarian bananas

Berlin has Europe’s cleanest air

Berlin has Europe’s cleanest air

Sustainable sushi: Looking for another fish in the sea

Sustainable sushi: Looking for another fish in the sea

No one’s protecting Baltic Sea well, though Germany’s better than most

No one’s protecting Baltic Sea well, though Germany’s better than most

Petrol industry to charge more for E10 debacle

Petrol industry to charge more for E10 debacle

Greenpeace dumps boulders off Sylt coast

Greenpeace dumps boulders off Sylt coast

Cities press to expand bottle deposit scheme

Cities press to expand bottle deposit scheme

Not everyone cheering Lufthansa biofuel test

Not everyone cheering Lufthansa biofuel test

Germany to fund new coal plants with climate change cash

Germany to fund new coal plants with climate change cash

Greenpeace unveils Rainbow Warrior III in Germany

Greenpeace unveils Rainbow Warrior III in Germany

Berlin hosts global climate change summit

Berlin hosts global climate change summit

Greenpeace’s Rainbow Warrior III takes shape

Greenpeace’s Rainbow Warrior III takes shape

Study finds alarming rise in sea levels

Study finds alarming rise in sea levels

Lakes and beaches sparkle for summer bathing season

Lakes and beaches sparkle for summer bathing season

Merkel’s nuclear stance ruffles conservative feathers

Merkel’s nuclear stance ruffles conservative feathers

‘Green’ cars battle for eco-marathon title

‘Green’ cars battle for eco-marathon title

Violent weather expected amid climate change

Violent weather expected amid climate change

Wind power could be stored in water under the Harz mountains

Wind power could be stored in water under the Harz mountains

Carmakers rethink sustainability approach amid E10 fuel fiasco

Carmakers rethink sustainability approach amid E10 fuel fiasco

German recycling system gets an overhaul

German recycling system gets an overhaul

First offshore commercial wind farm goes online

First offshore commercial wind farm goes online

Politicians driving ‘climate killer’ cars

Politicians driving ‘climate killer’ cars

Hamburg company hopes kites will make shipping greener

Hamburg company hopes kites will make shipping greener

Drifting hole in ozone layer set to expose Germans to skin damage

Drifting hole in ozone layer set to expose Germans to skin damage

Tanker sinks after explosions at refinery

Tanker sinks after explosions at refinery

Merkel calls for review of nuclear plant safety

Merkel calls for review of nuclear plant safety

Japan quake fuels German nuclear debate

Japan quake fuels German nuclear debate

German media roundup: Berlin’s botched biofuel summit

German media roundup: Berlin’s botched biofuel summit

Germany sticking with loathed E10 biofuel

Germany sticking with loathed E10 biofuel

Summit to tackle E10 biofuel debacle held

Summit to tackle E10 biofuel debacle held

Biofuel confusion strains super petrol supplies

Biofuel confusion strains super petrol supplies

Green energy surcharges too high, report says

Green energy surcharges too high, report says

Activists injured in nuclear waste train blockades overnight

Activists injured in nuclear waste train blockades overnight

Torrential rain clouds Germany’s future

Torrential rain clouds Germany’s future

Police detain 300 at atomic waste protest

Police detain 300 at atomic waste protest

‘Ethical’ banks booming

‘Ethical’ banks booming

RWE chief branded climate ‘dinosaur’

RWE chief branded climate ‘dinosaur’

Röttgen points to progress in climate talks

Röttgen points to progress in climate talks

Röttgen calls climate change an economic opportunity

Röttgen calls climate change an economic opportunity

Röttgen calls for 30-percent carbon cuts

Röttgen calls for 30-percent carbon cuts

Greenhouse emissions grow with economy

Greenhouse emissions grow with economy

Biofuels give German brewers a hangover

Biofuels give German brewers a hangover

E-mobility efforts stuck in low gear

E-mobility efforts stuck in low gear

Breakthrough unlikely at Cancún climate summit, Röttgen says

Breakthrough unlikely at Cancún climate summit, Röttgen says

Hesse suggests searching for alternative nuclear waste sites

Hesse suggests searching for alternative nuclear waste sites

Protests heat up along nuclear waste route

Protests heat up along nuclear waste route

Protest blocks nuclear waste train headed for Germany

Protest blocks nuclear waste train headed for Germany

Energy giants to drill for untapped natural gas in Rhineland

Energy giants to drill for untapped natural gas in Rhineland

Vattenfall to build €1-billion wind farm in Germany

Vattenfall to build €1-billion wind farm in Germany

Smokers to pay for industry tax breaks

Smokers to pay for industry tax breaks

Thousands protest against nuclear energy

Thousands protest against nuclear energy

Gas could threaten nuclear waste depot

Gas could threaten nuclear waste depot

Nuclear extension sparks Austrian meltdown

Nuclear extension sparks Austrian meltdown

EU summons BASF over ‘illegal’ Swedish GM potatoes

EU summons BASF over ‘illegal’ Swedish GM potatoes

German scientist refutes Putin on climate change

German scientist refutes Putin on climate change

Lambs likely killed by wolves in Brandenburg

Lambs likely killed by wolves in Brandenburg

Police investigate radioactive waste found under Berlin street

Police investigate radioactive waste found under Berlin street

Conflict over nuclear power rages on

Conflict over nuclear power rages on

Germany still paying for Chernobyl fallout

Germany still paying for Chernobyl fallout

Green BMW ad slammed as ‘misleading’

Green BMW ad slammed as ‘misleading’

Heatwave fuels massive algae bloom in Baltic Sea

Heatwave fuels massive algae bloom in Baltic Sea

Berlin, Paris and London call for deeper CO2 cuts

Berlin, Paris and London call for deeper CO2 cuts

BMW announces carbon fibre electric car

BMW announces carbon fibre electric car

Bacteria spoiling one quarter of all beaches

Bacteria spoiling one quarter of all beaches

The Local’s tips for bat conservation

The Local’s tips for bat conservation

The Local’s urban bat watching tips

The Local’s urban bat watching tips

Urban bats: Berlin’s other nightlife

Urban bats: Berlin’s other nightlife

Ten percent of schoolchildren think the sun rises in the North

Ten percent of schoolchildren think the sun rises in the North

EADS to launch algae-powered airplane

EADS to launch algae-powered airplane

States aim to block cuts to solar energy subsidies

States aim to block cuts to solar energy subsidies

Paraffin spill pollutes Baltic beaches

Paraffin spill pollutes Baltic beaches

Daimler announces electric car joint venture with China’s BYD

Daimler announces electric car joint venture with China’s BYD

Going the distance: students race towards fuel-efficient cars

Going the distance: students race towards fuel-efficient cars

Honey bees monitor air quality at Hamburg Airport

Honey bees monitor air quality at Hamburg Airport

Röttgen says ‘ice broken’ at Bonn climate talks

Röttgen says ‘ice broken’ at Bonn climate talks

Germany reportedly slashing climate projects

Germany reportedly slashing climate projects

Environment ministers gather in Bonn to save climate talks

Environment ministers gather in Bonn to save climate talks

Germany’s first offshore wind farm joins power grid

Germany’s first offshore wind farm joins power grid

Merkel urges trust in next round of climate talks

Merkel urges trust in next round of climate talks

BMW to roll out electric cars by 2013 – two years early

BMW to roll out electric cars by 2013 – two years early

UN climate talks in Bonn suffer early setbacks

UN climate talks in Bonn suffer early setbacks

Daimler launches alliance with Renault and Nissan

Daimler launches alliance with Renault and Nissan

BMW unveils plans for US carbon-fibre plant

BMW unveils plans for US carbon-fibre plant

Bonn climate talks mirror Copenhagen disaster

Bonn climate talks mirror Copenhagen disaster

Germans lose fear of climate change after long, hard winter

Germans lose fear of climate change after long, hard winter

Coalition mulls extending nuclear phaseout to 2050

Coalition mulls extending nuclear phaseout to 2050

Köhler urges higher gas prices for environment

Köhler urges higher gas prices for environment

Daimler’s Zetsche asks Berlin and Brussels to subsidise electric cars

Daimler’s Zetsche asks Berlin and Brussels to subsidise electric cars

Cabinet backs cuts to solar power subsidy

Cabinet backs cuts to solar power subsidy

Daimler teams up with Chinese carmaker BYD for electric auto

Daimler teams up with Chinese carmaker BYD for electric auto

Porsche unveils ‘green’ supercar for petrol-heads

Porsche unveils ‘green’ supercar for petrol-heads

Hunters urge calm as wolves return to Bavaria

Hunters urge calm as wolves return to Bavaria

Conservatives taking a battering on atomic energy, minister warns

Conservatives taking a battering on atomic energy, minister warns

Alpine association threatens to scupper Munich Olympic bid

Alpine association threatens to scupper Munich Olympic bid

Kiel offers free parking for low-emission cars

Kiel offers free parking for low-emission cars

Green party celebrates 30th anniversary

Green party celebrates 30th anniversary

Bosch announces $400-million diesel engine project in India

Bosch announces $400-million diesel engine project in India

Deutsche Bahn offers eco-tickets for corporate customers

Deutsche Bahn offers eco-tickets for corporate customers

Tidy wilderness rule blocks vultures’ return to German Alps

Tidy wilderness rule blocks vultures’ return to German Alps

Berlin brothel offers green discounts to beat the crisis

Berlin brothel offers green discounts to beat the crisis

Wolf pup killed by car in Saxony

Wolf pup killed by car in Saxony

Greens vow to oppose U-turn on German nuclear phaseout

Greens vow to oppose U-turn on German nuclear phaseout

Study finds regional food products not necessarily ‘greener’

Study finds regional food products not necessarily ‘greener’

Nature reclaims German Cold War death strip

Nature reclaims German Cold War death strip

Berlin wants to rid Germany of US nukes

Berlin wants to rid Germany of US nukes

Experts ask Germans to help save chestnut trees from moths

Experts ask Germans to help save chestnut trees from moths

Schavan withholds nuclear energy study

Schavan withholds nuclear energy study

Frankfurt motor show hopes for boost from electric cars

Frankfurt motor show hopes for boost from electric cars

New papers show Gorleben nuclear site records were doctored

New papers show Gorleben nuclear site records were doctored

Once filthy Ruhr River safe again for salmon

Once filthy Ruhr River safe again for salmon

Wild horses taking refuge at former US base

Wild horses taking refuge at former US base

Demonstrators scale Reichstag façade for anti-nuke protest

Demonstrators scale Reichstag façade for anti-nuke protest

Light bulb ban begins

Light bulb ban begins

Nuclear waste authority says Germany needs new storage site

Nuclear waste authority says Germany needs new storage site

Christian Democrats pledge to triple funding for electric cars

Christian Democrats pledge to triple funding for electric cars

Green party politician says Germans should buy Japanese cars

Green party politician says Germans should buy Japanese cars

Germany gets amped for electric cars

Germany gets amped for electric cars

Germany’s largest solar park added to grid

Germany’s largest solar park added to grid

Four wolf pups spotted in Brandenburg

Four wolf pups spotted in Brandenburg

Study touts reed as new sustainable fuel source

Study touts reed as new sustainable fuel source

Merkel hails G8 climate change as ‘step forward’

Merkel hails G8 climate change as ‘step forward’

VW to produce electric cars by 2013

VW to produce electric cars by 2013

Germany tops G8 climate action ranking

Germany tops G8 climate action ranking

Nuclear power plants warming Rhine river

Nuclear power plants warming Rhine river

Asse nuclear dump contains explosives

Asse nuclear dump contains explosives

Berlin motorcycle inventor puts the human in hybrids

Berlin motorcycle inventor puts the human in hybrids

BASF leaks 10 tonnes of stinging chemical into the Rhine

BASF leaks 10 tonnes of stinging chemical into the Rhine

Scientist discovers whales may be singing their own names

Scientist discovers whales may be singing their own names

Greenpeace occupies Unterweser nuke plant

Greenpeace occupies Unterweser nuke plant

Pelikan probed for using endangered woods

Pelikan probed for using endangered woods

‘Germany rocks’: Elon Musk makes first visit to Berlin Tesla construction site

‘Germany rocks’: Elon Musk makes first visit to Berlin Tesla construction site

Zugspitze gets protective sun shield blanket for summer

Zugspitze gets protective sun shield blanket for summer

Summery spring spoils Germany with sunshine

Summery spring spoils Germany with sunshine

Swabian Alb recognized as UNESCO nature haven

Swabian Alb recognized as UNESCO nature haven

Thousands demonstrate against coal plant in Mainz

Thousands demonstrate against coal plant in Mainz

Daimler buys into electric carmaker Tesla

Daimler buys into electric carmaker Tesla

UN buckles down on climate change pact in Bonn

UN buckles down on climate change pact in Bonn

Survey says German consumers aren’t that green

Survey says German consumers aren’t that green

Warming climate making spiders bigger and more fertile

Warming climate making spiders bigger and more fertile

Prince Charles receives German environment award

Prince Charles receives German environment award

Climate change causes hottest April in 120 years

Climate change causes hottest April in 120 years

‘Unbending squirrel’ blocks nuclear train delivery

‘Unbending squirrel’ blocks nuclear train delivery

Protestors block nuclear power plant entrance

Protestors block nuclear power plant entrance

Asse nuclear waste dump rife with poison

Asse nuclear waste dump rife with poison

Berlin bans genetically modified crops

Berlin bans genetically modified crops

Train accident leaks 80,000 litres of petrol

Train accident leaks 80,000 litres of petrol

Gabriel: US must make greenhouse gas cuts

Gabriel: US must make greenhouse gas cuts

Early end to season for German herring fishermen

Early end to season for German herring fishermen

Controversial German polar experiment fails

Controversial German polar experiment fails

Greenpeace calls for environmental bailout

Greenpeace calls for environmental bailout

Germany tinkers with junk car scheme rules to fight fraud

Germany tinkers with junk car scheme rules to fight fraud

Farting underwater creatures release greenhouse gases

Farting underwater creatures release greenhouse gases

Germany opens new Antarctic research station

Germany opens new Antarctic research station

Car sharing gaining traction in Germany

Car sharing gaining traction in Germany

Artists create baby hatch for unwanted plants

Artists create baby hatch for unwanted plants

Berlin mulls genetically modified corn ban

Berlin mulls genetically modified corn ban

Indian radioactive metal found in Germany

Indian radioactive metal found in Germany

Car industry senses boost

Car industry senses boost

Gabriel blames conservatives for failure of environmental rulebook

Gabriel blames conservatives for failure of environmental rulebook

Officials checking water near Asse nuke facility

Officials checking water near Asse nuke facility

Global warming test splits grand coalition

Global warming test splits grand coalition

Gabriel hails new global energy agency

Gabriel hails new global energy agency

Damage at nuclear facility Asse could cause radioactive leaks

Damage at nuclear facility Asse could cause radioactive leaks

Green zones are a success, says environmental group

Green zones are a success, says environmental group

Scientists discover buzzing bees can be used to protect crops

Scientists discover buzzing bees can be used to protect crops

Expert warns climate change quickening

Expert warns climate change quickening

1,700-year-old bog oak up for auction

1,700-year-old bog oak up for auction

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Carmakers slam EU CO2 emission compromise

Germany on track to meet Kyoto targets

Germany on track to meet Kyoto targets

Germany mulling tax break for green cars

Germany mulling tax break for green cars

How green is Berlin?

How green is Berlin?

Berlin districts agree to ban patio heaters

Berlin districts agree to ban patio heaters

Gabriel warns anti-nuclear waste activists against violence

Gabriel warns anti-nuclear waste activists against violence

Merkel ‘ignored’ Morsleben nuclear waste dump warnings

Merkel ‘ignored’ Morsleben nuclear waste dump warnings

Tiefensee calls for expansion of urban bike traffic

Tiefensee calls for expansion of urban bike traffic

Berlin too scared to take on Greenpeace over Sylt rocks

Berlin too scared to take on Greenpeace over Sylt rocks

Daimler and RWE planning electric car network for Berlin

Daimler and RWE planning electric car network for Berlin

Berlin gradually bans patio heaters

Berlin gradually bans patio heaters

Munich river heads for Hollywood

Munich river heads for Hollywood

Gas leak injures 25 at Wülfrath lacquer factory

Gas leak injures 25 at Wülfrath lacquer factory

Car-loving Germans turn to scooters as fuel costs rise

Car-loving Germans turn to scooters as fuel costs rise

Barge collision causes huge oil spill near Hamburg

Barge collision causes huge oil spill near Hamburg

China asks German firms to halt production before Olympics

China asks German firms to halt production before Olympics

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New offshore wind farms on the way

Germany to store carbon dioxide underground

Germany to store carbon dioxide underground

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Official calls for new German energy efficiency laws

Daimler announces an electric Smart car for 2010

Daimler announces an electric Smart car for 2010

German cabinet agrees on raft of energy-saving laws

German cabinet agrees on raft of energy-saving laws

Environmental group warns of pricey German drinking water

Environmental group warns of pricey German drinking water

German coalition agrees on green car tax

German coalition agrees on green car tax

Gabriel: no danger for Germany from Slovenian nuclear mishap

Gabriel: no danger for Germany from Slovenian nuclear mishap

Germany to earn €1 billion from sales of carbon emission rights

Germany to earn €1 billion from sales of carbon emission rights

UN climate change talks in Bonn to follow up Kyoto

UN climate change talks in Bonn to follow up Kyoto

EU says water quality at German beaches worsens

EU says water quality at German beaches worsens

Germany pledges €500 mln at UN biodiversity talks

Germany pledges €500 mln at UN biodiversity talks

German conservationists call for butterfly census

German conservationists call for butterfly census

Volkswagen goes green with Japanese technology

Volkswagen goes green with Japanese technology

Germany calls for more pressure on junta in Burma

Germany calls for more pressure on junta in Burma

Germany: species extinction is a global economic threat

Germany: species extinction is a global economic threat

Giving the grey Ruhr Valley a green future

Giving the grey Ruhr Valley a green future

Garrett: Australia ready to join Europe in climate change fight

Garrett: Australia ready to join Europe in climate change fight

Battling hunger requires a global agricultural revolution

Battling hunger requires a global agricultural revolution

Germany may hike tax on dirty cars

Germany may hike tax on dirty cars

Giant flower’s stench stinks up Bonn

Giant flower’s stench stinks up Bonn

Developing a sensible biofuels strategy for Germany

Developing a sensible biofuels strategy for Germany

Stralsund building world’s largest life-size whale model

Stralsund building world’s largest life-size whale model

Gabriel buries German biofuels plan

Gabriel buries German biofuels plan

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