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The city where cars are not welcome

As automakers promise to get rid of internal combustion engines, Heidelberg is trying to get rid of autos.
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Denmark’s climate policies 'insufficient' to meet 2030 emissions target

The Danish government's efforts towards meeting the country's ambitious target of reducing emissions by 70% by 2030 have been judged "insufficient" by the body tasked with monitoring its progress, with measures so far announced only likely to take it a third of the way.

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Climate

Driverless electric bus hits the road in Spanish city of Málaga

A new driverless electric bus has begun operating in the southern Spanish city of Málaga, in the first such project in Europe. The bus, which began running on Saturday, is equipped with sensors and cameras and links Málaga's port to the city centre on an 8km (five-mile) loop it does six times a day.

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Toxics

Chris Miller: Will anything stop Putin's pet project?

Nord Stream 2, a direct pipeline from Russia to Germany, isn’t going away. Neither is the clamor to cancel it.
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Meatless school menu sparks political row in France

A decision by the Green mayor of Lyon, seen by many as the country's culinary capital, to temporarily take meat off the menu in school canteens during the coronavirus pandemic has sparked a major political row in France.

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Climate

'A role model': How Seville is turning leftover oranges into electricity

A scheme has been launched to produce an entirely different kind of juice from unwanted oranges: electricity.

Climate

This Austrian ski resort is preparing for a snowless future

St. Corona, a small village at the foot of the Alps, has long relied on skiers to support the local economy. But in a changing climate, where it can no longer count on snowy winters, the village is transitioning to a warm-weather economy.
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Toxics

Athens accused of ‘downplaying’ risks of lead contamination at Lesbos camp

Human Rights Watch is calling for further comprehensive testing at the Mavrovouni camp after results revealed that one area had particularly high levels of lead contamination.

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Toxics

Ford says it will phase out gasoline-powered vehicles in Europe

Ford Motor became the latest automaker to accelerate its transition to electric cars, saying Wednesday that its European division would soon begin to phase out standard gasoline-powered vehicles.

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Toxics

The auto industry bets its future on batteries

Carmakers, government agencies and investors are pouring money into battery research in a global race to profit from emission-free electric cars.
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Toxics

Open sesame: Alibaba's push into Europe a mixed blessing for Liège

Apart from the pollution, there are concerns the Chinese firm's new airport hub may not revive the fortunes of the Belgian region.

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Climate

Bill Hare: Australia's lack of effort on climate change is going to cost us

Australia is deeply exposed to carbon border tax adjustments due to our lack of action in reducing emissions.

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Justice

Berlin has high hopes for this wooden skyscraper

A skyscraper that would be Europe’s tallest wooden building promises a “social and ecological paradigm shift” in a gentrifying neighborhood — and a test for the city’s affordable housing model.
Climate

The U.S. is behind China and Europe in lithium-ion battery production

China dominates battery production today, with 93 "gigafactories" that manufacture lithium-ion battery cells, vs. only four in the United States.
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Fractured: The stress of being surrounded

Jane Worthington moved her grandkids to protect them from oil and gas wells—but it didn't work. In US fracking communities, the industry's pervasiveness causes social strain and mental health problems.

Fractured: Distrustful of frackers, abandoned by regulators

"I was a total cheerleader for this industry at the beginning. Now I just want to make sure no one else makes the same mistake I did. It has ruined my life."

Fractured: Buffered from fracking but still battling pollution

A statewide network of fracking and conventional wells, pipelines, and petrochemical plants closes in on communities.

Fractured: Harmful chemicals and unknowns haunt Pennsylvanians surrounded by fracking

We tested families in fracking country for harmful chemicals and revealed unexplained exposures, sick children, and a family's "dream life" upended.

Fractured: The body burden of living near fracking

EHN.org scientific investigation finds western Pennsylvania families near fracking are exposed to harmful chemicals, and regulations fail to protect communities' mental, physical, and social health.

LISTEN: Kristina Marusic discusses the "Fractured" investigation

"Once they had the results of our study [families] felt like they had proof that these chemicals are in their air, their water, and making their way into their bodies."

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