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What′s driving Europe′s stance on glyphosate?

Chemicals giant Bayer has reached a settlement to end most of the current US lawsuits. Its glyphosate-based weed killer Roundup causes cancer, plaintiffs insist, bit it's still used in many places in Europe and beyond.

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Former VW executive is arrested in Croatia in emissions case

A former Audi manager faces extradition to the United States on charges that he was part of a conspiracy to evade clean air regulations.
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Germany and hydrogen — €9 billion to spend as strategy is revealed

As part of its stimulus package, Germany intends to expand the role of green hydrogen to help end the country's reliance on coal.

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American crusade against ‘Putin’s pipeline’ intensifies

The unfinished pipeline is souring relations between Washington and Moscow and could drag in the European Union.

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Climate activists protest Germany's new Datteln 4 coal power plant

Protesters think the new Datteln 4 coal power plant in the western state of North Rhine-Westphalia should not have been fired up.

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Will floating turbines usher in a new wave of offshore wind?

Proponents contend the new technology could boost the wind industry, but daunting challenges, including costs, remain.

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Volkswagen ordered to offer compensation for emissions scandal

Thousands of German motorists can now claim damages from the carmaker.
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VW defeated in landmark Dieselgate case brought by van buyer

Germany's highest civil court has ordered Volkswagen to pay more than €28,000 to an owner of a diesel minivan, in a landmark judgment that will force the carmaker to compensate tens of thousands of customers.

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Germany is leading the world toward a green recovery

As Europe's biggest economy reboots, it is drawing up plans to leave fossil fuels behind.
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One way the coronavirus could transform Europe’s cities: More space for bikes

European cities are already reclaiming portions of busy thoroughfares to install new bike lanes.
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Has coronavirus revived eco-fascism?

In America, environmentalism is often seen as a left-wing partisan issue. But in other parts of the world, and at different points in history, environmentalists have also had right-wing motivations too.

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Greta Thunberg asks UN to back lawsuit against Germany and others

Greta Thunberg launched a formal complaint against five countries for backing fossil-fuels and endangering children. Minors face ''increased death and disease'' as a result of climate change, she and 15 others warned.
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Want to rebuild the economy with clean energy? Germany offers 20 years of lessons

Hundreds of wind and solar co-ops have taken on big utilities and shown they can reliably power the grid - and hugely reduce emissions.

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As coronavirus shutdowns reduce air pollution, European solar generation breaks records

Three of Europe's biggest economies — Germany, Spain, and the United Kingdom — have recently achieved new records in solar generation, due in part to a drop in air pollution from coronavirus-related shutdowns.

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