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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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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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Paul Crutzen, who shared Nobel for ozone work, has died

Paul J. Crutzen, a Dutch scientist who won the Nobel Prize for chemistry for his work understanding the ozone hole and is credited with coining the term Anthropocene to describe the geological era shaped by mankind, has died.

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Germany′s Merkel touts ′spirit of partnership′ at Climate Adaptation Summit

The German chancellor called for greater international cooperation, and assured developing countries of financial support. France's Emmanuel Macron and Britain's Boris Johnson were also set to attend the online talks.
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As big energy gains, can Europe's community renewables compete?

As multinational corporations play an ever-larger role in efforts to decarbonize Europe's economy, the EU is looking to bolster grassroots clean-energy initiatives.

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Brazil's Bolsonaro deploys military to Amazon, fails to curb fires, deforestation

As the coronavirus consumed Brazil, the rate of destruction continued its grim ascent.
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The enigmatic ‘climate chancellor’ pulls off a grand finale

A new EU climate target cements Angela Merkel's global legacy, but many in Germany say she has often been an obstacle to progress.

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A German initiative seeks to curb global emissions of a climate super-pollutant

The nitrous oxide emissions from hundreds of chemical plants globally, 300 times more warming than carbon dioxide, are the greenhouse equivalent of 45 million cars.

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In Germany, electric cars struggle to get into gear

Carmakers face a triple challenge in 2021: The coronavirus pandemic, the shift to electromobility and autonomous driving. How can they best meet them?
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Can geothermal power play a key role in the energy transition?

Aided by advances in deep-drilling technology for fracking, engineers are developing new methods of tapping into the earth's limitless underground supplies of heat and steam. But the costs of accessing deep geothermal energy are high.

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In the Alps, ski resorts are desperately battling climate change—and local resistance

Plans to create a huge ski resort that would require blowing up part of the Alps are on hold after major pushback from locals coming to grips with warming.
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Trains, walking, biking: Why Germany needs to look beyond cars

Germany has ambitious targets for reducing greenhouse gas emissions to address the threat of climate change. But there are clashing views about how the transportation sector - which accounts for about one-fifth of the country's emissions - should fit into those goals.

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On the green fence

Germany's meat industry kills over 750 million animals per year, with dire consequences for the environment. Meat eaters Neil King and Gabriel Borrud face uncomfortable truths as they seek ways out of the meat paradox.
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Green hydrogen: Could it be key to a carbon-free economy?

From Saudi Arabia to Australia, green hydrogen projects — which use renewable energy to produce hydrogen from water — are taking off.

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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: 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: 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: 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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