Baoding's factories produce solar panels and wind turbines. The city wants to build its eco-friendly brand. But pollution is just getting worse.
Cars, and diesel vehicles in particular, are German moralists' No.1 enemy at present. There's much talk about bans and quotas. To what extent will this lead towards a planned economy, DW's Henrik Böhme asks.
After German chancellor candidate Martin Schulz called for a Europe-wide quota for electric cars, the debate among German politicians, the EU and carmakers has picked up steam. In China, such a quota already exists.
After a German court ruling on air pollution in Stuttgart, routine fixes for polluting diesel cars won't help carmakers avoid driving bans. The decision has massive consequences for the industry, says DW's Henrik Böhme.
To honor cats on International Cat Day, DW encourages their human companions to protect the planet we all share. From carbon pawprint to waste to wildlife - it is in our hands to take up better practices.
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