Berliners fed up with pollution, traffic jams and a shortage of parking spaces are looking for alternatives to cars. One comes in the form of bright red electric scooters that can be rented whenever and wherever they’re needed.
Germany is reportedly mulling plans for fare-free public transport. But to reduce pollution, it might be better off investing in improved services and penalizing car use, expert Oded Cats explains.
China is cleaning up. The country was once the world's biggest hub for recycling electronics. But as it bans trash imports, it may be driving some recyclers out of business.
A blanket of thick smog carrying harmful particulate matter has engulfed large parts of northern India and Pakistan. Hospitals in the region are witnessing a huge spike in patients suffering from respiratory problems.
Nowhere in the EU is smog more suffocating than in southern Poland. This year, the polluted Polish mining city Katowice will host the COP24 climate conference. Ahead of that, change is in the air — and on the ground.
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