Decades after the end of World War II, the North Sea off the German coast is still littered with explosives that threaten marine life, and make the construction of offshore wind parks more difficult.
A lot of unexploded bombs are buried in German cities, decades after WWII. And they're getting more dangerous - not less - over time. The hope is that lasers and 3D modeling will avoid another 'Munich 2012' scenario.
Silence is valuable and rare, according to our author, Klaus Esterluss. He asks how we can reduce man-made noise and its impact on humans and animals. One thing is clear: It will require compromise.
Huge amounts of bombs and grenades rest at the bottom of the North Sea and Baltic Sea. But the risk of them exploding should be the least of our worries.
An offshore wind park in the North Sea is to be built without feed-in subsidies for the first time, in a sign that renewable energy is becoming more competitive. Both the environment and consumers are likely to benefit.
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