Trains are one of the safest means of transportation in Germany. When accidents do happen, however, they generally involve fatalities and serious injuries. The emergency services simulate accidents to practise for the real thing.
The trial of three former executives from the operator of the tsunami-stricken Fukushima nuclear plant has begun. It will focus mainly on whether they were guilty of negligence before the nuclear accident.
Japan's capital has held its first evacuation drill in decades, as residents scrambled for cover in subway stations and underground basements. Over 20 such drills have been held nationwide amid threats from North Korea.
Solomon Sodeinde, who recently picked up a DW blogging award for a photo series on oil pollution in the Niger Delta, writes about environmental issues in Nigeria. Here he shares his favorite African environment blogs.
Is it possible to fulfill all our global energy needs with renewables only? And which technologies work best to help us transition to a world without fossil fuels? Scientists give answers at COP23.
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