An energy company plans to cut down an ancient forest in Germany to expand an open-pit brown coal mine. Environmental activists are trying to stop the trees from being cut down. A recent court decision has spared the forest - for now.
Germany plans to phase out coal power by 2038. The embattled Hambach Forest is now protected, but some villages will still have to make way for the last open-pit mines. Activists and local residents are appalled.
Siemens' support for Adani's coal mine in Australia has outraged environmentalists, but it's not a unique case. Hundreds of companies and countries around the world are planning to expand their coal activities. But why?
Protesters have broken into a German coal plant, saying plans to open it this summer were "a nail in the coffin for our future." The government's coal commission has advised against opening the plant.
Germany is hoping to phase out its coal-fired power plants by 2038 as part of its transition to a carbon-free economy. Here are the most important facts you need to know about Germany's exit from brown coal.
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