German lawmakers have backed plans to phase out coal as an energy source by 2038. The government is trying to end Germany's dependence on fossil fuels in favor of renewable supplies. Climate activists, however, say 18 years is just too long to wait.
German government employees flew more often in 2019 than in 2018, according to a new report. The bulk of travel was short-haul domestic trips from Berlin — a reveal that runs contrary to calls to curb carbon emissions.
German lawmakers have backed a legislative package to end the use of coal in less than two decades. But activists have decried the measures, saying they aren't bold enough to mitigate the impact of climate change.
Germany has experienced a sharp economic slump, thanks to the coronavirus. Despite growing optimism in recent weeks about a recovery the bad times are yet to come, says DW's Henrik Böhme.
The scorching heat in Siberia this summer was a result of burning fuel, wildfires, thawing permafrost and other man-made conditions, a new study says. Scientists warn it is evidence of increasing extreme temperatures.
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