The small town of Löhne in western Germany has been home to an organic farming collective for about 30 years now. They were seen as oddities back then, but meanwhile the collective sells its products across the region.
Saving lives, helping those with disabilities and fighting climate change — those are some of the reasons why an organization of rabbis is honoring tech startups which they believe are helping to make a better world.
Support for the country's ruling parties is dwindling as the Green party and far-right AfD continue to surge. Some Germans are worried about the status quo, but many believe the changes are good for democracy.
In a further erosion of Germany's political mainstream, the Bavarian conservative party, the CSU, has lost its absolute majority. Meanwhile the Greens have become the second-largest political force in southern Germany.
Europe's fourth-biggest greenhouse gas polluter has given a boost to offshore wind power plans in the Baltic Sea. After its pro-coal rhetoric tarnished the Polish government's good name, Warsaw is looking to green up.
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