Despite Germany's green energy transition, North Rhine-Westphalia remains home to an extensive brown coal industry. The RWE power company has hit problems after failing to invest in renewables.
Berlin-based search engine Ecosia has offered to buy Hambach Forest from energy company RWE. The threatened woodland has been the scene of sometimes violent clashes between police and anti-coal activists.
Renewed protests against the expansion of a lignite mine have taken place in an ancient spot of German woodland. But bad weather and police restraints put a dampener on the demonstration.
Police say they are close to clearing the last remaining activist tree houses from the Hambach Forest. Energy firm RWE, which wants to raze the woodland to expand its mine, says there's no way the trees will be spared.
African masks have a history almost as long as the continent to which they belong, but an artist in Ghana has given them a whole new twist by making them out of waste. Meet the inimitable Ed Franklin Gavua.
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If Hanoi wants clean air, residents in the Vietnamese capital are going to have to kick their moped habit. Or at least trade in polluting models for cleaner alternatives.
Increasing droughts around the world may reduce barley yields, resulting in shortages of beer, a fall in global consumption and a rise in prices for the beloved beverage around the world, a new study finds.
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