A German-Canadian joint venture is hoping to strike it rich by drilling for oil in the beautiful but economically depressed countryside outside of Berlin.
As shale oil makes a comeback, the United States could outstrip Russia and Saudi Arabia to become the world's biggest oil producer. But is this new boom in black gold sustainable?
Due to the rapid development of electric vehicles and travel-sharing services, global consumption of oil will decline about 20 years from now, the British oil and gas giant has predicted in its latest industry outlook.
Although the German government is clearly oriented toward the West, Germany often plays the mediator with Russia, and business interests also encourage tight connections. DW looks at Russia's best friends in Germany.
The recycling experts Angelika Mettke and Walter Feess will receive Europe's most generous environmental protection award from German President Joachim Gauck. They found a new way to combat the throwaway mentality.
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