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German Scientists Run Concerts to Learn How Coronavirus Spreads

German Scientists Run Concerts to Learn How Coronavirus Spreads

Scientists from the German University of Halle observed conditions on Saturday at an experimental concert in the eastern city of Leipzig, where they hope to learn more about the risk of infection at large events. The study comes as events and large gatherings remain banned in Germany until at least November. Most concert organizers and […]

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    Germany Exceeds 50% Renewable Energy Use Milestone

    Germany Exceeds 50% Renewable Energy Use Milestone

    Germany’s target for renewable energy sources to deliver 65% of its consumed electricity by 2030 seemed on track Wednesday, with 52% of electricity coming from renewables in 2020’s first quarter. Renewable energy advocates, however, warned the trend is imperiled by slowdowns in building new wind and solar plants. The federal BDEW energy and water federation […]

    German Coronavirus Evacuee Describes Life in Quarantine

    German Coronavirus Evacuee Describes Life in Quarantine

    By Rebecca Staudenmaier Yannik Weis was studying abroad in the Chinese city of Wuhan when a deadly new type of coronavirus broke out. He became one of over 100 people Germany evacuated from the area over the weekend. Although he and many other German evacuees are feeling healthy and in good spirits, Weis told DW […]

    Germany to Phase out Coal by 2038

    Germany to Phase out Coal by 2038

    Germany reached an agreement Thursday that will allow it to stop burning coal by 2038. The national government struck a deal with the leaders of the country’s coal-producing regions that will compensate workers, companies and regional governments more than 40 billion euros (approximately .7 billion), Reuters reported. Legislation finalizing the coal phaseout will be presented […]

    Fire Kills at Least 30 Animals at German Monkey House

    Fire Kills at Least 30 Animals at German Monkey House

    At least 30 animals died early New Year’s Day in a fire at a monkey house at a zoo in Krefeld, Germany, The New York Times reported. The Great Ape House had housed orangutans, chimpanzees, lowland gorillas, rodents, marmosets and birds before it burned down a little after midnight Wednesday. “Our worst fears have become […]

    Germany’s Merkel Wants 1 Million Electric Car Charge Points by 2030

    Germany’s Merkel Wants 1 Million Electric Car Charge Points by 2030

    German Chancellor Angela Merkel said Sunday she wants to see 1 million charging stations for electric cars across the country by 2030. Speaking in her weekly video podcast, Merkel said boosting the number of charging spots for e-vehicles would encourage consumers to move away from internal combustion engines and shift to low-emission cars. Mobility in […]

    Alarming Level of Plastic in Children’s Bodies, German Study Shows

    Alarming Level of Plastic in Children’s Bodies, German Study Shows

    By Wesley Rahn Plastic byproducts were found in 97 percent of blood and urine samples from 2,500 children tested between 2014 and 2017, according to a study by the German Environment Ministry and the Robert Koch Institute. The German weekly magazine Der Spiegel published the findings, which were part of a federal study focused on […]