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Germany to Ban Glyphosate From End of 2023

Germany to Ban Glyphosate From End of 2023

Use of glyphosate will be banned in Germany from the end of 2023, after a phased effort to reduce its application by farmers. The ban, agreed by the Cabinet on Wednesday, is part of an insect conservation program from Environment Minister Svenja Schulze. It includes a “systematic reduction strategy,” which would initially prohibit use of […]

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    160,000 Protesters in Europe Demand Action on Climate Crisis

    160,000 Protesters in Europe Demand Action on Climate Crisis

    By Common Dreams staff At least 80,000 people marched in a cold rain in Brussels Sunday in another massive protest demanding that the European Union take urgent and far-reaching action to address the world’s climate crisis. Sunday’s march was the fourth climate march in the past three weeks—each one significantly bigger than the last—as students […]

    35,000 Protestors in Berlin Call for Agricultural Revolution

    35,000 Protestors in Berlin Call for Agricultural Revolution

    By Andrea Germanos Organizers said 35,000 people marched through the streets of the German capital on Saturday to say they’re “fed up” with industrial agriculture and call for a transformation to a system that instead supports the welfare of the environment, animals and rural farmers. Was für ein Bild! Wir sind 35.000! Es ist überwältigend, […]

    Journalist Dies in Clash Over Dirty Coal in Germany

    Journalist Dies in Clash Over Dirty Coal in Germany

    By Andy Rowell Over the last week, the German Police have deployed thousands of officers, backed up by water cannons and armored vehicles, to evict hundreds of climate activists trying to defend the last remnants of an ancient forest in Germany from being destroyed by RWE, which wants to expand the biggest open coal mine […]

    Six European Countries Could Face Multi-Million Euro Fines Over Air Pollution

    Six European Countries Could Face Multi-Million Euro Fines Over Air Pollution

    The European Commission confirmed in a statement Thursday that it would pursue legal action against six European countries for exceeding air pollution limits set for 2005 and 2010, Air Quality News reported. The commission is referring France, Germany, the UK, Italy, Hungary and Romania to the European Court of Justice (ECJ), which could fine them […]

    Germany to Put ‘Massive Restrictions’ on Monsanto Weedkiller

    Germany to Put ‘Massive Restrictions’ on Monsanto Weedkiller

    German Agriculture Minister Julia Kloeckner announced Tuesday she is drafting regulation to stop use of glyphosate in the country’s home gardens, parks and sports facilities, Reuters reported. The minister also plans to set “massive restrictions” for its use in agriculture, with exemptions for areas that are prone to erosion and cannot be worked with heavy […]

    Germany’s New Coalition Agreement Waffles on Paris Goals

    Germany’s New Coalition Agreement Waffles on Paris Goals

    Nearly six months after elections took place, three German parties finally signed an agreement to form a coalition government Monday, Reuters reported. But while the agreement, between Angela Merkel’s Christian Democratic Union, its Bavarian sister party the Christian Social Union, and the Social Democratic Party, might relieve Germany‘s political uncertainty, it is less reassuring for […]

    Germany Is a Clean Energy Superpower—And Here’s the Proof

    Germany Is a Clean Energy Superpower—And Here’s the Proof

    Most people know Germany for things like its popular car manufactures Audi, BMW and Mercedes-Benz, its annual Oktoberfest—fun fact: Germany has 1,300 breweries and 5,000 different brew brands—and all those brilliant composers (Bach, Beethoven and Schumann, anyone?). But did you know the country is also a clean-energy superpower? Indeed, Germany was one of the first […]