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Why Germany is Making it Free to Ride Buses and Trains in 5 Cities

According to AFP, the scheme will be launched by the end of the year “at the latest” in cities such as Bonn, Essen, and Mannheim.

There Was So Much Wind in Germany Last Week, Consumers Were Given Free Energy

The storms in Europe last weekend did not just bring chilly weather – they also brought free energy to Germany. When energy output goes into...

Two Countries Now Protecting Ocean Area Twice the Size of Germany

Two countries have just ensured the preservation of their ocean habitats – and it is being hailed as a huge victory for marine conservation...

Germany Wipes Slate Clean for 50,000 Men Convicted Under Anti-Gay Law

Germany has just offered compensation and recognition to over 50,000 gay men who were convicted and persecuted over the course of the last century.

Google Provides 25,000 Laptops To Syrian Refugees In Germany

Syrian refugees fleeing to Germany are in need of basic necessities like food and shelter, but what about having the resources to better assimilate...

Syrian Refugee Feeds Homeless to Thank Germany for Taking Him In

This Syrian refugee is paying back the country that welcomed him by feeding their homeless. Alex Assali left behind his home to escape ISIL and...

Germany Turns Military Bases into Rare-bird Nature Reserves

Germany agreed Thursday to turn more than 60 former military bases into nature preserves, “with the aim of creating vast new green oases and...

Germany Shatters Another Renewable Energy Record

Germany has shattered another record: In the first half of 2014, 31% of the entire country was powered by renewable energy. (Inhabitat)
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Germany Pledges $1 Billion to UN Green Climate Fund

German Chancellor Angela Merkel promised 750 million euros ($1 billion) to the United Nations Green Climate Fund, the first major pledge it has received. The...

Germany Celebrates Champions’ Return After 2014 World Cup Win

Germany's World football champions have arrived back home in Berlin after landing their fourth World Cup title. Hundreds of thousands of fans welcomed Germany's World...

Germany’s Soft-spoken Klose Sets World Cup Scoring Record

Scoring in his fourth consecutive World Cup, Germany striker Miroslav Klose broke the tournament's all-time record with his 16th goal during a semi-final win over...

Got Leftovers To Share? In Germany, There’s A Website For That

Europeans throw away 90 million tons of food each year, including produce from supermarkets and breads from bakeries. A new German website aims to...

Germany’s Multi-generation Houses Solve Problems of Old and Young

With the number of over-65s set to double and childcare more expensive than ever, Mehrgenerationenhaus may be the answer. South of Hanover, senior residents play...
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Star Wars Flash Mob in Germany Delights Shoppers

Players from German orchestra mingled with crowds on a Cologne plaza recently and one by one joined in to play the well-known tones from...
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World Record Solar Power in Germany Met 50% of Country’s Needs for a Day Last Month

German solar power plants produced a world record 22 gigawatts of electricity – equal to 20 nuclear power stations at full capacity – through...

Germany Elects First Jewish Mayor Since Holocaust

For the first time since the Second World War, a Jew has been elected as mayor of a major German city. The voters of...
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Great-grandson of Auschwitz Victims Taking the Ice for Germany

More than 65 years ago, Evan Kaufmann's great-grandparents were murdered in the Auschwitz death camp. Now he is taking the ice for the German...
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Germany Hits Impressive Green-power Milestone

Green energy sources now account for 20 percent of Germany's electricity production – a new high. The country aims to be 35 percent green...
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In Germany, Renewable Energy Could Replace Nuclear, Merkel Vows Quick Transition

Chancellor Angela Merkel vowed Thursday that Germany would accelerate the transition to renewable energy and called for a "measured exit" from nuclear power. On...
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In Germany, Renewable Energy Could Replace Nuclear, Merkel Vows Quick Transition

Chancellor Angela Merkel vowed Thursday that Germany would accelerate the transition to renewable energy and called for a "measured exit" from nuclear power. On...