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22 Jul 2021 Berlin, Germany
Multiple flood warnings were issued, but failed to result in action. As Germany contemplates the human toll of the recent devastating floods, it identifies gaps in its communication systems while one of its top politicians shifts his position on climate change. Meanwhile, its neighbours in the Netherlands suffer zero human casualties as flood defences largely hold up.
11 May 2018 BERLIN, Germany
The price of tap water in Germany rose on average over 25 percent between 2005 and 2016, an evaluation from the country’s pro-environment Green party has found, attributing rising prices to nitrate pollution from agricultural production and manure, state news agency Deutsche Welle reports.While the average national price has risen, the evaluation points out that the costs for tap water varied across Germany's 16 states...
19 Sep 2012 BRUSSELS
As the European Parliament votes on two reports on the environmental and energy impacts of shale, Food & Water Europe, together with Friends of the Earth and the Greens | European Free Alliance, called on the oil and gas industry to “Stop the Propaganda” and on MEPs to recognize that the potential of shale gas has been hyped, while the risks and impacts of shale gas have been downplayed...