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In the German papers this week: Vexing and perplexing news stories from Berlin and beyond... Read more

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What's behind the cute Knut the polar bear throwback in a hot tub you see here? A message about global warming, according to Berlinale festival director Dieter Kosslick. Then why are Audi the fest's main sponsor? Read more

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Recup, founded in Rosenheim in December 2016, arrived in Berlin with an environmentally friendly way to get our coffee to-go, swallowing up predecessor Just Swap It. Read more

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INTERVIEW! Back on the big screen on Sep 7, former US vice president and climate superstar Al Gore talks to us about his enduring commitment to the planet and why he’s not afraid of Donald Trump. Read more

Film

Seymour loves Tegel, no question about it, but he also knows when it's time to say goodbye. Read more

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Maybe you've caught a whiff of the fumes – Germany is amid an Autokrise or "car crisis". Since September 2015, more and more of the German auto industry has gotten itself involved in the so-called "Dieselgate". Gris explains the mess. Read more

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Electric cars always seemed like our great environmental hope. But after last weekend's Formula E Berlin e-Prix car race, Seymour Gris got to thinking. Are they really all they're cracked up to be? Read more

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There's a lot going on in the world today. But that doesn't mean there's no time to act local. Disposable coffee cups create an absurd amount of waste and the Berlin parliament plans to do something about it. Read more

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There's new news in the VW scandal: 1) An insider said the test cheating was an open secret. 2) US VW owners will get compensation, but EU owners won't. And the German government has still not said anything. Read more

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INTERVIEW: In Paris, COP21 is drawing to a close... but is it too late? Is the Earth doomed? After 25 years of climate change research, Schellnhuber, advisor to Angela Merkel and the Pope, assesses our progress. Read more

Interviews & Portraits

Biomolecular scientist Gilles-Éric Séralini was recently awarded Germany's Whistleblower Award for revealing the toxicity of GM maize and the pesticide Roundup, but it took a long time for the findings of his study to be accepted... Read more

Interviews & Portraits

INTERVIEW: On Monday, Germany voted to keep the Monsanto-beloved chemical glyphosate (used in the notorious herbicide Roundup) on the EU market. Gilles-Éric Séralini, the scientist who exposed Roundup's deadly effects two years ago, isn't surprised. Read more

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With the COP 21 climate change conference having just kicked off in Paris, we turn our eyes to pollution right here in Berlin. Few are aware that we have some of the worst air pollution in Europe. What is the city doing about it? Surprisingly little. Read more

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This Sunday, join the Global Climate March in Berlin. Read more

Opinion

Naomi Klein was at HKW Sunday night for a sold out lecture. Couldn’t get a ticket? Here’s a look at the lively discussion. Read more

Interviews & Portraits

INTERVIEW. In his debut documentary Song from the Forest, Michael Obert, a Berlin-based journalist turned filmmaker, follows a man who wandered into the Central African rainforest 25 years ago. The film opens on Thu, Sep 11. Read more

Film

Einstein predicted that if bees became extinct humans would follow four years later. Clue yourself up about Germany's bees with these key facts. Read more

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If honeybees survive this winter's fluctuating temperatures, there's still going to be plenty more perils for them to weather. Exberliner investigates. Read more

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We weren't all incinerated in a firestorm of Mayan smugness on Dec 21, but Exberliner investigated nine other apocalyptic scenarios, just in case. Read more

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