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Weekly update: extreme weather phenomenon hits Germany


An extreme weather phenomenon is occurring in Germany. In the north, there is heavy snow, in the south warmer spring-like weather, and in between there is extreme rain resulting in flooding. The reason is two weather systems over central Europe; one is bringing cold weather and snow down from the arctic and the other is bringing warm weather up from the Mediterranean.

Snowy scene. Photo: Henning Sørby via Pixabay

Sustainable energy

The federal government is looking to encourage the use of vehicle fuel from rapeseed oil as a way of reducing the environmental impact of personal transportation. However, critics point out that this will only delay the phase-out of internal combustion engines.

Public transport

This article discusses the issues regarding the uptake of German public transportation in a post-pandemic world.

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