Trump's currency war against Germany

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It is not so much a currency war but a trade war against Germany (and the EU) and it was not started by Trump but by Obama. by Michael Smith (Veshengro) Not so long ago everything was Putin's fault, now it's Trump's. At least for the moment Volodya can breathe a sigh of relief.

Northern Hawk Owl in Germany

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First, most of Europe’s owl species are breeding in Germany anyway and are better found at other times of the year. I am not aware of a single twitchable Snowy Owl in Germany in the 21st century, and Great Grey Owl isn’t even on the German list. The first bird in Germany during my lifetime – that I know of – was in 2006, a long-staying and well-twitched bird in Brandenburg.

Greater Rheas: Germany’s new Big Bird

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Germany is underrated as a birding destination. Greater Rheas, a species the Germans call Nandu, are very popular in Germany and frequently kept in zoos as well as private enclosures. The following map (taken from the highly esteemed site ornitho.de ) shows all observations of Greater Rheas throughout Germany since 1999. Observations of Greater Rheas in Germany since 1999 – map generated with the fabulous online data base ornitho.de.

Red-necked Grebes in Germany

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Europe has five regular grebe species, and all of them can be found as breeding birds in Germany. The rarest of the trio, Slavonian or Horned Grebe , only has a very small breeding population with a handful of pairs in Germany’s far North. Black-necked Grebes , on the other hand, are rather widespread throughout Germany much like Great Crested and Little Grebes. Additionally, they mostly leave Germany during our winter.

How to see a Black Woodpecker in Germany

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Black Woodpeckers are usually easy to find in Germany. At least one birder will now likely grab his war hammer and check flight availabilities from New York to Frankfurt as well as average prison sentences in Germany for first degree murder. Here in Germany, we have them.

Germany kicks our butts, again, at clean energy

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Germany has hit a new clean energy milestone : So far this year, the country has gotten more electricity from renewables than from any other single source, 27.7 Germany green living renewable energy

Germany’s Great Bustards and how to see them

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I am not entirely sure whether most birders outside Germany know or realize that Germany still has a decent population of one of Europe’s most attractive and desired bird species: the Great Bustard Otis tarda. Birds bustard Germany Great Bustards

Five Things I Learned While Birding in Germany

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But this is a bird blog so I will stick to the birds here and simply share five things that I learned while birding in Germany or, to be more exact, while birding in Berlin. Mandarin Ducks are countable in Germany. … Trips Berlin Europe Germany

Know Your Audience: A Ring-necked Duck in Germany

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Yes, the Tufted Duck is the ideal suject for this blog: it is reasonably common here in Germany and not hard to photograph, yet to you it is probably the subject of countless day dreams scanning through endless flocks of Lesser Scaup. Birds Germany Ring-necked Duck Tufted Duck waterfowl

The truth about the Monday Demonstrations in East Germany

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by Michael Smith (Veshengro) In order to avoid any confusion the Monday Demonstration referred to here are not the Vigils for Peace, that have been coined Monday Demonstrations now as well, but those that happened in East Germany before the “Wall came down”.

Shortage of workers in Germany

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by Michael Smith (Veshengro) According to the government of the Federal Republic (not that there is a Democratic Republic anymore) there is a serious shortage of workers in the entire country of Germany. Both of those types can be found in Germany as much as and especially in Britain.

First Outbreak of Usutu Virus in Germany

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That is very cold for the south of Germany. This thrush is extremely common in urban and suburban Germany and one of the most conspicuous bird species here, comparable to the American Robin in North America. Okay, I meant to write an entertaining post. I honestly did.

Germany is a Mess—A Remarkably Courageous & Colorful Mess.

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But there’s one thing that has not happened: She hasn’t made Germany a mess. Academy Apprentice/Audit Blogs Enlightened Society Right Livelihood Travel Chancellor Merkel donald trump germany mess politics syrian refugee policy tweetI’m not trying to say that our government, including Chancellor Merkel, has done everything right. There are certainly organizational problems which could be handled better.

Over 50% of Germany's renewable energy is owned by citizens & farmers, not utility companies

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by Michael Smith (Veshengro) Sometimes, while not liking them for other reasons, I must wonder as to whether Germany and the Germans are some of the only ones, if not indeed THE only ones, who actually get green and eco properly.

Germany breaks 3 solar power records in 2 weeks

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Despite being quite a grey country, with average solar irradiation levels worse than even the US Northwest and Alaska, Germany is the world''s solar power leader. Due to it being a national holiday and there being less electricity demand, Germany hit yet another record — 50.6

The resurgence of Gross-Deutschland, of the Greater Germany

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by Michael Smith (Veshengro) Every since the annexation of the German Democratic Republic, which used to be referred to as East Germany, by the Federal Republic of Germany, aka West Germany, the country is re-militarizing at a great speed. Although, it has to be said that it is more its occupational authority that is pushing Germany to be the spearhead of any NATO action against the Russian Federation. But Germany does not even need help in it ambitions.

Driving ban for combine harvesters in Germany

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by Michael Smith (Veshengro) In a number of German states and counties a driving ban is being considered or already put in force banning combine harvesters from the roads between 1500 hours on Friday and 0900 hours on Monday to allow holiday traffic free flow.

Germany Leads The World in Solar Panels: Can Germany Continue As.

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Home About Us Contact Us Products Green Tips EBooks Going Green: Questions and Answers Subscribe Living Green and Saving Energy Germany Leads The World in Solar Panels: Can Germany Continue As World’s Top Solar Panel User? by greenwise on February 17, 2011 In spite of frequent cloudy weather, Germany has been a leader in generating electricity from photovoltaic solar panels.

Junge Freiheit: A very sophisticated right-wing paper in Germany

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Anyone who had any belief that these people do not want to lead Germany (and maybe the entire EU) back to the dark ages of the Third Reich should reconsider this. And it is not just Germans, and especially, amazingly, those from what was the German Democratic Republic, aka East Germany, but also Hungarians, Poles, Czech, Slovaks and others. fascism the new Nazis Junge Freiheit Germany

Germany Leads The World in Solar Panels: Can Germany Continue As.

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Home About Us Contact Us Products Green Tips EBooks Going Green: Questions and Answers Subscribe Living Green and Saving Energy Germany Leads The World in Solar Panels: Can Germany Continue As World’s Top Solar Panel User? by greenwise on February 17, 2011 In spite of frequent cloudy weather, Germany has been a leader in generating electricity from photovoltaic solar panels.

Germany tries to make professional salvagers illegal

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Most of those scrap metal business in Germany and elsewhere are operated by people from the Gypsy community and forcing them on welfare seems to be the reason for creating such laws.

Germany Breaks Own Renewable Energy Record

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Germany has just broken its own record for the amount of energy generated by renewable sources in a day. On July 25th, the country generated 78 percent of its total Read More The post Germany Breaks Own Renewable Energy Record appeared first on Ecorazzi. Causes Environment News Science Top News

Biting the bullet or jumping the shark? A potential Baikal Wagtail in Germany

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I recently saw and photographed what appears to be a Baikal Wagtail ( Motacilla alba-or-not baicalensis ) in Germany. Comparing it to “my” bird, I can’t help but feel I’ll have to jump the shark … Birds Europe Germany vagrant vagrants wagtailsIf I am correct, this would apparently constitute a first record for the Western Palearctic. So it may turn out to be a bit of a big deal. Or a bit of a PR disaster for my birding skillz if I am not correct.

Germany now has 1.3 million solar energy systems

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Germany now has 1.3 million solar power systems in Germany with German solar photovoltaic collectors having generated 28 billion kilowatts, in 2012, supplying 5% of Germany's total demand for electricity.

June 22, 1941 – Nazi-Germany's cowardly attack on the Soviet Union

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by Michael Smith (Veshengro) In the early hours of Sunday, June 22, 1941, the cowardly attack of the forces of Nazi Germany against the Soviet Union began and today marks the 75th anniversary of this act.

Germany and Britain about to destroy Gypsy scrap metal businesses

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by Michael Smith (Veshengro) Germany and Britain are about to destroy the businesses of the Gypsy scrap metal collectors and dealers.

Ten people in Germany die from E.coli

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The update provided by Germany on 27 May reports 276 cases of HUS since 25 April. Most cases are from, or have a history of travel to, northern Germany (mainly Hamburg, Northern Lower Saxony, Schleswig-Holstein).

Some was bad but much was good, in East Germany

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by Michael Smith (Veshengro) Some was bad but most was good, in the German Democratic Republic, what was known as East Germany or communist East Germany. Even West Germans who now learn how East Germany functioned are finding that there were things that were very good.

Germany to Create Bicycle Highway.

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This new track should effectively remove 50,000 vehicles from the roads daily, helping to reduce traffic jams and emissions related pollutants. With air. Bicycle Enlightened Society (Politics, Active Citizenship, Social Good) Z ADMIN Enlightened Society Featured Today Air Pollution bicycle bicycle highway bikes commute emissions

Qatar Solar Buys into Germany’s SolarWorld

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Although it is Germany’s largest solar panel producer, Arabian Gazette reports, SolarWorld AG has struggled to get off its knees since Germany cut its Feed in Tariff (FiT) – a subsidy system first instituted to help renewable energy producers keep with fossil fuel.

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Germany to phase out nuclear power

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Germany to close all its nuclear power plants by 2022 By Michael Smith (Veshengro) The German government has agreed on a roadmap for phasing out nuclear power, after reconsidering the implications of nuclear power in the wake of the Fukushima reactor meltdown after the earthquake and tsunami. However, Germany, I think, should be congratulated for taking this step of shutting down all its nuclear power plants.

Germany Will Close All Nuclear Plants by 2022

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Chancellor Angela Merkel has announced that Germany will shut down all its nuclear reactors by 2022. 220% of Germany’s power supply is nuclear, so they have a decade to provide alternatives. & Industry angela merkel germany nuclear power plantsSeven of the remaining German power plants were closed temporarily in March, just after the Japanese earthquake, and another six will be shut down by 2021.

Germany introduces a legal definition for vegan labelling

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Vegan food is Germany is about to change. With the recent Ipsos Mori poll finding as many as 900,000 vegans in Germany, it’s about time everyone shopped a little more confidently and avoided those dreaded hidden animal-product scares.

In Germany, Renewable Energy surpasses nuclear and coal power

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by Michael Smith (Veshengro) In 2011 Germany finally saw their renewable energy production top that of almost all other sources of energy. Germany plans to move away from nuclear energy completely by 2022. Germany, a very highly industrialized country with lots of heavy industry still to this day is able to switch over to renewable energy in this way but according to British government experts and others (experts, my backside) it is not possible to have the UK run on renewables.

Italy joins Germany and Switzerland in nuclear power ban

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Economic Development Minister Paolo Romani said the leaks at Japan's Fukushima plant had changed everything and that Italy was merely taking the same steps as Germany and others in altering energy strategies following the disaster.

Will Germany really ban fracking?

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Hubertus Zdebel of the Left party agreed, noting, "Fracking must be banned in Germany without any exceptions. With evidence of climate change becoming clearer than ever," he added, Germany should be "thinking carefully before allowing fracking in their territory.

Germany Shutting Off Nuclear Power But Increasing Greenhouse Gas Emissions

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How Germany is preparing to get to 100 percent renewable energy by 2050

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by Michael Smith (Veshengro) In Germany there is no debate on climate change and whether it is real or not. The temperature for the past 10 months has been three degrees above average and Germany is again on course for the warmest year on record.

Germany’s First Offshore Wind Farm

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Germany’s first offshore wind farm was made operational today, 45 kilometers off the coast in the North Sea. Wind Power News germany offshore wind farmThis new, green spectacle of German engineering has 12 turbines producing energy for 50,000 households. The turbines, each 150 meters high, produce 12 megawatts of power and the total cost of the project was $361.01 million, the consortium of energy companies that built the wind farm reported.

Sun Salutations! Germany’s Siemens Pulls Out of Nuclear Energy

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Siemen’s decision to leave the nuclear energy business goes along with German Chancellor Angela Merkel’s announcement that all of Germany’s remaining 17 nuclear power plants will be shut down by the year 2020.

juwi Wind and Solar Plant in Egypt is Remote-Controlled from Germany

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German project developer juwi has installed their first combined wind and solar plant in Egypt to be used for desalinating and pumping irrigation water for farms and it is monitored and controlled remotely from Germany.

Heavy anti-nuclear protests in Germany

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Greenpeace International Executive Director Kumi Naidoo addresses protesters at the anti-nuclear demonstration, Dannenberg, Germany. These past days there have been heavy protests and blockades in Germany against a train carrying nuclear waste from France.

Animal Activists Call For Cowbell Ban in Germany

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What was once part of a tradition (and a hilarious SNL skit) may become history for a good reason as animal rights activists are calling for farmers to ditch cowbells Read More The post Animal Activists Call For Cowbell Ban in Germany appeared first on Ecorazzi.