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  2. UBA for more incentives for environmental management in companies
  3. Drinking water in Germany once again "very good"
  4. Air quality 2014: Nitrogen dioxide now ranks as pollutant Nr. 1

Directors of the EPA Network met Frans Timmermans

Meeting with EU COM First Vice-President Timmermans

A delegation of directors from Environmental Protection Agencies across Europe (EPA Network) met with the First Vice-President of the European Commission Frans Timmermans to discuss a paper with recommendations compiled by the group. read more


Salt-rich Wadden Sea: Water body type of the year 2015


The salt-rich Wadden Sea has been named "Water body type of the Year 2015“. It comprises about 20% of Germany's coastal waters and is located on the country's North Sea coast between the North Sea and East Frisian islands, the mainland and the Jade Bight. read more


New "Blue Angel" for data centers


Data centers that seek certification by the Blue Angel ecolabel must use significantly less energy in future and make use of climate-friendly air conditioning techniques. The criteria for award of the ecolabel have been revised based on decisions taken at the latest meeting of the Jury Environmental Label. read more


E-bikes equal greater mobility

E-cycles on a field path

Pedelecs are all the rage. There are now 1.6 million e-bikes on Germany's roads. A new background paper by UBA discusses the environmental impact of pedelecs. This knowledge is now available to an international audience in an English language translation of the paper. read more



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