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  1. Sharp decrease of climate gases in Germany in 2014
  2. Air quality 2015: Nitrogen dioxide pollution still too heavy
  3. Plant protection: Less is best and lower-risk
  4. Old diesel vehicles must be phased out of city centres

More than beautiful: Announcing the German Federal Ecodesign Award 2016

logo with the word "schön" (beautíful)

The Federal Environment Ministry and the UBA are announcing the German Federal Ecodesign Award for the fifth time. The Award recognises products, services and concepts that distinguish themselves both ecologically and aesthetically. The motto More than Beautiful governs this year's award under which businesses, design agencies, start-ups and students may make their entries until 11 April. read more


2nd International Conference on Human Biomonitoring, Berlin 2016

Logo: Human Bio Monitoring with a pictogram of the Brandenburger Tor and the logos of the Bundesumweltministerium and the Umweltbundesamt

Science and policy for a healthy future – this is the slogan of the International Conference on Human Biomonitoring taking place for the second time in Berlin, Germany. Experts from the fields of science, politics, authorities, industry and associations are invited to discuss aspects of human biomonitoring for science as well as for environmental policy. read more


German diet is a strain on the climate

Eine Vielzahl von abgepacktem und rohem Fleisch

Meat and non-seasonal produce with long hauling distances in particular continue to be a strain on the environment and the climate, according to data in the Umwelt, Haushalte und Konsum brochure by the German Environment Agency (UBA). UBA's President Maria Krautzberger said, "We will only be able to achieve our climate protection goals if we reconsider our consumer habits in earnest." read more


Status of nutrient bookkeeping in the Baltic Sea countries

Tractor with tow tube

The Baltic Sea, a valuable and central part of our natural heritage, is under threat from nutrient inputs from agriculture. A study funded by the German Environment Agency has examined the current state of play in the introduction of nutrient accounting as a prerequisite to good agricultural practice. read more



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