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Press release from | No. 21/2016

The gardening season kicks off

compost heap in a garden

Whether it is greenery from the home garden or fruit and vegetable scraps from the kitchen, some waste is just too valuable to become residual waste. The compost heap at home can turn kitchen and garden waste into valuable humus. The German Environment Agency (UBA) has updated its manual on composting with hints and advice on how to make good compost. read more

Press release from | No. 17/2016

UBA measures new record highs for carbon dioxide

Building of the air quality measuring station on a snow-covered slope

A sad record: concentrations of the greenhouse gas carbon dioxide at both of the UBA´s measuring stations on the Zugspitze and the Schauinsland exceeded an annual average level of more than 400 parts per million for the first time. read more

Press release from | No. 15/2016

Significantly lower levels of mercury and lead, more plasticisers

a blood sample is taken from a woman

Which pollutants are people exposed to nowadays and which have diminished as a result of environmental legislation? These are some of the questions which experts will be discussing today at the international conference "Human Biomonitoring - Science and Policy for a healthy future" in Berlin. read more


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