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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

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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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Press release from | No. 10/2016

First round table on marine litter

beach with a lot of plastic waste coming from the sea

The Federal Government and the Länder want to strengthen their joint measures to combat marine litter and are coordinating their future action at a round table. read more

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The Umweltbundesamt

For our environment