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Press release from | No. 43/2017

Preventing, detecting and cleaning up mould

Eine Hand mit Gummihandschuh versucht Schimmel an einer Wand mit einem Schwamm zu entfernen

Mould infestation is one of the most frequent problems in indoor space. If it is not cleaned up it can trigger or worsen respiratory diseases such as asthma or cause allergic reaction. The re-edited and updated mould manual (in German) from the German Environment Agency (UBA) shows how to deal with mould in the home, including its prevention, detection and clean-up. read more

Press release from | No. 40/2017

Wanted: success stories in civic participation!

Zuhörer sitzen in einem Veranstaltungssaal in Stuhreihen

The contest seeking excellence in civic participation projects - Ausgezeichnet! – Wettbewerb für vorbildliche Bürgerbeteiligung kicks off today. It is the first time that the Federal Ministry for the Environment (BMUB) and the German Environment Agency (UBA) are looking for projects, strategies and arrangements nationwide that are examples of good civic participation. Federal Environment Minister... read more

Press release from | No. 39/2017

Rethinking it: Winners of the 6th German Ecodesign Award

Grafik mit grünem Hintergrund. Darauf ein weißer Papierflieger.

The prizes of the 2017 contest go to repair services, mobile applications to initiatives to fight food waste, energy-saving design products, concepts for resource-efficient and recyclable fashion and a vision for the opportunities which living plant construction provides. read more

Press release from | No. 35/2017

Environmental availability of raw materials

in einer bergigen, trockenen Landschaft klafft ein riesiges tiefes Loch mit terrassenförmigen Plateaus in der Erde

The availability of raw materials is determined by more than technical-geological, economic and political factors alone: the environmental risks of mining also has an impact. read more


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