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Overconsumption: Germany needs 3 planets

On May 4, Germany exhausted its capacity to sustain itself. This "earth overshoot" will be compensated by taking finite resources from poorer countries — and future generations.
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Why most plastic can’t be recycled

With only 9% of annual plastic waste recycled, the myth that we can recycle our way out of a mounting plastic pollution crisis doesn't add up.
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Progress toward the European Green Deal

Under pressure to reach net-zero greenhouse gas emissions by 2050, the European Union is pushing policies to clean up its economy.
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Deforestation Inc.: How 'green' firms prevent climate action

A new 9-month long cross-border investigation exposes the flaws of “green” forestry labels. Environmental auditors overlook harm by “sustainable" companies, hindering climate efforts.
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Blood teak for the super rich props up a cruel regime

Myanmar's forests are under threat from the lucrative trade of valuable wood. An investigation has revealed how despite sanctions, teak is flooding Europe.
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Can 'untested' carbon removal technology BECCS deliver?

Carbon removal technologies promise to help meet the world's emissions targets and keep climate change in check. But there are downsides.
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Germany to join Mediterranean hydrogen pipeline project

The hydrogen pipeline will bring "green" gas from the Iberian Peninsula to the rest of Europe. France, Portugal, and Spain previously agreed to build the pipeline, which should be operational by 2030.
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