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Too much solar energy?

By Andrew Curry | Slate It’s been a long, dark winter in Germany. In fact, there hasn’t been this little sun since people started tracking such things back in the early 1950s. Easter is around the corner, and the streets of Berlin are still covered in ice and snow. But spring will come, and when [...]


  Germany’s green revolution

What would it take to transform the whole country’s electric grid–to shut down all of its old power plants, and move to a system that generates electricity exclusively from renewable resources?


  Power to the people: Germany’s anti-nuclear movement

Germany recently announced plans to completely phase out nuclear energy from the country. We look at the anti-nuclear movement’s long history in Germany, and the citizens who played a critical role in the decision to say no to nuclear power.


Photo: Here’s lookin’ at you, kid

Photography fans are snap happy in Cologne.


Tuesday morning roundup

Obama to propose a tax cut, Germany extends use of nuclear plants and a new study redeems “magic mushrooms.”


  Ute Lemper: Carrying the torch

Cabaret singer Ute Lemper, renowned for her interpretations of the works of Kurt Weill and Bertolt Brecht, has recently added American poet Charles Bukowski to her eclectic repertoire.

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