Environmental Issues

Climate change: toast of a German town

In the basement of the new Van Volxem vinery building, Christoph Dirksen, one of the Mosel region’s most important wine tasters, was making his rounds sampling from giant stainless-steel tanks.It’s early to make a final judgment on the wines of 2018, even for Dirksen, a critic for Vinum , an …

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Morocco ranks high in climate action

Morocco ranks

Morocco has been named the second best performing country after Sweden in the Climate Change Performance Index (CCPI). The North African country significantly increased the share of renewables over the past five years and increased new renewable energy capacity. Sweden is in top position, followed by Morocco and Lithuania in …

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Cinereous vulture seen in Jharkhand

Jharkhand

Birdwatchers call it a rare sighting It is usually during the winter that a distinctly dark large bird – the Cinereous vulture, with a blacked-tipped pink beak – migrates from the mountainous regions of Europe and Asia to warmer places, including India. While earlier records of this migratory bird have …

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