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Sunday July 4th, 2021 night edition

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The conservative climate group KlimaUnion (ClimateUnion), which is made up of party members of the governing CDU/CSU alliance, has released a position paper in which the members argue that Germany could become the world’s first industrialised country running on 100-percent renewable energy supply as early as 2030 and simultaneously reduce citizens’ expenses on transport, heating and power use.

The group was founded in April with the aim of pushing the conservative bloc to adopt climate policy in line with the Paris Agreement’s 1.5°C target.

Group member Wiebke Winter said the position paper should be seen as an “argumentation aid” for the conservative CDU/CSU alliance’s election manifesto that offers “concrete proposals” on starting to make Germany climate neutral already during the next legislative period until 2025.

“These are the years that matter,” Winter said.

KlimaUnion co-founder Heinrich Strößenreuther said the goal was to lure investors through deregulation and make people look forward to the financial benefits bequeathed by a comprehensive energy transition.

Spurred by unusually hot and dry weather conditions and large-scale protest led by the Fridays for Future movement, climate change has become a leading voter concern in Germany in the past years.

It remains vague on climate and energy, leaving plenty of leeway for possible government coalition negotiations with competitors like the Green Party. »

Over £25,000 has been raised for the crying German girl who was trolled during the Euros

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Over £25,000 has been raised for the young German fan who was shown crying during the England v Germany Euros game.

In response to the event, Joel Hughes created a Just Giving crowdfunding campaign and called for people to donate money to the girl and her family.

“However, an unsavouraby element of social media piled in on this photo of an upset little girl (as seen in this tweet by Stan Collymore). »

Unvaccinated people are 'variant factories,' infectious diseases expert says

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"Unvaccinated people are potential variant factories," Dr. William Schaffner, a professor in the Division of Infectious Diseases at Vanderbilt University Medical Center, told CNN Friday.

"The more unvaccinated people there are, the more opportunities for the virus to multiply," Schaffner said.

Those populations of unvaccinated people give the virus the change not only to spread, but to change. »

This Filter Is Really Good at Turning Seawater Into Freshwater

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A team of Korean researchers have made a membrane that can turn saltwater into freshwater in minutes.

The membrane rejected 99.99% of salt over the course of one month of use, providing a promising glimpse of a new tool for mitigating the drinking water crisis .

A major 2018 report warned that a quarter of the world’s population lives in areas that are under water stress. »