May 17, 2012
Real Clear Politics
It's Getting Lonely for Merkel Within Her Party
Chancellor Angela Merkel has shown her tough side by firing Environment Minister Norbert Rottgen after he lost a key state election for her conservative party.
Merkel's party loses state election
Firefighters union pushes to end Pittsburgh's state oversight Superior Court to hear appeal on violent Larimer attack Catholic Charities' pregnancy program moving Downtown Pittsburgh Komen Race for the Cure race brings thousands together Pittsburgh Public Schools prepares summer offerings Walking off in the rain Pirates outlast Astros 2 resign at ... (more)
Rottgen makes first visit to controversial German nuclear dump
Over two years into the job, Germany's environment minister has made his first visit to the site of one of the country's dirtiest problems: The collapsing nuclear waste dump at Asse.
Praise and condemnation from Germany on Durban climate summit
While the German government's official response to the UN Climate Convention was positive, representatives of the opposition and environmental groups saw the results as yet another disappointment.
Africans cry foul over climate money pledges
African nations say promises of billions of dollars to help them adjust to the impacts of climate change have mostly proved little more than hot air.