Taken By the Sea: Seal Pups Missing After Violent Winter Storm

Taken By the Sea: Seal Pups Missing After Violent Winter Storm

SPIEGEL ONLINE - December 10, 2013

Last week's winter storm appears to have taken its toll on the German island of Helgoland, where nearly 50 seal pups have since been reported missing. Officials there say they probably didn't survive. more...

Tidal Surge: Winter Storm 'Xaver' Batters Northern Europe

Tidal Surge: Winter Storm 'Xaver' Batters Northern Europe

SPIEGEL ONLINE - December 06, 2013

A low-pressure system is bringing the worst flooding in decades to parts of Northern Europe, which is being pummeled by snow, rain and hurricane-force winds. At least three deaths have been reported. more... Comment ]

Gale-Force Winds: Germans Brace for Major Winter Storm

Gale-Force Winds: Germans Brace for Major Winter Storm

SPIEGEL ONLINE - December 04, 2013

Northern Germany is preparing for a major winter storm expected to make landfall on Thursday. Weather forecasters are warning that winds of up to 180 kilometers per hour could be the worst seen in decades. more... Comment ]

Cheap But Imperfect: Can Geoengineering Slow Climate Change?

Cheap But Imperfect: Can Geoengineering Slow Climate Change?

SPIEGEL ONLINE - November 20, 2013

Canadian environmental scientist David Keith wants to change the world's climate by creating a type of sun filter in the sky to halt global warming. In an interview, he argues the technology is effective and inexpensive, but critics liken it to a nuclear bomb. Interview by Johann Grolle more... Comment ]

Killer Storm: Hurricane-Force Winds Batter Germany

Killer Storm: Hurricane-Force Winds Batter Germany

SPIEGEL ONLINE - October 29, 2013

Several countries in Northern Europe are recovering after a powerful autumn storm swept across the region on Monday night, leaving 15 dead in its wake, including seven in Germany. more... Comment ]

Thunder and Lightning: Massive Storms Halt Trains in Germany

Thunder and Lightning: Massive Storms Halt Trains in Germany

SPIEGEL ONLINE - August 07, 2013

Powerful thunderstorms struck across Germany on Tuesday evening, resulting in the suspension of rail traffic on many of the country's main arterials. Additional chaos is expected, with more heavy weather on the way. more... Comment ]

Heat Beater: Police Discover Swimming Pool on Wheels

Heat Beater: Police Discover Swimming Pool on Wheels

SPIEGEL ONLINE - July 24, 2013

German police on Sunday pulled over four men driving a BMW convertible that had been converted into a motorized swimming pool. Despite their creativity, at least one could be facing charges for being drunk behind the wheel. more... Comment ]

Scorching Highs: Germans Beat Heat at Beach

Scorching Highs: Germans Beat Heat at Beach

SPIEGEL ONLINE - July 23, 2013

With tempertures of up to 34 degrees Celsius, Germans are enjoying the first days of the official summer holiday season. Lakes, beaches and swimming pools are packed with people seeking a brief respite from the heat. more... Comment ]

Lightning, Floods, Debris: Thunderstorms Hammer Germany

Lightning, Floods, Debris: Thunderstorms Hammer Germany

SPIEGEL ONLINE - June 21, 2013

The Old Testament-like weather that has surged through Germany over the past weeks showed no signs of abating Thursday night. Lightning, thunder, heavy rain and hail pelted much of the country, as emergency crews worked through the night to minimize the damage. more... Comment ]

Buckling Highways: German Autobahns Can't Stand the Heat

Buckling Highways: German Autobahns Can't Stand the Heat

SPIEGEL ONLINE - June 20, 2013

High temperatures throughout much of Germany Wednesday have caused the country's highways to buckle and rip in many places. A motorcyclist died on Wednesday as a result. more... Comment ]