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The Green Google: Berlin Search Engine Uses Profits to Plant Trees

The Green Google: Berlin Search Engine Uses Profits to Plant Trees

July 24, 2019, 01:04 PM

For every 45 inquiries conducted on its search engine, Berlin startup Ecosia has a seedling planted somewhere in the world. Its founder wants to fight climate change by using plants to remove CO2 from the atmosphere. His plan has been surprisingly successful. By Marcel Rosenbach more... Comment ]


The World's Bank: Vast Chinese Loans Pose Risks to Developing World

The World's Bank: Vast Chinese Loans Pose Risks to Developing World

July 04, 2019, 11:03 AM

China is the largest creditor in the world, funding infrastructure projects in the developing world in exchange for access to raw materials. A new study shows that the risk of a new debt crisis is significant. By Bartholomäus Grill, Michael Sauga and Bernhard Zand more...

Climate Change: The Church of England's Mission to Change Investment

Climate Change: The Church of England's Mission to Change Investment

May 27, 2019, 03:03 PM

Investment professionals are increasing the pressure on big corporations to do more to combat climate change. A small, but influential investor, the Church of England has become a leader in the mission to save the environment through finance. By Tim Bartz more... Comment ]


Interview with Estonian President Kersti Kaljulaid: 'Our Government Is More Innovative'

Interview with Estonian President Kersti Kaljulaid: 'Our Government Is More Innovative'

April 25, 2019, 04:19 PM

The tiny Baltic nation of Estonia is a digital trailblazer. All public services are available online, saving the country millions of euros each year. President Kersti Kaljulaid spoke to DER SPIEGEL about Estonia's burgeoning IT industry, the free market and the perils of cyberwarfare. By Marcel Rosenbach more... Comment ]

Corrupt Egyptair Deal: Suspicions of Bribery Cast Shadow Over Airbus

Corrupt Egyptair Deal: Suspicions of Bribery Cast Shadow Over Airbus

March 29, 2019, 06:06 PM

Leaked internal documents from Airbus suggest corruption may have been involved in the sale of several aircraft to Egyptair in 2003. The issues raised by the documents threaten to overshadow the planned departure of CEO Thomas Enders. By Sven Becker, Michael Sontheimer and Gerald Traufetter more...


Aerospace Turbulence: Boeing's Unsuccessful Attempt to Avert a Crisis

Aerospace Turbulence: Boeing's Unsuccessful Attempt to Avert a Crisis

March 15, 2019, 11:25 PM

Boeing has been the undisputed leader in the aviation market in recent years, with Airbus struggling to keep up. But the crashes of two Boeing 737 Max 8 aircraft could invert the industry's pecking order. By Dinah Deckstein, Martin U. Müller and Gerald Traufetter more...

Fast, Expensive and Politically Polarizing: Germany Prepares to Auction Its 5G Frequencies

Fast, Expensive and Politically Polarizing: Germany Prepares to Auction Its 5G Frequencies

March 15, 2019, 06:04 PM

An auction of Germany's 5G transmission frequencies is poised to earn the state billions and finally put the country on the digital map. But big network providers are making a fuss about certain rules and regulations -- not to mention all the American fearmongering about the Chinese. By Frank Dohmen, Simon Hage, Marcel Rosenbach and Gerald Traufetter more... Comment ]


Electric Dreams: Porsche's Quest to Make Eco-Friendly Sports Cars

Electric Dreams: Porsche's Quest to Make Eco-Friendly Sports Cars

February 27, 2019, 01:16 PM

Porsche is trying to reinvent itself in the wake of Germany's diesel-emissions scandal by turning itself into an environmentally friendly sports-car company. It's a billion-euro bet with enormous possibilities -- and enormous risk. By Frank Dohmen and Simon Hage more... Comment ]

A Child Prodigy's Fate: Jadon Sancho's Path to the Bundesliga

A Child Prodigy's Fate: Jadon Sancho's Path to the Bundesliga

February 22, 2019, 06:03 PM

Young English football star Jadon Sancho is electrifying the Bundesliga, Germany's top league. Manchester City spent years trying to secure the player for the long term, even apparently resorting to irregular payments. But he landed in Germany nonetheless. By Rafael Buschmann and Christoph Winterbach more... Comment ]


Running On Empty: Germany Lags Behind Asia in E-Car Battery Race

Running On Empty: Germany Lags Behind Asia in E-Car Battery Race

February 22, 2019, 04:40 PM

The Chinese conglomerate CATL wants to build Europe's largest electric car battery plant near Erfurt, Germany. Having failed to build a gigafactory of their own, German carmakers are worried the project represents a mortal threat. By Alexander Jung more... Comment ]