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Eu puts german cities under pressure over bad air

Eu puts german cities under pressure over bad air

It is not up to brussels to decide how to comply with the limit values, he said in brussel on thursday. EU commission refuses to impose deadlines for compliance with nitrogen dioxide limits in 33 of 57 german regions, as already announced on monday.

Potocnik’s spokesman cited higher parking fees, stricter environmental zones, speed limits or a ban on cars over ten years old from the affected cities as examples of possible ways to reduce nitrogen dioxide pollution. Brussels complains that german authorities have not yet demonstrated that they can significantly improve air quality by 2015. Nitrogen dioxide, like fine dust, is a pollutant that poses a health risk.

Brussel criticizes nitrogen dioxide pollution in virtually all german metropolitan areas. The situation is criticized in berlin, magdeburg, halle, leipzig, dresden, hamburg, munich, the ruhr area, coln, dusseldorf, mainz, frankfurt am main, kiel, munich, nurnberg, augsburg, karlsruhe, mannheim, heidelberg and stuttgart, among other places. However, proceedings against germany for violation of eu law have not yet been initiated. This may happen if no rapid improvement is introduced.

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The fire department was not bored

the fire department was not bored

This is how georg schlereth has been doing his duty at the nachsten for 40 years. During this time, says the 57-year-old, a lot has changed, especially in technology. There were also many new regulations. It already starts with safety. In former times this was not handled so strictly. Schlereth wants to stay active until he is 63 years old, as far as his health allows. Celebrate your birthday with the fire department.

Commander klaus preisendorfer honored the two "draft horses" for 30 years of active service of the waldfenster fire department, thomas straub and steffen schlereth, from. Steffen schade was appointed fire chief, and from next year he will be in charge of the second group, as it was announced.

The fire department club currently has 213 members. Exactly one-third of them are on active duty, preisendorfer reported. He went into detail about the missions in the past year – eight THL missions, one oil spill and one traffic accident at platz (the investigation is still ongoing), for which 67 man-hours were spent.
"We were not bored this year, said the commander. In addition to the training sessions, the men and women had also completed a number of training courses.

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Environmental protection in the construction area

Environmental protection in the construction area

In the "herzo base III" development in herzogenaurach there is already a lot of construction activity. The company basedrei gmbh from hammerbach is different from most other builders, because it builds its houses from wood.

For a long time the agenda 21 working group "urban development visiting the construction site of the wood-hybrid house on nelly sachs street. At the beginning of the construction site tour, the two managing directors thomas frank and patrick baumuller proudly presented the production hall on the building site. Normally, entire walls of timber houses are delivered to the construction site prefabricated. In this project, the individual components of the wall are delivered to the construction site and assembled into a wall in the production hall.

As thomas frank explained, this has a decisive ecological advantage in addition to monetary benefits. Only two to three walls could be transported using a special transport system. Each special transport required one or two escort vehicles, sometimes also the police. In contrast, the components of four or five walls could be brought to the construction site with a normal semitrailer truck of the delivery company. This saves a lot of CO2.

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Shock for petkovic: no australian open

Shock for petkovic: no australian open

As a result, the darmstadter was not available for the first round match in the fed cup against the czech republic at the beginning of february. "This is of course a huge disappointment," petkovic said after the diagnosis, which revealed a fatigue fracture in the iliosacral joint. The 24-year-old immediately returned to germany to undergo further examinations.

"You slog through many weeks of hard preparation, subordinate everything to the sport, and before the first grand slam tournament of the year you’re out of action," petkovic said contritely. The hessian was last seen in the second round of the WTA tournament in sydney, where she was defeated by poland’s agnieszka radwanska and had to be treated during the match. The german number one also complained of back problems at the first tournament of the year in brisbane and was eliminated in the quarterfinals against the estonian kaia kanepi.

"I’ve been struggling with it for a while, but i always believed it was getting better and that’s why i fought the pain," petkovic said. She is the second prominent player to cancel her participation in the tournament, which starts next monday. Only on monday, the US american venus williams announced that she would not be competing due to illness. There is still a question mark over the participation of defending champion kim clijsters. Sabine lisicki from berlin and julia gorges from bad oldesloe are also plagued with health problems.