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Germany is a heavily industrialized country and this contributes to water and air pollution.1 The air pollution levels increase every summer when European vacationers travel through Germany on their way to the south of Europe.2 Industrial over-development also reportedly contributes to high levels of pollution.3 One such concern is acid rain, which contributes to the degradation of forests.4 Germany is densely populated, leaving very little land to bury toxins and pollutants. Furthermore, the public is very against the construction of more landfills and incineration sites.5 Agricultural over-development is blamed for pesticide runoff into streams and lakes.6 Germany is currently researching different methods of energy production that will mitigate the effects of climate change.7

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1 http://www.oecd.org/env/country-reviews/2448059.pdf
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7http://news.nationalgeographic.com/news/2014/04/140409-ipcc-mitigation-emissions-climate-science/
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Germany News

Jerusalem Post Israel News 
Israel is angry at Germany for the anticipated European support for the resolution attacking Israeli sovereignty in Jerusalem, which UNESCO's Executive Board in Paris is scheduled to approve this Tuesday, diplomatic sources told The Jerusalem Post. See more..
Reuters 
BERLIN German Finance Minister Wolfgang Schaeuble was quoted in a newspaper interview on Sunday saying that Greece has made strong progress toward introducing reforms that could lead to the imminent release of further financial support. "If the Greek ... See more..
The Media Line 
German Foreign Minister Sigmar Gabriel visits the Hall of Remembrance, where the names of major death and concentration camps are written, during his visit to the Yad Vashem Holocaust Memorial museum commemorating the six million Jews killed by ... See more..
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Forbes 
One of the casual insults thrown at those who would leave the European Union--you know, people like me--is that we're Little Englanders. People afraid, so the joke goes, about all that foreign food which might have garlic in it instead of being plain ... See more..
Deutsche Welle 
In his guest contribution to the paper, de Maiziere defended the idea of advocating a dominant culture in Germany, stating that strengthening set values under such a "Leitkultur" would ultimately create greater tolerance and that feeling secure in one ... See more..
Fox News 
RIYADH, United Arab Emirates – German Chancellor Angela Merkel has arrived in Saudi Arabia for talks with the oil-rich kingdom's monarch, beginning a two-nation trip to the Gulf. Merkel was greeted by King Salman and other top officials upon her ... See more..
Deutsche Welle 
Defense Minister Ursula von der Leyen, while attending a regional election campaign event in North Rhine-Westphalia, also said she had instructed Inspector General Volker Wieker to examine the case's extent within Germany's Bundeswehr. See more..
Sacramento Bee 
Germany's Welt newspaper reports that a Swiss man arrested for espionage Friday in Frankfurt may have been spying on German tax officials. German prosecutors said the 54-year-old man, identified only as Daniel M. because of German privacy rules, was ... See more..
Foreign Policy (blog) 
OOne year ago, Germany was named the “best country” in the world, according to a poll by the University of Pennsylvania's Wharton School. The poll relied on ... See more..
Fremont Tribune 
So Ilse Kuhnt Howard and her older sister Gertrud and grandmother Maria left the small town of Gramsdorf where they lived in Germany. They walked to the station and boarded a train that took them near Kothen and a store where they could buy the sweaters. See more..
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Geography

Central Europe, bordering the Baltic Sea and the North Sea, between the Netherlands and Poland, south of Denmark
Area

Total 357,022 sq km
Land 348,672 sq km
Water 8,350 sq km

Climate

temperate and marine; cool, cloudy, wet winters and summers; occasional warm mountain (foehn) wind
Natural Resources

coal, lignite, natural gas, iron ore, copper, nickel, uranium, potash, salt, construction materials, timber, arable land ;
Natural Hazards

flooding
Current Environmental Issues

emissions from coal-burning utilities and industries contribute to air pollution; acid rain, resulting from sulfur dioxide emissions, is damaging forests; pollution in the Baltic Sea from raw sewage and industrial effluents from rivers in eastern Germany; hazardous waste disposal; government established a mechanism for ending the use of nuclear power over the next 15 years; government working to meet EU commitment to identify nature preservation areas in line with the EU's Flora, Fauna, and Habitat directive

Demographics

Nationality
German
Population
81,147,265 (July 2013 est.)
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The German economy - the fifth largest economy in the world in PPP terms and Europe's largest - is a leading exporter of machinery, vehicles, chemicals, and household equipment and benefits from a highly skilled labor force. Like its Western European neighbors, Germany faces significant demographic challenges to sustained long-term growth. Low fertility rates and declining net immigration are increasing pressure on the country's social welfare system and necessitate structural reforms. Reforms launched by the government of Chancellor Gerhard SCHROEDER (1998-2005), deemed necessary to address chronically high unemployment and low average growth, contributed to strong growth in 2006 and 2007 ...See More and falling unemployment. These advances, as well as a government subsidized, reduced working hour scheme, help explain the relatively modest increase in unemployment during the 2008-09 recession - the deepest since World War II - and its decrease to 6.5% in 2012. GDP contracted 5.1% in 2009 but grew by 4.2% in 2010, and 3.0% in 2011, before dipping to 0.7% in 2012 - a reflection of low investment spending due to crisis-induced uncertainty and the decreased demand for German exports from recession-stricken periphery countries. Stimulus and stabilization efforts initiated in 2008 and 2009 and tax cuts introduced in Chancellor Angela MERKEL's second term increased Germany's total budget deficit - including federal, state, and municipal - to 4.1% in 2010, but slower spending and higher tax revenues reduced the deficit to 0.8% in 2011. In 2012 Germany reached a budget surplus of 0.1%. A constitutional amendment approved in 2009 limits the federal government to structural deficits of no more than 0.35% of GDP per annum as of 2016 though the target was already reached in 2012. By 2014, the federal government wants to balance its budget. Following the March 2011 Fukushima nuclear disaster, Chancellor Angela Merkel announced in May 2011 that eight of the country's 17 nuclear reactors would be shut down immediately and the remaining plants would close by 2022. Germany hopes to replace nuclear power with renewable energy. Before the shutdown of the eight reactors, Germany relied on nuclear power for 23% of its electricity generating capacity and 46% of its base-load electricity production. Show Less ;
GDP Purchasing Power Parity

$3.25 trillion (2012 est.); $3.222 trillion (2011 est.); $3.125 trillion (2010 est.)
Gross National Saving

24.2% of GDP (2012 est.); 24.5% of GDP (2011 est.); 23.8% of GDP (2010 est.)
Agriculture Products

potatoes, wheat, barley, sugar beets, fruit, cabbages; cattle, pigs, poultry
Industries

among the world's largest and most technologically advanced producers of iron, steel, coal, cement, chemicals, machinery, vehicles, machine tools, electronics, food and beverages, shipbuilding, textiles