Germany leads the world in recycling

Germany Remains Top in Recycling for Another Year

By Stephen Fuchs on Email @StephenWFuchs

Spend any time in Germany and it should come as no surprise that Germans are good at recycling… crazy good compared to American standards. In fact Germany is highly regarded as the top recycling country in the world, and according to a 2017 year-end report from eunomia and the European Environmental …

Sources: Eunomia

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Stephen founded German Pulse and LGBT Germany out of a passion to introduce Americans to a Germany that goes beyond beer and polka (although with enough beer he has been known to polka it up a bit). He's a coffee addict, lover of wine and good times, a hit in the kitchen and editor of TV commercials. You can follow him on Twitter (@StephenWFuchs) to find out a lot more.
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Refugees seeking safety in Germany drops in 2017

Refugees Entering Germany Continues Massive Decline in 2017

By Stephen Fuchs on Email @StephenWFuchs

Three years after a massive influx of refugees started pouring into Germany, just about everyone has come to the agreement that the situation got out of hand. German Chancellor Angela Merkel, who initially stood firm on keeping Germany’s borders open, has admitted herself that Germany could have, and should have, done …

Sources: German Interior Ministry

Photo: Rasande Tyskar

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Stephen founded German Pulse and LGBT Germany out of a passion to introduce Americans to a Germany that goes beyond beer and polka (although with enough beer he has been known to polka it up a bit). He's a coffee addict, lover of wine and good times, a hit in the kitchen and editor of TV commercials. You can follow him on Twitter (@StephenWFuchs) to find out a lot more.
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german organ donation

Organ Donation Signups Reach Record Lows in Germany

By Stephen Fuchs on Email @StephenWFuchs

The German Organ Transplantation Foundation (DSO) released some concerning numbers on organ donors in the country for 2017, showing that last year saw the lowest number of participants in at least 20 years. With only 9.7 organ donors per one million inhabitants, Germany finds itself with one of the worst organ donation programs in …

Sources: The Local

Photo: Techniker Krankenkasse

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Stephen founded German Pulse and LGBT Germany out of a passion to introduce Americans to a Germany that goes beyond beer and polka (although with enough beer he has been known to polka it up a bit). He's a coffee addict, lover of wine and good times, a hit in the kitchen and editor of TV commercials. You can follow him on Twitter (@StephenWFuchs) to find out a lot more.
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Titanic Hate Speech Twitter

Twitter Sinks ‘Titanic’ Under German Hate Speech Law

By Stephen Fuchs on Email @StephenWFuchs

The new anti-hate speech law that went into effect in Germany on January 1 is proving to be a pain for not just right-wing politicians but now the media covering the news as well. Germany’s satirical magazine Titanic suddenly found themselves locked out of Twitter after the social network flagged the account as promoting …

Sources: Titanic, Reuters

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Stephen founded German Pulse and LGBT Germany out of a passion to introduce Americans to a Germany that goes beyond beer and polka (although with enough beer he has been known to polka it up a bit). He's a coffee addict, lover of wine and good times, a hit in the kitchen and editor of TV commercials. You can follow him on Twitter (@StephenWFuchs) to find out a lot more.
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German Polar Cub passes at Tierpark Zoo

Berlin Zoo Mourns Death of Polar Cub, Second in a Year

By Stephen Fuchs on Email @StephenWFuchs

Berlin’s famous zoo, Tierpark, is starting the new year off with some tragic news as zookeepers discovered their latest polar bear cub had suddenly passed away just 26 days after its birth. The polar bears have been a staple of Berlin’s Tierpark, drawing in visitors from around the world, but with the …

Sources: Tierpark

Photo: Tierpark

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Stephen founded German Pulse and LGBT Germany out of a passion to introduce Americans to a Germany that goes beyond beer and polka (although with enough beer he has been known to polka it up a bit). He's a coffee addict, lover of wine and good times, a hit in the kitchen and editor of TV commercials. You can follow him on Twitter (@StephenWFuchs) to find out a lot more.
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New German Hate Speech Law Wastes No Time Blocking AfD Rhetoric

By Stephen Fuchs on Email @StephenWFuchs

As of January 1, Germany has had a new social media hate speech law in effect, known as NetzDG, and as the country rang in the new year, it didn’t take very long for the law to stir up a fresh round of criticisms as Alternative for Germany (AfD) party member …

Sources: DW

Photo: Beatrix von Storch (Facebook)

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Stephen founded German Pulse and LGBT Germany out of a passion to introduce Americans to a Germany that goes beyond beer and polka (although with enough beer he has been known to polka it up a bit). He's a coffee addict, lover of wine and good times, a hit in the kitchen and editor of TV commercials. You can follow him on Twitter (@StephenWFuchs) to find out a lot more.
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ALDI and Venmo use emoji to feed millions of families

ALDI and Venmo to Feed One Million Families with Thanksgiving Emoji

By Stephen Fuchs on Email @StephenWFuchs

ALDI has partnered with the popular mobile payment app Venmo to do some good this holiday season, announcing plans to donate one million meals to in need families for Thanksgiving. Since the Venmo app is an easy way to exchange money between friends, ALDI is taking an unique approach to the campaign …

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Stephen founded German Pulse and LGBT Germany out of a passion to introduce Americans to a Germany that goes beyond beer and polka (although with enough beer he has been known to polka it up a bit). He's a coffee addict, lover of wine and good times, a hit in the kitchen and editor of TV commercials. You can follow him on Twitter (@StephenWFuchs) to find out a lot more.
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Giant Zucchini

Why a German Zucchini Had Police Rushing to the Scene

By Stephen Fuchs on Email @StephenWFuchs

We’ve all fallen victim to mistaking an innocent looking object for something hideous or frightening, only realizing its harmful and true nature once we get up close, but for an 81-year-old man outside of the German city of Karlsruhe, he wasn’t willing to risk the danger of the reveal when he mistook a …

Sources: AP

Photo: Steven Luscher

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Stephen founded German Pulse and LGBT Germany out of a passion to introduce Americans to a Germany that goes beyond beer and polka (although with enough beer he has been known to polka it up a bit). He's a coffee addict, lover of wine and good times, a hit in the kitchen and editor of TV commercials. You can follow him on Twitter (@StephenWFuchs) to find out a lot more.
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Could High-Speed Internet be the Glue that Holds German Coalition Talks Together?

By Stephen Fuchs on Email @StephenWFuchs

After a rocky election in September, re-elected German Chancellor Angela Merkel and her Christian Democratic Union (CDU) party find themselves looking for a coalition to continue running the government, seeing as no single party received a majority share of the public vote, and while previous partner, the Social Democratic Party (SPD), removed itself …

Sources: Bloomberg

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Stephen founded German Pulse and LGBT Germany out of a passion to introduce Americans to a Germany that goes beyond beer and polka (although with enough beer he has been known to polka it up a bit). He's a coffee addict, lover of wine and good times, a hit in the kitchen and editor of TV commercials. You can follow him on Twitter (@StephenWFuchs) to find out a lot more.
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Can sex cure Panda Meng Meng's walking condition?

Zookeepers Believe Sex Could Cure Panda’s Unusual Walking Habit

By Stephen Fuchs on Email @StephenWFuchs

One of the prized jewels of the Zoo Berlin are the two giant Chinese Panda’s on display, but their latest addition of Meng Meng, who was lent to the zoo earlier this year by China, hasn’t quite lived up to the zoo’s expectations and zookeepers are under the belief that a little …

Sources: Reuters

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Stephen founded German Pulse and LGBT Germany out of a passion to introduce Americans to a Germany that goes beyond beer and polka (although with enough beer he has been known to polka it up a bit). He's a coffee addict, lover of wine and good times, a hit in the kitchen and editor of TV commercials. You can follow him on Twitter (@StephenWFuchs) to find out a lot more.
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