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German court blocks RWE from razing forest
JAY GORY, MANAGING EDITOR, science
A German court on Friday temporarily blocked energy giant RWE from razing part of an ancient forest to make way for a giant open-pit mine, in a rare victory for anti-coal campaigners. The Hambach forest near Cologne has been occupied by activists for the past six years, but its fate had appeared sealed after authorities last month ordered police to dismantle their treehouses in a forced eviction that made headlines at home and abroad. "This is a good day for nature and climate protection and a milestone for the anti-coal movement," Greenpeace's Martin Kaiser told a press conference. read more


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