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2014-04-08 12:22:14

Gotham Greens Builds World's First Commercial High Tech Greenhouse on Roof of Whole Foods Market BROOKLYN, N.Y., April 8, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- A stunning glimpse into our green future is underway in Brooklyn where Gotham Greens has built and is now operating a 20,000 s.f. state-of-the-art, climate controlled farm on the roof of a local Whole Foods Market. The hydroponic greenhouse grows the highest quality vegetables all year round--including the dead of winter. A sophisticated...

2008-06-30 06:02:44

Text of report by independent German news agency ddp [Report by Helmut Stoltenberg: "A Row About Nuclear Power - Gabriel and Hoehn Want To Shut Down Olf Nuclear Power Plants - Union and FDP for Longer Running Times of Nuclear Power Plants"] Berlin - The positions have become entrenched in the dispute between the parties about the use of nuclear energy. Whereas on the weekend the Union and the FDP [Free Democratic Party] again advocated longer running times for nuclear power plants, the...

2006-01-10 04:23:39

GENSHAGEN, Germany (Reuters) - German government leaders remained at odds over whether to reverse a 2000 law phasing out nuclear power on Tuesday, the second day of a cabinet retreat that is focusing on several divisive issues. After approving a 25 billion euro ($30 billion) spending program on Monday, Chancellor Angela Merkel's cabinet planned to discuss health care reform, ideas on giving extra state support for low-paying jobs, and energy policy. Economy Minister Michael Glos...

2005-11-22 04:52:57

BERLIN (Reuters) - Angela Merkel received broad backing in a vote in parliament on Tuesday to become Germany's first woman chancellor, a parliamentary source said. The conservative Merkel won 397 votes in the 614-seat Bundestag lower house of parliament, the source said -- easily securing the majority she needed to become Germany's eighth post-war chancellor and the first to have grown up in the former communist east. She and her cross-party cabinet of conservatives and Social...

2005-10-27 08:20:00

BERLIN (Reuters) - Germany's potential ruling coalition parties are deadlocked over whether to extend the life of German nuclear power stations beyond an existing deadline in 2020, a conservative environmental expert said on Thursday. Peter Paziorek, a senior Christian Democrat (CDU) official on the working group for reactor safety and environment, said talks between conservative parties and the Social Democrats (SPD) on the nuclear issue had ground to a halt. "We haven't moved forward one...

2005-10-25 03:23:54

By Erik Kirschbaum BERLIN (Reuters) - One of Germany's most colorful politicians of the last two decades, Foreign Minister Joschka Fischer, has abruptly pulled the plug on his electrifying career. The charismatic leading member of the Greens party, who has long enthralled and entertained Germans with his meteoric rise from high school dropout to self-educated vice chancellor, voluntarily moved to parliament's back bench last week. He will soon be replaced as foreign minister after...

2005-09-23 08:50:04

By James Mackenzie BERLIN (Reuters) - Germany's Greens ended talks to explore coalition options with Angela Merkel's conservatives on Friday, increasing the likelihood of a "grand coalition" between her party and Chancellor Gerhard Schroeder's Social Democrats. The environmentalist Greens said they saw no basis for cooperation with a party they called "neo-liberal" and "anti-ecological" -- effectively ending prospects for an alliance that has never existed before at the federal...

2005-09-23 06:46:38

BERLIN (Reuters) - Germany's environmentalist Greens ended coalition talks with Angela Merkel's conservatives on Friday, making a "grand coalition" between her CDU party and Chancellor Gerhard Schroeder's Social Democrats more likely. The Greens said they saw no basis for cooperation with a party they called "neo-liberal" and "anti-ecological." Merkel said her Christian Democrats would now focus on talks with Schroeder's center-left SPD aimed at forming a coalition between the two...

2005-09-22 08:05:53

BERLIN (Reuters) - Germany's Christian Democrats and Social Democrats will hold a further meeting to assess whether they can work together in a governing coalition, conservative leader Angela Merkel said on Thursday. "We have agreed that we will meet again for a further round of exploratory talks," she said following a meeting with Chancellor Gerhard Schroeder and Social Democrat party leader Franz Muentefering. The conservatives will hold coalition talks with the environmental...

2005-09-08 10:38:08

By James Mackenzie BERLIN, Sept 8 - German conservative challenger Angela Merkel does not have enough support to form a center-right coalition, even though her Christian Democrats remain the strongest party, an opinion poll showed on Thursday. The poll, by Infratest dimap for ARD public television, was the third this week to show that Merkel's once-solid lead ahead of the German election on September 18 has shrunk since a television debate with Chancellor Gerhard Schroeder on...


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mundungus
  • A stinking tobacco.
  • Offal; waste animal product; organic matter unfit for consumption.
This word comes from the Spanish 'mondongo,' tripe, entrails.