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Environmental Newsletter – December 2016

The December 2016 Environmental Newsletter is here.

December 28, 2016 ×

The beaver: nature’s architect

There are currently more than 14,000 beavers living in Bavaria and two of them are calling USAG Ansbach’s Soldiers Lake their home.

December 28, 2016 ×
Industrial snow: a strange winter phenomenon

Industrial snow: a strange winter phenomenon

In the past few days many cities in Bavaria and also Ansbach have reported localized snowfall despite the weather forecast not predicting any snow. The reason behind this phenomenon is so-called industrial snow.

December 8, 2016 ×
(U.S. Army photo by Bryan Gatchell, USAG Ansbach Public Affairs)

Don’t idle; it’s exhausting

Stop idling and move! Leaving your car running without moving for more than 30 seconds lowers fuel efficiency. This one simple trick will save you gas money and warm up your car.

November 29, 2016 ×
Klaus and Sabine settle in, adopt cat

Klaus and Sabine settle in, adopt cat

Just upstream, near the bridge, Klaus and Sabine have started building their Biberhaus …

October 21, 2016 ×
Environmental Newsletter – October 2016

Environmental Newsletter – October 2016

The October 2016 Environmental Newsletter is here.

October 21, 2016 ×
With the cold weather bearing down on Ansbach, the Environmental Management Division of the USAG Ansbach Directorate of Public Works has compiled a short list of tips so you can heat your home safely and effectively this winter. (Courtesy photo)

How to heat your home safely, effectively this winter

With the cold weather looming, the Environmental Management Division of the USAG Ansbach Directorate of Public Works has compiled a short list of tips so you can heat your home safely and effectively this winter.

October 21, 2016 ×
How you can make the best of National Energy Awareness Month

How you can make the best of National Energy Awareness Month

The White House declared October as the National Energy Awareness Month. This national effort is to underscore how central energy is to the national prosperity, security, and environmental well-being.

October 20, 2016 ×
Pictured are the beavers who have made Soldiers Lake their residence — Klaus der Baumeister and Sabine die Baumeisterin. This photo was taken with a motion-sensitive night-vision camera. (Photo courtesy of the Directorate of Public Works)

‘LEAVE IT TO BEAVERS’: Sabine die Baumeisterin joins Klaus at Soldiers Lake

The staff at the USAG Ansbach Directorate of Public Works discovered that Klaus der Baumeister, a beaver who recently took residence at Soldiers Lake, has a new companion: Sabine der Baumeisterin.

October 11, 2016 ×
‘Klaus der Baumeister’ earns reprieve, can call Soldiers Lake home for now

‘Klaus der Baumeister’ earns reprieve, can call Soldiers Lake home for now

It appears that USAG Ansbach’s neighborhood beaver, Klaus der Baumeister, has received an approved exception to policy and will remain housed at Soldiers Lake as a permanent resident …

September 22, 2016 ×