Environmental News


Abandoned pets

When the big summer holidays start in Germany, around 70,000 animals will be abandoned by their owners. Among them are not just dogs and cats, but also exotic animals like spiders or reptiles.

August 2, 2017 ×
What’s buzzing in our gardens?

What’s buzzing in our gardens?

Here are a few pointers that can help you distinguish between bees, wasps, hornets and bumblebees.

August 2, 2017 ×
Ansbach’s Cross-Functional Team: Sustaining our planet — one initiative at a time

Ansbach’s Cross-Functional Team: Sustaining our planet — one initiative at a time

Do you feel you’re qualified to join our Cross-Functional Team? Do you want to help make decisions that will preserve our planet for our children and their children? Learn more in this story.

July 27, 2017 ×
The honeybee: indispensable for nature and mankind

The honeybee: indispensable for nature and mankind

For those with a desire to help preserve the habitats of these creatures, the Environmental Management Division is giving community members an opportunity to help.

June 20, 2017 ×
Nürnberg to Berlin: carbon dioxide output in kilograms per person. (Click on graphic for a larger version.)

Green Corner: Sustainable Travel, Part 2

Are you considering taking a trip to a major city in Europe? What do you know about the carbon footprint that your trip will have? We’ll show you how to calculate it.

June 1, 2017 ×
Environmental Newsletter – June 2017

Environmental Newsletter – June 2017

The Environmental Management Division’s environmental newsletter for June is here.

June 1, 2017 ×
Ernst recycling supervisor Manfred Ortner, center, serves as tour guide during a USAG Ansbach environmental field trip to a waste sorting facility in Markt Berolzheim, Germany, April 28, 2017. (U.S. Army photo by Stephen Baack, USAG Ansbach Public Affairs)

Learning to recycle the German way: USAG Ansbach Soldiers, civilians visit off-post sorting center

About two-dozen members of the U.S. Army Garrison Ansbach community used their Friday morning training time to take a group tour of the Rudolf Ernst recycling and sorting facility near the town of Gunzenhausen April 28.

May 18, 2017 ×
German, American students join forces at Soldiers Lake for combined Earth Day/Arbor Day event

German, American students join forces at Soldiers Lake for combined Earth Day/Arbor Day event

Nearly 140 German and American students gathered April 25 at Soldiers Lake for U.S. Army Garrison Ansbach’s combined Earth Day and Arbor Day celebration and outdoor workshop.

April 26, 2017 ×
Potable water: Where do we get it?

Potable water: Where do we get it?

Water is not a scarce commodity here in Germany. The annual water extraction is only approximately 17 percent, which means that 83 percent of the available water supply is not used. The public drinking water supply in Germany comes 70 percent from ground and spring water, 13 percent from dams, sea or river water, and the remaining 17 percent from surface waters.

April 7, 2017 ×
The meaning behind water protection area signs

The meaning behind water protection area signs

In Germany and many other European countries, water protection areas are those in which special conditions and prohibitions are in place to protect water.

April 7, 2017 ×