German countryside under threat from coal use

Medieval village faces destruction as coal production uproots communities.

    A medieval village in Germany faces destruction because of plans to expand coal production.

    Atterwasch, near the country's border with Poland, is around 700-years-old. Its residents and those of neighbouring villages want to stop coal producers from uprooting their communities.

    Environmentalists also oppose increased coal use, as it is has higher emissions levels than other forms of energy.

    Al Jazeera's Nick Spicer reports from Atterwasch near Germany's border with Poland.

    SOURCE: Al Jazeera


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