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Global Observer

Foreign dispatches from correspondents around the world.

energy

College students take on one of Germany's dirtiest power grids: Berlin's

BERLIN — How does a grassroots movement go about de-coaling a billion-dollar power infrastructure?

sustainability

Bottled water is a problem. Could the solution be more bottled water?

MELBOURNE -- Bottled water is the biggest product made of practically nothing, much to environmentalists' chagrin. Could these groups disrupt that business model?

food

After tourism boost, Spain's sweetest treat conquers the globe

MADRID -- A rise in tourism to Spain has sparked attempts to import Castilian culture to other countries, as evidenced by the sudden franchising of a chocolateria more than 100 years old.