News bites: China's environmental growing pains

Greenpeace claims that a state-owned Chinese coal firm is depleting groundwater supplies and releasing toxic wastewater in Inner Mongolia, Reuters reports.

InsideClimate News takes a look at why Hamburg, Germany, one of the country's greenest cities, is building a coal-fired power plant.

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French oil firm Total SA is closing in on a contract with the Sri Lankan government to search for potential offshore oil and gas deposits, Bloomberg reports.