A poll has found that a majority of people in Germany would scale back or scrap their festive Christmas lights altogether to combat climate change.A majority of Germans said that because of environmental concerns, they would consider taking down their Christmas lights. Some 57 per cent said that they would decrease their use of Christmas lights or even abandon them entirely in the future. The poll conducted by YouGov found that 11 per cent of those surveyed will not have any Christmas lights at all this year, while another 10 per cent said that they would discard the tradition in the future, reports the state-owned German news outlet DW. The opinion is divided amongst Germans on whether there should be less lighting on streets and public buildings, with 44 per cent for, 44 per cent against, and 12 per cent don’t knows. Poll: One in Four German Adults Do Not Celebrate Christmas https://t.co/cS2WVXj3Je — Breitbart London (@BreitbartLondon) December 24, 2018 The tradition of … [Read more...] about Majority of Germans Support Ditching Christmas Lights, Because Climate Change
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SILVER SPRING, MD — Are you the Clark Griswold of your neighborhood and have zillions of lights and figures, drawing visitors from surrounding areas? Are there certain spots in town that you think are more festive than others? We want to know where in the Silver Spring area to find the best Christmas decorations and lights. If you spend days or weeks painstakingly hanging strands of lights on your house, trees and shrubs, or hauling multiple figurines out to your lawn, Patch wants to hear from you! We're compiling a list where readers can tour the best holiday light displays in the Silver Spring area. If your winter wonderland is worth a drive-by, send an email to [email protected] We'll accept submissions through Dec. 24, so keep an eye on your daily morning newsletters and the Patch Facebook pages. If you're not signed up to receive your community's Patch newsletter, get started here. Send us some photos and/or links to videos of your holiday light display. Please … [Read more...] about Best Christmas Lights In Silver Spring Area: Where Are They?
There was plenty of news across Washington, D.C., and northern Virginia on Thursday. If you missed any of it on your local Patch, here's a roundup of some of the top stories from the past 24 hours.Wreaths Across America At Alexandria Cemetery: How To HelpFairfax Connector Workers Go On StrikeMan Charged With Sexually Assaulting Child Family MemberMurders Of Women Unsolved After 13 Years Detectives are reviving efforts to solve the cold case murders of two women in their 70s that happened within a four-month period in 2006. The victims lived alone 2 miles from each other but were not acquainted. Redskins Sign Receiver From Colin Kaepernick's Workout: Reports The Washington Redskins have signed wide receiver Jordan Veasy, and Veasy told the Washington Post that he credits Colin Kaepernick's much-publicized workout last month on Nov. 16 with getting him the job. Free Holiday Sing-A-Long Planned At Wolf Trap This Weekend The free Holiday Sing-A-Long returns to Wolf Trap at 4 p.m. on … [Read more...] about Santa Cops, Globetrotters, Deer Invades House: News Nearby
There was plenty of news across Washington, D.C., and northern Virginia on Friday. If you missed any of it on your local Patch, here's a roundup of some of the top stories from the past 24 hours.Virginia Libraries Welcome Holidays With Special Events, ParadesTree Lighting, Lunch With Santa Brighten Fairfax City HolidaysNorthern Virginia Science Center Lands Major Financial GiftGrowing Cracks Close Part Of WWII Memorial In DC: Report The National Park Service has decided to close the Atlantic archway of the World War II memorial on the National Mall due to a growing crack on the granite pillar dedicated to the District of Columbia, according to a report. Juvenile Charged For Gang-Related Murder Fairfax County Police have charged a second person with murder and abduction in the gang-related killing of a juvenile at North Hill Park in May. Teacher Held Student Upside Down By The Ankles: Police A middle school teacher was arrested Dec. 3 for allegedly grabbing an 11-year-old student by … [Read more...] about WWII Memorial Cracks, Student Assault, Store Closing: News Nearby
There was plenty of news across Washington, D.C., and northern Virginia on Monday. If you missed any of it on your local Patch, here's a roundup of some of the top stories from the past 24 hours.Top Dogs: Find the Best Kennels in the Washington AreaFive People Escape 2-Story House Fire In HerndonPolice To Conduct Road Closures For Wreaths Across America Dec. 14Police Search For Suspects In Stabbing, Robbery Police are searching for two suspects in the Dec. 8 stabbing and robbery of a man at an apartment. Two unknown men demanded money from the victim before he was stabbed in the upper body. Church Pays Off School Lunch Debt In Virginia Counties: Report Mount Ararat Church completely paid off the school lunch debt of families with children in Spotsylvania County's public schools and made a significant contribution to the lunch debt at schools in Stafford County. Masked Man Robs IHOP: Police A masked man robbed an IHOP Monday morning, taking an undisclosed amount of money before … [Read more...] about School Lunch Debt, Mall For Sale, Mom’s Murder: News Nearby