Klaus Sieg

Klaus Sieg writes about agriculture and food, the environment, energy, the economy and social issues. He is based in Hamburg.

How Europe Engineered Its E-Bike Boom


Millions of Europeans now commute by e-bike, a mobility revolution carefully cultivated by governments and employers.

The Renegade Winter Gardener of Austria


When his lettuce survived an early frost, Wolfgang Palme realized he’d discovered how to grow vegetables all winter long. Now he wants you to do it too.

Meet the Detectives Solving Crimes Against Trees


At a forensics lab in Germany, a team of sleuths is busting illegal timber traffickers and keeping our forests safe.

Are You Going to Eat That?


A chain of German supermarkets is selling expired yogurt, mislabled jam and chocolate Santas in July. Is this the grocery store of the future?

Greening the Desert With Wastewater


Like a mirage, an ethereal woodland kingdom rises from the Egyptian sands to fight desertification