Environment

America‘s Plains Indians bring back bison to their lands

America‘s Plains Indians bring back bison to their lands

America‘s Plains Indians bring back bison to their lands Plains Indians and conservationists are reintroducing the iconic American buffalo to public lands and reservations, a century after the creature‘s decline. The American bison is a mighty creature to behold. Covered in thick dark brown fur, the massive bovines can grow […]

Brazil‘s indigenous people fight back against Bolsonaro‘s attacks on Amazon

Brazil‘s indigenous people fight back against Bolsonaro‘s attacks on Amazon

Brazil‘s indigenous people fight back against Bolsonaro‘s attacks on Amazon Germany and Brazil have a long history of partnering on environmental protection. But President Jair Bolsonaro‘s stances on Brazil‘s indigenous people and their lands threaten the progress that has been made. “Former Brazilian President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva was […]

Wild miang tea could help save Thailand‘s forests

Wild miang tea could help save Thailand‘s forests

Wild miang tea could help save Thailand‘s forests Miang tea trees, the forerunner of plantation tea, grow wild in Thailand‘s forests. Now, eco-friendly businesses are using the tree‘s leaves to strive for the perfect cup of tea and foster biodiversity at the same time. At Monsoon Tea House, tea caddies […]

Oslo starts 2019 as Europe‘s eco capital

Oslo starts 2019 as Europe‘s eco capital

Oslo starts 2019 as Europe‘s eco capital The Norwegian capital plans to cut emissions by 95 percent by 2030, despite being one of Europe‘s fastest growing cities. As European Green Capital 2019, it hopes to set an example for others. Oslo‘s waterfront was once a mass of shipping containers and […]

Will 2019 be the year of lab-grown meat?

Will 2019 be the year of lab-grown meat?

Will 2019 be the year of lab-grown meat? After years in the lab, will meats derived from animal cells finally break into the mainstream consumer market? The products could have huge implications for the planet, human health and animal welfare. Lists outlining ways in which we can  our carbon footprint […]

Kenya: Solar motorcycles take on Nairobi smog

Kenya: Solar motorcycles take on Nairobi smog

Kenya: Solar motorcycles take on Nairobi smog Nairobi‘s reliance on motorcycles is hindering efforts to reduce carbon emissions, as manufacturers struggle to adapt to clean energy technology. But a new solar-powered three-wheeler could help clean up the city‘s act. Kenya has a motorcycle problem. According to the Kenya National Bureau […]

Welcome to the latest edition of Eco Africa

Welcome to the latest edition of Eco Africa

Welcome to the latest edition of Eco Africa On this week‘s Eco Africa, we check out mud homes in Ghana that are saving on energy costs, meet a Zambian cartoonist fighting climate change with comics and visit a project making pencils out of newspaper. This week‘s  is packed with bright […]

Germany‘s Green party: Ban dangerous chemicals on high seas

Germany‘s Green party: Ban dangerous chemicals on high seas

Germany‘s Green party: Ban dangerous chemicals on high seas Hazardous substances have no business on ocean liners, the German Green party has said after a cargo ship lost 270 containers in the North Sea. But shipping experts have put the blame on the sheer size of new vessels. German environmental […]

On the quest for an eco-friendly winter jacket

On the quest for an eco-friendly winter jacket

On the quest for an eco-friendly winter jacket How hard can it be to find an environmentally-friendly coat? With freezing temperatures and the possibility of snow, Cai Nebe of South Africa sets off on the search for the perfect winter coat. I‘ve not been in Germany for long, but pretty […]

Readers‘ choice: DW‘s top 10 environment stories of 2018

Readers‘ choice: DW‘s top 10 environment stories of 2018

Readers‘ choice: DW‘s top 10 environment stories of 2018 From water shortages to sustainable tourism, plastic pollution to the impacts of climate change — these are your favorite environmental stories from DW in 2018. 10.   Though air travel is more popular than ever, the vast majority of people in the […]