Environment

Germany‘s coastal lowlands under the shadow of climate change

Germany‘s coastal lowlands under the shadow of climate change

Germany‘s coastal lowlands under the shadow of climate change Much of Germany‘s North Sea coast is low enough to put it at risk from the waters at its door. Not least in an era of warming temperatures and predicted sea-level rise. The wind whips threatening clouds across a dark blue sky […]

Hurricane Florence leaves toxic soup in its wake

Hurricane Florence leaves toxic soup in its wake

Hurricane Florence leaves toxic soup in its wake Coal ash sites and hog farms are overflowing from Hurricane Florence, echoing the environmental chaos when chemical plants flooded during Hurricane Harvey. How can these such health risks be managed as hurricanes grow? With flood waters still rising in parts of the […]

Stillness and shock in Hambach Forest after journalist dies

Stillness and shock in Hambach Forest after journalist dies

Stillness and shock in Hambach Forest after journalist dies Hambach Forest is silent with grief. After a video blogger fell to his death, the regional government has suspended evictions of activists protesting a coal mine expansion. Our DW journalist reports from on-site. It‘s quiet in Hambach Forest today. There is […]

Chinese gangs fuel illegal South Africa abalone trade: report

Chinese gangs fuel illegal South Africa abalone trade: report

Chinese gangs fuel illegal South Africa abalone trade: report Chinese crime syndicates working with local South African gangs have caused stocks of abalone to be depleted at a record rate. Illegal trade in the marine mollusks extends across sub-Saharan Africa. Demand for abalone in Asia is increasingly being met through […]

Climate change prompts Berlin to rethink water strategy

Climate change prompts Berlin to rethink water strategy

Climate change prompts Berlin to rethink water strategy Climate change and a growing population are prompting Germany‘s capital, Berlin, to rethink how it supplies water. An exceptionally hot and dry 2018 has made the matter even more urgent. Jens Feddern picks up a long-stemmed glass of sparkling liquid, looks at […]

Good bees, bad wasps?

Good bees, bad wasps?

Good bees, bad wasps? Wasps are aggressive and useless, people believe. But wasps are just as important as bees for pollinating our crops, say scientists. They‘re calling for a public relations campaign to overhaul wasps‘ bad image. Wasps are the natural enemy of every picnicker. Forget a peaceful meal amidst […]

Honduras: Environmental activist Berta Caceres‘ alleged murderers go on trial

Honduras: Environmental activist Berta Caceres‘ alleged murderers go on trial

Honduras: Environmental activist Berta Caceres‘ alleged murderers go on trial Two and a half years after the murder of environmental activist Berta Caceres, eight suspects will stand trial in Honduras. The joint plaintiffs have criticized the prosecution for deliberately withholding evidence. Berta Caceres, a human rights and environmental activist in […]

Opinion: Hambach Forest — just because it‘s legal doesn‘t make it right

Opinion: Hambach Forest — just because it‘s legal doesn‘t make it right

Opinion: Hambach Forest — just because it‘s legal doesn‘t make it right The protest over a scrap of ancient forest in Germany is about much more than a few scraggly tree huggers. It‘s about the future of energy — and protection of the climate around the world, says DW‘s Sonya […]

Can Uganda bring back rhinos poached to extinction?

Can Uganda bring back rhinos poached to extinction?

Can Uganda bring back rhinos poached to extinction? In Uganda, there are no rhinos left in the wild. But one conservation organization is using a special breeding project to reintroduce the endangered animals to the country where they once roamed free. Uganda‘s southern white rhinos Permalink https://p.dw/p/34nic Uganda‘s southern white […]

Can Instagram fashionistas help save the planet?

Can Instagram fashionistas help save the planet?

Can Instagram fashionistas help save the planet? Fast fashion churns environmental destruction as fast as seasonal trends. So how does sustainability become trendy? As anything does in 2018: on Instagram, one fashion blogger tells DW. It‘s a precarious walk down the glossy fashion runway. But the balancing act becomes truly perilous […]