Environment

Cuba reports meteorite strike with fragments falling on Pinar del Rio

Cuba reports meteorite strike with fragments falling on Pinar del Rio

Cuba reports meteorite strike with fragments falling on Pinar del Rio People in western Cuba said they saw a flare pass through the afternoon sky before black stones fell on the tourist town of Vinales and other parts of the western province. Scientists are investigating. There were two strong explosions […]

Collective push against climate change more powerful than you‘d think

Collective push against climate change more powerful than you‘d think

Collective push against climate change more powerful than you‘d think NASA scientist Peter Kalmus says small changes can make a big difference when it comes to protecting the environment. He‘s even written a book to inspire others. Peter Kalmus sits outside California‘s Pasadena City Hall in his electric car. His […]

In Peru, Inca descendants restore forests

In Peru, Inca descendants restore forests

In Peru, Inca descendants restore forests In the Peruvian Andes, villagers travel from far and wide to take part in a special tree-planting ceremony each year. They want to restore once lush forests and protect their villages from landslides. Peru: New trees for the Andes Permalink https://p.dw/p/3C5Dc Peru: New trees […]

High-rise mania overshadows Moscow‘s suburban dream

High-rise mania overshadows Moscow‘s suburban dream

High-rise mania overshadows Moscow‘s suburban dream In 2012, the territory of Moscow more than doubled with the stroke of a pen. Rapid construction is underway to accommodate the a burgeoning population, putting a strain on the environment and rural communities. Aleksei Zakharinsky shares his modest wooden house just outside the […]

5 things you need to know about e-waste

5 things you need to know about e-waste

5 things you need to know about e-waste Never have we been in possession of as many electronic gadgets as now, in this brave new world or ours. But what happens to them when they stop working? All too often… not that much. 1. How much e-waste do we generate […]

Welcome to a new edition of Eco Africa

Welcome to a new edition of Eco Africa

Welcome to a new edition of Eco Africa On this week‘s Eco Africa, we follow a team testing crop DNA in Tanzania, discover an old recipe for soap that is making a comeback and see an app that can tell us exactly what is in our food. This week‘s is […]

UNDP head: ‘The entire economy thrives on the destruction of nature‘

UNDP head: ‘The entire economy thrives on the destruction of nature‘

UNDP head: ‘The entire economy thrives on the destruction of nature‘ Overconsumption is destroying nature, warned Achim Steiner, UN Development Programme chief, at the World Economic Form in Davos. A new environment business partnership could help curb that destruction, he told DW. DW: World wildlife is under threat. Animals are in […]

Water wars: Are India and Pakistan heading for climate change-induced conflict?

Water wars: Are India and Pakistan heading for climate change-induced conflict?

Water wars: Are India and Pakistan heading for climate change-induced conflict? Across the world, climate change is sparking conflict as people struggle over dwindling resources. The fight over water could quickly escalate between India and Pakistan — and both have nuclear arms. Yemen, Somalia and Syria are just some of the places […]

Bye bye lignite: Understanding Germany‘s coal phaseout

Bye bye lignite: Understanding Germany‘s coal phaseout

Bye bye lignite: Understanding Germany‘s coal phaseout Germany‘s coal commission could make an announcement this week as to when Germany should give up coal for good. Here are the most important facts you need to know about Germany‘s exit from brown coal. 1. Why are we even discussing a coal […]

German plastic floods Southeast Asia

German plastic floods Southeast Asia

German plastic floods Southeast Asia Just because the plastic lands in the recycling bin doesn‘t mean it will find a new life in another product. While some is recycled and some is burnt for energy, much of Germany‘s plastic trash lands in Southeast Asia. “Something for the whole family” — […]