Environment

Dwindling biodiversity threatens food security, says UN

Dwindling biodiversity threatens food security, says UN

Dwindling biodiversity threatens food security, says UN By choosing to eat the same meals again and again, people are putting the future of the food supply at risk, a United Nations report has said. Farming and fishing practices could be revamped and new crops introduced. People are becoming too dependent […]

In Mexico, ecotourism helps traditional agriculture survive

In Mexico, ecotourism helps traditional agriculture survive

In Mexico, ecotourism helps traditional agriculture survive The people of the Mexican state of Oaxaca earn their living making pulque, a traditional drink made with Agave. But the beverage, considered sacred, is under threat. Ecotourism is part of the solution to save it. Mexico: Sustainable tourism Permalink https://p.dw/p/3DRzB Mexico: Sustainable […]

Cleaning up Everest – the world‘s highest rubbish dump

Cleaning up Everest – the world‘s highest rubbish dump

Cleaning up Everest – the world‘s highest rubbish dump Mount Everest has turned into a dumping ground as the growing numbers of climbers leave their trash behind on the mountain. DW reporter Jasvinder Sehgal visited base camp to meet the mountaineers cleaning up the mess. Deepak Baijal is laying ropes, quickdraws, […]

Making Berlin clubbing greener

Making Berlin clubbing greener

Making Berlin clubbing greener Berlin‘s politicians and clubs are teaming up to make partying more sustainable. Ideas range from more efficient light and cooling systems to generating energy through dancing. And there‘s an even bigger goal. Switching to LED lights is just one of the many small steps clubs like […]

In Ghana, farmers try to boost ailing cocoa production

In Ghana, farmers try to boost ailing cocoa production

In Ghana, farmers try to boost ailing cocoa production Cocoa farming is the first step in making the world‘s most popular sweet treat: chocolate. But in one top cocoa producing nation, yields have been plummeting for years. What can be done to boost production in Ghana? Ghana: Dying cocoa plantations […]

3 examples of German-Indian environmental cooperation

3 examples of German-Indian environmental cooperation

3 examples of German-Indian environmental cooperation The German-Indian environment forum opens in New Delhi on Wednesday to tackle environmental issues together. DW looks at several areas where the two countries have already begun working together. India is changing quickly. Its economy is growing, its industry continues to develop and its need […]

Fed up with fly ash, India villagers fight back against power plants

Fed up with fly ash, India villagers fight back against power plants

Fed up with fly ash, India villagers fight back against power plants A mix of pulverized coal and toxic gases – known as fly ash – are polluting the air and water near power plants in southeast India. Villagers have decided to fight back. Karthikeyan Hemalatha reports from Chennai. A […]

Migrants in Sicily teach locals how to recycle

Migrants in Sicily teach locals how to recycle

Migrants in Sicily teach locals how to recycle One of Sicily‘s largest cities has been caught between an unexpected migration wave and an increasing trash crisis over the past few years. A local initiative has found a way to tackle both at the same time. Mariagiovanna Italia busily rearranges trinkets […]

German President Steinmeier: ‘We only have this one planet‘

German President Steinmeier: ‘We only have this one planet‘

German President Steinmeier: ‘We only have this one planet‘ Celebrated German explorer Alexander von Humboldt was born 250 years ago. Far ahead of his time, he warned of the critical importance of protecting nature. Now Germany‘s president is following in his footsteps. Steinmeier visits Galapagos Permalink https://p.dw/p/3DYHh German President Steinmeier […]

Russian islands under polar bear ‘invasion‘

Russian islands under polar bear ‘invasion‘

Russian islands under polar bear ‘invasion‘ The Novaya Zemlya archipelago is experiencing an unprecedented influx of the dangerous bears. Residents have appealed to federal authorities for help. The Novaya Zemlya archipelago in Russia‘s far north declared an emergency situation on Saturday, following weeks of “invasion” from belligerent polar bears. As […]