Environment

Could hi-tech Netherlands-style farming feed the world?

Could hi-tech Netherlands-style farming feed the world?

Could hi-tech Netherlands-style farming feed the world? As the global population swells, so does the need for food. Could a Netherlands approach to farming that doesn‘t rely on soil, sunshine, water and pesticides be the answer? The small, overcrowded, low-lying Netherlands might not sound like the  whose population is predicted […]

Can the African wild dog be saved from extinction?

Can the African wild dog be saved from extinction?

Can the African wild dog be saved from extinction? They‘re intelligent, live in a unique social hierarchy and are important predators in their ecosystems. Can the highly endangered African wild dog be saved? Zimbabwe: Help for Africa‘s wild dogs Permalink https://p.dw/p/3BhTd Zimbabwe: Help for Africa‘s wild dogs Project aim:  To […]

Climate protests: Germany‘s new green youth movement takes to the streets

Climate protests: Germany‘s new green youth movement takes to the streets

Climate protests: Germany‘s new green youth movement takes to the streets Worried teenagers are taking to the streets to protest against climate change. They are more interested in environmental politics than ever before. Will protest also turn into more climate action? It‘s a cold January morning in front of Cologne […]

Can we drink our oceans? Five things you need to know about desalination

Can we drink our oceans? Five things you need to know about desalination

Can we drink our oceans? Five things you need to know about desalination Desalination is key to providing fresh water to millions of people around the world. Yet, it can harm marine wildlife, takes a lot of energy, and it‘s often not sustainable. Providing fresh water for the 10 billion people […]

The environmental cost of quenching the world‘s thirst

The environmental cost of quenching the world‘s thirst

The environmental cost of quenching the world‘s thirst Desalination makes fresh water available for millions of people, but it has environmental impacts: Lots of energy is needed and marine wildlife suffers because of the salty and toxic slush dumped in the sea. Despite all the blue on the world‘s map, […]

Trump‘s wall poses serious threat to endangered wildlife

Trump‘s wall poses serious threat to endangered wildlife

Trump‘s wall poses serious threat to endangered wildlife Donald Trump‘s plans for a “big, beautiful wall” on the US-Mexico border to allegedly stop criminals, rapists, terrorists and drugs pose a serious threat to endangered wildlife. The current barrier, which has been going up gradually since 2007, is not as impenetrable […]

Divers spot GREAT white shark near Hawaii

Divers spot GREAT white shark near Hawaii

Divers spot GREAT white shark near Hawaii Two researchers swam alongside the enormous shark for hours, taking breathtaking photos that went viral online. The shark is possibly one of the largest great whites ever recorded — and she may be pregnant. Shark enthusiasts rejoiced this week after the discovery of […]

Grassroots set to drive 2019 climate action as climate change deniers take center stage

Grassroots set to drive 2019 climate action as climate change deniers take center stage

Grassroots set to drive 2019 climate action as climate change deniers take center stage The environment needs help. When politicians out themselves as climate change deniers, grassroots and civil society groups get louder. But how much can they achieve? As negative superlatives and doomsday predictions have become the uncomfortable norm […]

Trump‘s wall poses serious threat to endangered widlife

Trump‘s wall poses serious threat to endangered widlife

Trump‘s wall poses serious threat to endangered widlife Donald Trump‘s plans for a “big, beautiful wall” on the US-Mexico border to allegedly stop criminals, rapists, terrorists and drugs pose a serious threat to endangered wildlife. The current barrier, which has been going up gradually since 2007, is not as impenetrable […]

Jakarta: Saving a sinking megacity

Jakarta: Saving a sinking megacity

Jakarta: Saving a sinking megacity The Indonesian capital Jakarta is sinking. At the same time, sea levels are rising. Now the megacity is fighting back against the rising tide — and for its very survival. Indonesia: The sinking capital Permalink https://p.dw/p/3BMqU Indonesia: The sinking capital The people of the coastal […]