Joining us in the studio to tell us more about the astonishing abilities of bacteria and fungi to break down industrial toxins is Dr. Lukas Y. Wick, an environmental microbiologist from the Helmholtz Centre for Environmental Research(UFZ).
Bill Gates is one backer of a project that deliberately infects mosquito populations with virus-fighting bacteria. The modified insects will then, hopefully, take over local populations.
Ruth Pfau, a German doctor renowned in Pakistan for treating leprosy and tuberculosis patients over half a century has died aged 87. Pfau's Karachi-based center now has 157 outposts across Pakistan.
Advocates of a new credo at the crossroads of ecology and sexology see our planet as their lover. Can this offbeat movement successfully reinvigorate environmental topics with an infusion of eroticism?
With five medals to his credit, two of them gold, sailor Robert Scheidt is Brazil's most successful Olympic athlete. DW caught up with the 42-year-old to get his take on the 2016 Summer Games.
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