Can energy crops such as rapeseed, sugar beet and China grass provide fuel and raw materials for the chemical industry? The newly founded Bioeconomy Science Center is trying to find out.
Members of the European Parliament have rejected an attempt to phase out support for crop-based biofuels. So what's next in the food versus fuel debate?
Experts around the world agree that bio-based products are essential for a sustainable society. Researchers are working hard to develop innovative projects such as regenerating human body parts out of wood fibres.
Several nations are investing in a bio-based economy to slash carbon footprints. At a recent summit, experts point out how more work is needed to realize bioeconomy's potential as a climate solution.
African masks have a history almost as long as the continent to which they belong, but an artist in Ghana has given them a whole new twist by making them out of waste. Meet the inimitable Ed Franklin Gavua.
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Meet a man who's doing his bit for the environment by digging holes in urban India. It might sound unlikely, but it's helping to prevent both flooding and drought. Welcome to the world of the recharge well.
On this week's eco@africa, we look at reforestation efforts in Nigeria, learn about environmentally friendly aqua farming and see why shea trees are more valuable kept alive than used as charcoal in Burkina Faso.
On this week's eco@africa, we look for the endangered Knysna seahorse, learn how to turn paper into pearls and see what a team of creative entrepreneurs is doing with fish skins that would otherwise sit around and rot.
Ghana is one of Africa's biggest gold producers – and that's taken a heavy toll on its environment thanks partly to widespread illegal small-scale mining. But expert Yaw Britwum Opoku tells DW why things are looking up.
The half-hour radio show and podcast Living Planet makes the environment matter to you.
Concern over plastic pollution is gathering momentum at a startling pace in the UK. But behind headline-grabbing gestures from government, citizens are taking the problem into their own hands.
Campaigners say EU politicians under pressure from industry routinely agree to unsustainable fishing quotas, against scientific advice. But fishermen warn big cuts to fish quotas will put thousands of jobs at risk.
The students of Ocean College have left their ship and moved to the rainforest of Costa Rica to become guardians of the rainforest. Lotte reports.
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