A cheap, safe and easy to use test could save millions of lives by informing people if the water they drink contains arsenic. Researchers hope it will hit the market soon.
Microplastics aren't just fouling the world's oceans - invisible plastic fibers are polluting drinking water tapped by millions of people. Where do these fibers come from, and how bad are they for human health?
When residents of a low-income housing project in South Los Angeles turn on their faucets, the water runs black, brown and yellow. Now they're fighting for the right to clean drinking water.
Hepatitis attacks the liver and in the worst case can result in cirrhosis or liver carcinoma. But not all forms of Hepatitis are alike.
Two powerful hurricanes within two weeks, and sea surface temperatures in the Gulf of Mexico have been among the highest in the world this year - coincidence? Or is global warming fueling these massive storms?
Hurricanes need horizontal and vertical movement to develop. Both are possible on other planets. There are even storms with liquids other than just water, such as methane. Metals are not well suited to cause storms.
German physicist Karsten Danzmann receives the Körber Prize for Science this Thursday for his work on gravitational waves. He talked to DW about how to research them further.
The sun has emitted two huge solar flares - one of which was the biggest in more than a decade. While solar flares and winds don’t really pose a direct risk to human health, they could bring down communications.
President Daniel Ortega has announced Nicaragua will sign the Paris climate agreement, leaving Donald Trump and Syria's Bashar Assad heads of the only two countries not taking part in the global accord.
A group of mountain researchers hiked the length of the Alps this summer, retracing a similar trek 25 years ago. Much has changed since then, especially when it comes to the environment.
With German federal elections fast approaching, DW asked Niklas Höhne of NewClimate Institute why climate change isn't exciting voters and where the different parties stand on environmental issues.
They may not look like much, but the little acorns that litter the forest floor in fall can mean the difference between a life of plenty and one of hardship
Inside sources say Lufthansa and Easyjet are set to take over significant parts of Air Berlin's assets. A German government bridging loan to tide the carrier over in the short term was set to end on Friday.
L'Oreal heiress Liliane Bettencourt, who was the world's richest woman, has died at the age of 94. The 14th richest person in the world battled with dementia and family scandal in her later years.
Greenpeace "pirates" have boarded a ship arriving in Britain in an effort to stop it unloading a consignment of over 1,000 Volkswagen diesel cars. They also sought to immobilize vehicles at a port in the UK.
French unions have called for new protests to President Macron's proposed labor reforms. Unions and political opponents are turning up pressure on the leader, who is facing major resistance for the first time.
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