Experts say Lake Chad could disappear this century. With water and vegetation retreating fast, communities around the lake are coming under pressure – and into conflict.
Pinning down blame for complex weather events isn't straightforward. But cutting-edge science is rapidly shrinking the space to argue that the crazy weather we're experiencing isn't due to greenhouse gas emissions.
The 2009 Victorian bushfires were the deadliest in Australia's history. Such blazes have been a fact of life on the extremely dry continent since time eternal. But climate change is believed to be worsening them.
Trees don't only combat climate change, prevent soil erosion, serve as shelter, provide oxygen and food, some are even equipped to deal with the consequences of drought and fire.
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.
'If we destroy the planet, we destroy ourselves' — Dr. Joseph Mukabana, Director of the Office for Africa and Least Developed Countries at the World Meteorological Organization, in an interview with DW.
On this week's eco@africa, we visit Zimbabwe, where textile waste is being turned into stationery, check out efforts to save Manta rays, and meet kids in South Africa who are learning about nature through photography.
Surprisingly tame, Sika deer have lived alongside humans in the ancient Japanese city of Nara for centuries. But their growing numbers have led to some feeling the human-deer relationship has soured.
The half-hour radio show and podcast Living Planet makes the environment matter to you.
When humans get loud, the impacts are far-reaching for fish, mammals, birds, insects and even plants. The effects are similar, and similarly bad.
Climate change is a global threat. So where to get the best perspective on the problem? Space! Scientists are monitoring Earth with satellites and running experiments in zero gravity to help save our fragile planet.
Deserts might be renowned for their arid and hostile characteristics, but they are home to some incredible plants that have developed strategies to find and use the last droplet of water.
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