Millions of tons of plastic are dumped into the ocean each year. But where does it end up? A UK initiative is deploying drones to find out.
Plastic washed up on Manila's beaches can be traced back to Western brands in cashing on Asia's "sachet economies," activists say.
In environmental circles, plastic waste is a much-talked about issue, but a recent beach clean-up in the Philippines revealed big businesses have to play a bigger role in cutting down on the ubiquitous packaging.
Oceans cover more than two-thirds of our planet and give us food, energy and other resources. But worldwide, this fantastic underwater world is in danger. Is there still time to prevent the worst?
DW's half-hour radio show and podcast Living Planet makes the environment matter to you.
At the UN climate conference in Bonn, an alliance of 19 countries pledged to rapidly phase out coal in the coming years. Germany has not joined the group, even though the reasons for abandoning coal are growing.
How would Bonn's prehistoric residents have viewed the UN's climate conference from their clifftop lookout over the Rhine? Looking back 14,000 years, Ian Johnson offers a different perspective on Earth’s climate drama.
Widespread flooding caused by heavy rainfall in the region around the Greek capital has claimed almost 20 lives. Experts say lax zoning regulations meant it was a disaster waiting to happen.
Oil and coal consumption around the world must be reduced if the 2 degree C global warming target is to be kept. This gives cause for concern; yet it also motivates change. Is there an end in sight to fossil fuel energy?
This week on eco@africa: turning used cooking oil into biodiesel, urban farming and Terra Preta.
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