With the EU planning to generate 27 percent of its power using renewables by 2030, there's an urgent need for sufficient storage systems. Germany is looking to Norway for ideas.
The UK is the current world leader in offshore wind capacity. But with the country heading for the EU exit door, can the renewable energy boom last?
On this week's eco@africa, we meet Nigerians striving for sustainability, German farmers using ancient Amazonian techniques, and Ugandan school children getting green-fingered with urban farming projects at school.
In 2017, eco@africa featured a host of eco heroes bringing solar power to their communities through innovative business ideas and inventions. Here are our top five solar solutions from Africa.
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 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.
On this week's eco@africa, we see how activists in Ghana are regenerating areas destroyed by gold mining, an exercise bike that creates electricity and how Rwanda is tackling its e-waste. All this and more!
The half-hour radio show and podcast Living Planet makes the environment matter to you.
When we think of wolves, we tend to think of the animal that devoured Little Red Riding Hood and that howls at the moon. But do they really? Our natural phenomenon offers a little insight.
France has floated the idea of slapping labels on products like electronics to tell consumers how long they will last, and how easily they can be recycled. But would such schemes actually inspire greener choices?
Animals that grow a white coat in winter are at risk from predators as summers lengthen and snow cover retreats. But they could evolve faster than you might expect, according to a new study.
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