The environment is all around us, and humans depend on it to live.
Plants and animals, but also soil, water and climate: The environment is all around us, and we depend on it to survive. Environmental topics touch our lives every day, from where the food we eat comes from, to how the energy we consume is made, to what happens with the waste we produce. Here is an automatic compilation of DW content on environmental topics.
Amphibian numbers around the world are dwindling. More than 150 species are believed to have gone extinct in the last 20 years. In Germany, the common toad is in trouble. One of the biggest threats it faces is traffic. For Save the Frog Day (29.09.2017), DW pays a visit to dedicated volunteers helping their froggy friends to survive and multiply - by getting them safely across the road.
Mexico City is notorious for traffic congestion and high levels of smog and noise pollution. One effort to tackle this problem involves electric scooters. Econduce is a privately-run pioneer scooter sharing scheme. It was the first scheme of this sort in Latin America, and is one of a select few worldwide. Since its launch, it has grown quickly. But can it really help fix the city's problems?
In Europe, about half of all new cars on the road run on diesel. But that's about to change. Diesel is out of favor, as it has turned out to be a major source of air pollution, far worse than cars that run on petrol. Many European cities plan to ban diesel cars within the next decade, amongst them the Spanish capital, Madrid.
All round the globe people will be taking to the streets to join the 'March for Climate'. The protest marks 100 days of the Trump administration. The new President has already made good on his campaign threats to remove environmental protection. As German climate economist Claudia Kemfert says, there is a real danger that these moves could jeopardize the global transition to renewables.