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.
On some of the islands of Fiji in the South Pacific, sea turtle meat was long considered a delicacy, which is endangering the survival of the species. A national moratorium was imposed to stop the killing, but it was only a temporary measure. In the Mamanuca group of islands, a local woman - Elizabeth Sokidi - is working hard to boost the turtle population before the moratorium comes to an end.
No other country boasts as many thermal springs as Japan - the island nation bubbles and steams at more than 28,000 spots because four tectonic plates rub against each other deep beneath the Japan's landscape. This has brought the Japanese a long tradition of bathing, with countless opportunities to warm and cleanse body and soul.
Much of the CO2 we emit through the burning of fossil fuels ends up in the ocean, making the water more acidic. Because ocean acidification happens particularly fast in cold water, that spells trouble for cold-water corals. How do they cope as their environment becomes warmer and more acidic?
Domestic appliances use up to double as much energy as stated on their energy labels, according to an EU product survey. Outdated official tests are "vulnerable to misuse" by manufacturers, warn the report's authors.