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.
US President Trump has approved the construction of the Keystone XL pipeline, reversing the Obama administration's rejection of the project. But environmental and indigenous groups have already vowed to fight the move.
Vast swathes of territory in Cameroon are used to farm eucalyptus trees - either for timber or for electricity poles. Many people have come to rely on farming the trees as their primary source of income. But eucalyptus needs large amounts of water, and the result was a water crisis and drops in crop yields. A local initiative is now hoping to replace eucalyptus trees with native ones.
Farmers depend on it, environmentalists hate it and most people are confused about it: glyphosate, the world's most widely-used weed killer and a billion-dollar business. In a new report, the European Chemicals Agency said that glyphosate does not cause cancer. But how did ECHA arrive at these findings, can they be trusted, and what about the other risks environmentalists have been warning about?