Scientists in Switzerland are concerned about microplastic pollution in the river Rhine. The tiny bits of plastic can end up in our stomachs via fish. Researchers are working on solutions.
Hundreds of thousands of tiny strands of plastic lint are released into wastewater each time you run a load of synthetics. Many of these microplastics end up in the oceans - and their full effects are still not known.
Ghana is swimming in plastic waste. Should the government introduce a plastic ban? In a guest commentary by climate advocate Joshua Amponsem, he speaks to Ghanaian activists about the future of plastic in the country.
Tiny plastic particles from car tires and even clothing fabrics could be responsible for up to 30 percent of the plastic polluting our oceans, according to a new IUCN report. Is there anything we can do?
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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"For us as a conservation organization, we are not doing conservation for the sake of conservation, for only protecting animals. It's conservation for community benefit." - Michel Masozera, biologist and conservationist
During the communist era, parts of the Danube Delta wetlands were drained for farming. It was an environmental disaster. Now residents are turning to ecotourism to revive wildlife.
Shaped over hundreds of millions of years, the strange vistas and "upside down" climate of Germany's Saxon Switzerland region are a haven for rare wildlife and plants.
The half-hour radio show and podcast Living Planet makes the environment matter to you.
Donald Trump has been dithering over fulfilling his campaign promise to pull out of the Paris Agreement at the G7 summit in Italy. Businesses say the US must work with the rest of the world to tackle climate change.
Berlin is not the place for committed cyclists. That's according to two rankings and it confirms the experience of DW's Klaus Esterluss who pedals around the city every day.
Grape rot fungus costs the global wine industry millions each year. Amid health concerns over chemical solutions, a natural alternative is being tested in France's Bordeaux region - with positive initial results.
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