Trees are all around the world - they provide shelter, food and wood.
Forests also play a crucial role in absorbing carbon dioxide and thus regulating the global climate. People have already deforested large swaths of the world, with consequences for ecosystems, plants and animals, and even humans themselves.
What role should greenery and vegetation play in the heart of our urban spaces? That is a question being posed by a new installation in the very centre of Prague, where a temporary forest has sprung up in the shadow of the 19th century National Theatre. It’s creators want to raise awareness about the role of nature, greenery and medicinal plants in our modern societies.
New satellite data shows the world's forests are in severe decline. Global Forest Watch conducted an analysis of one million satellite images, revealing emerging global trends in deforestation. DW talks to Mikaela Weisse, a research analyst at Global Forest Watch, to find out more.
The Canadian province of British Columbia has evacuated thousands of people as dry weather continues to fuel blazes, with 138 new fires starting in the last days. They are believed to be the worst wildfires in a decade.
Tuliswayo Muteba from Zambia studies environmental science in Livingstone. Born into the sound of the Victoria Falls, she daily sees how the forests surrounding the World Natural Heritage site are damaged and cut down. Muteba passionately teaches the young generation about the value of nature.
Beef is the main driving force behind tropical deforestation - and soy, which is in most animal feed, is the second biggest factor. More than half of Brazil's cerrado has already disappeared due to large-scale soy farming. What can be done to stop the devastation?