Despite Germany's green energy transition, North Rhine-Westphalia remains home to an extensive brown coal industry. The RWE power company has hit problems after failing to invest in renewables.
A court in northwestern Germany has agreed to hear a Peruvian farmer's case against power company RWE over damage to his Andean home. Campaigners say the decision is an "historic breakthrough with global relevance."
Around 50 activists have tried to force their way past security to sabotage logging operations in the Hambacher Forst woods near Aachen. Footage shows police forces using pepper spray to displace the protesters.
The trees may soon have to give way to a coal mine expansion. But activists are building tree houses and blocking roads. DW spent three days in the ancient forest with them.
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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Meet a man who's doing his bit for the environment by digging holes in urban India. It might sound unlikely, but it's helping to prevent both flooding and drought. Welcome to the world of the recharge well.
On this week's eco@africa, we look for the endangered Knysna seahorse, learn how to turn paper into pearls and see what a team of creative entrepreneurs is doing with fish skins that would otherwise sit around and rot.
Ghana is one of Africa's biggest gold producers – and that's taken a heavy toll on its environment thanks partly to widespread illegal small-scale mining. But expert Yaw Britwum Opoku tells DW why things are looking up.
On this week's eco@africa, we see how activists in Ghana are regenerating areas destroyed by gold mining, an exercise bike that creates electricity and how Rwanda is tackling its e-waste. All this and more!
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A new proposal has been leaked to German media: The taxpayer is to shoulder the burden for retrofitting diesel cars equipped with manipulated emission chips. Will consumers end up covering the costs of the scandal?
With ever more people living in urban centers, food security — and quality — is becoming a pressing issue. In Germany, cities are increasingly taking the task of producing organic products to a hyperlocal level.
Animals that grow a white coat in winter are at risk from predators as summers lengthen and snow cover retreats. But they could evolve faster than you might expect, according to a new study.
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