What if you could produce wind energy with a kite? Roderick Read, a Scot living on a remote island, has been working on just such a machine for the past seven years.
A group of German students has developed a kit that enables anyone to build their own windmill in a week - from local materials. Having built one in Berlin, they're now inspiring others as far away as Sierra Leone.
Is it possible to fulfill all our global energy needs with renewables only? And which technologies work best to help us transition to a world without fossil fuels? Scientists give answers at COP23.
The US Department of Energy celebrated eco-innovation with an international competition, praising host city Colorado for environmental advocacy — even as it proposes rolling back federal support for renewables.
DW's half-hour radio show and podcast Living Planet makes the environment matter to you.
At the UN climate conference in Bonn, an alliance of 20 countries pledged to rapidly phase out coal in the coming years. Germany has not joined the group — although the reasons for abandoning coal seem to be oiling up.
How would Bonn's prehistoric residents have viewed the UN's climate conference from their clifftop lookout over the Rhine? Looking back 14,000 years, Ian Johnson offers a different perspective on Earth’s climate drama.
Widespread flooding caused by heavy rainfall in the region around the Greek capital has claimed almost 20 lives. Experts say lax zoning regulations meant it was a disaster waiting to happen.
Oil and coal consumption around the world must be reduced if global warming is to be kept to 2 degrees maximum. It's cause for concern — and motivation for change. Is there an end in sight to fossil fuel energy?
Developing Africa's 400 million hectares of cultivatable savanna lands would not be without environmental impact.
This week on eco@africa: turning used cooking oil into biodiesel, urban farming and Terra Preta.
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