A new United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) report has found that extreme weather is increasing toxicity in staple crops. With global temperatures set to rise, scientists warn the problem will only get worse.
This week, can Norway wean itself off fossil fuels while pushing for Arctic oil? Who’s voting for the environment in Germany’s upcoming election? Plus, how climate lobbyists are blocking efforts to fight climate change.
As governments around the world implement legislation to fight climate change, companies are lobbying to give their input to those new laws. But a report by UK think tank InfluenceMap says 35 out of the 50 most influential companies doing so are actually trying to block efforts to fight climate change. DW's Dave Keating is in Tallin at a meeting of EU energy ministers and tells us more.
Angela Merkel - almost sure to secure a fourth term as chancellor – has been dubbed the ‘Climate Chancellor.’ But experts say she hasn’t lived up to the name. Germany is expected to miss its 2020 climate targets and its reputation as global climate leader is at stake. So why hasn’t the environment been a campaign issue? DW asks Niklas Höhne from German think tank NewClimate Institute.
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.
Blades of ice rising from the ground up to several meters high: penitentes are a common sight in the Andes. How are these peculiar ice spires, named after their resemblance to religious orders doing penance, formed?
"Only when the last tree has died and the last river been poisoned and the last fish been caught will we realize we cannot eat money." Cree Indian proverb.
On this week's eco@africa, we see how humans and wildlife are competing over space near the Serengeti, counting butterflies for climate change and making greener coal from banana skins. All this and more!
The half-hour radio show and podcast Living Planet makes the environment matter to you.
President Daniel Ortega has announced Nicaragua will sign the Paris climate agreement, leaving Donald Trump and Syria's Bashar Assad heads of the only two countries not taking part in the global accord.
The Atlantic hurricane season is at its midway point but has already seen some mega-storms. Even average hurricanes release huge amounts of energy. Where does it all come from?
With German federal elections fast approaching, DW asked Niklas Höhne of NewClimate Institute why climate change isn't exciting voters and where the different parties stand on environmental issues.
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