What does the Fukushima region look like five years after the nuclear disaster that rocked the country? And where does the world stand on the energy transition? Listen to DW's Living Planet to find out.
Seven years on from Fukushima, we look at Japan's controversial efforts to send evacuees home, and battles raging in France and the UK over where to store nuclear waste. And we ask if, for all this, there's still a place for CO2-free atomic energy in a world threatened by climate change?
The meltdown at a Japanese nuclear reactor seven years ago displaced hundreds of thousands of people. Now, the government is urging some to return home. But Greenpeace's Shaun Burney tells DW radiation still poses an unacceptable threat to public health.
Nuclear was once heralded as the key to powering an increasingly industrialized world. Meltdowns at Chernobyl and Fukushima have realized safety fears – and we still don’t have adequate solutions for radioactive waste. Yet in a warming world, is there still a place for CO2-free atomic energy? DW asks energy policy expert Raffaele Piria from the Berlin-based think-tank Adelphi.
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.
In 2013, record flooding hit the South German village of Fischerdorf. Authorities are erecting new defenses to protect residents in the future. Our reporter spoke to locals still rebuilding their lives five years on.
This week, eco@africa takes a look at extreme weather around the world. We meet South Africans dealing with drought, Germans coming to terms with flooding, and an international team searching for rain in Burkina Faso.
'If we destroy the planet, we destroy ourselves' — Dr. Joseph Mukabana, Director of the Office for Africa and Least Developed Countries at the World Meteorological Organization, in an interview with DW.
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Microplastics locked up in the Arctic will be re-released into the world's oceans as climate change melts sea ice. Such plastic pollution could have broad consequences for marine — and human — life.
Certified coffee could help Nicaraguan farmers compensate for low global prices. But retraining them and implementing the program is a lengthy and costly process.
The Goldman Environmental Foundation has announced the seven recipients of the 2018 Goldman Environmental Prize, the world’s largest and most prestigious award for grassroots environmental activists. Six were women.
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