With Germany too warm for a white Christmas, is it time to dream of green? Tamsin Walker broke some unsustainable habits by experimenting with presents, dinner, candles, chocolate and the tree. With entertaining results.
Christmas is a time for friends, family, food - and rampant consumerism. This week, we explore the alternatives for a more sustainable Christmas, from picking the "greenest" tree to seeking out the coolest upcycled gifts - and wrapping them without contributing to the mountains of seasonal waste.
If you think a merry Christmas can't be environmentally friendly too, think again. Here are a few simple things you can do to make your holiday season a little greener. Happy holidays!
DW's half-hour radio show and podcast Living Planet makes the environment matter to you.
It's a girl! Keepers at Edinburgh Zoo in Scotland have welcomed a female Malayan tapir calf. The endangered animals' habitat is being threatened by palm oil plantations and hunters.
Europe's biggest national park includes volcanoes, the continent's biggest glacier and spectacular vistas. It is also home to magnificent waterfalls powered by mountains of melting ice.
Green architecture in South Africa, making schools better by planning trees, and Zambia's air pollution problem. Join us on eco@africa for these and many other exciting environmental stories from Africa and Europe.
New studies have found that two genes play a major role in creating the patterns and colors of butterfly wings with the help of a gene-editing tool. It's another step in understanding where we come from, say scientists.
Bet you never thought toilet rolls could be this pretty. To find out how to make the transformation, click here...
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