Videos of police violence have resulted in a wave of new apps that safely record acts of aggression. The new tools can spread awareness, increase solidarity and help bring belligerent officers to justice.
Cleveland activists have made a direct legal appeal for the arrest of two officers involved in the death of Tamir Rice. After Ferguson, many African-Americans don't trust the grand jury system. Spencer Kimball reports. (10.06.2015)
An act of police aggression at an out-of-control pool party in McKinney, Texas has revived an online call for moderation. #BlackLivesMatter remains the most important hashtag in the ongoing US debate on police violence. (09.06.2015)
US police have been accused of adopting military-style tactics and equipment. Some say, however, a failure to address violence and poverty has put law enforcement on the defensive. Spencer Kimball reports. (24.05.2015)
UN climate chief Patricia Espinosa says there is political will to curb climate change. She told DW once we speed up our transition to renewables and away from fossil fuels, we'll be on the right track.
Climate scientist Kevin Anderson is one of the world's leading authorities on carbon budgets. He told DW keeping global warming below 2 degrees is a choice — but it's one we have to make it fast.
The United States has teamed up with the Canadian government to work on a coal-fired plant that captures CO2. Carbon capture and storage (CCS) is controversial because it has the potential to extend the life of the coal industry around the world. But is it a good idea, when the world is trying to wean itself off fossil fuels like coal?
A German regulator has banned the sale of children's smartwatches that have one-way monitoring functions. Officials said parents had been using the watches to listen in on teachers while their children were in class.
Scientists have said that Ross 128b has a similar mass and surface temperature to that of Earth. Of the thousands of planets discovered outside the solar system, only 50 exhibit Earth-like conditions.
The asteroid that wiped out dinosaurs should have had a very low chance of triggering mass extinction, scientists say. Had it struck most other spots on the Earth's surface, the world could have been a different place.
Poland's health ministry has created a video to promote procreation, encouraging the country's citizens to "take rabbits as an example." Poland has one of the lowest fertility rates in Europe.
When the US announced plans this week to allow the import of elephant trophies, global outrage echoed loud, and President Donald Trump soon put the decision 'on hold'. But are there arguments for controlled slaughter?
Until recently, Angela Merkel was known as the "climate chancellor" and Germany had a squeaky-green image. But now it looks like the country will miss the goals it pledged in Paris. Could a Jamaica coalition change that?
We must wean ourselves off unsustainable economic growth if we are to cut greenhouse gas emissions and avoid catastrophic climate change, say some economists. But what are the alternatives to growth?
In the conclusion of our COP Secret series, we ask delegates whether this year's co-hosting between Germany and Fiji has worked, or if it has amounted to mere tokenization. Could this set-up be replicated in the future?
At an age when many would comfortably slide into retirement, 74-year old physician and businessman Wolfgang Kehr is only getting started with his next idea. He's not what you'd call a typical startup founder.
German carmaker Volkswagen has announced it will boost investments in the development of electric cars in the next five years. The company has set out to become a global leader in e-mobility and new-energy vehicles.
Polish coal trader Weglokoks is due to get its first ever shipment of US coal after Donald Trump has promised Poland’s pro-coal government US energy. The move comes as 19 nations signed a coal phase-out deal.
TransCanada Corp's Keystone pipeline leaked about 5,000 barrels of oil in South Dakota in the US. It comes days before neighboring Nebraska decides on the fate of the company's ambitious Keystone XL pipeline project.
© 2017 Deutsche Welle |
Legal notice |
| Mobile version