As urban populations in emerging countries increase, the water supply and sewage management infrastructure isn't able to keep pace with the population growth. But German scientists have come up with a solution.
With more of the world now living in urban as opposed to rural areas, the need for sustainable infrastructure has never been greater. Some cities are rising to the challenge in interesting ways.
The European Parliament narrowly defeated a proposed ban on an additive that is considered to be key in industrial meats used to make doner kebabs.
This mashup of a creature was indisputably a carnivore with croc-like teeth and razor-sharp claws. Paleontologists have said it roamed the earth some 75 million years ago in present-day Mongolia.
What is creativity and where can it be found in the human brain? When is a person creative, when are they mad? Questions that are easy to ask but extremely hard to answer.
'Tis the season to be careful. From now until Christmas, Germans can get daily lessons on how to protect themselves online by opening the doors of a virtual Advent calendar provided by anti-surveillance advocates.
Falling asleep in a bathtub appears to be a very bad idea for humans. Simply, because we can't breath under water. But what about whales and other marine mammals - why don't they drown?
The Everglades acted as a natural shock absorber that softened Hurricane Irma's impact. But being the on frontline of the most powerful Atlantic storm on record took its toll, threatening a unique wetland wilderness.
Plans to rapidly cut coal use in China halted after households were left without heat. But air quality appears to have improved despite the setback.
Join us in Nigeria, where entrepreneurs are making waves with solar clocks and green fashions. Plus: Making paper out of grass and how boosting businesses could help protect wildlife in Ethiopia.
Employees across Germany do a lot more overtime work than people in most fellow eurozone nations. Fresh government figures show that an alarming number of these extra hours remains completely unpaid.
The European Commission is investigating IKEA's tax benefits in the Netherlands, which have helped the flat-pack furniture retailer avoid paying taxes of close to €1 billion between 2009 and 2014.
China has defended its trade with the US as a win-win scenario ahead of a speech by US President Donald Trump laying out a new national security strategy that will accuse Beijing of "economic aggression."
Unions representing pilots in Ireland and Portugal have suspended plans to strike before Christmas, lifting the threat of walkouts at the low-cost carrier after it agreed to recognise trade unions for the first time.
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