Located in Rwanda, Kiwuwatt is the first commercial methane gas power plant of its kind. The 150 million euro construction will turn methane from Lake Kivu and surrounding villages into electricity.
From hurricanes in the Caribbean to drought in Africa and the Middle East —As our planet warms, extreme weather events are becoming ever more frequent and intense. But people around the world are learning to adapt to these disasters and make a new, greener start.
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.
The clothing industry puts a huge strain on the environment: It creates more greenhouse gas emissions in a single year than all international flights and shipping combined. But it doesn't have to be that way.
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.
"The animals we have, there are places in the world, you can't find them. Lions! In the whole of West Africa, you can only find them here!" — Nigerian park ranger Matthias Inagberue asks locals to help protect lions.
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.
The half-hour radio show and podcast Living Planet makes the environment matter to you.
The Goliath birdeater is like something straight out of a horror movie. Still, the biggest spider in the world has a softer side as well.
First Nations women have met with European banks to push for fossil fuel divestment as the United Nations releases a model for banks to account for climate change. Grassroots action is helping the movement gain momentum.
Is extreme weather really increasing? How are people coping with more severe drought, flooding, heat waves and storms? In a multimedia series of stories that span the globe, DW takes an in-depth look.
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