A young Kenya entrepreneur has invented a way to produce briquettes from sugar cane waste. They burn longer and are cleaner than wood.
Oil and coal consumption around the world must be reduced if global warming is to be kept to 2 degrees maximum. It's cause for concern — and motivation for change. Is there an end in sight to fossil fuel energy?
California Governor Jerry Brown has emerged as the default climate leader for the US. At the COP23 climate conference in Bonn, Brown tells DW's Environment Editor Sonya Diehn what it takes to beat Trump on climate.
At the UN climate conference in Bonn, an alliance of 20 countries pledged to rapidly phase out coal in the coming years. Germany has not joined the group — although the reasons for abandoning coal seem to be oiling up.
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.
On this week's eco@africa, we see how climate change can promote democracy, find a good use for coffee grounds and visit an architect who is reviving an ancient African construction technique. All this and more!
"Our world is in distress from extreme weather events caused by climate change — destructive hurricanes, fires, floods, droughts, melting ice and changes to agriculture." — Frank Bainimarama, Prime Minister of Fiji
For a century, Russia's nature reserves — with the world's strictest wildlife protections — have been largely off-limits to humans. One of them, Kronotsky, boasts geysers, active volcanoes and 800 brown bears.
The half-hour radio show and podcast Living Planet makes the environment matter to you.
Some scientists say wind turbine areas are like artificial reefs, creating sanctuaries for marine life. But plenty of questions regarding their environmental impact remain.
The passenger pigeon, the woolly mammoth and the Tasmanian tiger – what do they all have in common? They are extinct. But how many animals have died out? And how many more will? Global Ideas takes a look.
Although the Polish government insists it is following a European Union court ruling that ordered a stop to logging in the Bialowieza forest, it continues to cut trees — for the purpose of "public safety."
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