Though electric vehicles have been on the sidelines for a long time, manufacturers are now accelerating efforts to make them mainstream. In keeping with that trend, three German cities are test driving e-buses.
Dieselgate has many people turning to electric vehicles as a more environmentally friendly option. But in some respects, e-cars can be just as bad for the environment as traditional cars. So what's the upshot?
Full speed ahead for electric cars - it seems there has never been a better time to finally do away with combustion-engine technology. But DW's Henrik Böhme feels the solution lies elsewhere.
German automakers are promising to ramp up electric vehicle production, while Paris and London are pledging to go all-electric by 2040. So why is China beating Europe at the e-mobility game?
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.
Tanguar haor in Bangladesh is not just a place to hang your hammock; it's a unique wetland ecosystem, teeming with life. It also supports freshwater fisheries, contributing to the country's food production and security.
With its dramatic and beautiful coastline, Mexico's Baha Concepcion provides excellent photo opportunities as well as a quiet beaches to relax and enjoy the scenery.
Cairo's Al-Azhar Park is still going strong and changing its neighborhood for the better 12 years after it was first opened. Built on a rubbish heap, the park gives the crowded city some much-needed room to breathe.
The half-hour radio show and podcast Living Planet makes the environment matter to you.
From his home, the Marshall Islands, Tony de Brum saw the effects of global warming firsthand and became a champion of the Paris Climate Agreement. The president of the Marshall Islands called him a national hero.
Lakes have been heating up around the world. Protecting streams, reducing pollution and creating sanctuaries for sensitive species could go a long way toward making lakes more resilient to climate change.
If you don't know what to do with your old school books and scraps of paper, why not roll up your sleeves and make them into new paper with flower petals in for a nice smell and a pretty look.
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