A prototype catamaran waste collector disposes of plastic trash from the seabed. It will travel at a speed of two knots, and stay close to the shore, where it can collect up to two tons of garbage.
"If we can reveal the value in waste, we can make plastic waste too valuable to ever enter the ocean." - Shaun Frankson, co-founder of The Plastic Bank
Millions of tons of plastic are dumped into the ocean each year. But where does it end up? A UK initiative is deploying drones to find out.
Join us in Zanzibar, where climate change is threatening the seaweed industry. Plus: Making paper out of grass, fashioning handbags from plastic waste and how boosting businesses could help protect wildlife in Ethiopia.
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.
Urban farming has been around for as long as there's been cities, but it's recently been enjoying a global revival. From Berlin to Bangkok, city dwellers are planting on roofs and walls to turn cities from gray to green.
Blades of ice rising from the ground up to several meters high: penitentes are a common sight in the Andes. How are these peculiar ice spires, named after their resemblance to religious orders doing penance, formed?
"Only when the last tree has died and the last river been poisoned and the last fish been caught will we realize we cannot eat money." Cree Indian proverb.
The half-hour radio show and podcast Living Planet makes the environment matter to you.
President Daniel Ortega has announced Nicaragua will sign the Paris climate agreement, leaving Donald Trump and Syria's Bashar Assad heads of the only two countries not taking part in the global accord.
The Atlantic hurricane season is at its midway point but has already seen some mega-storms. Even average hurricanes release huge amounts of energy. Where does it all come from?
With German federal elections fast approaching, DW asked Niklas Höhne of NewClimate Institute why climate change isn't exciting voters and where the different parties stand on environmental issues.
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