Oceans help regulate the climate and maintain a cozy temperature for our planet. But researchers from the Alfred Wegener Institute say the seas are changing irreversibly, meaning bad news for the world's species.
Astronaut Scott Kelly is spending a year on the International Space Station and has been tweeting some incredible, abstract photos of our planet.
Astronaut Scott Kelly is spending a year on the International Space Station and has been tweeting some incredible abstract photos of our planet.
Doing business in a sustainable and socially conscious way doesn't have to be merely altruistic. B corporations around the world demonstrate how making a profit can benefit people, planet and pocketbook.
Coffee farmers in Peru have been exploiting and destroying the rainforest for decades. But now, a new project is trying to teach them that cultivating coffee and protecting the forest don't have to contradict each other.
The arrival of transnational dam-builders in Guatemala is threatening cultural and natural riches. DW met with activists in Berlin, who are asking Europeans to reexamine exactly what such "green energy" entails.
A major exhibition in northern England is aiming to make the complexities of climate refugees tangible. Curator Kooj Chuhan talks to DW about inequality, smoking guns, and the Western comfort zone.
Social media has made communication much easier, but extremists use this very method to spread terrorist ideas. Governments and NGOs are finding it tough to catch up, as experts discussed at DW's Global Media Forum.
Drought and flooding might read like opposite extremes, but climate change is inflicting them both on parts of Senegal. Cultivating healthy ecosystems is one way local farmers are seeking to minimize damage.
The forests of Tanzania are under attack from armed, illegal logging gangs and charcoal extraction. But the battle against deforestation has a helpful ally: the bee. Though it could soon be facing a fight of its own.
A new study indicates humans are driving an unprecedented wave of species extinction. Scientists say it will take a concerted global conservation effort to prevent what would otherwise be inevitable.
When he painted his first bird five years ago, Berlin artist, Hendrik Jonas, had no idea that these little creatures would play such a major role in his work. He tells DW his story.
Swedish band John Moose care deeply about nature and want their listeners to care too. So much so that they released their debut album for free - for those who listen to it in the forest.
It's a compelling idea: simply buy a cool t-shirt, and protect the rainforest in the process. But can consumers really clear their conscience based on companies' green promises?
Mexico's Mayan population has always been deeply rooted in the forest. But today, their descendants have little choice but to exploit their home to survive. A forest protection project is trying to strike a new balance.
Unfortunately for the yellow-breasted bunting, the small songbird with the bright yellow belly is considered a delicacy in China. High demand has caused an alarming decline in the population.
Farmers need healthy topsoil to grow food. In Haiti, a nonprofit organization offers a low-tech solution to a nation facing a shortage of arable land and a sewage system in desperate need of an upgrade.
Nearly a third of the world's critically endangered saiga antelopes in Kazakhstan have mysteriously died in the space of two weeks. Scientists and vets are racing to find answers.
We're used to buy most things we want when we want. To boot, every item in our basket has to look good. It's not exactly ecological behavior. But a growing sustainable consumption trend is raising awareness.
Scientists have found coral reef disease is less prevalent inside marine reserves with no fishing activity. The findings could help to better maintain coral cover.
For decades, shrimp aquaculture has been laying waste to mangroves. But a unique approach to their restoration offers hope for reclaiming some of the world's most precious ecosystems.
One of the world's richest ecosystems, mangroves have been severely eroded by shrimp aquaculture. Efforts are now underway to reverse the trend and ensure local fishermen a better income.
Conserving our seas is a must. As awareness of the problems facing ocean wildlife and habitat grows, so to do the number of marine protected areas. Albeit slowly. Scroll through our gallery to learn more.