Sydney's Opera House was one of the world's first buildings to dim its lights for Earth Hour climate action.
On World Meteorological Day, DW provides an overview of how global warming is changing our lived experience of the climate.
Though we see them every day, clouds remain such a mystery to scientists that they are inhibiting climate change predictions. But a new atlas could be a game changer.
A Czech zoo is sawing off its rhinos' horns. But is this really the best solution?
The young elephant bull already has parents, but now he's been adopted by two German broadcasters.
Peru is being hit by devastating flooding. Is it a natural weather cycle or an impact of climate change?
The lowest body of water in the world, famed for its health benefits, is disappearing, threatening livelihoods and nature. As the Middle East faces growing water shortages, reversing the decline is a huge task.
Many European cities are promoting bicycles to reduce air pollution and help protect the climate. But as efforts in the former West German capital show, getting people out of cars and onto bikes is not so easy.
The International Day of Forests is a time to appreciate our green surroundings. This year, it focuses on renewable energies, past and present, highlighting our oldest renewable: wood.
50 years ago, the oil tanker "Torrey Canyon" ran aground off the UK coast, between the Isles of Scilly and Cornwall. What followed was the world's first major marine oil spill.
In the South Pacific, some blenny fish are evolving to live outside the water where they are less likely to fall prey to larger marine animals.
As the G20 finance ministers met in Germany, a statement raised concerns that the world's biggest economies might scale back climate funding pledges made in Paris and shift the burden onto the private sector.
The Trump administration may steal the limelight at all the international top-level meetings. But behind the scenes, the international community is pressing on regardless - and climate action is gathering momentum
The foreign ministers of the G20 are in Bonn to discuss sustainable development. With uncertainty over the Trump administration’s policies, China is seen as a possible new leader. DW talked to Chinese analyst Lina Li.
It's high time to act if we want to reach the goals of the Paris Accord, says climate researcher Hans Joachim Schellnhuber. He also urges scientists to come out of their ivory towers to fight climate denial.
Sick of your phone running out of battery? Now you can use a mini water turbine to charge it up! The German design is already in demand from African communities wanting to generate their own hydropower.
If dry seasons intensify with man-made climate change, the risk for self-amplified forest loss increases even more and could put the Amazon rainforest further at risk, an international team of scientists found.
Amid a heated national debate over fracking, the UK has received its first natural gas cargo from the Peruvian Amazon. Critical voices, however, are getting louder. Is there no better alternative?
Flooding in Peru, alien eucalyptus trees in Cameroon and the controversial weed killer glyphosate.
The Arctic sea ice has reached a record low extent. What next? asks DW's Iceblogger Irene Quaile
Two of the holiest rivers in India are each to be accorded the same legal status as human beings. A court ruled that the Ganges and Yamuna had a right to protection and that they could be parties to legal disputes.
A new report says the UN's incremental approach to reducing emissions is all wrong. The effort needs to come on strong early - and lessons can be learned from the evolution of computing.
A sea turtle has died of blood poisoning following surgery to remove nearly 1,000 coins she swallowed while in captivity. Vets hope Thais will pause before tossing coins into ponds with live animals.
A wall of trees stretching across 11 countries aims to fight back the Sahara.
Warmer spring-like temperatures have kicked off this year's toad migration. But as toads cross roads, many end up dead before they can reach their spawning grounds. A group in Bonn is helping them.
Bad news for the vaquita as environmentalists find one of the last of its kind washed up on the shores of the Gulf of California. The animal is threatened by illegal gillnets.
Ever been told by your doctor it's time to eat less meat? It's healthier, apparently. And perhaps it's time spiders cut back too. They eat way more meat than humans do.
Sparrows may be dowdy, but their lives are filled with enough adventure to tell a thousand tales. Here is just one.
Good news for Adélie penguins - the species of Happy Feet fame - as scientists revise their numbers upwards by millions.
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