Peat bogs store twice as much carbon as all forests in the world, making their conservation essential for the fight against climate change. A project in Russia is doing even better: it is rewetting bogs.
DW's Harald Franzen had always looked south from his home in central Germany for his family beach vacations, but an invite to explore Germany's seas led to some fascinating discoveries - before he even got on board.
Palm oil is found in everything from food to cosmetics. Its rise to the status of the most widely consumed vegetable oil has had devastating effects on forests, wildlife - and most recently some of Hong Kong's beaches.
Imagine living almost all of your life underground, only to emerge into the light for a few weeks before succumbing to your own mortality? That's exactly what some species of cicada do.
Moscow authorities have pledged to "renovate" this city of 12 million, and give it a "European" look. But biologists warn that Moscow's natural habitats are disappearing at an alarming speed, with biodiversity at stake.
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