Fabrics spun from milk protein are hypoallergenic, compostable, and even – in an emergency – edible. Because they are made using only waste milk, they’re also sustainable. Move over polyester.
Everyone loves a bargain, but our penchant for fast fashion isn't a good look for the planet. We take a peek at some of the effects of our clothes-shopping addiction.
Fashion world actors compete to be portrayed as environmentally friendly - but truth and message do not always match. DW makes an excursion into the world of "green" fashion.
It's no secret that explosive population rates are leading to ever-growing mountains of waste. Some countries burn their trash - along the lines of out of sight, out of mind. But does it really go away?
If you're looking for a DIY way to avoid any lunchtime packaging waste, here's an idea for you. All you need is an old plastic bag, an old t-shirt or such like, and a few minutes at a sewing machine. Easy.
A large section of Berlin’s U1 metro line runs on a viaduct high above street level. The Radbahn-team wants to use the space below for an innovative bike road.
Even the best planned journeys can follow an unexpected course. A wrong turn spelled the start of an adventure that brought Malawi a simple cookstove capable of saving lives. And trees.
Humankind is destroying the planet’s forests, with devastating impacts on plants, animals, people and the climate. We present the key facts and figures – and invite you to share your thoughts.
Nawal Fahkry is passionate about sustainability. She turns the stuff people throw away – from tin cans to egg boxes – into things of beauty. Now, she has even built a community center from waste.
A reservoir not far from London has been fitted with 23,000 photovoltaic panels to make it the world’s largest floating solar farm. The site generates enough power to run the local water treatment plants for decades.
Coral reef fish don't like getting separated from their 'shoal-mates,' new study finds.
Aluminium production generates one of the most dangerous waste products in the mining industry: red mud. And it's hard to get rid of.
The addax could be mistaken for a ghostly mirage in the Sahara Desert. But this antelope is perfectly adapted to survive harsh conditions there. Now, it's on the verge of extinction thanks to poaching and habitat loss.
Over the course of two weeks, the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) will be struggling with a big question: How can aviation's CO2 emissions be reduced - even as air travel continues to grow worldwide?
The future of world's most threatened wild species will be discussed at the wildlife conference in South Africa. DW takes a look at the key facts around this international meeting on wildlife trade and trafficking.
Whales, chimps, dogs - animals seem to suffer when they lose a beloved companion or offspring. Do animals understand death, and do they grieve like humans? Or are we just projecting our understanding on their behavior?
The half-hour radio show and podcast Living Planet makes the environment matter to you.
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