The Brazilian photographer was awarded the German book trade Peace Prize for raising awareness about the climate crisis.
Trying to stop the illegal trade in endangered animals at Peru's infamous rainforest market.
The past couple of years will likely go down in history as the ones when climate change really hit. They could also be remembered as the ones in which people worked to stop it. DW looks at some civil society victories.
A third of the earth’s landmass is covered by deserts. And the barren landscapes are multiplying.
A reforestation expert dubbed the 'forest maker' is working with farmers to restore Mali's disappearing trees.
Europe’s sustainability practices are world-leading, but some believe that what has passed as recycling should actually be called liabilityshifting. DW spoke with an American who plans to change all that.
Plastic, as we know, is everywhere. In waterways, in animals, even in our food. As if that isn't bad enough, a new report shows it's also accelerating global warming. Stopping climate change also means curbing plastic.
In Kenya, local residents need to be involved in the restoration of the Nairobi River basin says guest commentator Sam Dindi, the co-founder of 'Mazingira yetu' magazine. It's the only way for a healthy future.
Across the Central American Dry Corridor, communities are facing increasingly extreme weather. In Nicaragua, the region's poorest country, subsistence farmers like Blanca Landero Betarco face a daily battle.
Environmentalists think ancient Aztec technology could help restore a coastal ecosystem — and help fishermen as well.
Droughts have left herders in Laikipia desperate to find pasture for their cattle, and brought them into conflict with landowners. But better land management is showing that these pastoralist communities can adapt.
Five years ago, flooding in the Vrbas River Basin devastated Bosnia and Herzegovina. As climate change makes such extreme weather ever-more likely, the small country is making sure it's better prepared.
For the Guarana growers of the Amazon, the plant is part of ancient traditions that respect their rainforest home.
Sri Lankan women who lost husbands in the country's 25-year conflict are now protecting the country's mangroves — and combating gender stereotypes in the process.
Parents in the southern Italian city of Taranto are taking on the Arcelor Mittal Italia steelworks they say is polluting the air and killing their children.
Swedes seem to be following climate activist Greta Thunberg's example in shunning air travel. The percentage that opted to take a train rather than fly has doubled in a year and a half. Flight shame may be at work.
Major oil company investors are starting to use their voting rights to speak out against a lack of climate action. Shareholders in Shell and Equinor have already had their say, now BP is in the spotlight.
Amnesty has awarded Swedish student activist Greta Thunberg and the Fridays for Future movement a human rights award.
The EU is to commit to carbon neutrality. But does this mean? DW unpicks the jargon.
Europe's waters are expected to lose 30% of their already vulnerable ocean life to further warming, says a new study.
Millions of male chicks are killed every year because they don't have enough meat. Now some German farmers are raising dual purpose chickens to stop the killing.
The Amazon Basin is the largest rainforest area in the world. Countless animal and plant species are at home here as well as several indigenous peoples who still avoid any contact with the outside world. But the Amazon region is under threat from deforestation and development. The situation has become even more critical since the election of Brazil's new President, Jair Bolsonaro.
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Artist Patrick Mujuzi is using plastic bottles to build up his community, the Kamwokya slum in Kampala.
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