Experts say Lake Chad could disappear this century. With water and vegetation retreating fast, communities around the lake are coming under pressure – and into conflict.
Climate protection is high on the public agenda and EU finance ministers want to get in on the discussion. They have many ideas on carbon dioxide emissions pricing, but are yet to find an answer, reports Bernd Riegert.
Recent droughts and heatwaves in Europe have proved difficult for gardeners and farmers on the continent. So how do people in Spain — with its very dry climate — manage to maintain thriving gardens? Here's what some gardeners in Madrid are doing to adjust to even hotter, drier summers. Their tips might just come in handy for your garden.
Climate change has increased global water security issues and made society more vulnerable to natural disasters, according to a new report. International efforts are necessary to curb the most devastating effects.
African masks have a history almost as long as the continent to which they belong, but an artist in Ghana has given them a whole new twist by making them out of waste. Meet the inimitable Ed Franklin Gavua.
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Meet a man who's doing his bit for the environment by digging holes in urban India. It might sound unlikely, but it's helping to prevent both flooding and drought. Welcome to the world of the recharge well.
On this week's Eco Africa, we see how to get clean water to Madagascar's capital and visit an initiative in Mozambique that aims to keep girls in school while raising their awareness for nature and conservation.
On this week's Eco Africa, we see how giving women land in Burkina Faso can help the environment and visit Nigerian farmers who have improved on a traditional way to dry and preserve food.
On this week's Eco Africa, we watch the band making music from garbage in DR Congo, check out the solar lamps improving education in Rwanda, and visit the fight to save South Africa's endangered native plants.
DW's half-hour radio show and podcast Living Planet makes the environment matter to you.
Nepal's capital, Kathmandu, suffers from some of the world's worst air quality, due to rapid development, the environmental engineer Bhushan Tuladhar says. How can the city in a valley be redesigned?
DW reporters Gabriel and Neil go green, taking an open-minded, relevant and entertaining approach to various environmental issues. A new episode is released every Sunday and available wherever you get your podcasts.
A study by the German Environment Ministry has found almost all children tested have traces of plastic byproducts in their bodies. Some of the chemicals found could affect health and development.
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