A school in southern Germany has devoted itself to the task of teaching youngsters the importance of saving energy. The hope is they will carry what they learn into their adult lives.
On March 15th, thousands of students are expected to skip school in a worldwide demonstration to protest government inaction on climate change. One of the students — 18-year-old Jakob Blasel from Kiel, Germany — has become a leader of this movement known as Fridays for Future. He says education doesn’t make much sense when people won't even listen to the most educated scientists.
Thousands of kids have walked out of class for a global day of climate action. DW spoke to young people from around the world taking part in the Fridays for Future marches about their hopes and fears.
Renewable technology is bringing light into the lives of Kalunga people, descendants of slaves living in remote communities in Brazil. Now, solar powered lamps made from recycled bottles are extending their evenings.
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 check out South Sudan's plastic bag ban, Uganda's primate capital of the world and saving African wild dogs in Zimbabwe.
On this week's Eco Africa, connecting rural households to the Kenyan power grid, cutting deforestation in Ghana and turning green spaces into parks, and planting millions of trees in Nigeria.
On this week's Eco Africa, we explore solar lamps in Burkina Faso, environmental education in Nigeria, and meet the woman making furniture from plastic.
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Worldwide, heavy rainfall and flooding are wreaking havoc from Mozambique to the US. At the same time, ancient water sources are drying up. On World Water Day, DW looks at extreme weather's threat to freshwater sources.
One year after Cape Town's water crisis, tourists are coming back to South Africa's "Mother City." But is the water crisis entirely averted? Sertan Sanderson reports from Cape Town.
Customers face a false choice between people or the planet when buying electric cars, according to a rights watchdog. Amnesty International has called for the industry to make "radical changes" in five years.
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