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While individual carbon footprints are dwarfed by global fossil fuel companies, we can do a lot to tackle the climate crisis and 'be the change we wish to see in the world.'
Africa's rivers are lifelines. But extreme weather often poses a threat to those who live on their banks. Early-warning weather systems are in need of improvement, experts say.
Heat waves and drought are intensifying. What can be done to keep our soils healthy?
The rising sea level is one of the biggest threats to humanity. How high and how fast the sea rises is linked to Antarctica, which is made up of 90 percent of the planet's ice. Scientists say it's melting at an even more alarming rate than they thought.
Heat stress is impacting nectar and pollen in flowers and the pollinating power of bees. But there are ways to adapt.
After floods uprooted 33 million Pakistanis, a new study confirms that global heating had a probable influence.
Air pollution linked to carbon emissions causes millions of deaths every year — and almost no one is spared.
Drought and heat waves are fueling a widening global fire front that pollutes air for hundreds of millions of people.
From investing trillions in green jobs and renewables to transforming our food system, a new book argues there are five ways we can put the planet and people above profit. DW speaks to lead co-author Jorgen Randers.
A new brand of offsetting allows companies to call themselves "plastic-neutral" while continuing to use plastic themselves. What's it all about?
With Germany and Belgium delaying their nuclear phaseout due to the war in Ukraine, is atomic energy getting a second life? Countries are still building new reactors, but some struggle to make nuclear pay.
Unlike other extreme events such as wildfires and floods, droughts often creep up slowly, causing immense damage by stealth. So what qualifies as a drought? And what can we do to safeguard against it?
Andernach is hoping to change the way locals think about food by creating edible gardens anyone can harvest.
More dead fish have added to the hundreds of tons washed up in the Oder river bordering Germany. The causes are complex.
Major rivers across Europe are at their lowest levels in years, and climate change will only make things worse for aquatic ecosystems. But allowing nature to take back control can help fix some of the damage.
We are just halfway through the year, and humanity has already used up all the resources the Earth can sustainably produce. From now on, we are borrowing from the future.
The African cheetah has been introduced to India in an ambitious bid to have the world's fastest land animal roam again.
Large-scale heat pumps offer cost-effective, climate-neutral heating that use waste and environmental heat.
German cities are turning off some lights at night, which not only saves money and electricity but benefits human health, the climate and biodiversity. Why we might benefit from darker cities.
Heat pumps are being touted as a climate-friendly option to keep homes warm as people look for alternatives to oil and gas. DW explains the mysteries behind them.
The living space of people in Western countries has been expanding for decades. But is it time to reverse that trend?
From textiles and plastic to electrical waste: the world is drowning in rubbish.
Plastic has become a pollution nightmare. DW explores why billions are being invested in making more.
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Two children, two continents, one major health crisis. A look at how communities are coping with water problems.
We still have time to slow down climate change! Every Friday, we'll show you how to get out of this mess.
Rising temperatures and extreme heat have left countries around the world parched.
Why ice is so integral to the planet as a functioning global ecosystem. And some radical ideas to stop it from melting.
A DW, Channels and NTV Uganda showcase of innovative and effective environmental concepts from Africa and Europe.
Based in Lagos, Nigeria's largest city, Chris Ilems presents environmental issues and solutions from West Africa.
Based in Uganda's capital, Kampala, Sandrah presents environmental issues and solutions from East Africa.
How a zero-waste restaurant in Ghana turns leftovers into fertilizer.
Be inspired and find constructive solutions for the environmental challenges of today with this DW and Scroll.in collaboration.
Based in Mumbai, Sannuta Raghu presents stories of innovation and the people behind them, who are finding solutions to the most pressing issues affecting the environment.
Can curbing emissions save the glaciers of Himachal Pradesh?
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