The environment is all around us, and humans depend on it to live.
Plants and animals, but also soil, water and climate: The environment is all around us, and we depend on it to survive. Environmental topics touch our lives every day, from where the food we eat comes from, to how the energy we consume is made, to what happens with the waste we produce. Here is an automatic compilation of DW content on environmental topics.
Littering is a big problem in Africa because many countries don't have proper waste management systems. According to a World Bank report, Africa is set to become the fastest area for waste growth in the world. In Guinea, a young blogger is using creative ideas to clean up the capital Conakry. To debate, the topic is Isaac Mugabi from Rwanda and Abdul Raheem Hassan from Nigeria
In Chile, a poisonous cloud is hovering over the bay of Quintero-Puch-un-ca-ví. Residents are complaining of respiratory problems, dizziness, and vomiting. The World Health Organization and the United Nations Human Rights Council have expressed concern about the situation.
States like California have taken a decidedly different approach to climate change following President Donald Trump's decision to pull the U.S. out of the Paris Agreement. How difficult will it be for the state to transition to an entirely clean energy grid? And why are environmentalists arguing about wind power?
When it comes to the health of our planet, we often look to the example set by others. This week on Living Planet, we take a look at one U.S. state that is trying to set the bar high, one area in Chile that has a dismally low environmental record, and we speak with an environmental lawyer trying to set new precedents in Europe and beyond.