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.
For people who protect the environment, COVID-19 has added a new layer. Female voices from developing countries around the world, collected by the Global Alliance for Green and Gender Action, share accounts of hurdles women face in working to protect their communities.
In South Africa, an anti-poaching group is taking extreme measures to save rhinoceros — they’re cutting off the animals’ horns. Conservationists tranquilize rhinos from helicopters and then finish the job with power tools on the ground. But does this tactic work?
In another deadly year for environmentalists around the world, 212 environmental activists were murdered in 2019 according to a new Global Witness report. It highlights how killings target indigenous environmental defenders disproportionately and that the Philippines and Colombia are hotspots. In an interview, Rachel Cox of Global Witness reveals which industries are behind the murders.
The North Atlantic right whale has just officially become “critically endangered.” Venturing along the eastern seaboard of Canada and the US, it faces risks from climate change to ship strikes. A wayward visitor to Montreal recently sharpened focus on the whales’ plight — and what is being done to save them.
Fast fashion can be harmful for the planet — from its origin until the end of its lifecycle. So how can we buy more sustainable clothes and extend the usability of what we already have? This week we take a look at what's in our closet and its impact on the environment.
Organic cotton seems to be everywhere this summer — in high street shops, on street-side billboards, and online. Popular fashion brands seems to be promoting their "eco-friendly" collections at low prices. But how green can a $20 cotton dress really be?
How do our consumer choices impact the land? DW recently spoke with Ibrahim Thiaw, Executive Secretary of the United Nations Convention to Combat Desertification, about what happens to the land as a result of our demand for clothes, food and other products. He explains what needs to change — and what we can do.