Despite Germany's green energy transition, North Rhine-Westphalia remains home to an extensive brown coal industry. The RWE power company has hit problems after failing to invest in renewables.
Environmentalists have had little success taking the biggest climate offenders to court. But the case of a farmer from Peru being tried in Germany could change that. At COP25, he's being hailed by some as a hero.
Hundreds of climate activists have broken through a police line and stormed one of Germany's biggest lignite coal mines. Several police officers have reportedly been injured. The mass protest was organized by several environmental groups.
In typical Elon Musk style, he almost casually announced plans to build the European Tesla factory on the outskirts of Berlin. For German carmakers the plans have come just at the right time, says DW's Henrik Böhme.
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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This week's Eco Africa is a special edition on eco-friendly businesses. From recycled batteries in Ghana to compost toilets in Germany, we explore the startups proving that it pays to be green.
On this week's Eco Africa, we take you from the wetlands of Zimbabwe to the treetops of the Rwandan rainforest. Plus, we meet the Tanzanian cartoonist raising climate awareness and a firm tackling e-waste in Cameroon.
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The world's second-largest ice sheet is declining seven times quicker than in the 1990s, according to a new UK study. The Greenland meltdown means tens of millions more people could also suffer from sea level rises.
Climate change is a race against time. The Climate Change Performance Index published today shows which industrial countries are in the lead, and which are the biggest losers.
As the planet heats up, so does the debate about climate change. Sensible debate is becoming increasingly difficult in these fearful times, and Zoran Arbutina says people with rational arguments are at a disadvantage.
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