Germany had been planning to get one million electric vehicles on the road by 2020. But as the deadline approaches, consumers remain wary, we ask why that is.
From using the sun to power taxis to making boats out of plastic bottles, Eco Africa has featured lots of innovative ideas to make transport greener. Here are our top five.
In view of tougher emissions' standards, carmakers across the world are racing to bring more electric vehicle to our roads. At the Geneva Motor Show Janelle Dumalaon has found the industry ahead of a transformative year.
Doesn't it drive you crazy when you pull up to a parking space only to find that the cars on either side of it are crowding over the lines? What if your car could magically squeeze itself into that smaller space? This electric car that can do just that.
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, 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.
"Some trees that are more than 100 years old, with great value for my people, are being cut, are disappearing, and sometimes being sold for next to nothing." Sena Alouka, Young Volunteers for the Environment.
DW's half-hour radio show and podcast Living Planet makes the environment matter to you.
From farming on roof terraces to larger plots, urban gardens in Quito, Ecuador, are creating jobs and improving food security.
Berlin's Tierpark zoo has presented a new celebrity — a 3-and-a-half-month-old polar bear — to the public. The cub is seen as a successor to Knut, the Berlin polar bear that became a worldwide celebrity.
Nations have agreed to "significantly" curb items such as plastic bags and straws by 2030. Environmentalist groups warn the measures don't go far enough, with the US reportedly blocking efforts for more radical action.
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