A new United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) report has found that extreme weather is increasing toxicity in staple crops. With global temperatures set to rise, scientists warn the problem will only get worse.
Tackling climate change would reduce deaths from asthma, lung cancer, heart attack and other diseases. Doctors want to spur global climate action by highlighting the link between the planet's health and human health.
Protecting our environment and the places we call home is one of the items on the agenda at the United Nations climate change conference in Katowice, Poland. Irene Banos Ruiz is reporting for DW at the conference, and told us what kinds of things are currently being discussed.
As world leaders meet for COP24 to discuss climate change, we're asking what home means to the people — and animals — we share the planet with. This week on Living Planet, we're looking at what decisions are being made to help protect planet Earth, our home.
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, we learn about a solar powered water purification system that can process dirty water while charging phones and see how permaculture is being used in Kenya to restore the environment.
On this week's eco@africa, we meet a man who started planting trees in 1980 to stop desertification in Burkina Faso, we learn how to turn glass into art and visit an amazing vertical farm in Germany.
"We need nature, but nature doesn't need us." Lala Njava
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The science says we must ditch fossil fuels as soon as possible, yet COP24 is sponsored by the very industry doing the damage. Does it have a role to play — or are lobbyists undermining the negotiations?
Only about a quarter of Haitians have access to electricity. Nonprofit EarthSpark is bringing green energy to the country, and they're making it a feminist issue.
Closely related to the spider and around since before long the dinosaurs, the horseshoe crab has light blue blood that's vital for medical research. But can these living fossils survive the age of man?
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