Spanish entrepreneurs are bringing new meaning to the words "green energy." They've designed a plant pot that produces electricity. And it's all down to some helpful bacteria.
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.
Desalination makes fresh water available for millions of people, but it has environmental impacts: Lots of energy is needed and marine wildlife suffers because of the salty and toxic slush dumped in the sea.
On this week's eco@africa, we visit the Barbary macaques under threat in Morocco, see how waves are being harnessed to make green power and explore the project bringing solar lights to Burkina Faso.
Conserving biodiversity, protecting the climate and inspiring others to do the same. That's the goal of the environment projects we profile.
An online documentary about a journey deep into the Kazakh steppes to solve a deadly mystery and save an ancient and unique species from extinction.
Worldwide, heavy rainfall and flooding are wreaking havoc from Mozambique to the US. At the same time, ancient water sources are drying up. On World Water Day, DW looks at extreme weather's threat to freshwater sources.
The end is in sight for coal energy in Germany. And yet, entire villages are still being razed to make room for expanding coal mines, with residents protesting in vain. Does resettlement still make sense?
On this week's Eco Africa, houses made from plastic bottles in Nigeria, a Kenyan start-up for fresh fish, and a project in Ghana fighting to save the endangered hippo.
DW's half-hour radio show and podcast Living Planet makes the environment matter to you.
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