The RS1 is not yet complete, but when it is, the route will run 100 kilometers from east to west through the Ruhr region. That's good for local residents and terrific for tourists who want to explore the area.
Coal, steel and heavy industry all featured prominently in Essen's past. But now the reinvented Ruhr region hub is showing off its environmental credentials as 2017's European Green Capital. Samantha Early paid a visit.
On this week's eco@africa, we see how invasive tree species in South Africa are being turned into furniture, Ethiopia’s quest for the super chicken and how a Kenyan island is protecting their shores from plastic waste.
Police have arrested a man who allegedly drove a pickup truck along a busy bicycle lane, killing eight people. The FBI says another man is wanted for questioning in connection with the attack.
More and more people are stepping away from daily life and onto a pilgrimage path like the Way of Saint James, which goes to Spain's west coast. Germany also offers pilgrims routes and help to meet their different needs.
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