India is one of the world's biggest leather producers. But the widespread use of toxic chemicals in the tanning process has a devastating effect on the environment.
Schools in the Indian capital reopened their doors on Wednesday after air pollution caused a public health emergency to be declared last week. But concerns around poor air and water quality levels are mounting.
The victims, who included many women, worked at local tea estates in the northeastern state of Assam. Deaths from toxic alcohol are quite common in India, with many poor people drinking cheap, bad-quality liquor.
Some chemicals in sunscreen can kill corals, researchers have discovered. So how to protect your skin and reefs at the same time? DW reports from Bonaire in the Caribbean.
A Tunisian man recently arrested in the German city of Cologne had allegedly obtained ingredients for the production of ricin on the internet. But where does this bio-weapon actually come from and how does it work?
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