The US state of Louisiana has funded a program to slaughter nutria, or swamp rats, laying waste to the coastline. The animals eat the roots of swamp vegetation to the point they have no chance of growing back.
As summer comes around, holidaymakers pack their suitcases and jet off abroad — often in search of warmer temperatures. But those flights heat the planet. What are the costs of flying?
Conflict, climate change and weak economic growth are leaving more people without enough to eat, a UN report warning of starvation and famine says. Most of the world's chronic hungry live in Asia and Africa.
Would you be willing to give up on streaming video to help curb climate change?
Norway is withdrawing its huge sovereign wealth fund from fossil fuels. But for finance, not climate protection.
After a Chinese ban, a rise in plastic trash exports to Malaysia, Vietnam, Thailand, Indonesia and Philippines causes a political stink.
As the world celebrates International Plastic Bag Free Day, a growing number of countries are using legislation to eradicate these single-use items. It's time Germany joined the list, says DW's Tamsin Walker.
When the EU finally committed to banning an array of single-use plastics in March, it became part of a growing plastic-free movement that is seeing similar bans imposed from Vanuatu to Canada and Tanzania.
Cities around the world have vastly different areas of green space. What are they good for anyway?
Climate leader Pasang Dolma Sherpa says it's crucial to include indigenous voices to tackle climate change.
Facing a lawsuit by prisoners over alleged health hazards, the US Bureau of Prisons has aborted a longstanding plan to build a jail on an abandoned coal mine. US activists are claiming a rare environmental victory.
Low-carbon living never gave Guilia and Lorenz much trouble — until they were invited to a wedding in Australia.
For the Guarana growers of the Amazon, the caffeine-rich berries aren't just a fortifying brew but part of ancient tradition that respects their rainforest home.
Sri Lankan women who lost husbands in the country's 25-year conflict are now protecting the country's mangroves — and combating gender stereotypes in the process.
Environment Minister Svenja Schulze told DW that the world is watching how Germany tackles climate change.
Spurred on by Fridays for Future, cities around the world are declaring a climate emergency. A sign of real change?
While Fridays for Future protests have spotlighted burning climate crisis issues, books that articulate our pressing environmental ills are also transforming popular consciousness about our precarious planet.
On a voyage from Antarctica to the German port of Bremerhaven, a team of scientists and students are hoping to gain a better understanding of rising temperatures in the depths of the open ocean.
Climate change added to warfare is worsening hunger worldwide, according to one of Germany's largest aid groups. Welthungerhilfe has said many poor have "no more reserves or resilience left" when hit by extreme weather.
A conservation advocate and one of the world's best-known primatologists, Jane Goodall still has hope for our planet.
Donkeys may be used to carrying heavy loads. However on the island of Santorini they're being abused by local handlers and tourists. Animal rights activists want to save the endangered species.
This week we hear stories of different species in the animal kingdom: nutria, pangolins, the golden lancehead pit viper.
Be inspired and find constructive solutions for the environmental challenges of today with this DW and Scroll.in collaboration.
The coal industry has a powerful lobby in the Philippines. Time for green energy projects!
A DW, Channels and Kwesé TV showcase of innovative and effective environmental concepts from Africa and Europe.
In Kenya an NGO is offering classes to teach coffee farmers how to deal with the unexpected effects of climate change.
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