While water is scarce in the Atacama Desert, lithium companies pump billions of liters of brine from the area's subsoil.
Many countries rely on climate-damaging coal, oil and gas to keep warm during winter. So what are the alternatives?
Solomon Island women join forces to protect critically endangered sea turtles from rats and poachers.
In the face of climate change, a growing number of churches are going green.
Germany's embattled Hambach Forest is safe — but some villages will still have to make way for the last open-pit mines.
Coal and other fossil fuels remain lucrative despite the fact that investing in them is becoming increasingly risky.
The front line of the climate protest movement is moving to the courts as activists are targeted with anti-protest laws.
The world's biggest coal exporter is on fire and Aussies are demanding action. Could this be a turning point?
The rising levels of our global seas pose serious threats to low-lying coastal communities. Can nature help?
Thousands of farmers have taken to the streets in cities across Germany to protest new environmental regulations. They're demanding more dialogue to address the increasing challenges facing the agriculture sector.
Huge bushfires have been burning in Australia for months. But the risk of severe wildfires is increasing everywhere. A look at the link between climate change and this devastating trend.
In Jaruwan Khammuang's home village, leftover straw from the harvest was often burned. The young entrepreneur saw an opportunity to create green products from the waste — such as tableware.
Crop diversity is crucial for sustainable agriculture. In Mexico, an NGO is raising awareness of the issue by encouraging traditional farming methods and reviving neglected local recipes through a new cookbook.
DW looks at how four of Africa's booming cities are adapting to the environmental problems they face from heat to waste.
Improving the wastewater treatment plants in Cape Town will not only help citizens but keep pollution out of oceans.
Emotional stress, burnout, and a sense of frustration at policy makers are driving some academics to take a different path in tackling climate change. DW spoke to three people to find out why they became activists.
Siemens' support for Adani's coal mine in Australia has outraged environmentalists, but it's not a unique case.
From swapping the car for a bike to holding leaders to account — it's never too late to take action. Here are eight New Year's resolutions for 2020.
Less is more, according to a growing movement of minimalists. They say a clean space can clear the head, but could it also draw a link between personal and planetary well-being?
Burning fossil fuels to meet rising energy demand has pushed carbon dioxide emissions to a record high. Can innovation save us from global warming?
The climate crisis dominated the discussion this year, as the effects of a changing world became increasingly clear.
The Wadden Sea is known for its millions of birds. Some stay all year, others are just passing through.
How can we avoid tragedies like the Brumadinho dam collapse? And: Saving Mumbai's green spaces and preserving peatlands.
Neil and Gabe set out to understand the reasons for the massive decline in Germany's insect population.
A DW, Channels and Kwesé TV showcase of innovative and effective environmental concepts from Africa and Europe.
In a bid to save firewood from the cooking stove, a group has been installing biogas in rural communities in Cameroon.
Be inspired and find constructive solutions for the environmental challenges of today with this DW and Scroll.in collaboration.
Heating your home, using the AC or eating meat - our daily needs are energy intensive.
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